ERIC Number: ED105552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Solar Cooling for Buildings. Workshop Proceedings (Los Angeles, California, February 6-8, 1974).
de Winter, Francis, Ed.
A consensus has developed among U.S. solar researchers that the solar-powered cooling of buildings is an important topic. Most solar heating systems are technically simpler, and more highly developed, than solar cooling devices are. The determination of the best design concept for any particular application is not a simple process. Significant problems remain in the understanding of mechanisms, in the design and operation of cost-effective hardware, and in the understanding of the economic performance that is possible. Because of these remaining research and development problems, many different concepts were explored at the workshop. In addition to the purely technical problems, there are problems of reconciling novel equipment with current buildings and with building practices, with other present-day hardware, with engineering, architectural, and building trade practices, with codes and other legal requirements, with financial practices and taxation systems, with consumer esthetic and practical needs, and with a myriad of other such "non-engineering" interfaces. A specific session on "implementation" was devoted to discussion of obstacles facing solar cooling, with the participation of specialists in many of the nonengineering areas. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Building Innovation, Climate Control, Energy Conservation, Engineering, Federal Programs, Heating, Mechanical Equipment, Research Needs, Solar Radiation, Technological Advancement, Workshops
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. RANN Program.
Authoring Institution: Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena, CA.
Note: Held in conjunction with American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Semi-annual Meeting