ERIC Number: ED162847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Alternative Natural Energy Sources in Building Design.
Davis, Albert J.; Schubert, Robert P.
This publication provides a discussion of various energy conserving building systems and design alternatives. The information presented here covers alternative space and water heating systems, and energy conserving building designs incorporating these systems and other energy conserving techniques. Besides water, wind, solar, and bio conversion energy systems and building designs, natural cooling and ventilation, regional and site adaptation, and energy conservation considerations are also discussed. Diagrams are provided of the building designs, alternative energy systems, etc. The discussion includes: (1) calculating heat and cooling loads; (2) thermal performance of buildings; (3) division of interior space; (4) different types of water wheels and their operation; (5) components of a wind-generated power plant; (6) solar energy subsystem integration for home space heating; (7) low technology applications of solar energy; (8) anaerobic digestion for methane gas; and (9) fuel cell utilization. References are given with each chapter. This publication could serve as a reference for anyone who is interested in saving energy costs in their home, school, or other buildings. (MR)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Building Design, Building Systems, Climate, Climate Control, Energy Conservation, Heat Recovery, Heating, Physical Environment, Solar Radiation, Structural Elements (Construction), Thermal Environment, Utilities
Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 450 West 33rd St., New York, N.Y. 10001 ($6.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A