This handbook was intended as a tool both to be applied in compliance with the standards required by Law 13059 of the Province of Buenos Aires thermal conditioning of buildings1, as in other laws or similar ordinances (eg the 4458 CABA and 8757 of the Municipality of Rosario, SF) and also as an instrument for technical training, consultation and dissemination of the concepts involved.
Unlike a program closed calculation (which is not intended to replace), our goal is to provide those who want practical answers by taking some of the proposed technical solutions without too many complications, but without, if they so wish, to know how were generated, all the time calculation process is available freely.
It is noteworthy to mention the frequent quotations and paragraphs taken from IRAM thermal conditioning of relevant buildings, is not intended to replace but only assist in their understanding and facilitate implementation, stressing that these are the ideal material to which duty appeal to any questions.
Finally it is worth mentioning that although the province of Buenos Aires covers two areas and two bioenvironmental subzones with different climatic characteristics, these involve a wide central belt of the country where it is hosted more than 65% of the total population of country2. the city of La Plata, in Zone III "Temperate Warm" subzone IIIb with thermal amplitudes less than 14 ° C and: for this reason the decision that the examples adopted were calculated for two representative cities of various characteristics was made city of Coronel Suárez in Zone IV "Temperate Cold" subzone IVc "transition" (between "maximum irradiance" and "sea").