Sun, Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies, 2nd Edition Book

Book Description

Architecture/Environment
How to design buildings that heat with the sun, cool with the wind, light with the sky, and move into the future using on-site renewable resources
Developed for rapid use during schematic design, this book clarifies relationships between form and energy and gives designers tools for designing sustainably. It also:
* Applies the latest passive energy and lighting design research
* Organizes information by architectural elements at three scales:
* building groups, individual buildings, and building parts
* Brings design strategies to life with examples and practical design tools
* Features:
* 109 analysis techniques and design strategies
* More than 750 illustrations, sizing graphs, and tables
* Both inch-pound and metric units

Review

Books about sustainability come in different shapes and sizes: some theoretical, some practical, some a pleasure to look at, some just factual. This one is an intriguing mix of all these…

–Architectural Review (UK) Adam Voelker

a comprehensive document and despite much further reading I have yet to find a strategy elsewhere not mentioned in this book. –Amazon UK

Charged to select three books for people interested in teaching themselves … architecture, … I would choose Sun, Wind & Light to teach the processes architects should use. …an inspirational book.
–SBSE News

This book is an obvious choice as a textbook on climate-responsive design, but it should also serve as a valuable reference for anyone designing buildings with climate in mind.  –Environmental Building News

Great book to study for sustainable architecture. Gives details on how to design for particular climates and regions. Filled with helpful charts and graphs to decipher for seasons and times of the day according to each climate. –Alibris

“No architect should neglect to follow the advice that it gives.” (Center for Education in the Built Environment, August 2002)

From the Back Cover

Architecture/Environment

How to design buildings that heat with the sun, cool with the wind, light with the sky, and move into the future using on-site renewable resources

Developed for rapid use during schematic design, this book clarifies relationships between form and energy and gives designers tools for designing sustainably. It also:
* Applies the latest passive energy and lighting design research
* Organizes information by architectural elements at three scales:
* building groups, individual buildings, and building parts
* Brings design strategies to life with examples and practical design tools
* Features:
* 109 analysis techniques and design strategies
* More than 750 illustrations, sizing graphs, and tables
* Both inch-pound and metric units

Sun, Wind & Light Architectural Design Strategies, 2nd Edition Book