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- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 28.99
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...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 19.95 US$ 13.97
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... more...
- Storey Publishing, LLC 2013; US$ 18.95
Are you looking for creative ways to lower your energy costs, generate more of your own power, or become less reliant on the grid? Paul Scheckel offers practical advice for taking matters into your own hands. Explaining the fundamentals of solar, wind, water, and biofuel energy production, Scheckel shows you how to build and maintain a wide variety... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95
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 buildings... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95
This new resource covers the material selection, structural design and connections detailing of truly sustainable timber buildings through: consideration of the nature of wood and the heritage of timber construction, including the importance of forestry and conservation a review of modern techniques to improve the durability, fire resistance... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95
Emotionally Durable Design presents counterpoints to our ?throwaway society? by developing powerful design tools, methods and frameworks that build resilience into relationships between people and things. The book takes us beyond the sustainable design field?s established focus on energy and materials, to engage the underlying psychological phenomena... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 72.95
This practical guide to cost studies of buildings has been updated and revised throughout for the 6th edition. New developments in RICS New Rules of Measurement (NRM) are incorporated throughout the book, in addition to new material on e-business, the internet, social media, building information modelling, sustainability, building resilience and carbon... more...
- Atlantic Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.99
Humans have been building with stone for thousands of years, dating back to the ancient pyramids and the Sphinx. You can bring the aesthetics of stonework to your house and property with help from The Complete Guide to Building with Rocks & Stone. This book is designed to walk homeowners through the process of developing, planning, and implementing... more...
- Atlantic Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.99
Earth-sheltered building has existed since the heyday of Skara Brae in Scotland 5,000 years ago, and is used today by people around the world. If you have ever looked at your power bill in stunned disbelief, if you are interested in green building techniques, or if you want your home to stand out (or hide out), then this book is for you. With The... more...