Stock Image

THE DOUBLE SHELL SOLAR HOUSE

Huber, Hank

0 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0960442219 / ISBN 13: 9780960442218
Published by Community Builders, Canterbury, NH, 1980
Used Soft cover
From Second Story Books, ABAA (Rockville, MD, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 29, 1997

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 11.25 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Oblong quarto (11 x 8.5); vg/wraps; yellow spine with brown text; moderate shelf wear; light scuffing; text block, clean; photos, plans; 10 chapters, each separately paginated. Rockville. Bookseller Inventory # 7-51-1210297

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: THE DOUBLE SHELL SOLAR HOUSE

Publisher: Community Builders, Canterbury, NH

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Soft cover

About this title

Synopsis:

*Community Builders' Experience with the Buffering Air Envelope, *Three Houses by Frank Huber, *Edited Discussions from Three Envelope Technical Conferences. From Introduction: "I heard Johannes Gunnarshaug describe a Norwegian system which used a 'building within a building' to form an airspace between the inner and outer shells so that the inner building could stand in an artificially tempered climate. He reasoned that even the faint sunshine of Norwegian winters could produce enough heat to make a buffering air envelope warmer than the outdoor air, and that this warmer climate around the occupied inner building would importantly reduce the heating load on the inner space. We had built several sun-heated homes, using direct gain, water wall, and internal convective loop systems, and knew there are many good and simple ways to use sunshine effectively...I think a large part of the present controversy about the air-envelope system is due to the extravagant and misleading descriptions that are still being written about its performance. Some statements are not extravagant, when we consider facts like the Burn house's winter use of a tenth of a cord of firewood for supplemental heat and the still unproven conviction of some designers that we can do much better than that--but this is not yet the universally ideal system. I've seen many envelope houses that use much more fuel, two with envelopes that can't work at all, and many that I think will have high maintenance costs. The principles are simple but must be awarely applied. The physics of the transportation of heat by natural convection within the double shell became much more clear through measuring and graphing temperatures, and through the pooling of experience by designers, builders and owners that took place in a series of technical conferences we arranged in 1979 and 1980. Physics is replacing magic."

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Retail sales for used and antiquarian books.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

INCLUDE THE BOOKSELLER INVENTORY# or CATALOG # of the TITLE in QUESTION IN ANY CORRESPONDENCE.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS WITHOUT PRIOR CONFIRMATION OF THE BOOK"S AVAILABILITY. DO NOT SEND CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS WITHOUT REFERENCE TO THE COMPLETE TITLE & CATALOG#.

American Express, Visa, MasterCard, honored.


Shipping Terms:

For international shipping, there is really only one method now, Air. So we state one price. We shall gladly reduce your shipping charge if the cost is less than our quoted rate; likewise, if your package costs significantly more, we'll request that you pay an additional amount.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express