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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

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  • Natural Ventilation in the Urban Environmentby Francis Allard; Cristian Ghiaus

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Throughout the world, there is an increasing interest in ecological design of buildings, and natural ventilation has proved to be the most efficient low-energy cooling technique. Its practical application, however, is hindered by the lack of information on the complex relationship between the building and its urban environment. In this book, a team... 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 SocietySolar Architecture in Cool Climates is an invaluable primer on low energy building design, combining accessible information... 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...

  • A Handbook on Low-Energy Buildings and District-Energy Systemsby L.D. Danny Harvey

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Winner of Choice Magazine - Outstanding Academic Titles for 2007Buildings account for over one third of global energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Reducing energy use by buildings is therefore an essential part of any strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and thereby lessen the likelihood of potentially catastrophic... 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...

  • Ventilation and Airflow in Buildingsby Claude-Alain Roulet

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Energy efficiency in buildings requires, among other things, that ventilation be appropriately dimensioned: too much ventilation wastes energy, and insufficient ventilation leads to poor indoor air quality and low comfort.Studies have shown that ventilation systems seldom function according to their commissioned design. They have also shown that airflow... 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...

  • Design for Sustainabilityby Vicky Lofthouse; Professor Tracy Bhamra; Professor Rachel Cooper

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95

    Design for Sustainability is a practical approach to design which focuses on the challenges and issues faced by those designing consumer products in the 21st Century. It is written from a design perspective and aimed at both professional and student industrial and product designers, and those involved in managing design. The book begins by summarising... 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 of thirty... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 47.95

    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...