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Architect David Wright helped pioneer the concept of passive solar architecture, and his thoughts and experiments have helped shape the evolution of solar design throughout the world. His years of exploration are distilled in this comprehensive book, which provides simple graphics and language to illuminate concepts including greenhouse effect, heat storage, surface-to-volume ratio, ventilation, and cooling. Tips, rules-of-thumb, regional characteristics, and many other considerations are presented to help readers, from initial site selection to visionary design. Written for architects, designers, and others who seek to tap the free resources offered by earth and sun, this invaluable tool will help reduce dependence on outside energy sources. You will be inspired.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780764330704
ISBN-10: 0764330705
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 279mm x 18mm)
Pages: 273
Imprint: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - David Wright

Dr David Wright is the programme coordinator. A researcher and teacher, he comes to social ecology from a background in writing for performance

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