GIVONI CLIMATE CONSIDERATIONS IN BUILDING AND URBAN DESIGN PDF

Baruch Givoni has long been a champion of passive approaches to climate control in buildings. Climate Considerations is a thorough text that is organized into three parts: building climatology, urban climatology, and building and urban design guidelines. Parts I and II provide a theoretical framework for passive climate control supported by numerous studies. The style is a bit dry, and some chapters make extensive use of formulas and mathematical models.

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Baruch Givoni has long been a champion of passive approaches to climate control in buildings. Climate Considerations is a thorough text that is organized into three parts: building climatology, urban climatology, and building and urban design guidelines. Parts I and II provide a theoretical framework for passive climate control supported by numerous studies.

The style is a bit dry, and some chapters make extensive use of formulas and mathematical models. Some of the graphics and figures in the book suffer from a lack of attention, occasional problems with labeling, and other oversights.

Givoni uses detailed analyses and examples from around the world to make the case that people can be comfortable in conditions well outside the range typically prescribed in engineering texts. He then presents strategies for keeping buildings within this expanded comfort range using window orientation, ventilation, shading, surface colors, thermal mass, appropriate materials, and insulation.

Passive solar heating and cooling is covered, drawing heavily on examples of houses built in the s in the U. Part II, on urban climatology, focuses more on broader issues than building design, including urban density, orientation of streets, and the integration of green spaces. There is considerable focus on low-cost housing in developing countries. The somewhat technical, quantitative approach taken by Givoni lends credence to concepts that might otherwise be discounted.

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Climate Considerations in Building and Urban Design

Written in clear, common-sense language by Baruch Givoni, the leading authority in the field, this book is a far-reaching look at a variety of climatic influences and their effects on individuals, buildings, and communities. Aimed at architecture and urban planning professionals and students alike, Climate Considerations in Building and Urban Design offers real-life solutions to climatological site planning and design issues, helping to settle disputes about site orientation, site organization, and the assembly of building materials. Climate Considerations in Building and Urban Design is organized into three parts. The first, Building Climatology, analyzes human thermal comfort and the effect of architectural and structural design features including layout, window orientation, and shading, and ventilation conditions on the indoor climate.

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About this title Climate Considerations in Building and Urban Design Baruch Givoni Climate Considerations in Building and Urban Design is the most comprehensive, up-to-date reference available on building and urban climatology. Written in clear, common-sense language by Baruch Givoni, the leading authority in the field, this book is a far-reaching look at a variety of climatic influences and their effects on individuals, buildings, and communities. Aimed at architecture and urban planning professionals and students alike, Climate Considerations in Building and Urban Design offers real-life solutions to climatological site planning and design issues, helping to settle disputes about site orientation, site organization, and the assembly of building materials. Climate Considerations in Building and Urban Design is organized into three parts. The first, Building Climatology, analyzes human thermal comfort and the effect of architectural and structural design features including layout, window orientation, and shading, and ventilation conditions on the indoor climate.

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