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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

  • Perspectives on Social Sustainability and Interior Architectureby

    Springer Singapore 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...

  • Cost Optimal and Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEB)by

    Springer London 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book introduces technical definitions, system boundaries, energy calculation methods and input data for setting primary energy based minimum/cost optimal and nZEB requirements in national energy frames. Offers five case studies of nZEB office buildings. more...

  • Building Refurbishment for Energy Performanceby

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book deals with efficient methodologies aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector. It offers suggestions to improve energy efficiency and includes case studies. more...

  • Smart Materials and Technologies in Architectureby Michelle Addington; Daniel Schodek

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 83.95

    Today, architects and designers are beginning to look toward developments in new "smart" or "intelligent" materials and technologies for solutions to long-standing problems in building design. However, these new materials have so far been applied in a diverse but largely idiosyncratic nature, because relatively few architects have access to 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...

  • Sustainable Facadesby Ajla Aksamija

    Wiley 2013; US$ 90.00

    Practical information on designing sustainable, energy-efficient building facades As energy and other natural resources are being depleted, it has become clear that technologies and strategies that allow us to maintain our satisfaction with interior environments while consuming less of these resources are major objectives of contemporary facade... more...

  • Eco-Towersby K. Al-Kodmany

    WIT Press 2015; US$ 398.00

    Eco-Towers introduces readers to groundbreaking designs, progressive projects, and innovative ways of thinking about a new generation of green skyscrapers that could provide solutions to crises the world faces today including climate change, depleting resources, deteriorating ecology, population, urban heat island effect, pollution, deforestation. more...

  • Design Energy Simulation for Architectsby Kjell Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    Leading architectural firms are now using in-house design simulation to help make more sustainable design decisions. Taking advantage of these new tools requires understanding of what can be done with simulation, how to do it, and how to interpret the results. This software-agnostic book, which is intended for you to use as a professional architect,... more...

  • From Bauhaus to Ecohouseby Peder Anker

    LSU Press 2010; US$ 21.95

    Debates about environmentally sensitive architecture have been ongoing for nearly a century. From Bauhaus to Eco-House examines key moments of inspiration and exchange between designers and ecologists from the Bauhaus projects of the interwar period to the eco-arks of the late 1980s. From Bauhaus to Eco-House provides new insight into a critical period... more...

  • Sustainable Retrofit and Facilities Managementby Paul Appleby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 90.00

    Governments across the globe are setting targets for reducing their carbon emissions. For example, the UK Government has committed to an eighty per cent reduction by 2050, when twenty-eight million buildings that currently exist will still be standing; this represents a challenge to improve the energy efficiency of more than one building per minute... more...