Task 8 - Passive and Hybrid Solar Low Energy Buildings

Design Information Booklet No. 6 - Passive Solar Homes: Case Studies
December 1990 - PDF 6.19MB
Document Number: 061-000-00769-5
This booklet is the sixth in a series of eight. It describes the passive and hybrid solar houses designed, constructed, and monitored under the IEA Task 8 project. The booklet reinforces the idea that good energy design is also good architecture and cost effective. Each passive solar houses is presented as a case study on the design, construction, and performance results.
Design Information Booklet No. 3 - Design Guidelines: An International Summary
July 1990 - PDF 0.82MB
Document Number: 061-000-00780-6
This booklet, one in a series of eight, summarizes the major findings and patterns of performance observed using national passive solar energy conservation guidelines.
Design Information Booklet No. 5 - Construction Issues
August 1989 - PDF 0.68MB
Document Number: 061-000-00746-6
This booklet defines and provides several proven solutions for construction problems unique to the use of passive and hybrid solar features. The intent is to define where construction detailing is crucial to the performance of low energy, passive solar homes and provide some ideas on how these problems can be solved for a range of construction technology.
Design Information Booklet No. 8 - Post-Construction Activities
August 1989 - PDF 0.38MB
Document Number: 061-000-00-733-4
This booklet defines issues to be considered once a project is constructed and occupied. It addresses the elements of passive solar buildings that are unique and may require special attention by the occupants. Performance evaluation of the homes in terms of energy performance comfort, and occupant satisfaction is also addressed so that designers can understand how well the project is performing.
Design Tool Evaluation Benchmark Test Cases
May 1989 - PDF 3.18MB
Document Number: T.8.B.4
This report documents the simulation work conducted by the participants in an IEA Task 8 working group on Design Tool Evaluation. The objective of the working group was to investigate the practicality of producing a series of references or benchmark test cases that could be used as part of a rational process for choosing a thermal design tool for residential buildings.
Design Information Booklet No. 4 - Design Tool Selection and Use
December 1988 - PDF 1.79MB
Document Number: 061-000-00723-7
This booklet addresses the characteristics desirable in a design tool and a means to select one or more for use. The selection process is organized around the design process; what design questions are being addressed, what information is available, what output or result from a design tool is desired. A checklist is provided to assist in the tool selection. Benchmark test cases developed from detailed building energy analysis simulations are presented as a means to evaluate simplified design tools.
Performance Evaluation Procedures
October 1988 - PDF 3.25MB
Document Number: T.8.A.3
This report documents the common monitoring and performance evaluation procedures used by the participating countries in assessing performance of buildings.
Design Information Booklet No. 1 - Energy Design Principles in Buildings
July 1988 - PDF 2.93MB
This booklet is a primer on heat transfer in buildings. Fundamental heat transfer concepts and terminology are defined, followed by a discussion of heating and cooling strategies and principles for passive and hybrid solar buildings.
Design Information Booklet No. 7 - The Design Language
June 1988 - PDF 4.91MB
This booklet is part of a series of booklets produced under an International Energy Agency project on Passive and Hybrid Solar Low Energy Buildings. This booklet is aimed for designers, architects and educators. It defines an approach for generating whole building solutions based on climatic analysis and design context analysis. It also addresses architectural typologies based on climatic/energy principles. This booklet is a general, universal companion to Booklet No. 3 - Design Guidelines.
Design Information Booklet No. 2 - Design Context
1988 - PDF 7.22MB
Document Number: 061-000-00780-6
This booklet defines, in a checklist format, issues unique to energy conserving, passive solar design that must be considered early in the design process. Issues discussed include site and climate analysis, building organization and design, building system options, space conditioning options, user influence, and building codes and zoning ordinances.
Simulation Model Validation Using Test Cell Data
June 1986 - PDF 3.85MB
Document Number: 176
This report documents validation activities to test the analysis capabilities of a number of simulation programs against monitored data from several high level instrumented facilities. Three empirical studies of the passive solar designs - Direct Gain, Trombe Wall and Attached Sunspace were used.
Performance Data Sources
January 1986 - PDF 7.54MB
Document Number: 8.5: WD/TR, Report #175
This report presents the results of a survey of monitored passive and hybrid solar low energy residential buildings conducted IEA countries from 1983 to 1985.
Design Tool Survey
May 1985 - PDF 4.64MB
ISBN: 061-000-00664-8
Document Number: T.8.C.1.A. GPO
The purpose of this report is to inform designers and builders about the availability of a wide variety of design tools for passive and hybrid solar buildings, to present key information on the characteristics of these tools, and to aid in the design tool selection process.
Analysis Model Survey
December 1983 - PDF 4.34MB
Document Number: T.VIII.B.1.1983
This report presents the findings and conclusions of a survey of building thermal analysis simulation models, their analysis capabilities, characteristics and limitations. Thirty-one models from 10 countries were surveyed.