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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 41.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
Three broad sectors of the economy are generally recognized as key to a low carbon future: energy, construction and transportation. Of these, carbon management in the built environment remains the least well-studied. This much-needed book brings together the latest developments in the field of climate change science, building design, materials... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 84.95
Since it is now clear that in the future many raw materials will only be available to us in limited quantities, scientists have for some time been conducting intensive research into possible alternatives. Sustainability is the order of the day and the magic word for a better future in politics and industry. Moreover, environmental consciousness and... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 79.95
Despite policy directives, standards and guidelines, indoor environmental quality is still poor in many cases. The Healthy Indoor Environment aims to help architects, building engineers and anyone concerned with the wellbeing of building occupants to better understand the effects of spending time in buildings on health and comfort. In three clear... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 129.00
Cost optimal and nearly zero energy performance levels are principles initiated by the European Union?s (EU) Energy Performance of Buildings Directive which was recast in 2010. These will be major drivers in the construction sector in the next few years, because all new buildings in the EU from 2021 onwards are expected to be nearly zero energy buildings... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 179.00
This book explains how in moving towards Cleaner Production, the Lean Production Philosophy can be applied to reduce carbon emissions in prefabrication - one major source of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions which contribute to global climate change. This book examines theories and principles in the Lean Production Philosophy to develop situation-based... more...
- DoSustainability 2014; US$ 45.00
Shining a bright light through the fog of regulatory and voluntary frameworks, the book provides a clear and unambiguous language for talking about the energy performance of building. It outlines a path towards understanding what makes for a good quality low energy building, highlights the stakeholders that need to be engaged, and encourages new ways... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 129.00
Optimization techniques offer immense potential for the improvement of performance-driven design, since they allow the adoption of an holistic approach. This can lead to great advantages: optimal design solutions can be properly identified only if all criteria are considered at the same time, rather than separately. There are two barriers which obstruct... more...
- AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 29.99
The Green Museum shows museum professionals how they can incorporate green design into new construction and day to day operations, using sustainable practices to save on operating costs and make museums attractive to new fundraising sources. more...