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- 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...
- 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...
- Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 83.82
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?s late adaptive reuse projects and works from the 1960s to the early 1990s, interpreting her themes, technical sources and design... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 53.95
At a time when climate and ethics have become so important to architectural debate, this book proposes an entirely new way for architects to engage with these core issues. Drawing on Tetsuro Watsuji?s (1889-1960) philosophy, the book illuminates climate not as a collection of objective natural phenomena, but as a concrete form of bond in which "who... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 64.95
Passive House in Different Climates introduces the seven Passive House principles, to help you create super-insulated, airtight buildings that require minimal energy use to heat, cool, dehumidify, and ventilate, with superior indoor air quality and year-round comfort. Seventeen case studies in four climate zones---marine, cold and very cold, mixed-dry... more...
- CRC Press 2016; US$ 115.95
The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. To lessen the human impact on climate, it is necessary to reduce these building-related emissions. New legislation, as well as market and financial pressures, are driving architects and developers to create low-carbon buildings. While it is possible... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 65.00
This book presents 18 in-depth case studies of net zero energy buildings?low-energy building that generate as much energy as they consume over the course of a year?for a range of project types, sizes, and U.S. climate zones. Each case study describes the owner?s goals, the design and construction process, design strategies, measurement and verification... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 60.00
Green infrastructure is widely recognised as a valuable resource in our towns and cities and it is therefore crucial to understand, create, protect and manage this resource. This Handbook sets the context for green infrastructure as a means to make urban environments more resilient, sustainable, liveable and equitable. It then provides a comprehensive... more...