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  • Build Ivywildby James R. Fennell; Lola S. Scobey

    Centurion Servant Publishers 2013; US$ 6.99

    Can mingling different businesses bring greater prosperity? Can neighborhood buildings and spaces produce happiness? Can the sun and wind actually improve a person?s well-being? Build Ivywild answers these and similar questions in words and sketches that are designed for everyone ? from entrepreneurs and small business owners to government officials... more...

  • Culture, Architecture and Natureby Sim Van der Ryn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Gathering his most compelling essays and addresses from the last fifty years in one accessible volume, this book looks at the pioneering ideas that underpin Sim Van der Ryn?s ecological design philosophy. It offers a unique decade-by-decade retrospective of the key issues in environmental design, beginning with the most recent years and looking back... more...

  • The Healthy Indoor Environmentby Philomena M. Bluyssen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 79.95

    Despite policy directives, standards and guidelines, indoor environmental quality is still poor in many cases. The Healthy Indoor Environment aims to help architects, building engineers and anyone concerned with the wellbeing of building occupants to better understand the effects of spending time in buildings on health and comfort. In three clear... more...

  • Cost Optimal and Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEB)by Jarek Kurnitski

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    Cost optimal and nearly zero energy performance levels are principles initiated by the European Union?s (EU) Energy Performance of Buildings Directive which was recast in 2010. These will be major drivers in the construction sector in the next few years, because all new buildings in the EU from 2021 onwards are expected to be nearly zero energy buildings... more...

  • A Carbon Primer for the Built Environmentby Simon Foxell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    In a world increasingly concerned about the impact of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere on global climate, the A Carbon Primer for the Built Environment  will provide an understanding of the science and the public policy and regulation intended to tackle climate change. It will spell out the essential information needed... more...

  • Lean and Cleaner Productionby Peng Wu; Sui Pheng Low

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    This book explains how in moving towards Cleaner Production, the Lean Production Philosophy can be applied to reduce carbon emissions in prefabrication - one major source of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions which contribute to global climate change. This book examines theories and principles in the Lean Production Philosophy to develop situation-based... more...

  • How Much Energy Does Your Building Use?by Liz Reason; Kerry Mashford

    DoSustainability 2014; US$ 45.00

    Shining a bright light through the fog of regulatory and voluntary frameworks, the book provides a clear and unambiguous language for talking about the energy performance of building. It outlines a path towards understanding what makes for a good quality low energy building, highlights the stakeholders that need to be engaged, and encourages new ways... more...

  • Evolutionary Optimisation of Façade Designby Giovanni Zemella; Andrea Faraguna

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Optimization techniques offer immense potential for the improvement of performance-driven design, since they allow the adoption of an holistic approach. This can lead to great advantages: optimal design solutions can be properly identified only if all criteria are considered at the same time, rather than separately. There are two barriers which obstruct... more...

  • Lifetime Environmental Impact of Buildingsby Marc Méquignon; Hassan Ait Haddou

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    This work discusses the impact of the life of buildings on? sustainable development methods.?The study of the lifespan of the building is used to assess and?manage the environmental impacts associated?with all the stages of a product's life, from raw material extraction?through to repair, maintenance and?? 'end of life' scenarios. While several papers... more...

  • Perspectives on Social Sustainability and Interior Architectureby Dianne Smith; Marina Lommerse; Priya Metcalfe

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book argues that interior architects have a responsibility to practice their profession in collaborative ways that address the needs of communities and of to be the agents of social justice and cultural heritage. The book is divided into three sections, based on three pivotal themes ? community engagement, social justice and cultural heritage.... more...