Sun, Wind, and Light: Architectural Design Strategies

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An updated guide to designing buildings that heat with the sun, cool with the wind, and light with the sky.

This fully updated Third Edition covers principles of designing buildings that use the sun for heating, wind for cooling, and daylight for natural lighting. With 432 printed pages and a 450-page electronic book, supplemented with Digital Extras, this package supplies the preliminary design tools and strategies for achieving Architecture 2030® carbon-neutral performance targets. Using hundreds of illustrations, this book offers practical strategies that give the designer the tools they need to make energy efficient buildings.

  • Hundreds of illustrations and practical strategies give the designer the tools they need to make energy efficient buildings.
  • Organized to quickly guide the designer in making buildings respond to the sun, wind and light.

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A text for architectural design studio courses, geared to inspire design ideas and to help students understand the energy consequence of design decisions. Concentrates on the analysis of sun, wind, and light resources of a particular site and climate. Also offers design strategies organized by building groups, buildings and building parts, and provides strategies for supplementing passive systems. Includes over 200 beautifully rendered architectural illustrations.

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Design net-zero energy buildings that heat and power with the sun, cool with the wind, and light with the sky

  • The updated sustainable design classic
  • Doubled content
  • Focused on designing for Architecture 2030® carbon-neutral performance targets
  • Tools to connect related strategies.
Part I-VII: 400-page printed book
  • Multiple aids for navigation
  • A new knowledge structure for net-zero design
  • 7 synergies and 9 strategy bundles
  • 6 high-performance buildings assessments
  • Condensed versions of favorite strategies and tools
Part VIII-IX: 450-page electronic book (free download)
  • Searchable PDF documents
  • Over 100 preliminary design strategies
  • 29 design analysis techniques
Digital Extras (free download)
  • The SWL Tools spreadsheet for net-zero design (62 pages)
  • Climate Calendar data spreadsheets for the U.S. (28 cities)
  • 700 pages of Climatic Context reports for U.S. climate regions

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