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Carbon-neutral architectural design /

by La Roche, Pablo,
Published by : CRC Press, (Boca Raton, FL :) Physical details: xvi, 328 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 25 cm. ISBN:1439845123 (hardcover : acid-free paper); 9781439845127 (hardcover : acid-free paper).
Subject(s): Architectural design. | Carbon dioxide mitigation. | Sustainable architecture.
Year: 2012
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Includes bibliographical references(p. 289-299) and index.

Buildings and greenhouse gas emissions : Building and greenhouse gas emissions ; Anthropogenic emissions and climate change ; Effects of anthropogenic emissions on climate change ; Greenhouse gas emissions and buildings ; Carbon-counting tools ; Comparison of carbon-counting tools -- Carbon-neutral architectural design : Architectural design process ; Carbon neutral architectural design process ; Implementation of the carbon-neutral design process in academia ; Integration ; Carbon-neutral architectural design process in practice -- Thermal comfort : Psychrometrics ; Thermal comfort ; Environmental and comfort indices ; Comfort models ; The perception of comfort -- Climate and architecture : Climate ; Climate and architecture ; Climate zones ; Climate zones and energy codes ; Climate analysis ; Vernacular architecture ; Effects of climate on emissions -- Solar geometry ; The sun in the sky vault ; Solar charts ; Shading the building ; Design of the shading system ; Sundials ; Site analysis ; Calculating the impact of radiation on surfaces ; Orientation of buildings -- Heat exchange through the building envelope : Heat transfer through the building envelope ; Heat transfer in buildings ; Heat transfer by conduction ; Heat transfer by radiation ; Heat transfer by convection -- Passive cooling systems : Definition of a passive cooling system ; Classification of passive cooling systems ; Ambient air as a heat sink (sensible component) ; Ambient air as a heat sink (latent component: evaporative cooling) ; The upper atmosphere as a heat sink: radiant cooling ; The earth as a heat sink: earth coupling ; Applicability of passive cooling systems -- Passive heating : Applicability of passive heating ; Control of heat lass ; Passive solar heating ; Types of passive heating systems ; Effects of design strategies of emissions.

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