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BEST passive solar manual,
This review is from: Passive Solar Heating Analysis Design Manual (#90110) (Paperback)
This manual of carefully produced passive solar heating analysis design information for builders and professionals alike is the result of many years of dedicated work by Dr. Douglas Balcomb and the passive solar group of the Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico. Top of the line, sold by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) - the source document for many second generation books. No passive solar builder or architect should be without it. Complete analysis methodologies - guidelines, simplified calculation, detailed calculation - presented for three levels of sophistication and all US/Canadian climates concerning design configuration and system performance. I also highly recommend getting the ASHRAE follow-up, Passive Solar Heating Analysis: Supplement One (ISBN 0910110603), which extends the excellent coverage of the original text.