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architectscience recommended reference books
architectscience * Recommended Reference Books
  • The Energy Manual from Birkhauser provides a useful, comprehensive view of energy efficient and sustainable architecture.
  • The book focuses mostly on the technical aspects of energy efficient design with hundreds of informative charts and graphs supplemented with some beautiful photographs.
  • Also from Birkhauser, ClimateSkin is an excellent reference book which presents a very clear methodology that architects can utilize to achieve optimized enclosure design.
  • This book contains many visually engaging diagrams that effectively describe the complex relationship between façade design and building systems.
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architectscience * Recommended Reference Books
  • Building Envelopes: An Integrated Approach from Princeton Architectural Press offers a very readable, introductory view of integrated design in architecture.
  • The book includes some interesting ideas related to the importance of holistic considerations as part of sustainable design.
  • Also from Princeton Architectural Press, Thermally Active Surfaces in Architecture presents the many benefits of the use of radiant systems for low energy architecture.
  • This book contains excellent case studies and makes a compelling argument for more simple, low maintenance, low energy buildings that provide better comfort.