ERIC Number: ED145595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Solar Heating and Cooling of Buildings: Activities of the Private Sector of the Building Community and Its Perceived Needs Relative to Increased Activity.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Solar Energy in the Heating and Cooling of Buildings.
This report is essentially a collection of information gathered from a broad cross-section of the building community that provides a description of the state of affairs existing mid-1974 through mid-1975 in the private sector of the building community with regard to solar heating and cooling of buildings. The report additionally contains information about the needs perceived by the private sector with regard to governmental actions besides research required to induce widespread application of solar energy for the heating and cooling of buildings. Following the first section that outlines the background and purpose of the report and the conduct of the study, the remainder of the report is divided into two sections: (1) Activities of the Building Community describes selected interests and projects of individuals and organizations; and (2) Expressed Needs and Concerns of the Building Community describes the nonproprietary technical information needs and the societal/institutional, building design/construction, and product design/manufacture concerns voiced by the private sector of the building community. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Building Innovation, Buildings, Business, Construction Industry, Energy Conservation, Equipment, Fuel Consumption, Heating, Information Needs, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Performance Specifications, Questionnaires, Research Needs, Research Projects, Solar Radiation, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Solar Energy in the Heating and Cooling of Buildings.