ISBN: 9781603582964 Year Added to Catalog: 2010 Book Format: Hardcover Book Art: Full color throughout, photographs and illustrations Dimensions: 10 x 10 Number of Pages: 304 Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Release Date: August 12, 2011 Web Product ID: 540
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"Passive solar home design has significant benefits over traditional home design—especially in disaster situations. In the face of an alarming increase in intensity and frequency of natural disasters, this richly illustrated and accessible book should be a must-read for all homebuilders and community planners."
—Yasmeen Hossain, former Senior Solar Analyst with the Solar Electric Power Association
"This splendid book is essential reading for anyone planning to build a sustainable, energy-efficient solar home. No one knows this important topic better than veteran solar architects David Bainbridge and Ken Haggard."
—Cheryl Long, Editor in Chief, Mother Earth News
"The design and construction profession has needed Passive Solar Architecture for a long time. David Bainbridge and Ken Haggard share their knowledge, gleaned from more than three decades, of cutting-edge work with low-energy, passive-solar, and natural building practices. This is a must-have resource for designers wanting to incorporate passive features in their buildings."
—Alex Wilson, Founder, BuildingGreen, Inc., Executive Editor, Environmental Building News
"This book is a treasure! Drawn from the coauthors' and contributors' decades of successful experience, Passive Solar Architecture is both inspiringly broad in scope and delightfully detailed. City and neighborhood planning is intermixed with many small gems—such as a metal water wall detail to capture winter sun—and examples in climates from around the world. This is a welcome and unique resource for my university seminars in passive heating and cooling."
—John S. Reynolds, FAIA, Professor of Architecture Emeritus, University of Oregon, and Honorary Past Chair, American Solar Energy Society
"Passive Solar Architecture is a comprehensive technical guide to building comfortable, vibrant, efficient homes and commercial buildings. Whether you are in the market for technical tips to maximize a microclimate or a systems-thinking approach to building design, this book is an ideal read for architects, building engineers, homebuilders and green building enthusiasts alike."
—Jen Boynton, Editor in Chief, TriplePundit.com
"If you read just one book on sustainable building, choose Passive Solar Architecture. In this single-volume handbook, authors David A. Bainbridge and Ken Haggard use warmth and wit to give readers a thorough understanding of passive heating and cooling. In an overheated world, where buildings gobble up the biggest share of energy, this book should be required reading for contractors, architects, homeowners and anyone who cares about housing."
—Nicolette Toussaint, architectural designer, and founder, comfortandjoydesign.com
"This book is a major work. It uniquely emphasizes the interplay between passive solar building and the other elements of sustainable design, and relates real-world examples of building design to broader issues of sustainability. Passive Solar Architecture is a welcome addition to any bookshelf on green architecture and sustainability.
—Margot McDonald, professor of architecture, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and past-president, American Solar Energy Society