The Architecture of Natural Cooling

2nd Edition

Brian Ford, Rosa Schiano-Phan, Juan A. Vallejo

November 26, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 280 Pages - 262 Color & 28 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138629073 - CAT# Y320041

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Overheating in buildings is commonplace. This book describes how we can keep cool without conventional air-conditioning: improving comfort and productivity while reducing energy costs and carbon emissions. It provides architects, engineers and policy makers with a ‘how-to’ guide to the application of natural cooling in new and existing buildings. It demonstrates, through reference to numerous examples, that natural cooling is viable in most climates around the world.

This completely revised second edition includes:

  • Guidance on the principles & strategies that can be adopted.
  • Discussion of how designers integrate natural cooling in their buildings.
  • Explanation of simplified tools for performance assessment.
  • A review of components and controls.
  • A detailed evaluation of building case studies from the USA, Europe, India and China.

This book is not just for the technical specialist, as it also provides a general grounding in environmental design. Importantly, it demonstrates that understanding our environment, rather than fighting it, will help us to live sustainably in our rapidly warming world.


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