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  • Creating Urban Agricultural Systemsby Gundula Proksch

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 69.95

    Creating Urban Agriculture Systems provides you with background, expertise, and inspiration for designing with urban agriculture. It shows you how to grow food in buildings and cities, operate growing systems, and integrate them with natural cycles and existing infrastructures. It teaches you the essential environmental inputs and operational strategies... more...

  • Dense + Greenby Thomas Schröpfer

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 84.95

    The integration of nature in architecture is a key concern of sustainability. However, all too often sustainable design is reduced to improving the energetic performance of buildings and the ornamental application of natural green. Dense + Green explores new architectural typologies that emerge from the integration of green components... more...

  • Earthbag Buildingby Kaki Hunter; Donald Kiffmeyer

    New Society Publishers 2004; US$ 29.99

    The only comprehensive, illustrated, step-by-step guide to building with earthbags. more...

  • Energy Performance of Residential Buildingsby Mat Santamouris

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    Energy Rating is a crucial consideration in modern building design, affirmed by the new EC Directive on the energy performance of buildings. Energy represents a high percentage of the running costs of a building, and has a significant impact on the comfort of the occupants. This book represents detailed information on energy rating of residential buildings,... more...

  • Advances in Passive Coolingby Mat Santamouris

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Following a rapid increase in the use of air conditioning in buildings of all types, the energy demand for powering such devices has become a significant cause for concern. Passive cooling is increasingly being thought of as the best alternative to air conditioning.This book offers the latest knowledge and techniques on passive cooling, enabling building... more...

  • Sustainability of Concreteby Pierre-Claude Aïtcin; Sidney Mindess

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 100.00

    Production of Portland cement is responsible for about seven percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The pressure to make the production of concrete more sustainable, or "greener", is considerable and increasing. This requires a wholesale shift in processes, materials and methods in the concrete industry. Pure Portland cement will need to... more...

  • Guidebook to the LEED Certification Processby Michelle Cottrell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 90.00 US$ 81.00

    Proven Strategies for Getting a Project LEED® Certified Here is the ideal guide for architects, engineers, interior designers, project managers, facility managers, and building owners for understanding the project certification process for the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) for New Construction and Major Renovations... more...

  • 150 Best Eco House Ideasby Marta Serrats

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 16.49

    Featuring an extensive collection of full-color photographs, 150 Best Eco House Ideas features eco-friendly house designs created by internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and tastes of their clients. Included here are the latest innovations... more...

  • Landscape Infrastructureby Ying-Yu Hung; Gerdo Aquino; Charles Waldheim; Julia Czerniak; Adriaan Geuze; Matthew Skjonsberg; Alexander Robinson

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 77.00

    Infrastructure is a much discussed topic within the field of landscape architecture. It regards the entire urban and rural space as a network that calls for an integrated planning and urban design approach. Natural and man-made infrastructures are viewed as forming a single, overarching whole. The book examines this robust and ecologically... more...

  • Ecological Urban Architectureby Thomas Schröpfer

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 84.00

    Ökologische Stadtentwicklung bleibt oft eine Sache der Politik und der Technologie. Dieses entwurfsorientierte Buch zeigt die Methoden und Ergebnisse des Zusammenwirkens der Architektur mit Infrastruktur und Städtebau. Ausgangspunkt der Darstellung ist ein kritisches Resumee der Erfahrungen mit den fünf prototypischen Ökostädten Vauban/Freiburg,... more...