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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

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  • The Green Braidby Kim Tanzer; Rafael Longoria

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 51.95

    This volume presents the discipline?s best thinking on sustainability in written, drawn, and built form, drawingon over fifteen years of peer-reviewed essays and national design awards published by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Providing a primer on sustainability, useful to teachers and students alike, the selected... more...

  • Tropical Urban Heat Islandsby Nyuk Hien Wong; Yu Chen

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 165.00

    Conventional air conditioning is not a sustainable solution to the challenge of a hot or humid climate. The climate problem is compounded in so-called Urban Heat Islands, urban areas where the air can be 3?5C hotter than its surrounding areas and where pollution levels are consequently raised. Including a colour section with thermal images and... more...

  • Solar Architecture in Cool Climatesby Colin Porteous

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.95

    'A must-read for practitioners, teachers and others interested in or working with energy use in the built environment, including a delightful set of examples' Ann Grete Hestnes, former President of the International Solar Energy Society Solar Architecture in Cool Climates is an invaluable primer on low energy building design, combining accessible... 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...

  • Environmental Design of Urban Buildingsby Mat Santamouris

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    The importance of an integrated approach in urban design is becoming increasingly apparent. This book explains how to overcome related challenges in environmental design of urban buildings and offers guidance on the use of new materials and techniques and the integration of new philosophies. Supported by the EC's SAVE 13 programme, Environmental Design... more...

  • The Ecology of Building Materialsby Bjorn Berge

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 82.95

    The Ecology of Building Materials explores key questions surrounding sustainability of building materials. It provides technical data to enable design and building professionals to choose the most appropriate materials for a project: those that are least polluting, most energy efficient, and from sustainable sources. The book also gives information... more...

  • Design for Sustainabilityby Tracy Bhamra; Vicky Lofthouse

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 124.95

    In this book, the authors answer the questions: What is sustainable product development and why is it important? What are the main drivers of sustainable product development? They explain how design can help to control human impact on the environment by not only minimising pollution, waste, energy use and use of scarce resources, but also by thinking... more...

  • Sustainable Buildings in Practiceby George Baird

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 65.95

    Current assessment methods of sustainable buildings do not adequately account for the users? needs. Given that over the life of a building, total salary costs far outweigh both operating costs and combined capital and rental costs, the occupants? needs are not something which should be sensibly ignored. This book presents an unbiased evaluation... more...

  • The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Non-Domestic Buildingsby Baker Nick

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 105.00

    The refurbishment of existing buildings is a crucial yet often neglected subject within sustainable architecture; attention is usually focused on new buildings. Many old buildings waste large amounts of energy and provide poor internal conditions for occupants through poor lighting, poor ventilation, solar penetration and glare, and poor control of... more...

  • A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineeringby Dejan Mumovic; Mat Santamouris

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    The combined challenges of health, comfort, climate change and energy security cross the boundaries of traditional building disciplines. This authoritative collection, focusing mostly on energy and ventilation, provides the current and next generation of building engineering professionals with what they need to work closely with many disciplines to... more...