Passive Solar Energy in Buildings: Watt Committee: report by P. O'Sullivan

By P. O'Sullivan

First released in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.

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By P. O'Sullivan

First released in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.

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There are also design problems associated with fire precautions. Not enough is known about the behaviour of fires in atria, and until it is understood a degree of caution must be exercised. Perhaps restrictions should be based on fire load rather than volume. The designer should remember that nothing is static. Other buildings will be constructed around his new creation—possibly on the south side, shading it from solar gain; possibly on the north side, with reflective glass that causes unwanted gain.

In the modern office, the interaction of office equipment with the environment is another important consideration. In the offices sub-group of the Watt Committee Working Group on Passive Solar Energy, it was necessary to begin by stating clearly the potential of passive solar energy as a contribution to the fitness of a building for its purpose. Accepting the views of the whole working group, expressed in Section 1 of the Report, the sub-group considered first the impact of the design approach to the utilisation of solar energy, and then reviewed the technical factors, noting the hurdles that the architect and builder must surmount in applying passive solar techniques in office buildings.

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