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"SOLAR ENERGY AND BUILDING" par S.V. SZOKOLAY. Editions The Architectural Press Ltd, UK & Halsted Press, New York. 1975.
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SOLAR ENERGY AND BUILDING

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  • "SOLAR ENERGY AND BUILDING" par S.V. SZOKOLAY. Editions The Architectural Press Ltd, UK & Halsted Press, New York. 1975. Imprimé au Royaume Uni. in-4, reliure toilée taupe sous jaquette illustrée en couleurs. 148 pages. Texte en anglais avec de nombreux croquis, plans, schémas et illustrations en noir & blanc in-texte. "In the search for alternatives to fossil fuels, solar energy has emerged as the most promising contender - particularly because of its direct applicability to buildings and building services. This timely book summarises, at a level of discussion set to suit architects and other non-specialist readers, the nature of the possibilities offered in this crucial sphere. Restricting mathematical treatment to essentials, it begins by establishing the context of solar energy utilisation (the global energy problem), and reviewing some of the physical problems. The methods of collecting solar energy are then surveyed, discussing thermal collection in some detail. A substantial chapter is devoted to the various uses of solar energy, with an emphasis on water and space heating. The chapter on "sun and building" suggests that a well designed building is itself a solar collector device - the various installations with only improve its performance and provide a greater flexibility of controls. The core of the book contains an illustrated technical review of some thirty "solar houses" from all over the world, complete with all published details and performance data. This is followed by a brief discussion of planning implications, an analysis of economic factors and a survey of the existing "solar industry". Finally an attempt is made to provide a design guide. The book is not a do-it-yourself manual, but it provides enough information for the growing number of architects and technically interested laymen who are considering installing solar energy collectors to get to grips with the basic problems involved." Ref LCU0006