Passive Solar Architecture: Heating, Cooling, Ventilation, Daylighting and More Using Natural Flows
By David Bainbridge and Ken Haggard, 304 pages, hardcover
No matter the location or climate, new buildings can be designed to be naturally heated, cooled, lit, and ventilated, and made with renewable, sustainable materials. This is passive solar design, and in this comprehensive overview, 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.
Authors David Bainbridge and Ken Haggard draw upon examples from their own experiences and those of others 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.
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