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.
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
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
WHAT'S IN THE SWL ELECTRONIC
VIII DETAILED DESIGN STRATEGIES E.1
106 energy design strategies with precedents and preliminary design tools for passive cooling, solar heating, daylighting, fresh air ventilation and renewable power
IX DETAILED ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES E.277
29 analysis techniques for climate assessment, loads estimation and design strategy selection
Appendices F-H E.364
Sun Charts and Sundials, covering the world
Climate Maps for the USA and Canada
ADDITIONAL DIGITAL RESOURCES
Climate data for the USA
Climate analysis reports for the USA
SWL Tools, spreadsheet for net-zero energy analysis
G. Z. Brown University of Oregon. Illustrations by V. Cartwright, Kansas State University.