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- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 53.95
This well-illustrated 'think piece' provides a much needed and topical philosophical introduction to the place of environmental design in architecture. The Environments of Architecture sets out a range of considerations necessary to produce appropriate internal environments in the context of a wider discussion on the effect of building decisions... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 57.95
It has taken a very long time for sustainable development to be recognised as a justified restraint on inappropriate development and a primary driver of improving quality of life for all. For designers, clients and project managers this means we have to create healthy buildings and places which support communities, enhance biodiversity and contribute... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 76.00
Let a Team of Leading Architects Take You through 20 Large-Scale, Sustainable Facilities Designed with Green Methods and Materials! A vital working tool for all building professionals interested in green architecture and construction, Sustainable Facilities presents an in-depth look at 20 facilities that were designed for environmental organizations... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 140.00
Existing buildings are responsible for over 40% of the worlds 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...
- 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...
- 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?5°C hotter than its surrounding areas and where pollution levels are consequently raised. Including a colour section with thermal images and... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...