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One of the aims of the Commission of the European Communities' Solar Energy Application in Buildings Programme is to reintroduce the principles of climate-sensitive design to European architects. "Working in the City" has provided an educational vehicle through which this aim can be achieved. The competition, specifically for non-domestic buildings in European cities and towns, emphasised the energy value of daylight and the benefits of reducing or avoiding air-conditioning, whilst demonstrating a greater concern for human comfort in working and learning environments: daylighting design techniques, for example, are particularly appropriate for offices, schools and other buildings which are occupied primarily during the day. The book includes statements of design intentions, drawings and assessors' comments. It is further enhanced by the inclusion of new guidelines and responsive design and analytical tools appropriate for use by architects during the preliminary stages of the design of non-domestic buildings.

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Authors: O'TOOLE S, European Commision, Bruxelles (BE);LEWIS J O (EDITORS), European Commision, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12919 EN (1990) 138 pp., FS
Availability: Available from Gandon Distribution, 15 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 (IE)
ISBN: ISBN 0946846-022
Record Number: 199011530 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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