Introduction To Architectural Science: The Basis Of Sustainable Design by Steven V. SzokolayIntroduction To Architectural Science: The Basis Of Sustainable Design by Steven V. Szokolay

Introduction To Architectural Science: The Basis Of Sustainable Design

bySteven V. SzokolayEditorSteven V. Szokolay

Paperback | April 30, 2014

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Now in its third edition, this book provides the ideal reference to the physical basis of architectural design.

Fully updated and expanded throughout, the book provides the data required for architects to design buildings that will maintain the users comfort in a variety of conditions, with minimal reliance on energy intensive methods like air conditioning. This essential reference equips the reader with the tools to realize the full potential of the good intentions of sustainable, bioclimatic design.

All sections have been revised and updated for this third edition including all the most relevant developments affecting heat, light and sound controls. This new edition provides additional coverage on the following areas:

  • Water sources and supply

  • Waste disposal

  • Energy sources and supply (especially renewables)

  • Sustainability issues

This is not a 'how to' book but answers the question why; responding to the need of understanding beyond 'rules of thumb'.

Steven V. Szokolayis an architect and energy and environmental consultant who, after some years of practice in Sydney and London, taught at Liverpool, Nairobi, London and Queensland, where he was founding Director of the Architectural Science Unit and Head of the Department of Architecture. He is co-author of theManual for Tropical Hou...
Title:Introduction To Architectural Science: The Basis Of Sustainable DesignFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 10.7 × 8.6 × 0.9 inPublished:April 30, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415824982

ISBN - 13:9780415824989

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: Heat: The Thermal Environment1.1 Physics of Heat 1.2 Thermal Comfort 1.3 Climate 1.4 Thermal behaviour of buildings 1.5 Thermal design: passive controls 1.6 Active controls: HVACPart II: Light: The Luminous Envrionment2.1 Physics of Light 2.2 Vision 2.3 Daylight and Sunlight 2.4 Design Methods 2.5 Electric LightingPart III: Sound: The Sonic Environment3.1 Physics of Sound 3.2 Hearing 3.3 Noise Control 3.4 Room AcousticsPart IV: Resources4.1 Water and Wastes  4.2 Energy  4.3 Renewable Energy  4.4 Energy Use  4.5 Sustainability Issues  References  Bibliography (further reading)  Appendix 1: IUA Declaration  Appendix 2: RAIA Environment Policy  Index