The Solar House

Passive Heating and Cooling

Author: Daniel D. Chiras

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580158

Category: House & Home

Page: 286

View: 5742

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.
Posted in House & Home

The Passive Solar House

Using Solar Design to Cool and Heat Your Home, 2nd Edition

Author: James Kachadorian

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603582401

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 8204

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.
Posted in Architecture

Solar House

Author: Terry Galloway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136366016

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 5301

Covering the full life span of the project, from siting issues through specific design features to maintenance of the property and equipment, this is a comprehensive guide to designing, planning and building a solar house. The author uses his experience of living in a solar house to inform the reader of the technology and practices needed for the design, operation and maintenance of the solar home. Each of the technologies of the house, such as space heating and cooling, domestic hot water and electric power technologies, are critiqued from the point of view of the owner/resident, with the author using his thirty years experience of living in a solar home. This provides home owners who are thinking of going solar with first hand evidence of best practice, and provides the architect and designer with the knowledge of how to best satisfy their clients needs.
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Passive Solar Architecture

Heating, Cooling, Ventilation, Daylighting and More Using Natural Flows

Author: David Bainbridge,Ken Haggard

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 160358420X

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

View: 1941

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.
Posted in Architecture

Passive Solar Design

An Extensive Bibliography

Author: AIA Research Corporation

Publisher: N.A


Category: Solar air conditioning

Page: 199

View: 5291

Posted in Solar air conditioning

Solar Heating and Cooling

Active and Passive Design

Author: Frank Kreith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780070354869

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 479

View: 5431

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
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Passive Solar Architecture Pocket Reference

Author: Ken Haggard,David A. Bainbridge,Rachel Aljilani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317705173

Category: Architecture

Page: 92

View: 7822

Our pocket reference books provide a wealth of practical information at your fingertips, whenever you need it. Rich in background detail, at-a-glance tables and diagrams, equations, and more, the Passive Solar Architecture Pocket Reference is a handy resource for architects, engineers and students. Coverage includes: definitions load determinants and Responses (including world wide biomes and climates, building metabolism and response, thermal sources and sinks, passive building responses to sources and sinks, tuning the building to the environment, optimizing insulation & thermal mass for comfort) contextual aspects (including microclimate and siting, temperatures, humidity, wind, radiation and comfort parameters passive components (including building envelope, passive solar terminology, orientation, apertures and glazing, thermal storage, thermal control and materials design tools (including sun path diagrams, sun peg diagrams, air flow relationships, thermal modelling and life cycle design specific functions (including passive heating, passive cooling and ventilation, natural lighting, passive water heating, resource collection and integrated design).
Posted in Architecture

The Building Environment

Active and Passive Control Systems

Author: Vaughn Bradshaw

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118010124

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 592

View: 8327

Get the updated guide to active and passive control systems for buildings. To capitalize on today's rapidly evolving, specialized technologies, architects, designers, builders, and contractors work together to plan the mechanical and electrical equipment that controls the indoor environment of a building. The Building Environment: Active and Passive Control Systems, Third Edition helps you take advantage of design innovations and construction strategies that maximize the comfort, safety, and energy efficiency of buildings. From active HVAC systems to passive methods, lighting to on-site power generation, this updated edition explains how to strategically plan for and incorporate effective, efficient systems in today's buildings. It covers the underlying thermal theories and thermodynamic principles and focuses on design that enhances the building environment and minimizes the impact on the world's environment. The Building Environment goes beyond the ABCs of HVAC and covers: On-site power generation, including wind turbines, solar photovoltaic cells, fuel cells, and more. Plumbing systems, fire protection, signal systems, conveying systems, and architectural acoustics. Procedures and/or formulas for performing heat loss, heat gain, and energy use calculations, determining the rate of heat flow, calculating solar energy utilization, doing load calculations, and more. Details on the latest building codes and standards references. New information on the sustainable design of building systems and energy efficiency, including new technologies. The latest thinking and data on a building's impact on the environment, indoor air quality, and "sick building syndrome." Design economics, including the payback period, life-cycle cost, comparative value analysis, and building commissioning. A practical on-the-job tool for architects, designers, builders, engineers, contractors, and other specialists, this Third Edition is also a great reference for architecture students who will lead tomorrow's design teams.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings

Author: Jean-Christophe Hadorn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3433030405

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 274

View: 8761

The combination of heat pumps and solar components is a recent development and has great potential for improving the energy efficiency of house and hot water heating systems. As a consequence, it can enhance the energy footprint of a building substantially. This work compares different systems, analyses their performance and illustrates monitoring techniques. It helps the reader to design, simulate and assess solar and heat pump systems. Good examples of built systems are discussed in detail and advice is given on how to design the most efficient system. This book is the first one about this combination of components and presents the state of the art of this technology. It is based on a joint research project of two programmes of the International Energy Agency: the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) and the Heat Pump Programme. More than 50 experts from 13 countries have participated in this research.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Passive solar architecture

logic and beauty : 35 outstanding houses across the United States

Author: David Wright,Dennis A. Andrejko

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company


Category: Architecture

Page: 255

View: 5007

Discusses the architectural styles, construction techniques, materials, and energy efficiency of homes designed for solar energy systems in a wide range of climates
Posted in Architecture

Solar Energy

Fundamentals and Applications

Author: Garg & Prakash,H. P. Garg

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780074636312

Category: Solar energy

Page: 434

View: 4722

Posted in Solar energy

The Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook

Author: Michael J. Crosbie,Steven Winter Associates

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471183082

Category: Architecture

Page: 291

View: 4400

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.
Posted in Architecture

Passive Solar Simplified

Easily Design a Truly Green House for Colorado and the West

Author: Thomas Doerr

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781452856575

Category: House & Home

Page: 116

View: 3859

"Learn just what you need to know about passive solar house design for western states"--P. [4] of cover.
Posted in House & Home

Handbook of Solar Energy

Theory, Analysis and Applications

Author: G. N. Tiwari,Arvind Tiwari,Shyam

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811008078

Category: Science

Page: 764

View: 7941

This handbook aims at providing a comprehensive resource on solar energy. Primarily intended to serve as a reference for scientists, students and professionals, the book, in parts, can also serve as a text for undergraduate and graduate course work on solar energy. The book begins with availability, importance and applications of solar energy, definition of sun and earth angles and classification of solar energy as thermal and photon energy. It then goes onto cover day lighting parameters, laws of thermodynamics including energy and exergy analysis, photovoltaic modules and materials, PVT collectors, and applications such as solar drying and distillation. Energy conservation by solar energy and energy matrices based on overall thermal and electrical performance of hybrid system are also discussed. Techno-economic feasibility of any energy source is the backbone of its success and hence economic analysis is covered. Some important constants, such as exercises and problems increase the utility of the book as a text.
Posted in Science

Solar Energy Houses

Strategies, Technologies, Examples

Author: Anne-Grete Hestnes,Robert Hastings,Bjarne Saxhof

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134071981

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 8089

Passive and active solar strategies together with the adoption of energy conservation measures and the integration of new materials and technologies can lead to a dramatic reduction of 75-90 per cent in the energy consumption of the buildings. The objective of Task 13 of the IEA's Solar Heating and Cooling Programme was to advance solar building technologies and demonstrate this potential by designing and constructing buildings that met very low energy consumption targets while maintaining a good indoor climate. This revised second edition of this book presents the findings of the Task 13 experts and includes the results of the monitoring programme, conducted to determine the effectives of the techniques and strategies adopted. This new edition also provides a detailed explanation of this research programme in terms of how far the expectations of the Task experts were met and highlights the specific successes and lessons learned from the project.
Posted in Architecture

Passive solar retrofit

how to add natural heating and cooling to your home

Author: Darryl J. Strickler

Publisher: N.A


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 173

View: 1301

Offers advice on the analysis of a house's energy efficiency and supplies guidance in the design, installation, and maintenance of the various solar heating and cooling systems in a wide range of home styles
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Living Off the Grid

A Simple Guide to Creating and Maintaining a Self-Reliant Supply of Energy, Water, Shelter, and More

Author: David Black

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1602393168

Category: House & Home

Page: 288

View: 377

This clever how-to handbook is the first step to living off the grid.
Posted in House & Home

Integrated Solutions for Energy & Facility Management

Author: Donna Sioros

Publisher: The Fairmont Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9780881733860

Category: Buildings

Page: 539

View: 7418

This comprehensive reference brings you over 500 pages in which more than 90 contributors report on new technology advances and innovative strategies to help you manage both energy consumption and costs. Topics include combined heat and power, distributed generation, thermal energy storage, load management, process energy optimization, lighting upgrades, building controls and automation, geothermal applications, performance contracting, M&V, metering issues, RFP development, urban energy cooperatives, power reliability, and a full range of case studies.
Posted in Buildings

New Green Home Solutions

Renewable Household Energy and Sustainable Living

Author: Dave Bonta,Stephen Snyder

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423603894

Category: House & Home

Page: 144

View: 7375

Offers practical strategies to help people live green at home, explaining how they can cut energy costs and consumption by changing the way they heat, cool, light, and fill their homes.
Posted in House & Home