Passive Low Energy Cooling of Buildings

  • ID: 2213999
  • Book
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A practical sourcebook for building designers, providing comprehensive discussion of the impact of basic architectural choices on cooling efficiency, including the layout and orientation of the structure, window size and shading, exterior color, and even the use of plantings around the site. All major varieties of passive cooling systems are presented, with extensive analysis of performance in different types of buildings and in different climates: ventilation; radiant cooling; evaporative cooling; soil cooling; and cooling of outdoor spaces.
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Preface.

1. Overview: The Various Passive Cooling Systems and Their Applicability to Different Climates and Building Types.

2. Minimizing Cooling Needs by Building Design.

3. Ventilative Cooling.

4. Radiant Cooling.

5. Evaporative Cooling Systems.

6. The Earth as a Cooling Source for Buildings.

7. Cooling of Attached Outdoor Spaces.

Index.

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Baruch Givoni
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