Heating  Cooling  Lighting
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Heating Cooling Lighting


  • Author : Norbert Lechner
  • Publisher : Wiley-Interscience
  • Release Date : 1991-01-16
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015064353868


Heating Cooling Lighting Book Description :

Using a qualitative rather than a quantitative approach, presents detailed information based on concepts, rules, guidelines, intuition, and experience for architects in the areas of heating, cooling, and lighting at the schematic design stage. The data explored supports a three-tiered approach--load avoidance, using natural energy sources, and mechanical equipment. Among the topics covered are shading, thermal envelope, passive heating and cooling, electric lighting, and HVAC. Case studies illustrate how certain buildings use techniques at all three tiers for heating, cooling, and lighting. An appendix lists some of the more appropriate computer programs available to the architect for analysis at the schematic design stage.

Heating  Cooling  Lighting

Heating Cooling Lighting


  • Author : Norbert Lechner
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-10-13
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118582428


Heating Cooling Lighting Book Description :

Sustainable environmental control through building design Heating, Cooling, and Lighting is the industry standard text on environmental control systems with the emphasis on sustainable design. By detailing the many factors that contribute to the comfort in a building, this book helps architects minimize mechanical systems and energy usage over the life of the building by siting, building design, and landscaping to maximize natural heating, cooling, and lighting. This new fourth edition includes new information on integrated design strategies and designing for the Tropics. Resources include helpful case studies, checklists, diagrams, and a companion website featuring additional cases, an image bank, and instructor materials. Designing buildings that require less energy to heat, cool, and light means allowing the natural energy of the sun and wind to reduce the burden on the mechanical and electrical systems. Basic design decisions regarding size, orientation, and form have a great impact on the sustainability, cost, and comfort of a building. Heating, Cooling, and Lighting provides detailed guidance for each phase of a design project. Readers will: Understand the concept of sustainability as applied to energy sources Review the basic principles of thermal comfort, and the critical role of climate Learn the fundamentals of solar responsive design, including active and passive solar systems as well as photovoltaics Discover how siting, architectural design, and landscaping can reduce the requirements for mechanical and electrical systems In sustainable design, mechanical, and electrical systems should be used to only accomplish what the architect could not by the design of the building itself. With this in mind, designers require a comprehensive understanding of both the properties of energy and the human factors involved in thermal comfort. Heating, Cooling, and Lighting is the complete, industry-leading resource for designers interested in sustainable environmental c

Heating  Cooling  Lighting

Heating Cooling Lighting


  • Author : Norbert Lechner
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Air conditioning
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 10 : 0471522546


Heating Cooling Lighting Book Description :

Aimed at architects, interior designers and students, this text on the heating, lighting and cooling of buildings is written with decision-making needs in mind. The range of topics includes thermal comfort, climate, both mechanical and solar alternatives, site planning and conservation.

Environmental Control Systems

Environmental Control Systems


  • Author : Fuller Moore
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 427
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D01863525C


Environmental Control Systems Book Description :

A text/reference for Architect and Architectural Engineering students taking a course on Energy Methods. Includes passive solar heating and cooling, day-lighting, etc.

Heating  Cooling  Lighting

Heating Cooling Lighting


  • Author : Norbert M. Lechner
  • Publisher : Wiley
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN 10 : 1119585740


Heating Cooling Lighting Book Description :

Heating, Cooling, Lighting, the leading guide to environmental control systems design for over 25 years, provides future architects and practicing professionals with the knowledge and tools needed to design a sustainable built environment at the schematic design stage. This book treats heating, cooling, and lighting not as isolated topics, but as integrated parts towards manipulating the environment to achieve net zero consumption. Responding to current industry trends, this Fifth Edition has been completely restructured based on net zero design strategies. Reflecting the latest developments in codes, standards, and rating systems for energy efficiency, this Fifth Edition includes three new chapters: Retrofits - best practices for efficient energy optimization in existing buildings, Integrated Design - strategies for synergizing passive and active design, and Design Tools - how to utilize the best tools to benchmark a building’s sustainability and net zero potential; as well as an extensively updated Lighting chapter. Instructor's have access to an Instructor's Manual that includes exercises, projects, discussion questions, and web resources.

Plumbing  Electricity  Acoustics

Plumbing Electricity Acoustics


  • Author : Norbert M. Lechner
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118131107


Plumbing Electricity Acoustics Book Description :

Discover sustainable methods for designing crucial building systemsfor architects. This indispensable companion to Norbert Lechner's landmarkvolume Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods forArchitects, Third Edition completes the author's mission to coverall topics in the field of sustainable environmental control. Itprovides knowledge appropriate for the level of complexity neededat the schematic design stage and presents the most up-to-dateinformation available in a concise, logical, accessible manner andarrangement. Although sustainability deals with many issues, thoseconcerning energy and efficiency are the most critical, making anadditional goal of this book one of providing architects with theskills and knowledge needed to create buildings that useelectricity and water efficiently. Guidelines and rules-of-thumbare provided to help designers make their buildings use lessenergy, less water, and less of everything else to achieve theirprimary objectives. In addition, this book: Addresses ways to reduce electricity usage through moreefficient lighting systems and appliances and by incorporatingautomatic switches and control systems that turn off systems not inuse. Covers the design of well-planned effluent treatment systemsthat protect against potential health hazards while also becoming avaluable source of reclaimed water and fertilize.r Provides coverage of fire protection and conveyance systems,including very efficient types of elevators and escalators anddesigns that encourage the use of stairs or ramps. Complete with case studies that illustrate how these systems areincorporated into large-project plans, Plumbing, Electricity,Acoustics is an indispensable resource for any architect involvedin a sustainable design project.

Passive Solar Architecture
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Passive Solar Architecture


  • Author : David Bainbridge
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-08-18
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603584203


Passive Solar Architecture Book Description :

New buildings can be designed to be solar oriented, naturally heated and cooled, naturally lit and ventilated, and made with renewable, sustainable materials—no matter the location or climate. In this comprehensive overview of passive solar design, two of America’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 “greener” 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.

Heating  Cooling  Lighting

Heating Cooling Lighting


  • Author : Norbert Lechner
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 620
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D02266495E


Heating Cooling Lighting Book Description :

Providing a qualitative, visual approach to heating, cooling, and lighting techniques, this book reflects and supports the decision- making process of architects involved in developing schematic designs. Based on a three-tier approach--load avoidance, optimum use of natural energies, and the selection of appropriate mechanical equipment--the book seeks to aid designers in providing all of a building's thermal and lighting needs while minimizing energy consumption and maximizing sustainability. It provides information on thermal comfort, mechanical heating and cooling systems, climate, passive heating and cooling, shading, site planning, daylight and artificial lighting, and conservation. Sun path diagrams, sizing tables, case studies, and approximately 1,000 photographs are included. Lechner teaches architecture at Auburn University.

Thermally Active Surfaces in Architecture
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Thermally Active Surfaces in Architecture


  • Author : Kiel Moe
  • Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-15
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 156898880X


Thermally Active Surfaces in Architecture Book Description :

Departing from the simple question Why do we heat and cool buildings with air?, this book focuses on the technique of thermally active surfaces. This technique uses water in building surfaces to heat and cool bodies - a method that is at once more efficient, comfortable, and healthy. This technique thus imbues the fabric of the building with a more poignant role: its structure is also its primary heating and cooling system. In doing so, this approach triggers a cascading set of possibilities for how well buildings are built, how well they perform, and how long they will last: pointing the way toward multiple forms of sustainability. The first section of the book contrasts the parallel histories of thermally active surfaces and air conditioning. These histories explain the material, social, marketing, and technical unfolding of building technology in the twentieth century as a means to explain why we build the way we do and why that will change in the new century. The next section of the book covers the physiological and thermodynamic basis of thermally active surfaces. This section is designed for engineers and architects to grasp the logic and advantages of this technique. This section also includes a chapter on the de-fragmentation of buildings and design practice that is inherent in building with thermally active surfaces. The final section covers a series of contemporary case studies that demonstrate the efficacy of this technique. The project list currently includes Kunsthaus in Bregenz by Peter Zumthor, Zollverein School of Management in Essen, Germany by SANAA, and Linked Hybrid in Beijing by Steven Holl, amongst others.