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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

  • Landscape Infrastructureby

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 70.00

    Infrastructure, as we know it, no longer belongs in the exclusive realm of engineers and transportation planners. This book, now available in a second revised edition,examines the potential of landscape as infrastructure via essays by notable authors and supporting case studies by SWA landscape architects and urban designers. 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$ 85.00

    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...

  • Design Energy Simulation for Graphicsby 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...

  • Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildingsby Paul Appleby

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 95.00

    Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings aims to provide a guide to members of design and masterplanning teams on how to deliver sustainable development and buildings cost effectively, meeting current and emerging UK and international statutory and planning requirements. Using a series of case histories and examples from the author's 10 years of... more...

  • SPATIAL AGENCY SCHNEIDER & TILLby Nishat Awan; Tatjana Schneider; Jeremy Till

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book offers the first comprehensive overview of alternative approaches to architectural practice. At a time when many commentators are noting that alternative and richer approaches to architectural practice are required if the profession is to flourish, this book provides multiple examples from across the globe of how this has been achieved... 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...