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- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 140.00
Existing buildings are responsible for over 40% of the worlds total primary energy consumption. An impressive amount of energy could be saved simply by applying energy-efficient technologies. Yet, various market barriers inhibit energy efficiency improvements in existing buildings and result in energy savings that are significantly lower... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
This volume presents the discipline?s best thinking on sustainability in written, drawn, and built form, drawing on over fifteen years of peer-reviewed essays and national design awards published by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Providing a primer on sustainability, useful to teachers and students alike, the selected... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 165.00
Conventional air conditioning is not a sustainable solution to the challenge of a hot or humid climate. The climate problem is compounded in so-called Urban Heat Islands, urban areas where the air can be 3?5°C hotter than its surrounding areas and where pollution levels are consequently raised. Including a colour section with thermal images and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 75.00
The Ecology of Building Materials explores key questions surrounding sustainability of building materials. It provides technical data to enable design and building professionals to choose the most appropriate materials for a project: those that are least polluting, most energy efficient, and from sustainable sources. The book also gives information... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 120.00
'A must-read for practitioners, teachers and others interested in or working with energy use in the built environment, including a delightful set of examples' Ann Grete Hestnes, former President of the International Solar Energy Society Solar Architecture in Cool Climates is an invaluable primer on low energy building design, combining accessible... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 114.95
In this book, the authors answer the questions: What is sustainable product development and why is it important? What are the main drivers of sustainable product development? They explain how design can help to control human impact on the environment by not only minimising pollution, waste, energy use and use of scarce resources, but also by thinking... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 62.95
Current assessment methods of sustainable buildings do not adequately account for the users? needs. Given that over the life of a building, total salary costs far outweigh both operating costs and combined capital and rental costs, the occupants? needs are not something which should be sensibly ignored. This book presents an unbiased evaluation... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 99.95
The refurbishment of existing buildings is a crucial yet often neglected subject within sustainable architecture; attention is usually focused on new buildings. Many old buildings waste large amounts of energy and provide poor internal conditions for occupants through poor lighting, poor ventilation, solar penetration and glare, and poor control of... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 69.95
A first-hand account of all aspects involved in creating a sustainable neighborhood development This new GreenSource book offers a complete look at Civano, the nation's largest sustainable mixed-use community located in the southeast part of Tucson, Arizona. Civano comprises four neighborhoods with the capacity to house over 2,600 families. ... more...