Sun, Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies, Second Edition

  • 8h 21m
  • G.Z. Brown, Mark DeKay
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2001

How to design buildings that heat with the sun, cool with the wind, light with the sky, and move into the future using on-site renewable resources

Developed for rapid use during schematic design, this book clarifies relationships between form and energy and gives designers tools for designing sustainably. It also:

  • Applies the latest passive energy and lighting design research
  • Organizes information by architectural elements at three scales:
    • building groups, individual buildings, and building parts
  • Brings design strategies to life with examples and practical design tools


  • 109 analysis techniques and design strategies
  • More than 750 illustrations, sizing graphs, and tables
  • Both inch-pound and metric units

In this Book

  • IA: Climate as a Context
  • IB: Program and Use
  • IC: Form and Envelope
  • ID: Combining Climate, Program, and Form
  • IE: Electric and Hot Water Loads
  • IIA: Building Groups
  • IIB: Buildings
  • IIC: Building Parts