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Bio-Climatology for Built Environment, Hardback Book


Indoor climate is determined by rational lighting, heating, cooling and ventilating systems.

For occupants' well-being it should be consistent with how regional outdoor climate works in the flow of radiation via four paths of heat transfer: radiation; convection; conduction; and evaporation.

This book starts with the relationship between the human body and its immediate environmental space followed by a brief introduction of passive and active systems for indoor climate conditioning.

The nature of light and heat is discussed with a focus on building envelope systems such as walls and windows, and then examined from the viewpoint of thermodynamics and human-biology.

Some examples are given to enable a better understanding of luminous and thermal characteristics of our most immediate environment particularly for those professionally involved in environmental planning, designing, and engineering to know about bio-climatic design principle.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 396 pages, 47 Tables, black and white; 12 Illustrations, color; 231 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
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  • Category: Ergonomics
  • ISBN: 9781498727297