Introduction to Architectural Science
The Basis of Sustainable Design
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|Format:||Paperback, 360 pages, 2nd Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||Approx. 390 illustrations (400 in full color)|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 09 June 2008|
Introducing the basics of architectural science, this book is an ideal reference, providing an understanding of the physical basis of architectural design. The knowledge gained from this book equips the reader with the tools to realize the full potential of the good intentions of sustainable, bioclimatic design. All sections have been revised and updated for this second edition including more information on small scale energy generation methods and techniques. The book has also been reformatted to be even more accessible, with a larger page size and colour printing.
About the Author
Dr Steven Szokolay runs his own practice as an energy and environmental consultant, and is also both honarary associate professor at the University of Queensland, and a supervisor of postgraduate research students. He has experience in architectural practice in Sydney, Australia, and has taught extensively, including positions at the University of Queensland (Australia), the University of East Africa (Nairobi) and in London (UK).
Table of Contents
Heat- The Thermal Environment; physics of heat; thermal comfort; climate; thermal behaviour of buildings; thermal design- passive controls; active controls- HVAC; Light- The Luminous Environment; physics of light; vision; daylight and sunlight; design methods; electric lighting; Sound- The Sonic Environment; physics of sound; hearing; noise control; room acoustics; Resources; energy; renewable energy; energy use; water and wastes; sustainability issues;
|Publisher: ||Architectural Press|
|Dimensions: ||29.0 x 21.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.99 kg)|