Towards Zero-energy Architecture

New Solar Design



ISBN: 9781780670263 Category:

Mary Guzowski


This book explores the theories, practices and principles of new approaches to solar architecture that foster both design excellence and low-energy use. In response to the challenges of global warming and climate change, design and technology enable architects to achieve greater performance standards while at the same time developing an environmental aesthetic. The book showcases ten award-winning buildings to illustrate the aesthetic and technological design integration of solar response in contemporary zero-energy and low-energy architecture. For each project there is a detailed examination of the local climate, the design and construction, and the technology used to reduce energy use. Towards Zero-energy Architecture is a much-needed call for the designprofessions to redefine architecture to help solve ecological problems.

Additional information

Weight 1024 g
Dimensions 21.6 x 28.1 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 September 2012
Number of pages 208
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 21.6 x 28.1 cm
Weight 1024 g