This timely study deals with the heating and cooling of buildings using innovative systems that can reduce fossil fuel and electric energy requirements by as much as 80 percent. It also deals with promises and problems of solar energy use for efficient comfort conditioning.
Introduction 1. Community Energy Systems: The Promise of Tomorrow 2. Simulation of the Community Annual Storage Energy System 3. The Application of District Heating Systems to U.S. Urban Areas 4. A Review of the HUD Total Energy Experience and the MIUS Program 5. Economic Aspects of Choosing Comfort Conditioning Modes 6. Electric Utility Load Management 7. Conventional and Solar Community Energy Systems 8. The Effect of Solar Heating and Hot Water Design Strategies on Future Market Acceptance 9. Optimal Design of Seasonal Storage for 100% Solar Space Heating in Buildings 10. A Combined Solar Electric and Thermal House System