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Thermal Design of Buildings

By Phillip Jones

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ISBN: 9781785008986
PUBLISHED: 29/06/2021
PAGES: 240
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 105 colour illustrations and 190 figures

The way we heat, cool and ventilate our buildings is central to many of today's concerns, including providing comfortable, healthy and productive environments, using energy and materials efficiently, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As we drive towards a zero-carbon society, design solutions that combine architecture, engineering and the needs of the individual are increasingly being sought. Thermal Design of Buildings aims to provide an understanding from which such solutions can be developed, placing technological developments within the context of a wider world view of the built environment and energy systems, and an historical perspective of how buildings have responded to climate and sustainable development.

Topics covered include:

  • Sustainability, energy and climate
  • Heat transfer in buildings
  • Thermal comfort and building fabric
  • Ventilation and infiltration
  • Active systems for heating, cooling and ventilation c
  • The shift from low-energy to zero-carbon buildings
  • The transition to a future sustainable built environment

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