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- Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 63.64
The goal of advancing eco cities often remains confined to political or technological issues. This book establishes a focus on architectural and infrastructural design approaches to sustainable urban development. Taking as a basis the critical assessment of the five prototypical eco cities of Vauban/Freiburg, solarCity/Linz, Valdespartera,... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 90.00 US$ 78.00
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...
- DETAIL 2013; US$ 63.59
The sustainable renovation of older buildings involves more than just an improvement of their energy footprint â?? 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 136.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 109.95
Passive and active solar strategies together with the adoption of energy conservation measures and the integration of new materials and technologies can lead to a dramatic reduction of 75-90 per cent in the energy consumption of the buildings. The objective of Task 13 of the IEA's Solar Heating and Cooling Programme was to advance solar building technologies... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95
There is need for change in our currently unsustainable cities. Carefully outlining paths towards better, sustainable ways of urban living, this book proposes a radical change in the ways we conceive and live our urban environments. Bringing together diverse cultural and disciplinary views on urban sustainability, eighteen leading academics and practitioners... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.95
The integration of photovoltaics (PV) into buildings goes beyond energy saving by providing a clean and elegant way of actually generating electricity. There are already numerous successful examples and rapid technological improvements promise expansion of PV's present niche market to that of a major energy provider of the 21st century.This handbook... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95
Leading architectural firms are now using in-house design simulation to help make more sustainable design decisions. Taking advantage of these new tools requires understanding of what can be done with simulation, how to do it, and how to interpret the results. This software-agnostic book, which is intended for you to use as a professional architect,... more...
- 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...