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  • Emotionally Durable Designby Jonathan Chapman

    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...

  • Earthbag Buildingby Kaki Hunter; Donald Kiffmeyer

    New Society Publishers 2004; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • 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... 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$ 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 A´tcin; Sidney Mindess

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 247.95

    Production of Portland cement is responsible for about seven percentáof 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...

  • Guidebook to the LEED Certification Processby Michelle Cottrell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 85.00

    Proven Strategies for Getting a Project LEED« 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 (LEED«) for New Construction and Major Renovations (LEED NC),... more...