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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

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  • 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...

  • Guidebook to the LEED Certification Processby Michelle Cottrell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 90.00 US$ 78.00

    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... more...

  • 150 Best Eco House Ideasby Marta Serrats

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 16.49

    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...

  • Landscape Infrastructureby Ying-Yu Hung; Gerdo Aquino; Charles Waldheim; Julia Czerniak; Adriaan Geuze; Matthew Skjonsberg; Alexander Robinson

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 60.40

    Landschaftsplanung mit Sinn für den ökologischen Kontext more...

  • Ecological Urban Architectureby Thomas Schröpfer

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 65.90

    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...

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

    McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 107.00 US$ 93.63

    The most comprehensive, current guide to the theory and practice of landscape architecture For more than 50 years, this pioneering guide has served as the foremost resource on the principles and practices of landscape architecture. Now, the book has been revised to address the latest developments in the field, providing a comprehensive, current presentation... more...

  • Sustainable Facadesby Ajla Aksamija

    Wiley 2013; US$ 90.00 US$ 78.00

    Practical information on designing sustainable, energy-efficient building facades As energy and other natural resources are being depleted, it has become clear that technologies and strategies that allow us to maintain our satisfaction with interior environments while consuming less of these resources are major objectives of contemporary facade... more...

  • Energy efficiency refurbishmentsby Clemens Richarz; Christina Schulz

    DETAIL 2013; US$ 65.85

    The sustainable renovation of older buildings involves more than just an improvement of their energy footprint â?? and it is due to the complexity of the issue why architects are destined to take on this task. The book, Energy efficiency refurbishments, was written by architects for architects. It shows how design, construction and systems engineering... more...

  • Intelligent Buildings: An Introductionby Derek Clements-Croome

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 136.95

    This book introduces the concept of Intelligent Buildings to the wider construction community. Edited by the Father of Intelligent Buildings, Derek Clements-Croome, the book explains that intelligent buildings should be sustainable, healthy, technologically aware, meet the needs of occupants and business, and should be flexible and adaptable to deal... more...

  • Solar Energy Housesby Anne-Grete Hestnes; Robert Hastings; Bjarne Saxhof

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 109.95

    Passive and active solar strategies together with the adoption of energy conservation measures and the integration of new materials and technologies can lead to a dramatic reduction of 75-90 per cent in the energy consumption of the buildings. The objective of Task 13 of the IEA's Solar Heating and Cooling Programme was to advance solar building technologies... more...