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EARTH SHELTERED HOUSING DESIGN: Guidelines, Examples, and References by The Underground Space Center University [Compiler] - Hardcover - 1979-01-01 - from SequiturBooks and Biblio.co.uk

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EARTH SHELTERED HOUSING DESIGN: Guidelines, Examples, and References

by The Underground Space Center University [Compiler]

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Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1979-01-01. Hardcover. Like New. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Contents: pt. a. Design considerations --1. Site planning --Orientation --Topography --Vegetation --Lot size & adjacent structures --Soil & groundwater --2. Architectural design --Programming --General design concerns --Impact of energy conservation --Building codes --Impact of structural systems --Relation to the surface --Typical layout considerations --Pedestrian & vehicular access --Detailed design concerns --Natural lighting --Acoustics --Landscape concerns --Special energy considerations --3. Energy use --Thermal characteristics of earth-sheltering --Roofs --Walls --Floors --Overall considerations --Energy efficient design concerns --Heating sources --Cooling sources --Method of heating/cooling delivery --Ventilation --Humidity control --HVAC controls --Energy analysis --Energy use comparison --Impact of orientation --Impact of shape --Impact of window openings. 4. Structural design --Soils --Basic loads & structural elements --Materials --Major structural components --Application to typical layouts --Special problems & techniques --5. Waterproofing & insulation --Sources of moisture problems --Drainage techniques --Damp-proofing methods --Waterproofing methods --Costs of waterproofing --Insulation --6. Public policy issues --Building codes --H.U.D. minimum property standards --O.S.H.A. standards --Legal aspects --Zoning ordinances --Financial aspects --7. Illustrative designs --Design a --Design b --Energy use projections --Cost estimates. pt. b. Existing earth-sheltered houses --1. Cold climate designs --Winston house --Baldtop dugout --Ecology houses --Jones house --Clark-Nelson house --Karsky house --Topic house --David cave --Big outdoors dome --2. Warm climate designs --Solaria --Rousselot house --Bordie residence --Dune house --Sundown house --Alexander house --Geier house --Terrasol --pt. c. Additional information --1. Appendices --appendix A. energy calculations : earth sheltered building --appendix B. Energy calculations : above grade building --appendix C. Energy comparisons : earth sheltered vs above grade --appendix D. Uniform building code excerpts --appendix E. H.U.D. minimum property standards --appendix F. Financing earth sheltered buildings --2. References --Earth sheltered housing plans --Product information --Government or regulatory agencies --Periodicals --Solar energy information --Bibliography --Index.


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