Advances in Passive Cooling
by Mat Santamouris (9781844072637)

Advances in Passive Cooling
Mat Santamouris
Release Date: 22 August 2007
Format: Hardback
Pages: 340
Category: Heating, Lighting, Ventilation
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISBN: 9781844072637
ISBN-10: 1844072630

* Provides a comprehensive update on the state-of-the-art of passive cooling technology, authored by a global team of experts* Covers the different techniques available in a style accessible to architecture and engineering professionals and students* Presents essential information on the technologies increasingly considered as the best alternative to energy-hungry air conditioningFollowing a rapid increase in the use of air conditioning in buildings of all types, the energy demand for powering such strategies has become a significant cause for concern. Passive cooling is increasingly being thought of as the best alternative to air conditioningThis book offers the latest knowledge and techniques on passive cooling, enabling building professionals to understand the state of the art and employ relevant new strategies. With separate chapters on comfort, urban microclimate, solar control, ventilation, ground cooling and evaporative and radiative cooling, this authoritative text will also be invaluable for aspiring architects, engineers and other students working on building physics and low-energy design.Contributing authors include: F. Nicols, London Metropolitan University; H. Akbari, Lawrence Berkeley, National Laboratory, USA; K. Voss, University of Dortmund, Germany; M. Kolokotroni, Brunel University; J. Pfafferott, Faunhofer Institute, Germany; and E. Erell, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

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