chapter  20
An American perspective 248
ByGlenwood Park, Atlanta, Georgia
Pages 5

In several respects the USA is a special case. First, compared with western Europe it has much greater extremes of climate which presents a formidable challenge to environmental designers and perhaps calls for greater tolerance on the part of environmental devotees in Europe. Buildings which have to cope with a seasonal temperature range of over 60C demand rather exceptional treatment, even to having a dispensation as regards air conditioning.