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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

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  • Eco-resortsby Zbigniew Bromberek

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 78.95

    Eco-Resorts is a design guide for low impact, environmentally friendly tourist resorts in the tropics. The book is the first to offer architects practical, detailed guidance in developing resort buildings that work with a tropical climate and meet the needs and expectations of the client and building inhabitants. The book includes both architectural... more...

  • Sustainable Buildings in Practiceby George Baird

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 65.95

    Current assessment methods of sustainable buildings do not adequately account for the users? needs. Given that over the life of a building, total salary costs far outweigh both operating costs and combined capital and rental costs, the occupants? needs are not something which should be sensibly ignored. This book presents an unbiased evaluation... more...

  • The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Non-Domestic Buildingsby Baker Nick

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 105.00

    The refurbishment of existing buildings is a crucial yet often neglected subject within sustainable architecture; attention is usually focused on new buildings. Many old buildings waste large amounts of energy and provide poor internal conditions for occupants through poor lighting, poor ventilation, solar penetration and glare, and poor control of... more...

  • Solar Water Heatingby Bob Ramlow; Benjamin Nusz

    New Society Publishers 2006; US$ 24.95

    Heating water with the sun is almost as old as humankind itself, and it is done all over the world. Yet there are strangely few resources on the topic in North America. Solar Water Heating fills this gap. It reviews the history of solar water and space heating systems from prehistory to the present, then presents the basics of solar water heating,... more...

  • Traditional Construction for Sustainable New Buildingby Carole Ryan

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 59.95

    Since the spread of classical design and construction amongst the upper echolons of British society in the late seventeenth century, traditional construction methods have largely fallen by the wayside. Centuries later, as the construction industry faces up to its environmental responsibilities, this book explores its rich and ancient tradition to... more...

  • Creating Cohousingby Kathryn McCamant; Charles Durrett

    New Society Publishers 2011; US$ 32.95

    The cohousing “bible? by the US originators of the concept. more...

  • Sustainable Renovationby Lisa Gelfand; Chris Duncan

    Wiley 2011; US$ 85.00

    The complete resource on performing sustainable renovations for both Historic and modern existing buildings This forward-looking and insightful guide explores how the sustainable renovation of existing buildings presents great opportunities for initiating extensive changes in the performance of the built environment. Great examples of existing building... more...

  • Guide to the LEED AP Operations and Maintenance (O+M) Examby Michelle Cottrell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 75.00

    Here is the ideal guide for understanding and preparing for the LEED AP O+M exam. Written by an expert who is a LEED consultant and partner at Green Education Services—a premier LEED exam preparation provider— Guide to the LEED AP Operations + Maintenance (O+M) Exam engages readers by breaking down difficult concepts in sustainable design... more...

  • Guide to the LEED AP Building Design and Construction (BD&C) Examby Michelle Cottrell

    Wiley 2010; US$ 75.00

    Ideal for architects, engineers, or contractors seeking the LEED Building Design & Construction (BD&C) credential, the book is a clearly organized study guide that includes sample quizzes throughout at the end of each section. Authored by an expert who teaches seminars on LEED BD&C to professionals, this LEED exam prep book stands out from... more...

  • Green Building with Concreteby Gajanan M. Sabnis

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 146.95

    With superior fire resistance, strength, and a long service life, concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. A sustainable material, concrete is also easily and affordably reused and rehabilitated. The first book to provide an overview of sustainability and concrete, Green Building with Concrete: Sustainable Design and Construction... more...