A Handbook Of Sustainable Building Design And Engineering

A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering
Publisher Earthscan
Release Date
Category Architecture
Total Pages 475
ISBN 9781849770279
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The combined challenges of health, comfort, climate change and energy security cross the boundaries of traditional building disciplines. This authoritative collection, focusing mostly on energy and ventilation, provides the current and next generation of building engineering professionals with what they need to work closely with many disciplines to meet these challenges.A Handbook of Sustainable Building Engineering covers: how to design, engineer and monitor a building in a manner that minimises the emissions of greenhouse gases; how to adapt the environment, fabric and services of existing and new buildings to climate change; how to improve the environment in and around buildings to provide better health, comfort, security and productivity; and provides crucial expertise on monitoring the performance of buildings once they are occupied. The authors explain the principles behind built environment engineering, and offer practical guidance through international case studies.

A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering
  • Author : Dejan Mumovic
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17

The combined challenges of health, comfort, climate change and energy security cross the boundaries of traditional building disciplines. This authoritative collection, focusing mostly on energy and ventilation, provides the current and next generation of building engineering professionals with what they need to work closely with many disciplines to meet these

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Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction
  • Author : Sam Kubba
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2012

Packed with conceptual sketches and photos, real world case studies and green construction details, Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction provides a wealth of practical guidelines and essential insights that will facilitate the design of green buildings. Written in an easy to understand style, the Handbook draws on over 35

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The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment
  • Author : Nick Baker,Nick V. Baker
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release Date : 2009

The refurbishment of existing buildings is a crucial yet often neglected subject within sustainable architecture; attention is usually focused on new buildings. Many old buildings waste large amounts of energy and provide poor internal conditions for occupants through poor lighting, poor ventilation, solar penetration and glare, and poor control of

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The Whole Building Handbook
  • Author : Varis Bokalders,Maria Block
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release Date : 2004

The Whole Building Handbook is a compendium of all the issues and strategies that architects need to understand to design and construct sustainable buildings for a sustainable society. The authors move beyond the current definition of sustainability in architecture, which tends to focus on energy-efficiency, to include guidance for architecture

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Sustainability   Scarcity
  • Author : Peter Ozolins
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-08-13

Sustainability & Scarcity addresses a gap in the literature on green building recognized by many in the fields of international development, architecture, construction, housing and sustainability. Rather than being based on the experiences of more economically-developed countries, this book describes the nature of green building in the developing world, elaborating the

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Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction
  • Author : Sam Kubba
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2016-10-15

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction: LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes, Second Edition directly addresses the needs of building professionals interested in the evolving principles, strategies, and concepts of green/sustainable design. Written in an easy to understand style, the book is updated to reflect new standards to LEED.

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Sustainable Communities Design Handbook
  • Author : Woodrow W. Clark
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-07-03

The objective of Sustainable Communities Design Handbook is to ensure a better quality of life for everyone, both now and for generations to come. This means creating a better and safer environment internationally through the sustainable use of natural resources, encouraging sustainable development which supports a strong economy, and ensuring

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Green Building
  • Author : Michael Bauer,Peter Mösle,Michael Schwarz
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2009-12-03

An important consideration for energy-efficient buildings is their primary energy requirements over the entire life cycle. How to determine this? What integrative factors influence the performance of a healthy and sustainable building? This, while it may be important for clients and architects to know, is frequently not very transparent. This

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Advances in Passive Cooling
  • Author : Mat Santamouris
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-05-16

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

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Green Building Handbook  Volume 1
  • Author : Tom Woolley,Sam Kimmins,Rob Harrison,Paul Harrison
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-09-11

Environmentally responsible building involves resolving many conflicting issues and requirements. Each stage in the design process from the fundamental decisions about what, where and even whether to build has implications for the environment. Evolving out of the success of Green Building Digest, a publication described by Building Design as well-researched,

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Best Practices in Sustainable Building Design
  • Author : Shahin Vassigh,Ebru Özer,Thomas Spiegelhalter
  • Publisher : J Ross Pub
  • Release Date : 2012

This unique book and DVD is an interactive learning environment composed of seven content areas: building form, envelopes, structures, climate control systems, renewable energy, lighting, and landscape design. Each of these content areas is subdivided into learning modules introducing the subject matter and investigates best practices for climate responsive and

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Green Building with Concrete
  • Author : Gajanan M. Sabnis
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2015-06-16

Illustrates the Global Relevance of SustainabilityApplicable to roads, bridges, and other elements of the infrastructure, Green Building with Concrete: Sustainable Design and Construction, Second Edition provides an overview of all available information on the role of concrete in green building. A handbook offering viewpoints from worldwide experts

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Sustainable Building Design
  • Author : Chitrarekha Kabre
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10

This book bridges the gap between research and practice in the area of sustainable design of buildings, exploring the passive (climate-responsive) design and thermal behavior of buildings and ways to incorporate these enhancements in architectural and civil engineering practice. It presents climatic data and its analysis in a readily usable

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Sustainable Construction
  • Author : Charles J. Kibert
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-03-29

The leading green building reference, updated with the latest advances in the field Sustainable Construction is the leading reference for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. With broad coverage including architecture, engineering, and construction, this book nevertheless delivers detailed information on all aspects of the green

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Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment  Housing
  • Author : Simon Burton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-03-29

Based on careful analysis and experience in all housing sectors and house types, this handbook explains and demonstrates how to incorporate the most effective energy saving measures in the existing housing stock. It begins by setting out the basic aims of sustainable refurbishment before presenting a large number of illustrated

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