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The Solar House: Passive Heating and Cooling

by Daniel D. Chiras

Passive solar heating and passive cooling—approaches known as natural conditioning—provide comfort throughout the year by reducing, or eliminating, the need for fossil fuel. Yet while heat from sunlight...


A Guide to Natural Ventilation Design

by C. Don Manuel

This book is an attempt to combine all the books, literatures, researches and universities masters theses available for a shortcut fundamental knowledge to design basic passive or natural ventilation in residential...


Plumbing Licensing Study Guide

by Rex Miller & Mark R. Miller

This book is designed for use as both a text and study guide for those students taking the licensing test in plumbing. Because of the large number of residential dwellings under construction and planned for...


Principles of Tropical Air Conditioning

by Chris A. Ibe & Emmanuel E. Anyanwu

Principles of Tropical Air Conditioning is written with the humid tropics in mind. It is intended to meet the syllabus of the Higher National Diploma (HND) or equivalent professional examinations in Building...


Solar Water Heating--Revised & Expanded Edition

by Bob Ramlow & Benjamin Nusz

Heating water with the sun is a practice almost as old as humankind itself. Solar Water Heating, now completely revised and expanded, is the definitive guide to this clean and cost-effective technology.

Beginning...


The Handbook of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning for Design and Implementation

by Ali Vedavarz, Sunil Kumar & Muhammed Iqbal Hussain

With over 1,000 pages covering all fundamental and practical HVAC design procedures and methods, this classic reference is packed with details and contains a wealth of information that is of great use to the...


The Rocket Mass Heater Builder¿s Guide: Complete Step-by-Step Construction, Maintenance and Troubleshooting

by Erica Wisner & Ernie Wisner

Home heating that's safe, clean, efficient, and uses 70 to 90 percent less fuel than a typical woodstove


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Residential Lighting Design

by Marcus Steffen

Good lighting is essential to a building. An effective design is not just about introducing light into a space, but rather an appreciation of how the space will be used. A good lighting design is so intertwined...


Heat Pumps for the Home

by John Cantor & Gavin Harper

In recent years, heat pumps have emerged as a promising new form of technology with a relatively low environmental impact. Moreover, they have presented householders with an opportunity to reduce their heating...


Applied Building Physics

by Hugo S. L. Hens

Bad experiences with construction quality, the energy crises of 1973 and 1979,complaints about `sick buildings?, thermal, acoustical, visual and olfactory discomfort, the need for good air quality, the move...


Let's Explore the Construction Site: Construction Site Kids Book

by Baby Professor

The construction site is a dangerous place to visit but it's rich in lessons too. With the use of a picture book, your child can be "in" a site but without any danger involved. A picture book is a wonderful...


When Nature Moves In

by Jacky Ferneyhough & David Bullock

The National Trust is one of the largest conservation charities in the United Kingdom and cares for hundreds of historic buildings. As well as thousands of visitors, plants and animals enter its properties and...


How Much Energy Does Your Building Use?

by Liz Reason & Kerry Mashford

Shining a bright light through the fog of regulatory and voluntary frameworks, the book provides a clear and unambiguous language for talking about the energy performance of building. It outlines a path towards...