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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

  • Eco-Architecture VIby V. Echarri; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2016; US$ 252.00

    Comprising the proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature, the papers deal with topics such as building technologies, design by passive systems, design with nature, cultural sensitivity, life cycle assessment, resources and rehabilitation as well as many others. more...

  • Energy Accountsby Dan Willis; William W. Braham; Katsuhiko Muramoto; Daniel A. Barber

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    How does one tell the story of energy production, use, or conservation in a manner sufficiently convincing to influence policy, behavior, and design? Energy Accounts explores potential answers to this question through compelling images, data visualizations, narratives, and other examples of accounting for energy. Organized into a collection containing... more...

  • Architecture as the Ethics of Climateby Jin Baek

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 53.95

    At a time when climate and ethics have become so important to architectural debate, this book proposes an entirely new way for architects to engage with these core issues. Drawing on Tetsuro Watsuji?s (1889-1960) philosophy, the book illuminates climate not as a collection of objective natural phenomena, but as a concrete form of bond in which "who... more...

  • Passive House in Different Climatesby Mary James; James Bill

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 64.95

    Passive House in Different Climates introduces the seven Passive House principles, to help you create super-insulated, airtight buildings that require minimal energy use to heat, cool, dehumidify, and ventilate, with superior indoor air quality and year-round comfort. Seventeen case studies in four climate zones---marine, cold and very cold, mixed-dry... more...

  • Net Zero Energy Buildingsby Linda Reeder

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 65.00

    This book presents 18 in-depth case studies of net zero energy buildings?low-energy building that generate as much energy as they consume over the course of a year?for a range of project types, sizes, and U.S. climate zones. Each case study describes the owner?s goals, the design and construction process, design strategies, measurement and verification... more...

  • Handbook on Green Infrastructureby Danielle Sinnett; Nicholas Smith; Sarah Burgess

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 60.00

    Green infrastructure is widely recognised as a valuable resource in our towns and cities and it is therefore crucial to understand, create, protect and manage this resource. This Handbook sets the context for green infrastructure as a means to make urban environments more resilient, sustainable, liveable and equitable. It then provides a comprehensive... more...

  • Eco-Homesby Jenny Pickerill

    Zed Books 2016; US$ 28.95

    The first book to comprehensively explore eco-housing from a geographical, social and political perspective. 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...