Energy and Housing

Energy and Housing

A Symposium Held at the Open University, Milton Keynes, on 31st October, 1974. Convened by B.W. Jones of the Faculty of Science and the Energy Research Group

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Editors: C. B. Wilson, H. J. Cowan, A. W. Hendry
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483138541

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Energy and Housing examines the problem of power for houses and energy for building materials and considers ways of reducing the energy consumed in domestic housing. Emphasis is more on the running energy costs than on the capital energy cost of building materials and construction. This book is comprised of 12 chapters and begins by describing two types of fluidic wall attachment devices for controlling hot water flow in a domestic heating circuit, followed by a discussion on the thermal performances of well-insulated houses having thermally heavy interiors and thermally light interiors and similar overall U-values. Subsequent chapters focus on how buildings provide protection from the climate and the problem of flexibility in thermal comfort; the energy cost of the construction and habitation of timber frame housing; the capital energy requirements of buildings; and the use of winter sunshine to heat buildings. A model that describes the thermal response of a solar heated building is also considered, along with the use of solar energy for housing and some problems associated with the design of low-energy housing. The final chapter evaluates the socioeconomic, environmental, and political implications of minimizing energy costs in buildings. This monograph will be of interest to energy and housing officials and policymakers.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION

    The context of the problem

    Conclusions

    The technical issues

    Arrangement of papers

    Acknowledgements

    Chapter 2: FLUIDIC DIVERTER VALVES APPLIED TO INTERMITTENT DOMESTIC HEATING

    Summary

    Intermittent Control

    Sequence of Loads

    Fluidic Diverting Valves

    Energy Consumption of the Heating Circuits

    Conclusions

    Chapter 3: SOME EFFECTS OF VENTILATION RATE, THERMAL INSULATION AND MASS ON THE THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF HOUSES IN SUMMER AND WINTER

    Summary

    Introduction

    Thermal Performance Calculations and Results

    Practical Aspects of Construction including the Moisture Problem

    Conclusions

    Chapter 4: THERMAL COMFORT

    Summary

    The Thermal Environment People Prefer

    Conclusion

    Chapter 5: THE ENERGY COST OF THE CONSTRUCTION AND HABITATION OF TIMBER FRAME HOUSING

    Summary

    Introduction

    Timber Frame Housing

    Energy Cost of Construction

    Energy Cost of Habitation

    Chapter 6: ENERGY TO BUILD

    SUMMARY

    MATERIALS

    EXTERNAL SKIN OF BUILDINGS

    INTERNAL STRUCTURE

    CONCLUSIONS

    Chapter 7: HEATING BUILDINGS BY WINTER SUNSHINE

    Summary

    Introduction

    Solar Construction

    Economic Viability of a Solar Wall

    a) Glass wall temperature Tgw

    b) Cavity temperature Tcav

    Solar Incidence and Sunshine Hours

    Estimates of Glasswall Temperature

    Is A Solar Wall Economic?

    Discussion

    Acknowledgements

    Chapter 8: A THERMAL MODEL FOR A SOLAR HEATED BUILDING

    Summary

    Acknowledgements

    Chapter 9: Solar Housing

    Summary

    Optimisation of monthly mean daily heat balance of a rectangular building

    Conclusion

    Chapter 10: THERMAL INSULATION STANDARDS

    Summary

    Current Standards

    Mean U-Values or Volumetric Heat Loss

    Fortuitous Heat Gains

    Relation with Thermal Capacity

    Climate Zones

    Tentative Suggestions

    Chapter 11: SOME PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DESIGN OF LOW ENERGY HOUSING

    PREDICTION OF ANNUAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION

    COSTS

    CONCLUSIONS

    Chapter 12: THE AUTONOMOUS HOUSING RESEARCH PROGRAMME

    Summary

    Introduction

    Justification

    Large Scale Systems

    Autonomous Systems Integration

    Power

    Water Supply and Food Production

    Design Guide

    Conclusion

    Chapter 13: MINIMISING ENERGY COSTS IN BUILDINGS: THE SOCIOECONOMIC ENVIRONMENTAL AND POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS

    Summary

    The ‘Energy Crisis’

    Energy Use and Conservation in Buildings

    Appropriate Technologies

    Decentralisation

    Implications

    Chapter 14: DISCUSSION SESSIONS

    Morning session

    Afternoon session

    List of Participants

Product details

  • No. of pages: 158
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483138541

About the Editors

C. B. Wilson

H. J. Cowan

A. W. Hendry

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