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The Passive Solar Primer: Sustainable Architecture

The Passive Solar Primer: Sustainable Architecture

David Wright, AIA

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Architect David Wright helped pioneer the concept of passive solar architecture, and his thoughts and experiments have helped shape the evolution of solar design throughout the world. His years of exploration are distilled in this comprehensive book, which provides simple graphics and language to illuminate concepts including greenhouse effect, heat storage, surface-to-volume ratio, ventilation, and cooling.. Tips, rules-of-thumb, regional characteristics, and many other considerations are presented to help readers, from initial site selection to visionary design. Written for architects, designers, and others who seek to tap the free resources offered by earth and sun, this invaluable tool will help reduce dependence on outside energy sources. You will be inspired.

Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 425 photos | 280 pp
ISBN13: 9780764330704 | Binding: soft cover

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David Wright, AIA, is founder of David Wright Associates, a solar environmental architecture group in California. He has won numerous awards for his innovative designs, and his work has been featured in many popular and forward thinking magazines.