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Ecological Technologies of a Chinese Traditional Folk House in Hot-Summer and Cold-Winter Zone
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Regional climate should be considered in building design for energy-efficiency and environmental protection, and there are many helpful practices that are climate-responsive in traditional folk houses. Plotting of a Chinese traditional folk house located in Hunan province was conducted. Ecological technologies of the Chinese traditional folk house in the hot-Summer and cold-Winter zone were analyzed from site selection, general plane, plane design, section plane design, construction technologies, built materials, and so on. Based on the analysis results, proposals are suggested for modern residence design in China.
Xie, M.; Zhang, G.; Xu, F. (2006). Ecological Technologies of a Chinese Traditional Folk House in Hot-Summer and Cold-Winter Zone. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from