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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

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  • Introduction to Architectural Scienceby Steven Szokolay

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95

    By introducing the basics of architectural science, this book is an ideal reference that provides an understanding of the physical basis of architectural design. The knowledge gained from this book equips the reader with the tools for realizing the full potential of the good intentions of sustainable, bioclimatic design. The text gives the reader... more...

  • Environmental Issues for Architectureby David Lee Smith

    Wiley 2011; US$ 90.00

    A comprehensive introduction to environmental controls for architectural design With concerns for sustainability rapidly changing the technological playing field, the romanticized depiction of architects as solitary artists confined to their drafting tables is becoming a thing of the past. More than ever, today's architects must assume a leadership... more...

  • Urban Greenby Neil B. Chambers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 27.99

    Sustainable design is booming, but the men and women dedicated to reducing their carbon impact have lost sight of what they are trying to save: the natural world. Author Neil Chambers has been at the forefront of cutting-edge, sustainable architecture for years, and Urban Green is his revolutionary vision for bringing the power of the conservation... more...

  • A Greener Houseby Richard Reed; Sara J. Wilkinson

    Wiley 2012; US$ 19.95

    How green should you go? If you would like to make a positive impact on the environment but are concerned about the financial outlay, A Greener House is for you. Property experts Richard Reed and Sara Wilkinson will show you how to decide which sustainable measures are suited to your property, and evaluate the cost implications of installing them.... more...

  • The Homeowner's Energy Handbookby Paul Scheckel

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2013; US$ 24.95

    Are you looking for creative ways to lower your energy costs, use renewable energy, generate more of your own power, or become less reliant on the grid? Energy expert Paul Scheckel offers practical advice for taking matters into your own hands. Understand the fundamentals of solar, wind, water, and biofuel energy production as you make your home ready... more...

  • High Performance Homes TRUBIANOby Franca Trubiano

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Both professionals and students are increasingly committed to achieving high-performance metrics in the design, construction and operation of residential buildings. This book responds to this demand by offering a comprehensive guide which features: architectural innovations in building skin technologies which make lighter more transparent... more...

  • Smart and sustainable built environmentsby Jay Yang

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 199.00

    Sustainable development is rapidly becoming a global phenomenon ? the remit of which encompasses a wide range of professions and societal interest groups. This collection of papers from the CIB Task Group 55 (smart and sustainable built environments) presents key findings to date on a wide range of current research and practice in this emerging field... more...

  • Ecohouseby Susan Roaf

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Now in its 3rd edition, the bestselling Ecohouse continues to be both a technical guide and an inspiration for thousands of architects, designers and eco-builders all over the world. As the need to slow climate change becomes increasingly urgent, growing numbers of people are looking to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of their buildings by... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Building and Remodelingby John Barrows; Lisa Iannucci

    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...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Renewable Energy for Your Homeby Brita Belli; Harvey Bryan

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 19.95

    An essential how-to on powering your home with sun, wind, water, and more. For readers wanting to save money-and the planet-by using alternative energy, this book provides everything they need to know. The five basic sources are fully covered: sun, wind, water, earth, and bio. The benefits, what is needed, and whether it will work for a particular... more...