Passive and Low Energy Alternatives I

Passive and Low Energy Alternatives I

The First International PLEA Conference, Bermuda, September 13-15, 1982

1st Edition - January 1, 1982

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  • Editors: Arthur Bowen, Robert Vagner
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483190556

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Passive and Low Energy Alternatives I presents the proceedings of the First International PLEA Conference held in Bermuda on September 13-15, 1982 which aims to establish an international forum to report on the developments in the many related topics covered in this fast growing area of global concern that effects all of mankind. The book covers papers on bioclimatology, design methods and tools; site planning/landscape; and vernacular and indigenous architecture. The text also includes papers on innovative design; retrofits and renovations; daylighting; earth contact; and greenhouses. Papers on thermal storage; performance and simulation; social, cultural, economic considerations; and renewable alternatives are also considered. The book further presents papers on passive and hybrid cooling and heating; agricultural applications; and country monographs.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Bioclimatology/Design Methods and Tools

    Solar Zone Mapping

    Climatic Data and Its Use in Design

    Testing of a Universal Design Matrix for Natural Energy Implementation in Low-Income Housing for Three Mexican Regions

    Design and Construction for Natural Energy Integration in Low-Income Housing for Three Mexican Regions

    Chapter 2. Site Planning/Landscape

    Aesthetics of Alternatives to Passive and Low-Energy Facilities

    Aesthetics of Passive and Low-Energy Alternatives

    Solar Access and Passive Cooling in Subdivision Planning: A New Orleans Case History

    The Principles for Passive Landscape Cooling in Baghdad, Iraq: A Retrofit Case Study

    Thermal Evaluation of S0me Typical Landscape Materials

    Chapter 3. Vernacular and Indigenous Architecture

    Passive Cooling Performance of Thatched Roofs in Traditional Japanese Vernacular Houses

    Mankind's Early Dwellings and Settlements

    Comparative Analysis of Comfort Levels in Five Selected South Florida Residences

    Kuwaiti Buildings: Old and New

    Chapter 4. Innovative Design

    Natural Double Roof Cooling in Three Climates

    Department of Justice Office Building, Sacramento, California

    Wintergarden Atrium Design: The New Canaan Nature Center

    Chapter 5. Retrofits and Renovations

    Saving Energy in Old Buildings

    Retrofit Performance in a Mountain Touristic Village

    Chapter 6. Daylighting

    Energy Analysis Process for Daylight Utilization in Office Buildings

    Availability of Sunlight in the United States

    The Daylight and Daylighting Laboratory at the Solar Energy Research Institute

    Daylight Availability Data for the United States

    Chapter 7. Earth Contact

    A Comparison of the Community Planning Implications for Passive Solar, Earth Sheltered and Conventional Highly Insulated Housing Developments

    Earth Sheltered Housing

    Seasonal Variations in Soil Temperatures Surrounding Two Occupied Earth-Sheltered Residences

    Earth Sheltered Dwellings in Texas: Identification and Survey

    Chapter 8. Greenhouses

    An Integrated Solar System for Greenhouses in Arid Areas

    Thermal Comfort in Solar Greenhouse Residences

    Chapter 9. Thermal Storage

    Design and'Performance of Rock Bed-Earth Heat Exchangers

    Investigation of Ground/Solar Assisted Water Source Heat Pump Systems

    Chapter 10. Performance and Simulation

    Passive Cooling of Buildings in Warm Climates by Means of the Barra-Costantini System: Thermal Dynamics and Performance Evaluations

    Diagnosis of Excessive Energy Consumptions in Buildings by Computer with Tested Comparisons of Existing Buildings in Spain

    Numerical Verification of the Trombe-Wall Experimental Model for Further Simulation Studies

    Greenhouse Simulation, Design and Optimization Program

    Influence of Costs on Optimal Passive Solar and Conservation Technologies Mix

    Chapter 11. Social, Cultural and Economic Considerations

    Social, Cultural and Institutional Barriers

    Implications of the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 for Energy Saving Investments in Nonresidential Buildings

    Department of Energy: Passive Solar Design Study

    Shelter in Saudi Arabia

    Chapter 12. Renewable Alternatives

    The New Wind Power

    A Small Anerobic Digester for Home Wastes

    Biogas Production by Biphase

    Chapter 13. Passive and Hybrid Cooling and Heating

    Passive Indirect Evaporative Cooling by Shaded Roof Ponds: A Mathematical Model

    Performance of an Open Cycle Solar Cooling System

    Passive Cooling and Courtyards in Colima, Mexico

    Radiative and Alternative Dehumidification Strategies for Humid Climates

    Passive Solar Heating Characteristics of a Building in New Delhi, India

    Chapter 14. Agricultural Applications

    An Experimental Study on the Performance of a Solar Still in Iraq

    Performance Study of Solar Dryers

    Chapter 15. Country Monographs





    United States

Product details

  • No. of pages: 470
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1982
  • Published: January 1, 1982
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483190556

About the Editors

Arthur Bowen

Robert Vagner

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