This report attempts to discuss the systematics of building climatology in relation to building design. Chapter 1 attempts to outline the general scope of building climatology. Chapter 2 provides a detailed analysis of the meteorologist's contribution to the improvement of the safety of buildings exposed to weather extremes of one kind or another. Chapter 3 describes systematic processes for harnessing meteorological data into the actual building design and construction process. It assumes, as a fundamental requirement, that it is important to work out how best to achieve an appropriate balance between human needs and the human environment, conceived here of course in physical terms. Stress is laid on the normal sequence of the building design process and the need to design outdoor spaces carefully to complement the indoor spaces, for both are inter-related. Chapter 4 provides detailed information about physical environmental criteria for assessing human needs in and around buildings. Finally, Chapter 5 gives more specific information on selected detailed aspects of building climatology. No attempt has been made to provide a systematic bibliography. References have been selected primarily to help urbanists and meteorologists find some key references that can get them started working on and giving advice on specific meteorological aspects of buildings
Notes: Summaries available in English, French, Russian and Spanish.
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