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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

  • Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Methodsby Ljubomir Jankovic

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 64.95

    In addition to the application of fundamental principles that lead to a structured method for zero carbon design of buildings, this considerably expanded second edition includes new advanced topics on multi-objective optimisation; reverse modelling; reduction of the simulation performance gap; predictive control; nature-inspired emergent simulation... more...

  • Unravelling Sustainability and Resilience in the Built Environmentby Emilio Jose Garcia; Brenda Vale

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    In this timely book, Emilio Jose Garcia and Brenda Vale explore what sustainability and resilience might mean when applied to the built environment. Conceived as a primer for students and professionals, it defines what the terms sustainability and resilience mean and how they are related to each other and to the design of the built environment. After... more...

  • Sustainable Value Management for Construction Projectsby Ayodeji E. Oke; Clinton O. Aigbavboa

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 111.96

    This book provides a unique guide to value management and sustainability in construction to researchers and professional. The book provides a better understanding of the concept of value management, the basis of sustainable construction and thereafter, demonstrates how using the principles of value management can help to achieve successful construction... more...

  • Bio-aggregates Based Building Materialsby Sofiane Amziane; Florence Collet

    Springer Netherlands 2017; US$ 145.55

    The work of the RILEM Technical Committee (TC -236 BBM) was dedicated to the study of construction materials made from plant particles. It considered the question whether building materials containing as main raw material recyclable and easily available plant particles are renewable. This book includes a state-of-the-art report and an appendix.... more...

  • Sustainable Development and Planning VIIIby C. A. Brebbia; S. S. Zubir; A. S. Hassan

    WIT Press 2017; US$ 719.00

    The 8th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning is part of a series of biennial conferences on the topic of sustainable regional development which began in Greece in 2003. The papers included in these proceedings report on the latest advances from scientists specialising in the range of subjects on this topic. more...

  • Creating Urban Agricultural Systemsby Gundula Proksch

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 69.95

    Creating Urban Agriculture Systems provides you with background, expertise, and inspiration for designing with urban agriculture. It shows you how to grow food in buildings and cities, operate growing systems, and integrate them with natural cycles and existing infrastructures. It teaches you the essential environmental inputs and operational strategies... more...

  • Building Materials, Health and Indoor Air Qualityby Tom Woolley

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    The impact of building materials and construction methods on the health and wellbeing of occupants is often underestimated. This book is an essential guide to understanding and avoiding hazardous materials and poor air quality in buildings. The author covers a range of issues beginning with an explanation of how buildings work and how this influences... more...

  • Eco-Architecture VIby V. Echarri; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2016; US$ 252.00

    Comprising the proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature, the papers deal with topics such as building technologies, design by passive systems, design with nature, cultural sensitivity, life cycle assessment, resources and rehabilitation as well as many others. more...

  • Sustainable Linaby Annette Condello; Steffen Lehmann

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 86.21

    This essential book unravels the link between regional cultures, adaptive reuse of existing buildings and sustainability. It concentrates on the social dimensions relating to Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi‚Äôs late adaptive reuse projects and works from the 1960s to the early 1990s, interpreting her themes, technical sources and design... more...

  • Energy Accountsby Dan Willis; William W. Braham; Katsuhiko Muramoto; Daniel A. Barber

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    How does one tell the story of energy production, use, or conservation in a manner sufficiently convincing to influence policy, behavior, and design? Energy Accounts explores potential answers to this question through compelling images, data visualizations, narratives, and other examples of accounting for energy. Organized into a collection containing... more...