Sustainable Solar Housing: Volume One - Strategies and by S. Robert Hastings, Maria Wall

By S. Robert Hastings, Maria Wall

This far-reaching and authoritative two-volume set examines a number strength recommendations for low-energy construction layout, contemplating assorted options (energy conservation and renewable power) and applied sciences (relating to the development envelope, air flow, warmth supply, warmth creation, warmth garage, electrical energy and control). strength and life-cycle affects are regarded as an important components, together with passive and energetic sunlight use, daylighting and excessive potency traditional warmth creation. each one quantity assesses the potential for those thoughts in a number of contexts, protecting diversified housing varieties (apartment, row and indifferent) in chilly, temperate and delicate climates. The notable checklist of professional authors from 14 nations encompasses a mixture of the world over revered teachers and practitioners, operating jointly in the framework of a five-year overseas power corporation (IEA) learn venture. quantity 1 provides options and suggestions, delivering the reader an outstanding foundation for constructing suggestions, contemplating environmental and financial matters for housing tasks in a number of contexts. quantity 2 bargains a close research of exemplary constructions in numerous eu international locations and examines some of the applied sciences hired to accomplish their notable functionality. Aided by way of transparent, complete color illustrations, it bargains important insights into the applying of those applied sciences

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By S. Robert Hastings, Maria Wall

This far-reaching and authoritative two-volume set examines a number strength recommendations for low-energy construction layout, contemplating assorted options (energy conservation and renewable power) and applied sciences (relating to the development envelope, air flow, warmth supply, warmth creation, warmth garage, electrical energy and control). strength and life-cycle affects are regarded as an important components, together with passive and energetic sunlight use, daylighting and excessive potency traditional warmth creation. each one quantity assesses the potential for those thoughts in a number of contexts, protecting diversified housing varieties (apartment, row and indifferent) in chilly, temperate and delicate climates. The notable checklist of professional authors from 14 nations encompasses a mixture of the world over revered teachers and practitioners, operating jointly in the framework of a five-year overseas power corporation (IEA) learn venture. quantity 1 provides options and suggestions, delivering the reader an outstanding foundation for constructing suggestions, contemplating environmental and financial matters for housing tasks in a number of contexts. quantity 2 bargains a close research of exemplary constructions in numerous eu international locations and examines some of the applied sciences hired to accomplish their notable functionality. Aided by way of transparent, complete color illustrations, it bargains important insights into the applying of those applied sciences

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7 Hot water supply Five m2 of solar collectors per unit cover approximately 40 per cent of the hot water demand. The 500 litre storage tank is equipped with an electric immersion heater to cover the rest of the demand. 8 Planning The computer program DEROB–LTH was used during the design stage (conducted by Maria Wall) to study the energy performance, passive solar energy use and indoor climate. 9 Energy performance More energy is actually needed than was planned. This is partially explained by occupants heating the houses to higher indoor temperatures and having more electric appliances than was assumed during the planning stage.

85 W/m2K. 4 External door The door is a Swedish standard type. 5 Ventilation The exhaust air in a counter-flow heat exchanger heats supply air. It provides approximately 80 per cent heat recovery. During the summer, the heat exchanger can be turned off (automatic bypass) and the house may be ventilated without preheating of the supply air and by opening windows. Living in these houses requires no more effort or knowledge than to live in conventional housing. If it is cold outside, the occupants do not open the windows.

This higher ‘exergy’ requirement (ability of energy to do work) places a higher demand on the heating production system. For ecological reasons, an obvious solution is a solar thermal system. With only 1 m2 to 2 m2 of collector per person, this proven technology can cover half the water heating demand. While, economically, it can be argued that if the heat production is by a heat pump or wood pellet stove, 6 SUSTAINABLE SOLAR HOUSING these systems should also heat DHW. By year-round operation, their high capital costs are more quickly amortized.

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