Sun, Wind, and Light: Architectural Design Strategies

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An updated guide to designing buildings that heat with the sun, cool with the wind, and light with the sky.

This fully updated Third Edition covers principles of designing buildings that use the sun for heating, wind for cooling, and daylight for natural lighting. Using hundreds of illustrations, this book offers practical strategies that give the designer the tools they need to make energy efficient ...

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Overview

An updated guide to designing buildings that heat with the sun, cool with the wind, and light with the sky.

This fully updated Third Edition covers principles of designing buildings that use the sun for heating, wind for cooling, and daylight for natural lighting. Using hundreds of illustrations, this book offers practical strategies that give the designer the tools they need to make energy efficient buildings.

  • Hundreds of illustrations and practical strategies give the designer the tools they need to make energy efficient buildings.
  • Organized to quickly guide the designer in making buildings respond to the sun, wind and light.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471895060
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/9/1985
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176

Meet the Author

MARK DeKAY is a registered architect and Associate Professor of architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a Fulbright Scholar, a Climate Reality Leadership Corps member, author of Integral Sustainable Design: Transformative Perspectives and editor of the UT/RedVector.com online Sustainable Design and Green Building continuing education program.

G. Z. BROWN is a registered architect and Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon. He is director of the UO Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory (ESBL) in Portland and Eugene and coauthor of InsideOut: Design Procedures for Passive Environmental Technologies and Natural Ventilation in Northwest Buildings.

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Table of Contents

WHAT'S IN THE SWL PRINTED

I NAVIGATION 20

SWL Printed Contents

SWL Electronic Contents

Additional Navigation Methods

II USING SUN, WIND & LIGHT 50

Buildings and Energy Use

Design Decision Chart for Net-Zero

III SYNERGIES 78

7 essential themes for net-zero design

IV BUNDLES 94

Bundles Explained

Selecting Bundles and Making Your Own

Some Fundamental Bundles: 9 sets strategy sets for high-performance design

V FAVORITE DESIGN TOOLS, condensed 194

VI FAVORITE DESIGN STRATEGIES, condensed 216

VII HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS 250

6 techniques for net-zero energy and carbon-neutral design

APPENDICES A-E 293

INDICES 339

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