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Heating and Cooling Design For Buildings

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"It is very clear that the world’s supply of fossil fuel is diminishing, with future consequences for all buildings that rely so thoroughly on nonrenewable energy sources."
Benjamin Stein
John S. Reynolds, FAIA
Walter T. Grondzik, PE
Alison G. Kwok, AIA, Ph.D., LEED AP

As prices for oil, natural gas, and electricity spiral ever upward, future building designs must consider alternatives and rely more on renewable energy sources. Heating and Cooling Design for Buildings, which is excerpted from Wiley’s latest edition of Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Building (MEEB 10)—serves as both an introductory text and more advanced reference for architects interested in designing more sustainable buildings.

The monograph examines comfort/design strategies and heat flow fundamentals such as passive solar heating and cooling and climate control systems for a range of building types and sizes. The first four chapters deal with early steps in the design process, including the choice of thermal design strategy, and the components and initial sizing of envelopes. The last two chapters carry the design process into the specifics of mechanical systems and equipment for heating and cooling.


  • Readers can take a quiz at the end of each chapter and earn continuing education hours (CEHs)/continuing education units (CEUs) in health, safety, and welfare (HSW) and sustainable design (SD). The first five quizzes are worth two CEHs each, and the last quiz is worth four CEHs, for a total of 14 CEHs for the entire monograph. The quizzes can be spread out over any period of time, or taken all at one time. Offers information about new and emerging design trends and current technologies.
  • Includes a chapter devoted to indoor air quality.
  • Provides design guidelines and detailed design procedures.
  • Includes nearly 200 figures, including a wide range of illustrations, tables, and photographs.


Benjamin Stein is a consulting engineer with more than 50 years of experience in all phases of environmental control system design.

John Reynolds, FAIA, is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on passive solar design. He is professor of architecture emeritus at the University of Oregon and chair of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES).

Walter T. Grondzik, PE, is an architectural engineer, a licensed professional engineer, and a professor of architecture at Florida A&M University.

Alison G. Kwok, AIA, Ph.D., LEED AP, is a professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Oregon, Eugene, and the recipient of the American Solar Energy Society’s 2008 WISE (Women in Solar Energy) Award.

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