This manual is directed towards house designers and those
concerned with the climatic aspects of building design.
Although the design guidelines, that form the bulk of this
manual, relate to houses it is hoped that they will also be
useable by designers of other simple building types. The
guidelines, which attempt to show how (often for little or no
extra cost) comfortable, or at least tolerable, conditions may
be achieved in houses in the different climates of Kenya, will
hopefully be of use to students of architecture and building
as well as practitioners.