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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

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  • The Hierarchy of Energy in Architectureby Ravi Srinivasan; Kiel Moe

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 29.95

    The laws of thermodynamics?and their implications for architecture?have not been fully integrated into architectural design. Architecture and building science too often remain constrained by linear concepts and methodologies regarding energy that occlude significant quantities and qualities of energy. The Hierarchy of Energy in Architecture addresses... more...

  • The Energy-Freedom Homeby Beyond Zero Emissions

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2015; US$ 28.99

    The average Australian household spends over $2,000 a year on gas and electricity bills. Now, not only can you reduce those bills, but you can even wipe them out, while making your home more comfortable. Paying for energy is the largest running cost that most home-owners are burdened with. And that?s no surprise ? we use energy to heat our water,... more...

  • Solar Power Your Home For Dummiesby Rik DeGunther

    Wiley 2010; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    A new edition of the best-selling guide to solar power Want solar power in your home? Whether you're looking to save on energy costs by adding a few solar components or you want to build a solar-powered house from the ground up, this friendly guide takes the mystery out of this energy source and shows you how to put it to work for you! Plus, you'll... more...

  • Urban Greenby Neil B. Chambers

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 28.99

    Sustainable design is booming, but the men and women dedicated to reducing their carbon impact have lost sight of what they are trying to save: the natural world. Author Neil Chambers has been at the forefront of cutting-edge, sustainable architecture for years, and Urban Green is his revolutionary vision for bringing the power of the conservation... more...

  • Design and Construction of High-Performance Homesby Franca Trubiano

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Both professionals and students are increasingly committed to achieving high-performance metrics in the design, construction and operation of residential buildings. This book responds to this demand by offering a comprehensive guide which features: architectural innovations in building skin technologies which make lighter more transparent... more...

  • How to Solar Power Your Homeby Martha Maeda

    Atlantic Publishing Group Inc 2014; US$ 12.47

    Now more than ever, the question of economic and environmentally friendly energy sources has become a hot topic in almost every American home. more...

  • Emotionally Durable Designby Jonathan Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Emotionally Durable Design presents counterpoints to our ?throwaway society? by developing powerful design tools, methods and frameworks that build resilience into relationships between people and things. The book takes us beyond the sustainable design field?s established focus on energy and materials, to engage the underlying psychological phenomena... more...

  • The Complete Guide to Building With Rocks & Stoneby Brenda Flynn

    Atlantic Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.99

    Humans have been building with stone for thousands of years, dating back to the ancient pyramids and the Sphinx. You can bring the aesthetics of stonework to your house and property with help from The Complete Guide to Building with Rocks & Stone. This book is designed to walk homeowners through the process of developing, planning, and implementing... more...

  • The Complete Guide to Building Affordable Earth-Sheltered Homesby Robert McConkey

    Atlantic Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.99

    Earth-sheltered building has existed since the heyday of Skara Brae in Scotland 5,000 years ago, and is used today by people around the world. If you have ever looked at your power bill in stunned disbelief, if you are interested in green building techniques, or if you want your home to stand out (or hide out), then this book is for you. With The... more...

  • Smart and sustainable built environmentsby Jay Yang

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 199.00

    Sustainable development is rapidly becoming a global phenomenon ? the remit of which encompasses a wide range of professions and societal interest groups. This collection of papers from the CIB Task Group 55 (smart and sustainable built environments) presents key findings to date on a wide range of current research and practice in this emerging field... more...