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ERIC Number: ED018948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 180
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Reference Count: 0
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SOLAR EFFECTS ON BUILDING DESIGN.
Building Research Inst., Inc., Washington, DC.
A REPORT OF A PROGRAM HELD AS PART OF THE BUILDING RESEARCH INSTITUTE 1962 SPRING CONFERENCE ON THE SOLAR EFFECTS ON BUILDING DESIGN. TOPICS DISCUSSED ARE--(1) SOLAR ENERGY DATA APPLICABLE TO BUILDING DESIGN, (2) THERMAL EFFECTS OF SOLAR RADIATION ON MAN, (3) SOLAR EFFECTS ON ARCHITECTURE, (4) SOLAR EFFECTS ON BUILDING COSTS, (5) SELECTION OF GLASS AND SOLAR SHADING TO REDUCE COOLING DEMAND, (6) DESIGN OF WINDOWS, (7) DESIGN OF SKYLIGHTS, (8) DESIGN OF ELECTRIC ILLUMINATION, (9) WINDOW DESIGN IN EUROPE--A REVIEW OF RECENT LITERATURE, AND (10) SWEDISH PRACTICES IN WINDOW DESIGN. ALSO INCLUDED ARE OPEN FORUM DISCUSSIONS AND CONFERENCE SUMMARY. THE CONFERENCE ATTEMPTED TO DEFINE VARIOUS PROBLEMS AND REVIEW SOME OF THE MEANS AT HAND TO SLOVE THEM. TWO OF THE EFFECTS OF SOLAR ENERGY ON BUILDING DESIGN WERE DISCUSSED--LIGHT AND HEAT. THE UNDESIRABLE SOLAR EFFECTS OF AIR-CONDITIONED COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS WAS MAINLY DEALT WITH. SEVERAL SPECIFIC NEEDS HAVE BEEN PROMINENTLY INDICATED BY THIS CONFERENCE--(1) THE NEED FOR BETTER COMMUNICATION REGARDING THIS SUBJECT AND THE NEED FOR MORE GENERALLY AVAILABLE INFORMATION, PRESENTED IN TERMS READILY UNDERSTOOD BY THE AVERAGE ARCHITECT, WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY IT IS TO TRANSLATE THESE PRINCIPLES INTO BUILDING DESIGN, (2) THE NEED FOR MUCH MORE OBJECTIVE AND UNPREJUDICED RESEARCH IN THIS FIELD, AND (3) THE NEED FOR MORE BRI CONFERENCES ON THIS SUBJECT. CHARTS AND DIAGRAMS ACCOMPANY THE TEXT COPIES OF THIS PUBLICATION MAY ALSO BE OBTAINED FROM THE BUILDING RESEARCH INSTITUTE, 1725 DESALES STREET, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036. PRICE $10.00. (RK)
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Authoring Institution: Building Research Inst., Inc., Washington, DC.
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