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By John Littler

ISBN-10: 0521245621

ISBN-13: 9780521245623

Originating from their paintings at Cambridge college at the layout of power effective houses in Northern Europe, the authors think about the location buildings, development designs, to be had renewable strength assets, and servicing platforms in numerous kinds of low power homes.

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Transpiration CLIMATE BUILDING MOVEMENT (LEVEL AND CRACK PATTERN) Rajnfa,, Run-off I LOAD I Inflow (including leaking y drains) SOIL PERMEABILITY Outflow O Drainage (Acer capillipes), dogwood (Cornus kousa chinensis), magnolia (Magnolia spp), weeping elm (Ulmus glabrd) and fruit trees. Numerous other considerations, both aesthetic and technical, may enter when siting trees, and a good standard workl 26 ! will deal with many of these. Suffice it to say here, because of the possibility of underground thermal storage being used in the house (see Chapters 5—7), attention must be paid to possible foundation damage.

M. on 15 October. (A more impressive and immediate method is to use a device^16! which is similar to a sextant in which a tiny telescope mounted on a level platform views the obstructions through a grid appropriate to the latitude. The observer stands at the proposed site of the building and can see through the grid an indication of the times at which any object casts a shadow on the site. ) Then, with data for the average distribution of direct solar radiation throughout the day in question,! 13] we can assess the importance of Site planning and analysis 18 Fig.

At Osterville, Massachusetts, which is completely underground and features an internal courtyard; solar collectors are combined with a forced-air furnace for heating. A reduction of 75% in the energy demand for heating and cooling has been claimed. 21. Basement loading. Site planning and analysis 36 Fig. 22. 48. 49 ] 18 Air temperature 16 Soil temperature at 1 m 14 12 oc10 8 6 4 2 0 Jan Apr Jul Oct Dec Europe (by the same architect), combines an earth surround and covering with an exposed south facade to take advantage of passive solar gain.

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