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Earth shelter technology

Author: Lester L Boyer; Walter T Grondzik
Publisher: College Station, Tex. : Texas A & M University Press, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses shelter design concepts as passive cooling, passive solar heating, daylighting, and hazard protection for all regions and climates, at the same time evaluating shelter performance in terms of comfort and habitability, cooling and heating effectiveness, and levels of protection.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boyer, Lester L.
Earth shelter technology.
College Station, Tex. : Texas A & M University Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)571637767
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lester L Boyer; Walter T Grondzik
ISBN: 0890962731 9780890962732 0890963029 9780890963029
OCLC Number: 14413227
Description: xviii, 221 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Historical perspective --
Earth shelter design --
Earth shelter issues --
Comfort and habitability --
Comfort parameters --
Comfort evaluation --
Interiors engineering --
Occupant assessments --
Basic energy analysis --
Energy and moisture --
Heat loss calculations --
Cooling load analysis --
Earth environment --
Features of thermal regime --
Underground heat transfer --
Subterranean systems analysis --
Thermal calculations --
Mechanical systems --
Indoor air quality --
Passive cooling enhancements --
Types of enhancements --
Effects of insulation --
Thermal mass --
Spatial organization --
Moisture control --
Tempered air intake --
Earth climate modification --
Passive solar heating integration --
Effect of solar contribution --
Solar system components --
Performance prediction --
Design recommendations --
Role of active solar systems --
Daylighting design --
Energy and lighting issues --
Accessibility of daylight --
Evaluation of energy savings --
Multifunctional considerations --
Construction systems --
Soil characteristics --
Structural systems --
Building in problem soils --
Drainage and waterproofing --
Insulation compatibility --
Cost factors --
Energy performance --
Perceptions and expectations --
Metered usage --
Predictive measures --
Codes and standards --
Performance vs. potential --
Multiprotection benefits --
Multifunctional aspects --
Environmental hazards --
Mitigation of effects.
Responsibility: Lester L. Boyer and Walter T. Grondzik.

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Discusses shelter design concepts as passive cooling, passive solar heating, daylighting, and hazard protection for all regions and climates, at the same time evaluating shelter performance in terms of comfort and habitability, cooling and heating effectiveness, and levels of protection.

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