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This is an invaluable book if you're interested in reducing the ever-increasing global demand for air-conditioning and everyone engaged in delivering the built environment should be. The principles of downdraught cooling are centuries old, but, as this 'design sourcebook' makes clear, their application in a contemporary context requires cutting edge software and an alliance between the architect and the engineer. The results of such alliances are analysed in useful detail in a series of case study buildings, the best of which amply demonstrate the aesthetic as well as the carbon-reducing potential of this elegant approach. A very instructive and readable introduction to an important environmental practice. --Susannah Hagan, Prof of Urban Studies, University of BrightonReseña del editor:
This Sourcebook provides a global review of research and current practice into Passive Downdraught Cooling, and will be of particular value to architects, engineers and other building professionals. It includes: - Guidance on the principles & strategies that can be adopted; - a detailed evaluation of building case studies; - life-cycle cost analysis for Europe, China and India; - simplified tools for performance assessment; - a review of components and controls. In addition, it includes a CD containing two performance prediction tools and life-cycle cost analysis spreadsheets as well as measured data from an experimental building in Italy, final reports from three EU funded research projects and a short promotional film. The sourcebook and accompanying CD therefore provide a comprehensive reference for practitioners and students seeking guidance on the current state of the art.
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Descripción PHDC Press, 2010. Paperback. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P110956579000