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THE PASSIVE SOLAR PRIMER: SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE

by DAVID WRIGHT, AIA
Item # 4400

Format: Paperback  

ISBN: 978-0-7643-3070-4

Pages: 273

Copyright Year: 2008

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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.