The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. While it is possible to reduce emissions through  climate-responsive design, many architects are not trained to do this. Filling an urgent need for a design reference in this emerging field, this book describes how to reduce building-related greenhouse gas emissions through appropriate design techniques. It presents strategies to achieve CO2 reductions, with an emphasis on control of energy flows through the building envelope and passive heating and cooling strategies. This new, revised edition is updated throughout, and includes a new chapter on building simulations.

chapter 1|30 pages

Buildings and Climate Change

chapter 2|10 pages

Carbon-Neutral Architectural Design

chapter 5|26 pages

Thermal Comfort

chapter 6|45 pages

Climate and Architecture

chapter 7|36 pages

Solar Geometry

chapter 9|45 pages

Passive Cooling Systems

chapter 10|17 pages

Passive Heating