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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

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  • Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Housingby Simon Burton

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 95.00

    Based on careful analysis and experience in all housing sectors and house types, this handbook explains and demonstrates how to incorporate the most effective energy saving measures in the existing housing stock. It begins by setting out the basic aims of sustainable refurbishment before presenting a large number of illustrated case studies from a... more...

  • Construction in the Landscapeby Carpenter T.G.

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 160.00

    Construction in the Landscape describes the impact of construction on the land and landscape where it takes place. Geographical coverage is necessarily global to reflect the great variation both in people?s economic and social needs and in the shortage or abundance of natural resources. Part I introduces both land resources, whether used for agriculture,... more...

  • Designing To Avoid Disasterby Thomas Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    Recent catastrophic events, such as the I-35W bridge collapse, New Orleans flooding, the BP oil spill, Port au Prince's destruction by earthquake, Fukushima nuclear plant's devastation by tsunami, the Wall Street investment bank failures, and the housing foreclosure epidemic and the collapse of housing prices, all stem from what author Thomas Fisher... more...

  • Sustainable Retrofit and Facilities Managementby Paul Appleby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 90.00

    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, whentwenty-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...

  • A Carbon Primer for the Built Environmentby Simon Foxell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    In a world increasingly concerned about the impact of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere on global climate, the A Carbon Primer for the BuiltEnvironment will provide an understanding of the science and the public policy and regulation intended to tackle climate change. It will spell out the essential information needed... more...

  • The Green Braidby Kim Tanzer; Rafael Longoria

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 51.95

    This volume presents the discipline?s best thinking on sustainability in written, drawn, and built form, drawingon 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...

  • Environmental Designby Randall Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 57.95

    Written and edited by a team of specialists at Max Fordham LLP, one of the UK?s leading environmental and building services engineering consultancies, Environmental Design is the result of their extensive experience in designing environmentally-friendly buildings. The principles of their approach, which they have taught in numerous schools of architecture... more...

  • Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Methodsby Ljubomir Jankovic

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 69.95

    As we increasingly become aware of the causes and consequences of the climate change, there is a sense that we are dealing with an almost impossible problem to solve; that our targets for zero carbon buildings are far in the future; and that our targets are hard to achieve. This book develops a structured method for zero carbon design and demonstrates... more...

  • Understanding Sustainable Architectureby Helen Bennetts; Antony Radford; Terry Williamson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 62.95

    Understanding Sustainable Architecture is a review of the assumptions, beliefs, goals and bodies of knowledge that underlie the endeavour to design (more) sustainable buildings and other built developments. Much of the available advice and rhetoric about sustainable architecture begins from positions where important ethical, cultural and conceptual... more...

  • The Environmental Briefby Richard Hyde; Steve Watson; Wendy Cheshire; Mark Thomson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 104.95

    The built environment is responsible for an estimatedforty-five per centof all greenhouse gas emissions. As the greatest opportunities for reducing these emissions occur during the briefing and design processes, the pathway to better design lies in preparing environmental briefs, and using these to drive building design and produce buildings of... more...