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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

  • Sustainability & Scarcityby Peter Ozolins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Sustainability & Scarcity addresses a gap in the literature on green building recognized by many in the fields of international development, architecture, construction, housing and sustainability. Rather than being based on the experiences of more economically-developed countries, this book describes the nature of green building in the developing... more...

  • Beton-Kalender 2014by Antti Poso; Windshü; Bjö gel; rn

    Wiley 2014; US$ 151.50

    Beton-kalender 2014 - Schwerpunkte - Unterirdisches Bauen, Grundbau, Eurocode 7 more...

  • Humanitarian Architectureby Esther Charlesworth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Never has the demand been so urgent for architects to respond to the design and planning challenges of rebuilding post-disaster sites and cities. In 2011, more people were displaced by natural disasters (42 million) than by wars and armed conflicts. And yet the number of architects equipped to deal with rebuilding the aftermath of these floods, fires,... more...

  • Lifetime Environmental Impact of Buildingsby Marc Méquignon; Hassan Ait Haddou

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    This work discusses the impact of the life of buildings on? sustainable development methods.?The study of the lifespan of the building is used to assess and?manage the environmental impacts associated?with all the stages of a product's life, from raw material extraction?through to repair, maintenance and?? 'end of life' scenarios. While several papers... more...

  • Perspectives on Social Sustainability and Interior Architectureby Dianne Smith; Marina Lommerse; Priya Metcalfe

    Springer 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...

  • How Much Energy Does Your Building Use?by Liz Reason; Kerry Mashford

    DoSustainability 2014; US$ 45.00

    Shining a bright light through the fog of regulatory and voluntary frameworks, the book provides a clear and unambiguous language for talking about the energy performance of building. It outlines a path towards understanding what makes for a good quality low energy building, highlights the stakeholders that need to be engaged, and encourages new ways... more...

  • Ecology and the Architectural Imaginationby Brook Muller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    By including ecological concerns in the design process from the outset, architecture can enhance life. Author Brook Muller understands how a designer?s predispositions and poetic judgement in dealing with complex and dynamic ecological systems impact the "greenness" of built outcomes. Ecology and the Architectural Imagination offers a series of... more...

  • Building Refurbishment for Energy Performanceby Anna Magrini

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    In Europe, the building sector accounts for 40% of energy consumption which has a strong influence on greenhouse gas emissions. The book deals with efficient methodologies aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector. This includes analyses of the building envelopes, the heating systems, the use of solar energy and the assessment... more...

  • Evolutionary Optimisation of Façade Designby Giovanni Zemella; Andrea Faraguna

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Optimization techniques offer immense potential for the improvement of performance-driven design, since they allow the adoption of an holistic approach. This can lead to great advantages: optimal design solutions can be properly identified only if all criteria are considered at the same time, rather than separately. There are two barriers which obstruct... more...

  • The Greening of Architectureby Phillip James Tabb; A. Senem Deviren

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 54.95

    This accessible and engaging text is the first to offer a comprehensive critical history and analysis of the greening of architecture through accumulative reduction of negative environmental effects caused by buildings, urban designs and settlements. Describing the progressive development of green architecture from 1960 to 2010, it illustrates how... more...