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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

  • 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...

  • Smart Evaluation and Integrated Design in Regional Developmentby Dr Grazia Brunetta

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Smart Evaluation and Integrated Design in Regional Development puts forward an alternative approach to evaluation in spatial planning - one that focuses on ?territory? and ?landscape?. The book introduces an innovative evaluation approach, namely Territorial Integrated Evaluation (TIE), a meta-evaluation methodology for designing regional development... more...

  • The Passivhaus Designer?s Manualby Christina J. Hopfe; Robert S. McLeod

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Passivhaus is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world, with almost 50,000 buildings realised to date. Applicable to both domestic and non-domestic building types, the strength of Passivhaus lies in the simplicity of the concept. As European and global energy directives move ever closer towards Zero (fossil) Energy standards, Passivhaus... more...

  • Sustainable Building Designby Vidar Lerum

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    A twenty-first century renaissance is emerging in architecture. After a century of building designs characterized by high energy demand, low quality lighting and poor thermal comfort, the fundamental questions must be asked again: is there a better path to designing the most energy efficient, comfortable, functional and beautiful buildings for a sustainable... more...

  • Clay and lime renders, plasters and paintsby Katy Bryce; Adam Weismann

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2015; US$ 28.99

    This book was previously published under the title Using Natural Finishes. With the increasing awareness of eco-building techniques alongside the desire to make our homes healthier, the historical benefits of using natural renders and paints are being rediscovered. Clay and Lime Renders, Plasters and Paints is an in-depth guide to the selection, mixing... more...

  • Sustainable Materials without the hot airby Julian Allwood; Jonathan Cullen

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2015; US$ 14.57

    Materials, transformed from natural resources into the buildings, equipment, vehicles and goods that underpin our remarkable lifestyle, are made with amazing efficiency. But our growing demand is not sustainable. This optimistic and richly-informed book evaluates all the options and explains how we can greatly reduce the amount of material demanded... more...

  • Design with Climateby Victor Olgyay; Donlyn Lyndon; Victor Olgyay; John Reynolds; Ken Yeang

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Architects today incorporate principles of sustainable design as a matter of necessity. But the challenge of unifying climate control and building functionality, of securing a managed environment within a natural setting?and combating the harsh forces of wind, water, and sun?presented a new set of obstacles to architects and engineers in the mid-twentieth... more...

  • The Energy-Freedom Homeby Beyond Zero Emissions

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2015; US$ 28.99

    The average Australian household spends over $2,000 a year on gas and electricity bills. Now, not only can you reduce those bills, but you can even wipe them out, while making your home more comfortable. Paying for energy is the largest running cost that most home-owners are burdened with. And that?s no surprise ? we use energy to heat our water,... more...

  • 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...

  • The Rebound Effect in Home Heatingby Ray Galvin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 55.95

    This is a definitive guide to the rebound effect in home heating ? the increase in energy service use after a technological intervention aimed at reducing consumption. It sets out what the effect is, how it plays out in the home heating sector, what this implies for energy saving initiatives in this sector, and how it relates to rebound effects in... more...