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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

  • Regenerative and Positive Impact Architectureby Shady Attia

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.78

    This book is a guide to energy efficiency and environmental impact assessment in high-performance buildings projects. It compares four state-of-the-art buildings to examine the steps needed for a transition from negative impact reduction architecture to positive impact regenerative architecture, utilizing life cycle analysis. The book provides a solid... more...

  • Nearly Zero Energy Communitiesby Ion Visa; Anca Duta

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 305.93

    This book addresses the main challenges in implementing the concepts that aim to replace the regular fossil-fuels based energy pattern with the novel energy pattern relying on renewable energy. As the built environment is one major energy consumer, well known and exploited by each community member, the challenges addressing the built environment has... more...

  • Food Democracyby Oliver Vodeb

    Intellect Books Ltd 2017; US$ 36.00

    In a world where privatisation and capitalism dominate the global economy, the essays in this book ask how to make socially responsive communication, design and art that counters the role of the food industry as a machine of consumption. Food Democracy brings together contributions from leading international scholars and activists, critical case... more...

  • Energy Modeling in Architectural Designby Timothy L. Hemsath; Kaveh Alagheh Bandhosseini

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    Energy Modeling in Architectural Design demonstrates how design elements can lead to energy savings, to help you reduce the energy footprint of your buildings. In addition to identifying climate opportunities, you’ll also learn fundamental passive design elements for software-agnostic energy modeling of your projects from conception. Using parametric... more...

  • Advances in Human Factors, Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructureby Jerzy Charytonowicz

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 235.06

    This book deals with human factors research directed towards realizing and assessing sustainability in the built environment. It reports on advanced engineering methods for sustainable infrastructure design, as well as on assessments of the efficient methods and the social, environmental, and economic impact of various designs and projects. The book... more...

  • Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Methodsby Ljubomir Jankovic

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 64.95

    In addition to the application of fundamental principles that lead to a structured method for zero carbon design of buildings, this considerably expanded second edition includes new advanced topics on multi-objective optimisation; reverse modelling; reduction of the simulation performance gap; predictive control; nature-inspired emergent simulation... more...

  • Unravelling Sustainability and Resilience in the Built Environmentby Emilio Jose Garcia; Brenda Vale

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    In this timely book, Emilio Jose Garcia and Brenda Vale explore what sustainability and resilience might mean when applied to the built environment. Conceived as a primer for students and professionals, it defines what the terms sustainability and resilience mean and how they are related to each other and to the design of the built environment. After... more...

  • Sustainable Value Management for Construction Projectsby Ayodeji E. Oke; Clinton O. Aigbavboa

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 118.11

    This book provides a unique guide to value management and sustainability in construction to researchers and professional. The book provides a better understanding of the concept of value management, the basis of sustainable construction and thereafter, demonstrates how using the principles of value management can help to achieve successful construction... more...

  • Optimization in Renewable Energy Systemsby Ozan Erdinc

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 150.00

    Optimization in Renewable Energy Systems: Recent Perspectives covers all major areas where optimization techniques have been applied to reduce uncertainty or improve results in renewable energy systems (RES). Production of power with RES is highly variable and unpredictable, leading to the need for optimization-based planning and operation in... more...

  • Bio-aggregates Based Building Materialsby Sofiane Amziane; Florence Collet

    Springer Netherlands 2017; US$ 153.54

    The work of the RILEM Technical Committee (TC -236 BBM) was dedicated to the study of construction materials made from plant particles. It considered the question whether building materials containing as main raw material recyclable and easily available plant particles are renewable. This book includes a state-of-the-art report and an appendix.... more...