Energy and Environment in ArchitectureBK0114
A unique and revolutionary text which explains the principles behind the LT Method (2.1), an energy-design tool which responds to parameters available early in the design development. The LT Method is a manual design tool developed in Cambridge by the BRE and provides an output of annual primary energy for lighting, heating cooling and ventilation. It’s a unique way of estimating the combined energy usage of lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation systems, to enable the designer to make comparisons between options at an early stage in the design process. In addition, the Energy and Environment in Architecture book deals with other environmental issues such as noise, thermal comfort and natural ventilation design.
A variety of case studies provide a critique of real buildings and highlight good practice. These topics include thermal comfort, noise and natural ventilation.
Authors: Nick Baker, Koen Steemer.