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close this book National design handbook prototype on passive solar heating and natural cooling of buildings
View the document Foreword
close this folder Introduction
View the document A. The design process
View the document B. Site investigation
View the document C. Relating the brief to the site
View the document D. Schematic design stage
View the document E. Detailed design stage
View the document F. An outline to this publication
close this folder I. Principles of passive solar architecture
View the document A. Site planning and orientation
View the document B. Importance of heat storage
View the document C. Using earth to save energy
View the document D. Energy losses through draughts
close this folder II. The Australian climates and people
View the document A. The population
View the document B. Climatic influences and lifestyles
close this folder III. Fundamentals of heat flow
View the document A. Simple heat flow
View the document B. The conductivity of different materials in groups
View the document C. Thermal resistance
View the document D. Surface resistance
View the document E. Cavity resistances
View the document F. Thermal transmittance
close this folder IV. Thermal comfort
View the document A. Variables influencing comfort
View the document B. Environmental comfort
close this folder V. Basic design principles and strategies
View the document A. Climates
View the document B. The sun's movement
View the document C. Orientation for solar access
View the document D. What is solar access?
View the document E. Solar energy collection
View the document F. Energy storage (heat)
View the document G. Heat retention
View the document H. Heat distribution
View the document I. Passive solar heating strategies
View the document J. Natural cooling strategies
close this folder VI. Bio-climatic analysis and comfort strategies
View the document A. Climatic factors
View the document B. Bioclimatic design strategies
close this folder VII. Detail design
View the document A. General
View the document B. Solar access, shading and window protection
View the document C. Control of conductive heat flow
View the document D. Evaluation of internal heat loads
View the document E. Cross-ventilation and air flow
View the document F. Glass-mass relationship
View the document G. Air infiltration
close this folder VIII. Final design evaluation
View the document A. Steady-state evaluation
View the document B. 5-star design rating system a correlation technique
View the document C. Monthly mean indoor temperature
View the document D. CHEETAH - Thermal behaviour and energy load simulation model
View the document Annex I: Relevant Australian standards
View the document Annex II: Glossary of terms
View the document Annex III: Metric units of measurements
View the document Annex IV: Typical internal heat loads for appliances
View the document Annex V: Minimum additional thermal resistance requirements
View the document Annex VI: Climate data for Sydney region - mean daily insolation for Sydney
View the document Annex VII: Selected thermal properties of various building material
View the document Annex VIII: Selected u-values and r-values
View the document Annex IX: Heating degree day data - new south Wales
View the document Annex X: Glass-mass performance graphs
View the document Annex XI: Appraisal graphs for the 5-star design rating system
View the document Annex XII: Sun position charts for Australian capital cities
View the document Annex XIII: Bibliography and suggested reading

National design handbook prototype on passive solar heating and natural cooling of buildings

HS/182/89/E ISBN 92-1-131 105-5

Mention of firm names and commercial products does not Imply the endorsement of the United Nations.

United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitant)

Nairobi, 1990