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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...

  • Designing for Zero Wasteby Steffen Lehmann; Robert Crocker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.95

    Designing for Zero Waste is a timely, topical and necessary publication. Materials and resources are being depleted at an accelerating speed and rising consumption trends across the globe have placed material efficiency, waste reduction and recycling at the centre of many government policy agendas, giving them an unprecedented urgency. While there... more...

  • Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructureby Annie Pearce; Yong Han Ahn; Ltd HanmiGlobal Co

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Construction is one of the biggest industries in the world, providing necessary facilities for human prosperity ranging from the homes in which we live to the highways we drive, the power plants that provide energy for our daily activities, and the very infrastructure on which human society is built. The construction sector, including the building... 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...

  • 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...

  • Carbon Management in the Built Environmentby Rohinton Emmanuel; Keith Baker

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Three broad sectors of the economy are generally recognized as key to a low carbon future: energy, construction and transportation. Of these, carbon management in the built environment remains the least well-studied. This much-needed book brings together the latest developments in the field of climate change science, building design,  materials... 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...

  • Integral Sustainable Designby Mark DeKay

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 64.95

    This book offers practical and theoretical tools for more effective sustainable design solutions and for communicating sustainable design ideas to today's diverse stakeholders. It uses Integral Theory to make sense of the many competing ideas in this area and offers a powerful conceptual framework for sustainable designers through the four main perspectives... more...

  • Materialrevolutionby Sascha Peters

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 84.95

    Since it is now clear that in the future many raw materials will only be available to us in limited quantities, scientists have for some time been conducting intensive research into possible alternatives. Sustainability is the order of the day and the magic word for a better future in politics and industry. Moreover, environmental consciousness and... 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...