A unique and revolutionary text which explains the principles behind the LT Method (2.1), a manual design tool developed in Cambridge by the BRE. The LT Method is a unique way of estimating the combined energy usage of lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation systems, to enable the designer to make comparisons between options at an early, strategic stage.
In addition,Energy and Environment in Architecture the book deals with other environmental issues such as noise, thermal comfort and natural ventilation design. A variety of case studies provide a critique of real buildings and highlight good practice. These topics include thermal comfort, noise and natural ventilation.

part 1|1 pages

Energy and environment

chapter 1|1 pages


chapter 2|4 pages

Low-energy strategies

chapter 3|11 pages

The provision of comfort

chapter 4|7 pages


chapter 5|17 pages

Prevention of overheating

chapter 6|10 pages


chapter 7|12 pages


chapter 8|2 pages

The passive zone concept

chapter 9|14 pages

Atria and sunspaces

chapter 10|8 pages

Energy systems

chapter |1 pages


part 2|1 pages

The LT Method

chapter 11|3 pages

Introduction to the LT Method

chapter 12|12 pages

How to use the LT Method

chapter 13|8 pages

LT Method worked examples

chapter 14|5 pages

LT data and worksheet

chapter |1 pages


chapter 3|41 pages

Case studies

chapter |1 pages


chapter |1 pages

A.2 The LT model

chapter |1 pages

A.3 LT default values

chapter |1 pages

A.4 Design checklist

chapter |1 pages

Illustration acknowledgements