Series Editor: Professor Stephen Emmitt
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Building Research & Information (BRI) is a leading international refereed journal focused on the entire life cycle of buildings, from inception to designing, engineering, construction, and assembly, through the building in use phase, to disassembly and recovery. Unique to BRI is a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to a sustainable built environment, centered on the building and its context. The book series shares the journal’s philosophy and commitment to high quality research, providing the space for more detailed and nuanced exploration of the issues raised. Each book in the series allows an opportunity to explore the complex and inter-related nature of our sustainable built environment, embracing the what, why, how and when questions in relation to a specific research theme.
By Simon Foxell
August 08, 2018
In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, this new book provides thought provoking commentary on the nature of the relationship between society, the prevailing economic system and professionalism in the built environment. It addresses the changing responsibilities of professionals and in ...
By C. Alan Short
January 23, 2017
The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture challenges the modern practice of sealing up and mechanically cooling public scaled buildings in whichever climate and environment they are located. This book unravels the extremely complex history of understanding and perception of air, bad air,...
By Ray Galvin
June 25, 2015
This is a definitive guide to the rebound effect in home heating – the increase in energy service use after a technological intervention aimed at reducing consumption. It sets out what the effect is, how it plays out in the home heating sector, what this implies for energy saving initiatives in ...
By Elizabeth Shove, Heather Chappells, Loren Lutzenhiser
August 06, 2013
Current expectations and standards of comfort are almost certainly unsustainable and new methods and ideas will be required if there is to be any prospect of a significantly lower carbon society. This collection reassesses relationships between people and the multitude of environments they inhabit ...