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  • Promoting Energy Efficiency Investmentsby OECD Publishing; International Energy Agency

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 140.00

    Existing buildings are responsible for over 40% of the world’s total primary energy consumption. An impressive amount of energy could be saved simply by applying energy-efficient technologies. Yet, various market barriers inhibit energy efficiency improvements in existing buildings and result in energy savings that are significantly lower... 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, 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$ 47.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...