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3rd Edition

Environmental Design
An Introduction for Architects and Engineers

Edited By

Randall Thomas

ISBN 9780415363341
Published February 8, 2006 by Taylor & Francis
288 Pages

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Book Description

Written and edited by a team of specialists at Max Fordham LLP, one of the UK’s leading environmental and building services engineering consultancies, Environmental Design is the result of their extensive experience in designing environmentally-friendly buildings. The principles of their approach, which they have taught in numerous schools of architecture and engineering, are clearly presented here.

The book starts with some basic scientific principles and environmental issues and then moves on to site planning, energy use, materials and building form. Natural ventilation systems, high-efficiency mechanical equipment and alternative energy sources are also covered. State-of-the-art buildings of exceptional quality are incorporated throughout the text and illustrate the authors’ belief that environmentally responsible architecture can be visually exciting. They conclude with a selection of detailed case studies of award-winning projects – including, new for this third edition, Beaufort Court, King's Langley and the National Trust Headquarters, Swindon.

This book is essential reading for architects, engineers, planners and students of these disciplines.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Edward Cullinan  Preface by Max Fordham  Units and Abbreviations  Part 1  1. Strategies Max Fordham  2. Comfort, health and environmental physics Bill Watts  3. Buildings and energy balances Bill Watts and Randall Thomas  4. Building planning and design Randall Thomas  5. Site planning Randall Thomas  6. Materials and construction Randall Thomas  7. Energy sources Ramiro Godoy  8. Lighting Randall Thomas  9. Engineering thermal comfort Randall Thomas  10. Water, waste disposal and appliances Mike Entwisle, Randall Thomas and Adam Ritchie  Part 2  11. RMC International Headquarters Bart Stevens  12. Queens Building, De Montfort University Edith Blennerhassett  13. The Charles Cryer Studio Theatre Colin Hamilton  14. The Environmental Building, Building Research Establishment Randall Thomas and Bart Stevens  15. The Millennium Centre, Dagenham Randall Thomas  16. The Bedales Theatre Randall Thomas  17. Beaufort Court, Kings Langley Tamsin Tweddell  18. National Trust Headquarters, Swindon Guy Nevill  Appendices A. Environmental data and the psychrometric chart Randall Thomas  B. Calculation Procedures Randall Thomas  C. Acoustics Randall Thomas  and Anthony Chilton  D. Photovoltaics Randall Thomas and Lorna Markham

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Randall Thomas has been active in practice and teaching for over thirty years. He is visiting Professor in Architectural Science at Kingston University, UK, and has been a Partner of Max Fordham LLP since 1987.


'A good introduction to environmental design' – Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University