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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

  • 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...

  • The Hierarchy of Energy in Architectureby Ravi Srinivasan; Kiel Moe

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 29.95

    The laws of thermodynamics?and their implications for architecture?have not been fully integrated into architectural design. Architecture and building science too often remain constrained by linear concepts and methodologies regarding energy that occlude significant quantities and qualities of energy. The Hierarchy of Energy in Architecture addresses... more...

  • Eco-Towersby K. Al-Kodmany

    WIT Press 2015; US$ 398.00

    Eco-Towers introduces readers to groundbreaking designs, progressive projects, and innovative ways of thinking about a new generation of green skyscrapers that could provide solutions to crises the world faces today including climate change, depleting resources, deteriorating ecology, population, urban heat island effect, pollution, deforestation. more...

  • Geographical Aestheticsby Dr Elizabeth Straughan; Dr Harriet Hawkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Geographical Aesthetics places the terms 'aesthetics' and 'geography' under critical question together, responding both to the increasing calls from within geography to develop a 'geographical aesthetics', and a resurgence of interdisciplinary interest in conceptual and empirical questions around geoaesthetics, environmental aesthetics, as well as... more...