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The Architecture of Natural Cooling

Author/EditorFord B (Author)
Schiano-Phan, Rosa (Author)
Vallejo, Juan A. (Author)
ISBN: 9781138629073
Pub Date27/11/2019
BindingPaperback
Pages280
Edition2nd New ed
Dimensions (mm)276(h) * 219(w)
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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This revised and updated handbook provides the architect, engineer and other building professional with the latest research and practice in the application of passive and hybrid downdraught cooling in different building types in different locations around the world. It includes:

- guidance on the principles & strategies that can be adopted
- a detailed evaluation of building case studies from USA, Europe, India and China
- a life-cycle cost analysis for the USA, Europe, China and India
- simplified tools for performance assessment
- a review of components and controls.

It provides an authoritative, up-to-date reference for the professional who is looking for easily available `know-how' in this increasingly vital area of building design. Written specifically with the designer in mind, the book is illustrated with over 200 full colour illustrations.

This revised and updated handbook provides the architect, engineer and other building professional with the latest research and practice in the application of passive and hybrid downdraught cooling in different building types in different locations around the world. It includes:

- guidance on the principles & strategies that can be adopted
- a detailed evaluation of building case studies from USA, Europe, India and China
- a life-cycle cost analysis for the USA, Europe, China and India
- simplified tools for performance assessment
- a review of components and controls.

It provides an authoritative, up-to-date reference for the professional who is looking for easily available `know-how' in this increasingly vital area of building design. Written specifically with the designer in mind, the book is illustrated with over 200 full colour illustrations.

Brian Ford (RIBA FRSA) is an architect, an environmental design consultant and Emeritus Professor at the University of Nottingham. He was in private practice for over 25 years, including Peake Short & Partners and Short Ford Associates, where he has worked on innovative low carbon projects in Europe, USA, India, Australia and China. He initiated a series of multi-partner EU funded research projects on natural ventilation and passive cooling and has served as a member of the UK Government's Zero Carbon Task Force for Schools, an advisor to Building Green Futures (Bologna, Italy), and was until recently Vice-President of the International PLEA organisation. Rosa Schiano-Phan (BSc DiplArch MSc PhD) is Principal Lecturer in Architecture and Environmental Design at the University of Westminster and co-director of Natural Cooling Ltd. She worked as an architect and environmental design consultant internationally before gaining a PhD at the Architectural Association and becoming a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, working on EU research into thermal performance of buildings and passive cooling. She taught at the AA and subsequently moved to the University of Westminster where in 2014 she set up new BSc and MSc courses in Architecture and Environmental Design. Juan A. Vallejo (BSc DiplArch MSc PhD) is Visiting Lecturer in Architecture and Environmental Design (MSc) at the School of Architecture + Cities of the University of Westminster in London (UK) and collaborates with the School of Sustainability (SOS) Team founded by Mario Cucinella Architects in Bologna (Italy). He has worked in Natural Cooling Ltd as an environmental design consultant on projects in the UK and abroad and he is associate of the International Passive Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) organisation. His expertise lies in the field of building environmental simulation software tools, natural ventilation and passive evaporative cooling.

Foreword by Dean Hawkes. 1. Origins and Opportunities. 2. Principles ans Strategies. 3. Climate Applicability Mapping. 4. Integrated Design. 5. Testing the Strategy. 6. Performance Analysis. 7. Component Design. Case Study 1: Torrent Research Centre, Ahmedabad, India. Case Study 2: Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies, Ningbo, China. Case Study 3: Federal Courthouse, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Case Study 4: Stock Exchange, Valletta, Malta. Case Study 5: Zion National Park Visitor Centre, Springdale, Utah, USA. Case Study 6: Global Ecology Research Centre, Palo Alto, California, USA. Conclusions. Index

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