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Author Koch-Nielsen, Holger.
Title Stay cool : a design guide for the built environment in hot climates / Holger Koch-Nielsen.
Imprint London, UK : James & James, [2002]

Author Koch-Nielsen, Holger.
Subject Architecture -- Arid regions.
Architecture, Tropical.
Architecture and climate.
Architecture and energy conservation.
Description 1 online resource (159 pages) : illustrations
monochrome rdacc
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-153) and index.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents 1. Climatic issues. Meteorological elements. Features that will influence the site climate. Definition of the climate zones -- 2. Thermal comfort requirements. Human comfort. Thermal exchange between the human body and its environment. The thermal environment. Design principles: thermal comfort -- 3. The built environment. General considerations. Design principles: the urban environment. Design principles: the building environment. Special topic: courtyard design -- 4. The external environment. Design principles: the outdoor spaces -- 5. The building envelope and its components. The overall building envelope's performance. The impact of solar radiation on the building envelope. Roof design. Design principles: roofs. Wall design. Design principles: walls. Floor design. Design principles: floors. Opening design. Design principles: openings for daylighting. Design principles: openings for ventilation. Design of shading devices. Design principles: shading devices -- 6. Thermal properties of building materials and elements. Thermal effects on materials. Controlling heat entry. Controlling heat transfer. Design principles: thermal properties of roofs, walls and floors. Design principles: thermal properties of openings -- 7. Natural ventilation and cooling. The functions and requirements for ventilation. Wind-generated air pressure differences. Temperature-generated air pressure differences. Stimulated natural ventilation. Forced ventilation. Natural cooling methods. Air conditioning and combinations of systems. Design principles: natural ventilation and cooling. App. A. Active design process checklist -- App. B. Rehabilitation guide for existing urban, external and building environments -- App. C. Solar charts.
Summary In hot dry or warm humid climates, more than half of the urban peak load of energy consumption is used to satisfy air-conditioning demands alone. Since the urbanization rate in developing countries is extreme, the pressure placed on energy resources to satisfy the future requirements of the built environment will be great, unless new, more cost-effective measures can be introduced. Stay Cool is an essential guide for planning and design using active design principles and passive means to satisfy human comfort requirements specifically in these climate zones, based on examples of traditional and.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781134276103 (electronic bk.)
1134276109 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 606938327
Additional Format Print version: Koch-Nielsen, Holger. Stay cool. London, UK : James & James, ©2002 (OCoLC)51846896

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