Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sustainable Solar Housing

Sustainable Solar Housing: Volume 1 - Strategies and Solutions.
S. Robert Hastings, Maria Wall

Earthscan Publications Ltd.

This far-reaching and authoritative two-volume set examines a range of potential solutions for low-energy building design, considering different strategies (energy conservation and renewable energy) and technologies (relating to the building envelope, ventilation, heat delivery, heat
production, heat storage, electricity, and control). Each volume assesses the potential of these options in a variety of contexts, covering different housing types (apartment, row, and detached) and different climate types (cold, temperate, and mild). The impressive list of authors includes a mix of
internationally respected academics and practitioners, working under the auspices of a five-year International Energy Agency (IEA) research project.

Volume 1 presents strategies and solutions, offering the reader a solid platform for assessing strategies environmentally and economically, and
implementing the most appropriate course of action in a variety of contexts. This will appeal to energy consultants, engineers, specialized architects, engineering and architecture students, and housing specialists.

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