Climate responsive architecture: a design handbook for energy efficient buildings
This book envisages to re-create the process by way of which buildings and entire habitats can be designed to respond to nature with climate as the basic parameter of design. It discusses the methodology of design, design tools, latest developments in energy efficient architecture and materials, and is suitably aided by case studies and actual projects. It also contains climatic and environmental data for six climate zones of the country represented by Leh, Shimla, Guwahati, Bangalore, Calcutta, Jaisalmer, etc. The parameters are: solar radiation, air humidity, air temperature, wind, precipitation.