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Climatic design energy-efficient building principles and practice by Watson, Donald

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Published by McGraw-Hill in New York .
Written in English


  • Buildings -- Energy conservation,
  • Solar energy -- Passive systems,
  • Architecture and climate

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titlesClimatic building design
StatementDonald Watson and Kenneth Labs.
ContributionsLabs, Kenneth.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 288 p. :
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22562898M
ISBN 10007068488X

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