13. Building with Sunshine

  1. C. Julian Chen

Published Online: 11 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118172841.ch13

Physics of Solar Energy

Physics of Solar Energy

How to Cite

Chen, C. J. (2011) Building with Sunshine, in Physics of Solar Energy, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118172841.ch13

Author Information

  1. Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 6 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470647806

Online ISBN: 9781118172841



  • building with sunshine - energy efficiency, low-cost energy resource for U.S. economy, innovative approach in unlocking it;
  • efficient approach in saving energy - passive design of buildings into architecture;
  • Rural China, and holistic architecture - peasant house, principles of holistic design utilizing solar energy;
  • land usage of solar communities, solar architecture working - with no object blocking sunlight;
  • tall buildings, concrete and steel structure - and thermal property deterioration


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Early Solar Architecture

  • Building Materials

  • Example of Holistic Design

  • Land Usage of Solar Communities

  • Problems