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Passive and Low Energy Ecotechniques - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080316444, 9781483150048

Passive and Low Energy Ecotechniques

1st Edition

Proceedings of the Third International PLEA Conference, Mexico City, Mexico, 6–11 August 1984

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Editors: Arthur Bowen Simos Yannas
eBook ISBN: 9781483150048
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1985
Page Count: 1134
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Passive and Low Energy Ecotechniques (PLEA) presents the proceedings of the Third International PLEA Conference held in Mexico City, Mexico on August 6-11, 1984. The book includes papers on state-of-the-art selected topics aimed at providing a basic knowledge; country and regional or personal monographs to continue the exchange of national information which is an established feature of PLEA; and position papers for the topic seminars. The text also presents papers on vernacular shelter and settlement; case studies of new buildings and retrofits, urban and community planning and design, photovoltaic systems implementation, cooling systems, modeling and simulation, guidelines and tools for design and planning.

Table of Contents


Part 1. Invited Papers

Chapter 1. PLEA State-of-the-Art

Passive and Low Energy Research and Development: A Global View

Passive and Low Energy Design for Thermal and Visual Comfort

Climate Derived Shelter and Settlement

Conservation Practices and Potential in Various Climates

A Decade of Passive Cooling: A Perspective from the USA

Passive and Low-Energy Research and Practices - Dehumidification

Guidelines for Energy Optimization through Landscape

Architecture in Overheated Arid Regions.

Experiences and Expectations of Earth Coupled Buildings Research

Illumination of Buildings and Urban Areas

Energy-Efficient Atrium Design

Design Guidelines on Vertical Airflow in Buildings and Urban Areas

Well Tempered and Illuminated Interiors

Buildings, Energy and Urban Morphology

An Overview of the Present Status and Future Potential of

Computerized Energy Analysis

The Design of Urban Outdoor Space: A Bioclimatic Approach

Chapter 2. Appropriate Alternatives. State-of-the-Art

Photovoltaics State-of-the-Art

Energy from Wind in Rural and Urban Communities

Recycling and Methane Production for Human Use

Chapter 3. Country and Regional Monographs

Brazil Perspective of Bioclimatic Architecture in Brazil

India Country/Regional Monograph: India

Pakistan Country Monograph: Pakistan

Arabian Gulf Coast Passive and Active Buildings in the Arabian Gulf Area

Australia Regional Monograph - Australia

United Kingdom The United Kingdom: A Country Monograph

Switzerland Passive Solar and Low Energy Ecotechniques in Switzerland - A Regional Monograph

Denmark Regional Monograph for Denmark on Solar Architecture

Italy Italian Regional Monograph

Korea Present Status of Passive Solar Technology Utilization in Korea. A Regional Monograph of the Republic of Korea

Chapter 4. Personal Monographs

100% Natural Thermal Control Plus

The Trombe-Michel Solar Wall and its Present Implications

Chapter 5. Topic Seminars

Solar Energy Storage

On the Inadequacy of Solar Design Tools

Improving Urban Environments: Urban Forestry as Urban Improvement

The Study and Use of Natural Air Flow in Buildings

Passive and Hybrid Cooling Systems - a Position Paper

Mechanical Systems with Low Energy Requirements

Part 2. Juried Papers

Chapter 6. Vernacular Buildings

The Vernacular Cave DWelling in France: Monitoring of Thermal Performance

Recycling in Housing

The Thermal Concept of the Traditional Arab Market Place - Analysis and Proposals

The Internal Environmental Aspects of the Traditional

Islamic House and their Relevance to Modern Housing

Traditional Japanese Low-Technology Approach to Housing: An Essay on Wood

Chapter 7. New Buildings

Passive Cooling Teenies for a House in a Hot Sub-Humid

Climate, Ixtapa, Guerrero, Mexico

Environmental Design and Energy Conservation in the Government Building for the State of Durango

Residence for Senior Citizens Using Passive Solar Systems in Mexico City, Mexico

Energy Efficient Research Residence for Passive Systems Considering Convective Air Movements with a Solar Roofing System for Water Heating

Some Solar Energy Projects in Norway (Scandinavia)

The Design and Simulation of a Passive Heating System for a Family House in Hungary

Conjunto Solar I - Bioclimatic and Passive Design Applied to Low Cost Multistorey Housing. First Experience in Argentina

The Performance of a Massive Passive Solar Residence in Portugal - Preliminary Results

Passive Solar Houses for Farm Workers in Southern Italy

Chapter 8. Community Planning and Urban Design

Guidelines for Ecotechniques in Islamic Communities

Climate Sensitive Urban Planning and Design

Community Concepts for Living in Arid Regions - A Solar Oasis

El Bason: From Waste to Humus

Urban Waste in Mexico: Treatment and Ultimate Disposal

Plant Materials for Residential Energy Conservation - Life Cycle Costing

Ecotechniques Applied to Urban Development and Housing: SEDUE's EOODUVT Project

Merida VII Fonapo in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Eco-Communities for Urban Retention in Mexico's Megacity Green Belt Zones

Chapter 9. Systems and Components

The Remote Home Power System Project on the Navajo Reservation

Photovoltaic Electrification of 3 Villages in Saudi Arabia

Indirect Evaporative Cooling

Heat Pumps in Low Energy Housing

The Evolution of the Design of Solar Water Heaters in North America

Chapter 10. Modelling Simulation and Evaluation

A Program for the Automatic Computing of Solar Gain of a Parallelepiped Volume Considering the Shadows Cast on it by any System of Surrounding Parallelepiped Volumes

Performance Analysis of Typical Mediterranean Buildings Retrofitted with Solar Chimney

A Descriptive Model for the Environmental Form of the Building

Evaluation of the Effect of Choice of Materials on the Surface Temperatures of Buildings in Urban Built up Areas

Other Parameters in a Designer Global Approach for Sizing a Passive Solar System

Monitored Energy Performance of New and Retrofitted Buildings

Project of a "Glass, Space and Stone" System: Prototype Construction and Measurement of its Thermal Properties. An Evaluation Derived from a Scale Model and Computer Projections

Air Flowdynamics in Bioclimatic Buildings: A Computer Algorithm for Open and Closed Circuits

A New Approach to Building Design by Means of the Sensitivity Theory

Computer Simulation and Thermal Measurements of Passive Heated and Ventilated Buildings

Thermal Comfort in Hot Dry Countries: Radiative Cooling by "Diode" Roof

Economic Analysis of Two Domestic Solar Hot Water Systems in the Climate of Four Different Places of Costa Rica

Radiometric Research of Net Long-Wave and Total Radiation on the Building Envelope

Chapter 11. Design and Planning Guidelines and Tools

Indoor Thermal Effects of Different Wall Configurations in Warm Humid Climates

Construction of Solar Envelopes

Energetics in Design

A Systematic Graphical Procedure for Determining Window Dimensions

Energy Calculation Slide Rules for Single-Family Houses

A Catalog of Housing Typology in Ecological Terms

Planning and Design for Energy Efficient Subdivisions

Chapter 12. Management and Education

Ecological Architecture: A Holistic, Evolutionary Paradigm of Architectural Design and Aesthetics Built upon Energy and Environmental Concerns

A Brief Resume on Bioregions/Biotechnologies: Planning and Communication Tools for Indigenous Populations and Third World Countries

International Concerns on Developmental Issues on Energy Conservation and Renewable Energies: A Preliminary Analysis

The Integration of Solar Bioclimatic Design in the Curricula of Architecture Schools in Mexico

Addition to Chapter 3

Japan Ecotechniques in Japanese Traditional Architecture. A Regional Monograph of Japan

Author Index

Subject Index


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