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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

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  • Culture, Architecture and Natureby Sim Van der Ryn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    An invaluable collection of the essays and illustrations of Sim Van der Ryn, charting the development of Sustainability in Architectural Design over the last 50 years. more...

  • The Healthy Indoor Environmentby Philomena M. Bluyssen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 79.95

    Despite policy directives, standards and guidelines, indoor environmental quality is still poor in many cases. The Healthy Indoor Environment aims to help architects, building engineers and anyone concerned with the wellbeing of building occupants to better understand the effects of spending time in buildings on health and comfort. In three clear... more...

  • A Carbon Primer for the Built Environmentby Simon Foxell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Sets out essential information needed for navigating through the growing regulatory maze of carbon reduction in the built environment with confidence more...

  • Cost Optimal and Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEB)by Jarek Kurnitski

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    Cost optimal and nearly zero energy performance levels are principles initiated by the European Union?s (EU) Energy Performance of Buildings Directive which was recast in 2010. These will be major drivers in the construction sector in the next few years, because all new buildings in the EU from 2021 onwards are expected to be nearly zero energy buildings... more...

  • Lean and Cleaner Productionby Peng Wu; Sui Pheng Low

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    This book explains how in moving towards Cleaner Production, the Lean Production Philosophy can be applied to reduce carbon emissions in prefabrication - one major source of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions which contribute to global climate change. This book examines theories and principles in the Lean Production Philosophy to develop situation-based... more...

  • How Much Energy Does Your Building Use?by Liz Reason; Kerry Mashford

    DoSustainability 2014; US$ 45.00

    Shining a bright light through the fog of regulatory and voluntary frameworks, the book provides a clear and unambiguous language for talking about the energy performance of building. It outlines a path towards understanding what makes for a good quality low energy building, highlights the stakeholders that need to be engaged, and encourages new ways... more...

  • Evolutionary Optimisation of Façade Designby Giovanni Zemella; Andrea Faraguna

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Optimization techniques offer immense potential for the improvement of performance-driven design, since they allow the adoption of an holistic approach. This can lead to great advantages: optimal design solutions can be properly identified only if all criteria are considered at the same time, rather than separately. There are two barriers which obstruct... more...

  • The Green Museumby Sarah S. Brophy; Elizabeth Wylie

    AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 29.99

    The Green Museum shows museum professionals how they can incorporate green design into new construction and day to day operations, using sustainable practices to save on operating costs and make museums attractive to new fundraising sources. more...

  • Ecosystem Services Come To Townby Gary Grant

    Wiley 2012; US$ 85.00

    The need to find new approaches to the development of cities is becoming increasingly urgent in this age of continuing population growth, demographic transition, climate change, fossil fuel peak and biodiversity losses. Restoring ecosystem services and promoting biodiversity is essential to sustainable development – even in the built environment.... more...

  • Green Building with Concreteby Gajanan M. Sabnis

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 146.95

    With superior fire resistance, strength, and a long service life, concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. A sustainable material, concrete is also easily and affordably reused and rehabilitated. The first book to provide an overview of sustainability and concrete, Green Building with Concrete: Sustainable Design and Construction... more...