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Cool Buildings for Hot Weather (Box of 12; 40% discount)

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This easy-to-read book uses abundant color illustrations to explain the science of cool buildings. You’ll learn how to optimize comfort and energy efficiency during hot weather from this new book. Fight back at record high temperatures and oppressive humidity by implementing the most cost-effective and practical ways to make your home or building an oasis during the sweltering heat. 310 pages with more than 400 illustrations.

Description

This easy-to-read book uses abundant color illustrations to explain the science of cool buildings. You’ll learn how to optimize comfort and energy efficiency during hot weather from this new book. Fight back at record high temperatures and oppressive humidity by implementing the most cost-effective and practical ways to make your home or building an oasis during the sweltering heat. 310 pages with more than 400 illustrations. The book’s main topics include these.

  • Discover the building science of cooling.
  • Understand how your body cools itself.
  • Study how to block solar heat with landscaping, window treatments, and cool roofs.
  • Find out how insulation and air sealing repels outdoor heat and humidity to keep the indoors cool.
  • Study types of air conditioners and the science, efficiency, and choices, based on your home and climate.
  • Discover how to use ventilation and air circulation, instead of air conditioners.
  • Learn how energy-efficient dehumidifiers provide comfort and energy savings for humid climates.
  • Discover how to use ventilation and air filtration to optimize indoor air quality.

Readability, organization, and background information

  • Easy reading text, fortified with abundant color illustrations, charts, tables, and appendices.
  • Clear scientific explanations discuss cooling problems and solutions.
  • Quick navigation using the table of contents, index, glossary, and cross references.
  • The glossary provides a comprehensive catalog of cooling terminology.
  • Measurements appear in both American and metric units.
  • Appendices present measurements of combined heat and humidity, instructions about how to avoid heat ailments, and tables full of important data. Appendices also include world maps of outdoor temperatures, solar radiation, and average relative humidity.

Author Bio

John Krigger is the founder of Saturn Resource Management, and a nationally recognized expert in the field of energy conservation for buildings. For over 35 years, he has and authored publications, developed online training curricula, and presented seminars on energy-efficiency, maintenance, durability, and health and safety for buildings.

John combines years of hands-on energy-service experience with solid academic knowledge. He is the author of 10 books on energy efficiency and approximately 40 shorter publications. His publication, Residential Energy: Cost Savings and Comfort for Existing Buildings is a training manual and textbook used by energy-training centers, vocational schools, and colleges throughout North America.

John has extensive experience researching and developing training manuals and field guides for energy auditors, energy raters, architects, engineers, technicians, government technologists, industry representatives, and the general public. He consults for national laboratories, state governments, utility companies, and other energy organizations. Besides being an author, John is also a technical illustrator, photographer, videographer, and desktop publisher. Said resources John hello John micro and okay let’s see you to go to all my orders

A customer’s opinion

I am half way through your book and I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your thorough and understandable prose. It is truly exceptional. Thank you for making building science simple for so many. Diana Fisler