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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 109.95
Interest in green and sustainable design is growing throughout the world. Both national and local governments are active in promoting reuse and recycling in order to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. This guide identifies how building designers and constructors can minimize the generation of waste at the design stage of a building project... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95
Winner of Choice Magazine - Outstanding Academic Titles for 2007Buildings account for over one third of global energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Reducing energy use by buildings is therefore an essential part of any strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and thereby lessen the likelihood of potentially catastrophic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 99.95
In the search for sustainable architecture, there is growing interest in the relationship between nature and design. In this vital new book, the term ?bioclimatic?, relating to the dynamic between climate and living organisms, is applied by the authors in focusing on countries where housing requires cooling for a significant part of the year. In this... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95
Energy efficiency in buildings requires, among other things, that ventilation be appropriately dimensioned: too much ventilation wastes energy, and insufficient ventilation leads to poor indoor air quality and low comfort.Studies have shown that ventilation systems seldom function according to their commissioned design. They have also shown that airflow... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
The importance of an integrated approach in urban design is becoming increasingly apparent. This book explains how to overcome related challenges in environmental design of urban buildings and offers guidance on the use of new materials and techniques and the integration of new philosophies. Supported by the EC's SAVE 13 programme, Environmental Design... more...
- 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 of thirty... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 47.95
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...
- 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...
- AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 32.99
The Green Museum shows museum professionals how they can incorporate green design into new construction and day to day operations, using sustainable practices to save on operating costs and make museums attractive to new fundraising sources. more...