Passive Solar Design Procedures for Naval Installations.
Interim contract rept.,
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM
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The energy efficiency of buildings at Naval installations can be greatly improved through the use of passive solar heating strategies. These strategies may be applied to many existing buildings that are suitable for retrofit and are universally applicable to new construction. The purpose of this design procedure is to provide the tools required by professionals involved in building design andor evaluation who wish to improve the energy efficiency of buildings by use of passive solar heating. Three types of tools are provided. First, a general discussion of the basic concepts and principles of passive solar heating is presented to familiarize the reader with this relatively new technology. Second, a set of guidelines are presented for use during schematic design that will enable the user to quickly define a building that will perform in a cost-effective manner at the intended building site. Finally, a quantitative design-analysis procedure is presented that provides the user with an accurate estimate of the auxiliary heating requirements of a given passive solar design. This procedure is presented that provides the user with an accurate estimate of the auxiliary heating requirements of a given passive solar design. This procedure may be used to refine or fine tune a preliminary design based on the schematic-design guidelines or may be used during proposal evaluation to compare the merits of various candidate designs. Author
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
- Civil Engineering