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- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Architects today incorporate principles of sustainable design as a matter of necessity. But the challenge of unifying climate control and building functionality, of securing a managed environment within a natural setting?and combating the harsh forces of wind, water, and sun?presented a new set of obstacles to architects and engineers in the mid-twentieth... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 160.00
Energy Rating is a crucial consideration in modern building design, affirmed by the new EC Directive on the energy performance of buildings. Energy represents a high percentage of the running costs of a building, and has a significant impact on the comfort of the occupants. This book represents detailed information on energy rating of residential buildings,... more...
- CRC Press 2011; US$ 231.00
Introduction Terminology and Definitions The Water/Cement and Water/Binder Ratios Durability, Sustainability and Profitability Modern Binders Water Superplasticizers Aggregates Entrained Air Hydration Reactions Shrinkage Curing High Performance Concrete Specifying High Performance Concrete Operating a Ready Mix Plant with Consideration of the Environment... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 85.00
Proven Strategies for Getting a Project LEED« Certified Here is the ideal guide for architects, engineers, interior designers, project managers, facility managers, and building owners for understanding the project certification process for the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED«) for New Construction and Major Renovations (LEED NC),... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 23.99
Featuring an extensive collection of full-color photographs, 150 Best Eco House Ideas features eco-friendly house designs created by internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and tastes of their clients. Included here are the latest innovations... more...