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New and Published Books

  1. Materials Science In Construction: An Introduction

    By Ash Ahmed, John Sturges

    Materials Science in Construction explains the science behind the properties and behaviour of construction's most fundamental materials (metals, cement and concrete, polymers, timber, bricks and blocks, glass and plaster). In particular, the critical factors affecting in situ materials are examined...

    To Be Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The 'One Planet' Life

    A Blueprint for Low Impact Development

    By David Thorpe

    The One Planet Life demonstrates a path for everyone towards a way of life in which we don’t act as if we had more than one planet Earth. The difference between this approach and others is that it uses ecological footprint analysis to help to determine how effective our efforts are. Much of the...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. PHPP Illustrated: A Designer's Companion to the Passive House Planning Package

    By Sarah Lewis

    All architects hoping to design to the Passive House standard need to know how to use The Passive House Planning Package (PHPP): a set of 30+ linked Excel spreadsheets and a short manual, translated from German into English. A Designer's Companion to the Passive House Planning Package provides...

    Published November 1st 2014 by RIBA Publishing

  4. Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings

    Cool Climates

    Edited by Simon Burton

    Whilst sustainability is already an important driver in the new building sector, this book explores how those involved in refurbishment of commercial building are moving this agenda forward. It includes chapters by developers, surveyors, cost consultants, architects, building physicists and other...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. An Introduction to Architectural Conservation

    Philosophy, Legislation and Practice

    By Nick Lee Evans

    There are over half a million listed buildings in Britain, conservation areas can be found in every borough, and a large proportion of our housing stock pre-dates 1914. So, whether in extending a listed house, reordering a local church, or converting an historic warehouse, most architects will work...

    Published October 1st 2014 by RIBA Publishing

  6. Delivering Sustainable Buildings

    Saving and Payback

    By Yetunde Abdul, Richard Quartermaine, David Sutton

    Research by Sweett Group and BRE has challenged the perception that sustainable buildings are necessarily more costly to build. By applying cost data from real construction projects to three case study buildings – an office, secondary school and community healthcare centre – detailed capital and...

    Published September 25th 2014 by IHS BRE Press

  7. Low Impact Living

    A Field Guide to Ecological, Affordable Community Building

    By Paul Chatterton

    Series: Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

    This book is the inspirational story of one project that shows you how you can become involved in building and running your neighbourhood. The author, co-founder of Lilac (Low Impact Living Affordable Community), along with other members of the community and the project team, explains how a group...

    Published August 21st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Sustainable Business

    Key Issues

    By Helen Kopnina, John Blewitt

    Series: Key Issues in Environment and Sustainability

    Sustainable Business: Key Issues is the first comprehensive introductory-level textbook to address the interface between environmental challenges and business solutions to provide an overview of the basic concepts of sustainability, sustainable business, and business ethics. The book introduces...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Sustainability & Scarcity

    A Handbook for Green Design and Construction in Developing Countries

    By Peter Ozolins

    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...

    Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Sustainable Buildings

    Edited by Rohinton Emmanuel

    Series: Critical Concepts in Built Environment

    The ‘fit for purpose’ of the built environment has been a focus of attention since classical times, both in the West and in the East. However, an explicit focus on ‘sustainable buildings’ is relatively new. The last two decades in particular have seen an explosion of published material on the...

    Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge