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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 80.00
Today, architects and designers are beginning to look toward developments in new "smart" or "intelligent" materials and technologies for solutions to long-standing problems in building design. However, these new materials have so far been applied in a diverse but largely idiosyncratic nature, because relatively few architects have access to information... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 85.00
Buildings are the largest consumers of energy, and their facades present a significant opportunity for energy conservation. Written by an associate and head of the research lab at Perkins + Will, this book presents practical information on how to design sustainable facades that are high-performing and energy efficient. Topics covered include climate-specific... more...
- LSU Press 2010; US$ 21.95
Debates about environmentally sensitive architecture have been ongoing for nearly a century. From Bauhaus to Eco-House examines key moments of inspiration and exchange between designers and ecologists from the Bauhaus projects of the interwar period to the eco-arks of the late 1980s. From Bauhaus to Eco-House provides new insight into a critical period... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 85.00
Governments across the globe are setting targets for reducing their carbon emissions. For example, the UK Government has committed to an eighty per cent reduction by 2050, when twenty-eight million buildings that currently exist will still be standing; this represents a challenge to improve the energy efficiency of more than one building per minute... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 90.00
Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings aims to provide a guide to members of design and masterplanning teams on how to deliver sustainable development and buildings cost effectively, meeting current and emerging UK and international statutory and planning requirements. Using a series of case histories and examples from the author's 10 years of... 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 2001; US$ 170.00
The Architectural Expression of Environmental Control Systems examines the way project teams can approach the design and expression of both active and passive environmental control systems in a more creative way. Using seminal case studies from around the world and interviews with the architects and environmental engineers involved, the book illustrates... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 130.00
A unique and revolutionary text which explains the principles behind the LT Method (2.1), a manual design tool developed in Cambridge by the BRE. The LT Method is a unique way of estimating the combined energy usage of lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation systems, to enable the designer to make comparisons between options at an early, strategic... more...
- DK Publishing 2009; US$ 19.95
It's easy building green! This guide helps environmentally conscious people make real-world decisions about building or remodeling a home. Readers will find information on how to save money by going green when building or remodeling, how to find the right green integrated system design, how to choose heating and cooling equipment, and how to save... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 75.00
The tropical belt ? where large areas of South East Asia, India, Africa and parts of both North and South America are located ? forms the biggest landmass in the world and has one of the highest numbers of rapidly developing cities. Coincidentally, architecture in these regions shares common problems, the most easily identifiable being the tropical... more...