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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

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  • 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...

  • ReNew Townby Andrew Scott; Eran Ben-Joseph

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    ReNew Town  puts forth an innovative vision of performative design and planning for low-carbon sustainable development, and illustrates practicable strategies for balancing environmental systems with urban infrastructure and new housing prototypes. To date, much of the discourse on the design of sustainable communities and ?eco-cities? has... more...

  • Sustainable Retrofit and Facilities Managementby Paul Appleby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 90.00

    Governments across the globe are setting targets for reducing their carbon emissions. For example, the UK Government has committed to an eighty per cent reduction by 2050, when twenty-eight million buildings that currently exist will still be standing; this represents a challenge to improve the energy efficiency of more than one building per minute... more...

  • EAT UPby Lauren Mandel

    New Society Publishers 2013; US$ 29.95

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

  • Landscape Urbanism and its Discontentsby Andrés Duany; Emily Talen

    New Society Publishers 2013; US$ 29.95

    Landscape Urbanism vs. the New Urbanism?negotiating the relationship between cities and the natural world. more...

  • Build Ivywildby James R. Fennell; Lola S. Scobey

    Centurion Servant Publishers 2013; US$ 6.99

    Can mingling different businesses bring greater prosperity? Can neighborhood buildings and spaces produce happiness? Can the sun and wind actually improve a person?s well-being? Build Ivywild answers these and similar questions in words and sketches that are designed for everyone ? from entrepreneurs and small business owners to government officials... more...

  • Culture, Architecture and Natureby Sim Van der Ryn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Gathering his most compelling essays and addresses from the last fifty years in one accessible volume, this book looks at the pioneering ideas that underpin Sim Van der Ryn?s ecological design philosophy. It offers a unique decade-by-decade retrospective of the key issues in environmental design, beginning with the most recent years and looking back... more...

  • The Healthy Indoor Environmentby Philomena M. Bluyssen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 79.95

    Despite policy directives, standards and guidelines, indoor environmental quality is still poor in many cases. The Healthy Indoor Environment aims to help architects, building engineers and anyone concerned with the wellbeing of building occupants to better understand the effects of spending time in buildings on health and comfort. In three clear... more...

  • Cost Optimal and Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEB)by Jarek Kurnitski

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    Cost optimal and nearly zero energy performance levels are principles initiated by the European Union?s (EU) Energy Performance of Buildings Directive which was recast in 2010. These will be major drivers in the construction sector in the next few years, because all new buildings in the EU from 2021 onwards are expected to be nearly zero energy buildings... more...

  • A Carbon Primer for the Built Environmentby Simon Foxell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    In a world increasingly concerned about the impact of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere on global climate, the A Carbon Primer for the Built Environment  will provide an understanding of the science and the public policy and regulation intended to tackle climate change. It will spell out the essential information needed... more...