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  • New Directions in Sustainable Designby Adrian Parr; Michael Zaretsky

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 53.95

    Recently there has been a plethora of work published on the topic of sustainability, much of which is purely theoretical or technical in its approach. More often than not these books fail to introduce readers to the larger challenge of what thinking sustainably might entail. Combining a series of well know authors in contemporary philosophy with... more...

  • The Passivhaus Designer?s Manualby Christina J. Hopfe; Robert S. McLeod

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Passivhaus is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world, with almost 50,000 buildings realised to date. Applicable to both domestic and non-domestic building types, the strength of Passivhaus lies in the simplicity of the concept. As European and global energy directives move ever closer towards Zero (fossil) Energy standards, Passivhaus... more...

  • Prefabulous + Almost Off the Gridby Sheri Koones

    Abrams 2012; US$ 24.95

    Prefabrication offers a simple path to the green home of your dreams, and in her latest book, Prefabulous author Sheri Koones highlights the many ways of using prefabrication to create almost-off-the-grid homeshouses that are not only environmentally friendly but often operate at nearly zero annual energy cost. Taking energy from the grid when... more...

  • Prefabulous + Sustainableby Sheri Koones

    Abrams 2013; US$ 25.00

    Prefabulous and Sustainable dispels the negative myths associated with prefab homes and shows the reader how beautiful and remarkably green prefab homes are. In this guide to prefab home-building author Sheri Koones, demystifies the prefabricated house by using 25 unique homes to showcase how factory-built homes are greener, more efficient,... more...

  • Prefabulous Worldby Sheri Koones

    Abrams 2014; US$ 35.00

    The rising cost of fuel and the growing commit­ment to protect the environment have sparked exciting innovations in prefab home construction. Showcasing the unlimited possibilities offered by prefabrication to build incredibly energy-efficient, green homes, Prefabulous World features sophisticated examples of eco-friendly home design in Australia,... more...

  • The Selective Environmentby Dean Hawkes; with Jane McDonald; Koen Steemers

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.95

    The complex art of architecture embraces all of the concerns of the world's cultures. It meets the fundamental needs for shelter from the elements, but, almost from its origins, has acquired other purposes and meanings. The Selective Environment is an approach to environmentally responsive architectural design that seeks to make connections between... more...

  • Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architectureby Nishat Awan; Tatjana Schneider; Jeremy Till

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book offers the first comprehensive overview of alternative approaches to architectural practice. At a time when many commentators are noting that alternative and richer approaches to architectural practice are required if the profession is to flourish, this book provides multiple examples from across the globe of how this has been achieved... more...

  • Xplans - Book of House Plansby Michael Lane

    Original Writing 2011; US$ 4.99

    The Xplans Book of House Plans provides a variety of house plans and blueprints in different styles including single storey (bungalows) dormers and two storey designs. Traditional modern and contemporary houses are presented. more...

  • The Hierarchy of Energy in Architectureby Ravi Srinivasan; Kiel Moe

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 29.95

    The laws of thermodynamics?and their implications for architecture?have not been fully integrated into architectural design. Architecture and building science too often remain constrained by linear concepts and methodologies regarding energy that occlude significant quantities and qualities of energy. The Hierarchy of Energy in Architecture addresses... more...

  • The Rebound Effect in Home Heatingby Ray Galvin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 55.95

    This is a definitive guide to the rebound effect in home heating ? the increase in energy service use after a technological intervention aimed at reducing consumption. It sets out what the effect is, how it plays out in the home heating sector, what this implies for energy saving initiatives in this sector, and how it relates to rebound effects in... more...