New Book is ‘A Guide to Natural Ventilation Design’

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Author C. Don Manuel shows readers how to beat the heat with innovative home design.

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Author and engineer C. Don Manuel, P.E. invites readers to learn how to create a comfortable home capable of reducing the sweltering heat of the tropics. The informative pages of his new book contain “A Guide to Natural Ventilation Design” (published by Xlibris).

Having designed a successful Natural Ventilation (NV) and national award winning (US DoE) hi-rise building in lieu of an expensive and energy-intensive air-conditioning (A/C) system, Manuel has demonstrated a green design that he believes will help curtail present trend to Global Warming. He shares his experiences to help architects/students and designers understand the basics of NV and its applications, such as in residential homes where expensive wind tunnel testing is prohibitive, or in windy coastal areas suited for NV passive design. All the top resort destination hotels in Hawaii that have his HVAC design application utilize some of these passive design techniques, which successfully reduced A/C demand and energy consumption. These are prime examples of intertwined A/C and NV designs creating comfortable living spaces with reduced energy use.

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The book is a guide for beginners interested in utilizing sustainable wind energy to help cool people’s homes without power consumption, providing readers with basic understanding and simple solutions as to how to create wind flow in a room. It will also tell them how to protect their home from the solar heat and optimum window placements to promote wind flow for NV.

“A Guide to Natural Ventilation Design”
By C. Don Manuel, P.E.
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 210 pages | ISBN 9781493174676
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 210 pages | ISBN 9781493174683
E-Book | 210 pages | ISBN 9781493174669
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Consorcio Don Manuel was born in Cebu, Philippines, migrated to Hawaii in 1967, and has a BSME degree. He was drafted in the US Army in 1968 with an honorable discharge in 1970. He was the first Filipino immigrant to become a registered professional mechanical engineer in the State of Hawaii in 1973. He received numerous awards on energy innovations from ASHRAE, ACEC, US DoE, and other engineering societies. He was awarded Engineer of the Year by the Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers in 2000. He established the present C. Don Manuel/Hawaii Inc., a consulting mechanical engineering firm in 1992.

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