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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

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  • Ecosystem Services Come To Townby Gary Grant

    Wiley 2012; US$ 85.00

    The need to find new approaches to the development of cities is becoming increasingly urgent in this age of continuing population growth, demographic transition, climate change, fossil fuel peak and biodiversity losses. Restoring ecosystem services and promoting biodiversity is essential to sustainable development – even in the built environment.... more...

  • Green Building with Concreteby Gajanan M. Sabnis

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 146.95

    With superior fire resistance, strength, and a long service life, concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. A sustainable material, concrete is also easily and affordably reused and rehabilitated. The first book to provide an overview of sustainability and concrete, Green Building with Concrete: Sustainable Design and Construction... more...

  • Net Zero Energy Designby Thomas Hootman

    Wiley 2012; US$ 85.00

    Conveniently organized and packed with robust technical content and clear explanations of key principles Written by an architect who is the director of sustainability at a global architecture firm, Net Zero Energy Design is a practical guide for architects and related construction professionals who want to design and build net zero energy commercial... more...

  • Low Impact Buildingby Tom Woolley

    Wiley 2013; US$ 95.00

    This guide to the designs, technologies and materials that really make green buildings work will help architects, specifiers and clients make informed choices, based on reliable technical information. Low Impact Building: Housing using Renewable Materials is about changing the way we build houses to reduce their ‘carbon’ footprint and... more...

  • EAT UPby Lauren Mandel

    New Society Publishers 2013; US$ 29.95

    From roof to table – urban food has reached new heights. 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...

  • The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Non-Domestic Buildingsby Baker Nick

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 105.00

    The refurbishment of existing buildings is a crucial yet often neglected subject within sustainable architecture; attention is usually focused on new buildings. Many old buildings waste large amounts of energy and provide poor internal conditions for occupants through poor lighting, poor ventilation, solar penetration and glare, and poor control of... more...

  • Photovoltaic Design and Installation For Dummiesby Ryan Mayfield

    Wiley 2010; US$ 19.99

    The fun and easy way to get a grip on photovoltaic design and installation Designing and installing solar panel systems is a trend that continues to grow. With 'green collar' jobs on the rise and homeowners looking for earth-friendly ways to stretch their dollars and lesson their carbon imprint, understanding photovoltaic design and installation... more...

  • The Environmental Briefby Richard Hyde; Steve Watson; Wendy Cheshire; Mark Thomson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 104.95

    This book argues that driving building design from an environmental brief gives effective, high-quality results. The authors look at the theoretical issues of environmental briefing, the briefing process, and a series of international case studies. 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...