Energy and Environment in Architecture – A Technical Design Guide
Nick Baker and Koen Steemers
E&FN Spon
224 pages

The low-energy strategies explained in the first half of this book illustrate how simple design decisions can save energy. The second half shows how each design tool can be quantified from first principles using a simple manual calculation – the LT method. This is one of the few quick analysis techniques that simulates the environmental performance of unheated sunspaces, atria, daylighting and other passive building envelope concepts in order to calculate energy consumption in non-domestic buildings.

The book introduces the new role of "building physics" where services engineers design out the need for services by working with the architect to incorporate passive concepts such as insulation and ventilation strategies, glazing and thermal storage. A good solid reference book.