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- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 280.00
This book examines the state-of-the-art on plants and fibres as building materials for low cost construction, emphasizing their use, properties, fabrication, new procedures and future developments. It makes available research results on new techniques for fibre reinforcement and their use in concrete, stabilized clay and other matrices. Procedures... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 104.95
Environmentally responsible building involves resolving many conflicting issues and requirements. Each stage in the design process from the fundamental decisions about what, where and even whether to build has implications for the environment. Evolving out of the success of Green Building Digest , a publication described by Building Design as well-researched,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 105.95
Written by experts, Sustainable Housing brings new perspectives on residential sustainability, using case studies of latest practice. This book is based upon the 'Housing and Sustainability' conference at the RIBA in 1998, which intended to guide action into the next century, setting down key principles, providing important new technical information... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 104.95
This key handbook provides a detailed reference for environmentally concerned purchasers of building products, and complements the Green Building Handbook Vol 1. Following the format of the original, this book discusses current issues in green building before moving on to consider eight building component types: fencing products, flat roofing membranes,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 62.95
Understanding Sustainable Architecture is a review of the assumptions, beliefs, goals and bodies of knowledge that underlie the endeavour to design (more) sustainable buildings and other built developments. Much of the available advice and rhetoric about sustainable architecture begins from positions where important ethical, cultural and conceptual... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 68.95
As buildings are responsible for fifty per cent of CO 2 emissions, their design has become the focus of intense technical scrutiny. Knowing how to build more technically efficient, or ecologically responsible, buildings, and being able to assemble the social resources to do so, requires different forms of knowledge and practice. There is wide contestation... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 73.95
Covering the full life span of the project, from siting issues through specific design features to maintenance of the property and equipment, this is a comprehensive guide to designing, planning and building a solar house. The author uses his experience of living in a solar house to inform the reader of the technology and practices needed for the... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 67.00
Building is an important but poorly explored part of sustainable development. The building sector has major impacts not only on economic and social life, but also on the natural and built environment. Various building activities, such as the design, construction, use, refurbishment and demolition of buildings, directly and indirectly affect the environmental... more...