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  • The Rebound Effect in Home Heatingby Ray Galvin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 55.95

    This is a definitive guide to the rebound effect in home heating ? the increase in energy service use after a technological intervention aimed at reducing consumption. It sets out what the effect is, how it plays out in the home heating sector, what this implies for energy saving initiatives in this sector, and how it relates to rebound effects in... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Energy Performance of Residential Buildingsby Mat Santamouris

    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...

  • Sustainability of Concreteby Pierre-Claude A´tcin; Sidney Mindess

    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...

  • Guidebook to the LEED Certification Processby Michelle Cottrell

    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...