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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

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  • Architecture and Systems Ecologyby William W. Braham

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Modern buildings are both wasteful machines that can be made more efficient and instruments of the massive, metropolitan system engendered by the power of high-quality fuels. A comprehensive method of environmental design must reconcile the techniques of efficient building design with the radical urban and economic reorganization that we face. Over... 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...

  • Passive Solar Energy in Buildingsby P. O'Sullivan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Ethics and the Built Environmentby Warwick Fox

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 53.95

    Much has been written in recent years on environmental ethics relating to the more general 'natural' environment but little specifically written about ethics of the built environment. Ethics and the Built Environment responds to this need and offers a debate on the ethical dimension of building in all its forms from a variety of disciplinary perspectives... 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...

  • Understanding Sustainable Architectureby Helen Bennetts; Antony Radford; Terry Williamson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 62.95

    Understanding Sustainable Architecture is a review of the assumptions, beliefs, goals and bodies of knowledge that underlie the endeavour to design (more) sustainable buildings and other built developments. Much of the available advice and rhetoric about sustainable architecture begins from positions where important ethical, cultural and conceptual... more...

  • Vegetable Plants and their Fibres as Building Materialsby H.S. Sobral

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 280.00

    This book examines the state-of-the-art on plants and fibres as building materials for low cost construction, emphasizing their use, properties, fabrication, new procedures and future developments. It makes available research results on new techniques for fibre reinforcement and their use in concrete, stabilized clay and other matrices. Procedures... more...

  • Green Building Handbook: Volume 1by Tom Woolley; Sam Kimmins; Rob Harrison; Paul Harrison

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 104.95

    Environmentally responsible building involves resolving many conflicting issues and requirements. Each stage in the design process from the fundamental decisions about what, where and even whether to build has implications for the environment. Evolving out of the success of Green Building Digest , a publication described by Building Design as well-researched,... more...

  • Sustainable Housingby Brian Edwards; David Turrent

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 105.95

    Written by experts, Sustainable Housing brings new perspectives on residential sustainability, using case studies of latest practice. This book is based upon the 'Housing and Sustainability' conference at the RIBA in 1998, which intended to guide action into the next century, setting down key principles, providing important new technical information... more...

  • Green Building Handbook: Volume 2by Tom Woolley; Sam Kimmins

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 104.95

    This key handbook provides a detailed reference for environmentally concerned purchasers of building products, and complements the Green Building Handbook Vol 1. Following the format of the original, this book discusses current issues in green building before moving on to consider eight building component types: fencing products, flat roofing membranes,... more...