101 rules of thumb for low energy architecture [electronic resource] / Huw Heywood.

By: Heywood, HuwMaterial type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: London : Riba Pub., ©2012Description: 1 online resource (224 pages) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780429347610; 0429347618; 9781000704327; 1000704327; 9781000705096; 1000705099; 9781000703559; 100070355XSubject(s): Architecture and energy conservation | Sustainable architecture | Buildings -- Energy conservation | ARCHITECTURE -- GeneralDDC classification: 720.472 LOC classification: NA2542.3 | .H49 2012ebOnline resources: Taylor & Francis Click here to view. | OCLC metadata license agreement
Contents:
Working with site and location: Sun and shade ; Climate and micro-climate ; Shelter from wind and rain -- Manipulating orientation and form: The relationship between sun and wind ; The impact of building form -- The low energy building envelope: Heavy and lightweight construction ; The timing of heating needs ; Reducing heat loss -- Energy and the internal environment: Free heating : direct, isolated and indirect solar gain ; Free cooling : using earth, wind and water ; Free lighting : daylight ; Colour -- Rules and strategies for different climatic regions: Hot-dry climate ; Hot-humid climate ; Cold climate ; Cold-winter/hot-summer climate ; Temperate climate.
Summary: This title sets out the essential elements of low energy architecture in a fresh, intuitive way. With reliable, simple rules that provide new ideas and refresh the designer's palette, each page focuses on a single piece of advice along with an illustration. There are also plenty of tips and more detailed information for those who wish to dig deeper.
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Working with site and location: Sun and shade ; Climate and micro-climate ; Shelter from wind and rain -- Manipulating orientation and form: The relationship between sun and wind ; The impact of building form -- The low energy building envelope: Heavy and lightweight construction ; The timing of heating needs ; Reducing heat loss -- Energy and the internal environment: Free heating : direct, isolated and indirect solar gain ; Free cooling : using earth, wind and water ; Free lighting : daylight ; Colour -- Rules and strategies for different climatic regions: Hot-dry climate ; Hot-humid climate ; Cold climate ; Cold-winter/hot-summer climate ; Temperate climate.

This title sets out the essential elements of low energy architecture in a fresh, intuitive way. With reliable, simple rules that provide new ideas and refresh the designer's palette, each page focuses on a single piece of advice along with an illustration. There are also plenty of tips and more detailed information for those who wish to dig deeper.

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