The Whole Building Handbook

The Whole Building Handbook
Publisher Routledge
Release Date
Category Architecture
Total Pages 704
ISBN 9781136543289
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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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 that promotes social cohesion, personal health, renewable energy sources, water and waste recycling systems, permaculture, energy conservation - and crucially, buildings in relation to their place. The authors offer a holistic approach to sustainable architecture and authoritative technical advice, on: * How to design and construct healthy buildings, through choosing suitable materials, healthy service systems, and designing a healthy and comfortable indoor climate, including solutions for avoiding problems with moisture, radon and noise as well as how to facilitate cleaning and maintenance. * How to design and construct buildings that use resources efficiently, where heating and cooling needs and electricity use is minimized and water-saving technologies and garbage recycling technologies are used. * How to 'close' organic waste, sewage, heat and energy cycles. For example, how to design a sewage system that recycles nutrients. * Includes a section on adaptation of buildings to local conditions, looking at how a site must be studied with respect to nature, climate and community structure as well as human activities. The result is a comprehensive, thoroughly illustrated and carefully structured textbook and reference.

The Whole Building Handbook
  • Author : Maria Block,Varis Bokalders
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-02-09

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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Green Building Handbook  Volume 1
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  • 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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Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings
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  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2018-11-12

Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings: A Life Cycle Approach offers a comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the subject with a further focus on the Life Cycle. The editors, renowned academics, invited a diverse group of researchers to develop original chapters for the book and managed to well integrate all

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

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Modern Construction Handbook
  • Author : Andrew Watts
  • Publisher : Birkhäuser
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24

Modern Construction Handbook has become a modern classic of building construction literature. In the USA, it is used as a reference work for many architectural courses. With the chapters "Material", "Wall", "Roof", "Structure", "Environment" and "Applications" it systematically explores the subject and provides a clear and efficient structure to the

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  • 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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Building Construction Handbook
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-14

Ideal for students on all construction courses Topics presented concisely in plain language and with clear drawings Updated to include revisions to Building and Construction regulations The Building Construction Handbook is THE authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. Its detailed drawings clearly illustrate the construction of building elements,

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Building with Reclaimed Components and Materials
  • Author : Bill Addis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-05-16

Interest in green and sustainable design is growing throughout the world. Both national and local governments are active in promoting reuse and recycling in order to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. This guide identifies how building designers and constructors can minimize the generation of waste at the

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Canadian Farm Buildings Handbook
  • Author : Canada. Agriculture Canada. Research Branch
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988

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  • Author : John Murray (Firm)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1851

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  • Release Date : 1893

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  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Release Date : 1994

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The illustrated handbook of architecture
  • Author : James Fergusson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1855

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