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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

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  • Handbook on Green Infrastructureby Danielle Sinnett; Nicholas Smith; Sarah Burgess

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 60.00

    Green infrastructure is widely recognised as a valuable resource in our towns and cities and it is therefore crucial to understand, create, protect and manage this resource. This Handbook sets the context for green infrastructure as a means to make urban environments more resilient, sustainable, liveable and equitable. It then provides a comprehensive... more...

  • Daylighting in Architectureby Nick V. Baker; A. Fanchiotti; K. Steemers

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 141.95

    Typically one third of the energy used in many buildings may be consumed by electric lighting. Good daylighting design can reduce electricity consumption for lighting and improve standards of visual comfort, health and amenity for the occupants.As the only comprehensive text on the subject written in the last decade, the book will be welcomed by all... more...

  • Eco-Homesby Jenny Pickerill

    Zed Books 2016; US$ 28.95

    The first book to comprehensively explore eco-housing from a geographical, social and political perspective. more...

  • Net Zero Energy Buildingsby Linda Reeder

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 65.00

    This book presents 18 in-depth case studies of net zero energy buildings?low-energy building that generate as much energy as they consume over the course of a year?for a range of project types, sizes, and U.S. climate zones. Each case study describes the owner?s goals, the design and construction process, design strategies, measurement and verification... more...

  • Eco-Architecture VIby V. Echarri; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2016; US$ 252.00

    Comprising the proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature, the papers deal with topics such as building technologies, design by passive systems, design with nature, cultural sensitivity, life cycle assessment, resources and rehabilitation as well as many others. more...

  • Earthbag Buildingby Kaki Hunter; Donald Kiffmeyer

    New Society Publishers 2004; US$ 29.99

    The only comprehensive, illustrated, step-by-step guide to building with earthbags. 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...

  • Energy Performance of Residential Buildingsby Mat Santamouris

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    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...

  • Advances in Passive Coolingby Mat Santamouris

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Following a rapid increase in the use of air conditioning in buildings of all types, the energy demand for powering such devices has become a significant cause for concern. Passive cooling is increasingly being thought of as the best alternative to air conditioning.This book offers the latest knowledge and techniques on passive cooling, enabling building... more...

  • Sustainability of Concreteby Pierre-Claude Aïtcin; Sidney Mindess

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 247.95

    Production of Portland cement is responsible for about seven percent of the world?s greenhouse gas emissions. The pressure to make the production of concrete more sustainable, or "greener", is considerable and increasing. This requires a wholesale shift in processes, materials and methods in the concrete industry. Pure Portland cement will need to... more...