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- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
Introducing the basics of architectural science, this book is an ideal reference, providing an understanding of the physical basis of architectural design. The knowledge gained from this book equips the reader with the tools to realize the full potential of the good intentions of sustainable, bioclimatic design. All sections have been revised and... more...
- 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$ 125.95
'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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 109.95
Interest in green and sustainable design is growing throughout the world. Both national and local governments are active in promoting reuse and recycling in order to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. This guide identifies how building designers and constructors can minimize the generation of waste at the design stage of a building project... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
The importance of an integrated approach in urban design is becoming increasingly apparent. This book explains how to overcome related challenges in environmental design of urban buildings and offers guidance on the use of new materials and techniques and the integration of new philosophies. Supported by the EC's SAVE 13 programme, Environmental Design... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 124.95
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...