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- 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 buildings... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99
The bestselling alternative energy reference book in North America—now in an updated edition Want to take advantage of solar power in your home? Whether you’re looking to save on your energy costs by adding a few solar components or you want to build a solar-powered house from the ground up, Solar Power For Dummies, 2nd Edition takes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95
Following a rapid increase in the use of air conditioning in buildings of all types, the energy demand for powering such devices has become a significant cause for concern. Passive cooling is increasingly being thought of as the best alternative to air conditioning.This book offers the latest knowledge and techniques on passive cooling, enabling building... more...
- CRC Press 2011; US$ 247.95
Production of Portland cement is responsible for about seven percent of the world?s greenhouse gas emissions. The pressure to make the production of concrete more sustainable, or "greener", is considerable and increasing. This requires a wholesale shift in processes, materials and methods in the concrete industry. Pure Portland cement will need to... more...