ERIC Number: ED193070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Site Planning for Solar Access: A Guidebook for Residential Developers and Site Planners.
Erley, Duncan; Jaffe, Martin
This manual is intended to guide developers, site planners, and builders in designing residential developments so that access to sunlight is maintained for planned or potential solar collectors. Almost any housing development can be designed to facilitate the use of solar energy. Differences are not in costs but in planning. Described in this guidebook are the major elements of planning a housing site to protect solar access. These developments are: (1) site selection and analysis, (2) preliminary site planning, (3) general design approaches and techniques, (4) specific design strategies, (5) landscaping and plantings, and (6) covenants and easements. Also presented are two case studies which demonstrate the application of approaches and techniques discussed. Over 100 figures and tables supplement the written material. (WB)
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, Construction (Process), Energy, Housing, Landscaping, Resource Materials, Site Analysis, Site Development, Solar Radiation, Technical Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 023-000-00545-0; $4.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Development and Research.; Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Planning Association, Chicago, IL.