Passive building design : a handbook of natural climatic control
- Narenda K. Bansal, Gerd Hauser, Gernot Minke.
- Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier Science B.V., 1994.
- Physical description
- 336 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 314-327) and index.
- Part 1 Human comfort: general-- human body and environmental conditions-- parameters of thermal comfort-- air humidity-- mean radiant temperature and globe temperature-- clothing-- human body and heat exchange-- thermal index-- visual comfort-- acoustic comfort.
- Part 2 Concepts and elements of natural climatic control: fundamentals-- solar radiation and geometry-- use of solar charts-- microclimate-- building forms-- mechanism of heat transfer-- heat storage capacity-- heat transfer through building components-- heating-- general-- reduction of heat loss-- heat recovery-- increase of solar heat gain-- utilization of ambient heat-- utilization of internal heat sources-- heat storage-- combined systems-- cooling-- reduction of solar and convective heat import-- reduction of heat transmission into the building-- increase of heat loss from the building by radiation-- increase of heat loss from the building by convection-- evaporation-- thermal storage-- combined heating and cooling-- general-- balancing temperature fluctuations-- heat sources and heat sinks-- humidity control/balancing humidity fluctuations-- absorption and desorption of different building materials-- additional means for humidification-- additional means for dehumidification-- daylighting-- general-- sky conditions-- components of daylight-- daylight variation with size and locations of the window-- methods of daylighting calculations-- daylight estimation-- design curves for Indian conditions.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The concepts, elements and design patterns of passive buildings are dealt with in this book. These patterns are a way to conserve energy in buildings or to provide more comfortable conditions inside the space through natural means. A systematic approach has been used in the presentation of the various concepts and elements of heating, cooling, combined heating and cooling, humidity control and daylighting. This has been achieved by describing the basic principles, their design aspects and performance, and illustrating with appropriate examples. The subject is covered in a compact yet comprehensive way. The information presented in the main text is supplemented by very useful appendices, which also included some case studies of passive buildings from all over the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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