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Energy conservation, climatic control and moisture in buildings.

This report gives a summary of research and its results at the Department of Building Science, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden. Fields of research are: design and performance of low energy new buildings, energy conservation in existing buildings, utilisation of solar heat, climatic control, climatic control in foreign climates, especially desert climates, and moisture research.

Solar greenhouses.

Factsheet on the solar greenhouse, including an introduction to the design differences between solar and traditional greenhouses, and sections on the attached solar greenhouse, the role of conservation, solar greenhouse additions: zoning, siting the solar greenhouse, design of the solar greenhouse, framing, building permits, foundation and structure, glazing, thermal mass, heat transfer, summertime operation and cost and performance.