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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

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  • Lean and Cleaner Productionby Peng Wu; Sui Pheng Low

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    This book explains how in moving towards Cleaner Production, the Lean Production Philosophy can be applied to reduce carbon emissions in prefabrication - one major source of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions which contribute to global climate change. This book examines theories and principles in the Lean Production Philosophy to develop situation-based... 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...

  • 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 Green Museumby Sarah S. Brophy; Elizabeth Wylie

    AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 29.99

    The Green Museum shows museum professionals how they can incorporate green design into new construction and day to day operations, using sustainable practices to save on operating costs and make museums attractive to new fundraising sources. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...