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  • 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... 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...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Solar Power for Your Home, 3rd Editionby Dan Ramsey; David Hughes

    DK Publishing 2010; US$ 19.95

    All the power you need is already there. This third edition helps readers understand the basics of solar (photovoltaic) power and explore whether it makes sense for them, what their options are, and what's involved with installing various on- and off-grid systems. Solar power is a $3 billion industry, and it's poised to grow to $39 billion... more...

  • Energy Performance of Residential Buildingsby Mat Santamouris

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 160.00

    Energy Rating is a crucial consideration in modern building design, affirmed by the new EC Directive on the energy performance of buildings. Energy represents a high percentage of the running costs of a building, and has a significant impact on the comfort of the occupants. This book represents detailed information on energy rating of residential buildings,... more...

  • Sustainability of Concreteby Pierre-Claude Aītcin; Sidney Mindess

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 231.00

    Introduction Terminology and Definitions The Water/Cement and Water/Binder Ratios Durability, Sustainability and Profitability Modern Binders Water Superplasticizers Aggregates Entrained Air Hydration Reactions Shrinkage Curing High Performance Concrete Specifying High Performance Concrete Operating a Ready Mix Plant with Consideration of the Environment... more...

  • Guidebook to the LEED Certification Processby Michelle Cottrell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 85.00

    Proven Strategies for Getting a Project LEEDŽ Certified Here is the ideal guide for architects, engineers, interior designers, project managers, facility managers, and building owners for understanding the project certification process for the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDŽ) for New Construction and Major Renovations (LEED NC),... more...

  • 150 Best Eco House Ideasby Marta Serrats

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 23.99

    Featuring an extensive collection of full-color photographs, 150 Best Eco House Ideas features eco-friendly house designs created by internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and tastes of their clients. Included here are the latest innovations... more...

  • Ecological Urban Architectureby Thomas Schröpfer

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 84.95

    The goal of advancing eco cities often remains confined to political or technological issues. This book establishes a focus on architectural and infrastructural design approaches to sustainable urban development.   more...

  • The World's Greenest Buildingsby Jerry Yudelson; Ulf Meyer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    The World?s Greenest Buildings tackles an audacious task. Among the thousands of green buildings out there, which are the best, and how do we know? Authors Jerry Yudelson and Ulf Meyer examined hundreds of the highest-rated large green buildings from around the world and asked their owners to supply one simple thing: actual performance... more...

  • Landscape Architecture, Fifth Editionby Barry Starke; John Ormsbee Simonds

    McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 103.00

    Barry W. Starke has been a leader in the profession of landscape architecture for more than 40 years. He graduated with a degree in landscape architecture from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1967. While at Berkeley, he was introduced to the first edition of Landscape Architecture , which became... more...