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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

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  • Evolutionary Optimisation of Façade Designby Giovanni Zemella; Andrea Faraguna

    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...

  • Lifetime Environmental Impact of Buildingsby Marc Méquignon; Hassan Ait Haddou

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    This work discusses the impact of the life of buildings on? sustainable development methods.?The study of the lifespan of the building is used to assess and?manage the environmental impacts associated?with all the stages of a product's life, from raw material extraction?through to repair, maintenance and?? 'end of life' scenarios. While several papers... more...

  • Perspectives on Social Sustainability and Interior Architectureby Dianne Smith; Marina Lommerse; Priya Metcalfe

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book argues that interior architects have a responsibility to practice their profession in collaborative ways that address the needs of communities and of to be the agents of social justice and cultural heritage. The book is divided into three sections, based on three pivotal themes ? community engagement, social justice and cultural heritage.... more...

  • Wind Towersby Mehdi N. Bahadori; Alireza Dehghani Sanij; Ali Sayigh

    Springer 2014; US$ 119.00

    This unique volume provides the only holistic treatment of wind towers, a core aspect of sustainable architecture in hot, arid climates. The authors explain how traditional incarnations of these structures provide significant decreases in energy consumption through their use of renewable wind resources to cool buildings and water storage facilities.... more...

  • Green Building with Concreteby Gajanan M. Sabnis

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 146.95

    With superior fire resistance, strength, and a long service life, concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. A sustainable material, concrete is also easily and affordably reused and rehabilitated. The first book to provide an overview of sustainability and concrete, Green Building with Concrete: Sustainable Design and Construction... more...

  • Carbon-Neutral Architectural Designby Pablo M. La Roche

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 109.95

    The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. To lessen the human impact on climate, it is necessary to reduce these building-related emissions. New legislation, as well as market and financial pressures, are driving architects and developers to create low-carbon buildings. While it is possible... more...

  • 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, drawing on 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...

  • Culture, Architecture and Natureby Sim Van der Ryn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Gathering his most compelling essays and addresses from the last fifty years in one accessible volume, this book looks at the pioneering ideas that underpin Sim Van der Ryn?s ecological design philosophy. It offers a unique decade-by-decade retrospective of the key issues in environmental design, beginning with the most recent years and looking back... more...

  • The Healthy Indoor Environmentby Philomena M. Bluyssen

    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...