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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

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  • Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Designby Carl Bovill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design will help you understand the nature of the sustainability problem and show you how to implement your design for a sustainable future. Organized in six parts, the problem, the environment, the residential scale, the commercial scale, the urban scale, and energy sources, the book presents essential information... 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...

  • Sustainable Facadesby Ajla Aksamija

    Wiley 2013; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildingsby Simon Burton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.95

    Whilst sustainability is already an important driver in the new building sector, this book explores how those involved in refurbishment of commercial building are moving this agenda forward. It includes chapters by developers, surveyors, cost consultants, architects, building physicists and other players, on the role they each can play in enabling... more...

  • Transforming Distressed Global Communitiesby Andreas Piller; Professor Fritz Wagner; Professor Riad Mahayni; Professor Donald Miller; Dr Nicole Gurran

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 139.95

    Many of our global cities are distressed and facing a host of issues: economic collapse in the face of rising expectations, social disintegration and civil unrest, and ecological degradation and the threats associated with climate change, including more frequent and more severe natural disasters. Our long-held assumptions about man and nature and... more...

  • Adaptive Thermal Comfort: Principles and Practiceby Fergus Nicol; Michael Humphreys; Susan Roaf

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    The fundamental function of buildings is to provide safe and healthy shelter. For the fortunate they also provide comfort and delight. In the twentieth century comfort became a 'product' produced by machines and run on cheap energy. In a world where fossil fuels are becoming ever scarcer and more expensive, and the climate more extreme, the challenge... more...

  • Advances in Building Energy Researchby Mat Santamouris

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 330.00

    Advances in Building Energy Research (ABER) offers state-of-the-art information on the environmental science and performance of buildings, linking new technologies and methodologies with the latest research on systems, simulations and standards. As stringently reviewed as a journal but with the breadth of a book, this annual volume brings together... more...

  • Bioclimatic Housingby Richard Hyde

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 99.95

    In the search for sustainable architecture, there is growing interest in the relationship between nature and design. In this vital new book, the term ?bioclimatic?, relating to the dynamic between climate and living organisms, is applied by the authors in focusing on countries where housing requires cooling for a significant part of the year. In this... more...

  • Build Ivywildby James R. Fennell; Lola S. Scobey

    Centurion Servant Publishers 2013; US$ 6.99

    Can mingling different businesses bring greater prosperity? Can neighborhood buildings and spaces produce happiness? Can the sun and wind actually improve a person?s well-being? Build Ivywild answers these and similar questions in words and sketches that are designed for everyone ? from entrepreneurs and small business owners to government officials... more...

  • Building with Reclaimed Components and Materialsby Bill Addis

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 109.95

    Interest in green and sustainable design is growing throughout the world. Both national and local governments are active in promoting reuse and recycling in order to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. This guide identifies how building designers and constructors can minimize the generation of waste at the design stage of a building project... more...