Green Buildings Pay
Design, Productivity and Ecology, 3rd Edition
Routledge – 2013 – 296 pages
This third edition of Green Buildings Pay presents new evidence and new arguments concerning the institutional and business case that can be made for green design. The green argument has moved a long way forward since the previous edition, and this fully updated book addresses the key issues faced by architect, engineer and client today.
Green Buildings Pay: Design, Productivity and Ecology examines, through a range of detailed case studies, how different approaches to green design can produce more sustainable patterns of development. These cases are examined from three main perspectives: that of the architect, the client and the user. Completely revised with all new chapters, cases, sections and introductory material the third edition presents:
In the fast evolving arena of green building, the book shows how architects are reshaping their practices to deal with ever more demanding energy standards and better informed users and corporate clients.
'This book steps forward boldly to present a vast array of information in a way that is accessible to professionals and lay people … [it] will be useful to all those interested in finding greener ways of designing and making buildings … [and] will enable you to make better-informed decisions.' - Building
'The authors have gathered a vast array of information and, with their ability to summarise and categorise trends of sustainable design, they have made an important contribution to the development of this relatively new discipline." - DETAILGreen
Acknowledgements Foreword Preface Brian Carter Introduction Part 1: The Greening of the Property Industry 1. How Do Green Buildings Pay? Part 2: The Greening of Architectural Practice 2. Designing Green Buildings 3. Research and Development for Green Buildings 4. Green Building Design and the Changing Property Industry Part 3: Case Studies 5. The USA and Canadian Cases 6. The UK Cases 7. Green Office Refurbishments 8. The Danish Office Cases Part 4: Educational Buildings 9. Sustainability and Education Part 5: Green Projects in Emerging Economies 10. Green Offices in Emerging Economies Part 6: Conclusions 11. The Value of 'Green’ to Business and Education
Brian W. Edwards is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at ECA, part of Edinburgh University, and was Associate Professor of Sustainable Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Architecture, Design and Conservation from 2008–11. He has practised as an architect in London, Vancouver, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Professor Edwards has written numerous books on architecture and many journal articles.
Emanuele Naboni is Associate Professor of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Architecture, Design and Conservation, specialising in sustainable design and building performance simulation. He has been a researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and has worked with the Performative Design Group at SOM in San Francisco.