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The Solar House

Author : Daniel D. Chiras
ISBN : 9781603580151
Genre : House & Home
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Passive solar heating and passive cooling—approaches known as natural conditioning—provide comfort throughout the year by reducing, or eliminating, the need for fossil fuel. Yet while heat from sunlight and ventilation from breezes is free for the taking, few modern architects or builders really understand the principles involved. Now Dan Chiras, author of the popular book The Natural House, brings those principles up to date for a new generation of solar enthusiasts. The techniques required to heat and cool a building passively have been used for thousands of years. Early societies such as the Native American Anasazis and the ancient Greeks perfected designs that effectively exploited these natural processes. The Greeks considered anyone who didn't use passive solar to heat a home to be a barbarian! In the United States, passive solar architecture experienced a major resurgence of interest in the 1970s in response to crippling oil embargoes. With grand enthusiasm but with scant knowledge (and sometimes little common sense), architects and builders created a wide variety of solar homes. Some worked pretty well, but looked more like laboratories than houses. Others performed poorly, overheating in the summer because of excessive or misplaced windows and skylights, and growing chilly in the colder months because of insufficient thermal mass and insulation and poor siting. In The Solar House, Dan Chiras sets the record straight on the vast potential for passive heating and cooling. Acknowledging the good intentions of misguided solar designers in the past, he highlights certain egregious—and entirely avoidable—errors. More importantly, Chiras explains in methodical detail how today's home builders can succeed with solar designs. Now that energy efficiency measures including higher levels of insulation and multi-layered glazing have become standard, it is easier than ever before to create a comfortable and affordable passive solar house that will provide year-round comfort in any climate. Moreover, since modern building materials and airtight construction methods sometimes result in air-quality and even toxicity problems, Chiras explains state-of-the-art ventilation and filtering techniques that complement the ancient solar strategies of thermal mass and daylighting. Chiras also explains the new diagnostic aids available in printed worksheet or software formats, allowing readers to generate their own design schemes.
Category: House & Home

Passive Solar Architecture

Author : David Bainbridge
ISBN : 9781603584203
Genre : Architecture
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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.
Category: Architecture

The Passive Solar House

Author : James Kachadorian
ISBN : 9781603582407
Genre : Architecture
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Revised and Expanded Edition - Includes CD-ROM with Custom Design Software For the past ten years The Passive Solar House has offered proven techniques for building homes that heat and cool themselves, using readily available materials and methods familiar to all building contractors and many do-it-yourself homeowners. True to this innovative, straightforward approach, the new edition of this best-selling guide includes CSOL passive solar design software, making it easier than ever to heat your home with the power of the sun. Since The Passive Solar House was first published, passive solar construction expert James Kachadorian has perfected user-friendly, Windows-compatible software to supplement the design process explained in the book by allowing homeowners/designers to enter the specifications of their design and see how changing a variable will affect its energy efficiency. This is the building book for a world of climbing energy costs. Applicable to diverse regions, climates, budgets, and styles of architecture, Kachadorian's techniques translate the essentials of timeless solar design into practical wisdom for today's solar builders. Profiles of successful passive solar design, construction, and retrofit projects from readers of the first edition provide inspiration to first-time homebuilders and renovators alike.
Category: Architecture

Passive Solar House Basics

Author : Peter Van Dresser
ISBN : 0941270904
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 69.78 MB
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Anyone who has been in a solar house, on a cold winter day has felt the warmth and comfort of its natural radiant heat. In 1958, solar pioneer Peter van Dresser built his first solar-heated house, one of the two oldest in the United States. In this book van Dresser lays out in text and illustration the principles an owner builder will need to know in siting, designing, building and living in their solar house. Several sample house plans, ideas for solar hot water heaters, and plans for solar crop dryers give the solar enthusiast the basic information they will need to begin plans on their efficient home. This book shows that solar energy can be economically harnessed by simple means. Means that are within the grasp of the average homeowner and builder.
Category: Architecture

The Passive Solar Design And Construction Handbook

Author : Michael J. Crosbie
ISBN : 0471183083
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 45.20 MB
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The only complete guide to passive solar design and construction The Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook is an unbeatable guide for architects and building contractors who want to satisfy the growing demand for passive solar residential design. A complete revision of the bible of passive solar design originally published by the U.S. Department of Energy, this is the only comprehensive guide to adapting standard building practices to current passive solar applications. It supplies detailed, step-by-step information on all practical aspects of passive solar design and construction and fills you in on all the latest advances in materials and building techniques—including the most recent findings on material and assembly performance. You'll also find the latest techniques for computer simulation and energy analysis. This timely and informative book: Reviews passive solar design principles Discusses the unique design opportunities inherent in passive solar homes Describes the various solar home types Introduces the principles of "whole-house" design Includes more than 300 illustrations, complete construction details and notes, and dozens of helpful case studies Explores important regional issues, such as termite shields, pressure treating wood, attic ventilation, and special structural requirements in seismic areas. For building contractors, architects, and anyone interested in state-of-the-art passive solar construction, The Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook saves hours of research and provides the complete, authoritative, up-to-date information that professionals need to take on a challenging job with confidence.
Category: Architecture

Solar Energy Application In Buildings

Author : A. A. M. Sayigh
ISBN : 9780323149464
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 27.12 MB
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Solar Energy Application in Buildings discusses the successful utilization of the Sun’s energy in various cultures, continents, and climates. This book consists of 19 chapters and begins with considerable chapters devoted to the fundamentals of solar energy, including climate, storage, and material properties. The subsequent chapters discuss the concept of passive heating and cooling in buildings. The remaining nine chapters deal with various applications of solar energy in buildings in the United States, Iran, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Great Britain, India, and France. This work will be of great value to scientists and engineers who are interested in the great potential of solar energy.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Passive Solar Energy Book

Author : Edward Mazria
ISBN : UOM:39015006321742
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 21.33 MB
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Category: Technology & Engineering

Passive Solar Simplified

Author : Thomas Doerr
ISBN : 1452856575
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 82.3 MB
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"Learn just what you need to know about passive solar house design for western states"--P. [4] of cover.
Category: House & Home

Sunset Homeowner S Guide To Solar Heating And Cooling

Author : Holly Lyman Antolini
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036163066
Genre : Solar air conditioning
File Size : 81.96 MB
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In a clear, nontechnical language, this book explains how solar heating works and how it can be applied to your home - in active and passive space heating, domestic water heating, and pool heating.
Category: Solar air conditioning

Solar Heating And Cooling

Author : Frank Kreith
ISBN : 0070354863
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 88.99 MB
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Discusses solar-energy concepts and requirements and the principles of heat transfer and details the designs and operation of economically feasible systems for heating and air-conditioning buildings
Category: Technology & Engineering