The Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook|
by Inc. Steven Winter Associates (Author), Michael J. Crosbie (Editor)
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.
Reviews passive solar design principles, discusses the unique design
opportunities inherent in passive solar homes. Describes the various solar home
types and introduces the principle of wholehouse design. DLC: Solar houses -
Design and construction.
Hardcover: 291 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 2Rev Ed edition (October 14, 1997)