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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

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  • Making Better Buildingsby Jen Feigin; Chris Magwood

    New Society Publishers 2013; US$ 39.95

    Sustainable building from the ground up the pros and cons of the latest green and natural materials and technologies more...

  • Net Zero Energy Designby Thomas Hootman

    Wiley 2012; US$ 85.00

    Conveniently organized and packed with robust technicalcontent and clear explanations of key principles Written by an architect who is the director of sustainability ata global architecture firm, Net Zero Energy Design is apractical guide for architects and related constructionprofessionals who want to design and build net zero energycommercial... more...

  • Handbook of Green Building Design and Constructionby Sam Kubba

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 135.95

    Packed with conceptual sketches and photos, real world case studies and green construction details, Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction provides a wealth of practical guidelines and essential insights that will facilitate the design of green buildings. Written in an easy to understand style, the Handbook draws on over 35 years of personal... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Housingby Simon Burton

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 95.00

    Based on careful analysis and experience in all housing sectors and house types, this handbook explains and demonstrates how to incorporate the most effective energy saving measures in the existing housing stock. It begins by setting out the basic aims of sustainable refurbishment before presenting a large number of illustrated case studies from a... more...

  • Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Methodsby Ljubomir Jankovic

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 69.95

    As we increasingly become aware of the causes and consequences of the climate change, there is a sense that we are dealing with an almost impossible problem to solve; that our targets for zero carbon buildings are far in the future; and that our targets are hard to achieve. This book develops a structured method for zero carbon design and demonstrates... more...

  • Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructureby Annie Pearce; Yong Han Ahn; Ltd HanmiGlobal Co

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    Construction is one of the biggest industries in the world, providing necessary facilities for human prosperity ranging from the homes in which we live to the highways we drive, the power plants that provide energy for our daily activities, and the very infrastructure on which human society is built. The construction sector, including the building... more...

  • Designing for Zero Wasteby Steffen Lehmann; Robert Crocker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.95

    Designing for Zero Waste is a timely, topical and necessary publication. Materials and resources are being depleted at an accelerating speed and rising consumption trends across the globe have placed material efficiency, waste reduction and recycling at the centre of many government policy agendas, giving them an unprecedented urgency. While there... more...

  • Infrastructure Sustainability and Designby Spiro N. Pollalis; Andreas Georgoulias; Stephen J. Ramos; Daniel Schodek

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 90.00

    You're overseeing a large-scale project, but you're not an engineering or construction specialist, and so you need an overview of the related sustainability concerns and processes. To introduce you to the main issues, experts from the fields of engineering, planning, public health, environmental design, architecture, and landscape architecture review... more...

  • Rural Designby Dewey Thorbeck

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    Rural areas worldwide are undergoing profound change creating considerable challenges and stress for its residents and on the ecosystems upon which they depend. Rural design brings design thinking and the problem-solving process of design to rural issues recognizing that human and natural systems are inextricably coupled and engaged in continuous... more...