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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

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  • 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...

  • Solar Power Your Home For Dummiesby Rik DeGunther

    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...

  • Sustainability & Scarcityby Peter Ozolins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Sustainability & Scarcity addresses a gap in the literature on green building recognized by many in the fields of international development, architecture, construction, housing and sustainability. Rather than being based on the experiences of more economically-developed countries, this book describes the nature of green building in the developing... more...

  • Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Designby Carl Bovill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design will help you understand the nature of the sustainability problem and show you how to implement your design for a sustainable future. Organized in six parts, the problem, the environment, the residential scale, the commercial scale, the urban scale, and energy sources, the book presents essential information... more...

  • Sustainability of Concreteby Pierre-Claude Aïtcin; Sidney Mindess

    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...

  • Sustainable Facadesby Ajla Aksamija

    Wiley 2013; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildingsby Simon Burton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.95

    Whilst sustainability is already an important driver in the new building sector, this book explores how those involved in refurbishment of commercial building are moving this agenda forward. It includes chapters by developers, surveyors, cost consultants, architects, building physicists and other players, on the role they each can play in enabling... more...

  • Transforming Distressed Global Communitiesby Andreas Piller; Professor Fritz Wagner; Professor Riad Mahayni; Professor Donald Miller; Dr Nicole Gurran

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 139.95

    Many of our global cities are distressed and facing a host of issues: economic collapse in the face of rising expectations, social disintegration and civil unrest, and ecological degradation and the threats associated with climate change, including more frequent and more severe natural disasters. Our long-held assumptions about man and nature and... more...

  • Adaptive Thermal Comfort: Principles and Practiceby Fergus Nicol; Michael Humphreys; Susan Roaf

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    The fundamental function of buildings is to provide safe and healthy shelter. For the fortunate they also provide comfort and delight. In the twentieth century comfort became a 'product' produced by machines and run on cheap energy. In a world where fossil fuels are becoming ever scarcer and more expensive, and the climate more extreme, the challenge... more...

  • Architecture and Natureby Sarah Bonnemaison; Christine Macy

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 78.95

    Winner of the 2006 Alice Davis Hitchcock Award! The word 'nature' comes from natura , Latin for birth - as do the words nation, native and innate. But nature and nation share more than a common root, they share a common history where one term has been used to define the other. In the United States, the relationship between nation and nature has... more...