Bio-Climatology for the Built Environment [electronic resource].Material type: TextPublisher: Milton : Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2019Description: 1 online resource (405 p.)Content type: text | still image Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781351646673; 1351646672; 9781315120362; 1315120364; 9781498727303; 1498727301; 9781351637152; 1351637150Subject(s): Buildings -- Environmental engineering | TECHNOLOGY / Construction / General | TECHNOLOGY / Construction / Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning | TECHNOLOGY / Industrial Health & SafetyDDC classification: 696 LOC classification: TH6021 | .S58 2019ebOnline resources: Taylor & Francis | OCLC metadata license agreement
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; 1: Built Environment and Human Beings; 2: Passive and Active Systems for Conditioning the Built Environment; 3: Basics of Human Biology; 4: Solar and Lunar Effects on Built Environment; 5: Visible Light and Luminous Environment; 6: Heat and Thermal Environment; 7: Thermodynamics; 8: Air and Moisture; 9: Mathematical Modelling; 10: Human-Body Exergetic Behaviour; 11: Flow and Circulation of Matter; 12: Global Environmental System Enfolding Built-Environmental Systems; Index
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.
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