Passive Solar Architecture

Passive Solar Architecture

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New buildings can be designed to be solar oriented, naturally heated and cooled, naturally lit and ventilated, and made with renewable, sustainable materialsa€”no matter the location or climate. In this comprehensive overview of passive solar design, two of Americaa€™s solar pioneers give homeowners, architects, designers, and builders the keys to successfully harnessing the sun and maximizing climate resources for heating, cooling, ventilation, and daylighting. Bainbridge and Haggard draw upon examples from their own experiences, as well as those of others, of more than three decades to offer both overarching principles as well as the details and formulas needed to successfully design a more comfortable, healthy, and secure place in which to live, laugh, dance, and be comfortable. Even if the power goes off. Passive Solar Architecture also discusses a€œgreenera€ and more-sustainable building materials and how to use them, and explores the historical roots of green design that have made possible buildings that produce more energy and other resources than they use.The scale ofour buildings and artifacts on the earth have now gotten so large that we must now think of them more like living organisms that are part ofecological ... Animals, like buildings, need to maintain a relatively constant temperature.

Title:Passive Solar Architecture
Author:David Bainbridge, Ken Haggard
Publisher:Chelsea Green Publishing - 2011-08-18


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