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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

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  • Sustainability of Concreteby Pierre-Claude Aïtcin; Sidney Mindess

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Guidebook to the LEED Certification Processby Michelle Cottrell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 90.00 US$ 81.00

    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... more...

  • 150 Best Eco House Ideasby Marta Serrats

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 16.49

    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...

  • Landscape Infrastructureby Ying-Yu Hung; Gerdo Aquino; Charles Waldheim; Julia Czerniak; Adriaan Geuze; Matthew Skjonsberg; Alexander Robinson

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 77.00

    Infrastructure is a much discussed topic within the field of landscape architecture. It regards the entire urban and rural space as a network that calls for an integrated planning and urban design approach. Natural and man-made infrastructures are viewed as forming a single, overarching whole. The book examines this robust and ecologically... more...

  • Ecological Urban Architectureby Thomas Schröpfer

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 84.00

    Ökologische Stadtentwicklung bleibt oft eine Sache der Politik und der Technologie. Dieses entwurfsorientierte Buch zeigt die Methoden und Ergebnisse des Zusammenwirkens der Architektur mit Infrastruktur und Städtebau. Ausgangspunkt der Darstellung ist ein kritisches Resumee der Erfahrungen mit den fünf prototypischen Ökostädten Vauban/Freiburg,... more...

  • The World's Greenest Buildingsby Jerry Yudelson; Ulf Meyer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    The World’s Greenest Buildings tackles an audacious task. Among the thousands of green buildings out there, which are the best, and how do we know? Authors Jerry Yudelson and Ulf Meyer examined hundreds of the highest-rated large green buildings from around the world and asked their owners to supply one simple thing: actual performance data,... more...

  • Landscape Architecture, Fifth Editionby Barry Starke; John Ormsbee Simonds

    McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 107.00

    The most comprehensive, current guide to the theory and practice of landscape architecture For more than 50 years, this pioneering guide has served as the foremost resource on the principles and practices of landscape architecture. Now, the book has been revised to address the latest developments in the field, providing a comprehensive, current presentation... more...

  • Sustainable Facadesby Ajla Aksamija

    Wiley 2013; US$ 90.00 US$ 81.00

    Practical information on designing sustainable, energy-efficient building facades As energy and other natural resources are being depleted, it has become clear that technologies and strategies that allow us to maintain our satisfaction with interior environments while consuming less of these resources are major objectives of contemporary facade... more...

  • Energy efficiency refurbishmentsby Clemens Richarz; Christina Schulz

    DETAIL 2013; US$ 84.00

    The sustainable renovation of older buildings involves more than just an improvement of their energy footprint – and it is due to the complexity of the issue why architects are destined to take on this task. The book, Energy efficiency refurbishments, was written by architects for architects. It shows how design, construction and systems engineering... more...

  • Intelligent Buildings: An Introductionby Derek Clements-Croome

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    This book introduces the concept of Intelligent Buildings to the wider construction community. Edited by the Father of Intelligent Buildings, Derek Clements-Croome, the book explains that intelligent buildings should be sustainable, healthy, technologically aware, meet the needs of occupants and business, and should be flexible and adaptable to deal... more...