Books

DAYLIGHTING HANDBOOK I

Christoph Reinhart, 2014

This is is the first of of two volumes in a series of textbooks on daylighting. The book is organized into two parts,  Fundamentals and Designing with the SunFundamentals serves as a general introduction to daylighting.

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DAYLIGHTING HANDBOOK II

Christoph Reinhart, 2018

Second volume of the Daylighting Handbook series. Same as for the first handbook, eight chapters are divided into two parts, Daylight Simulations and Dynamic Façades. Chapters 9 to 12 discuss how to predict the overall amount of daylight in and around buildings at any given site using manual methods and computer simulations. Chapters 13 to 16 present an integrated design analysis framework to evaluate façades with dynamic shading and lighting systems that negotiate between occupant comfort and energy efficiency.

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CLIMATE DRIVEN DESIGN

Christoph Reinhart, in preparation

This book is currently under preparation. It will present a systematic study of the atmospheric conditions around and thermal conditions within buildings. The goal is to empower the reader to design thermally comfortable and resource-efficient indoor environments. The first part, Energy Use in Buildings, explains how to measure and evaluate environmental performance in terms of energy, carbon emissions and costs. Part two, Climate and Comfort, shows how to analyze a site’s microclimate and discusses our evolving understanding of thermal comfort. Thermal Processes introduces physical phenomena that determine the relationship between indoors and outdoors, namely internal gains, thermal mass, conduction, convection and radiation.

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