3rd Edition

The Green Studio Handbook Environmental Strategies for Schematic Design

By Alison G Kwok, Walter Grondzik Copyright 2018
    436 Pages
    by Routledge

    436 Pages
    by Routledge

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    The Green Studio Handbook remains an essential resource for design studios and professional practice. This extensive and user-friendly tool presents practical guidelines for the application of green strategies during the schematic design of buildings. Students and professionals can quickly get up to speed on system viability and sizing. Each of forty-three environmental strategies includes a brief description of principles and concepts, step-by-step guidance for integrating the strategy during the early stages of design, annotated tables and charts to assist with preliminary sizing, key issues to consider when implementing the strategy, and pointers to further resources. Ten new in-depth case studies illustrate diverse and successful green buildings integrated design projects and how the whole process comes together This third edition features updated tables and charts that will help to save energy, water, and material resources during the early stages of design. More than 500 sketches and full-color images illustrate how to successfully apply strategies. A glossary, a project index listing 105 buildings in 20 countries, updated tables and drawings, and I-P and SI units increase the usefulness of The Green Studio Handbook.



    CHAPTER 1 The Green

    CHAPTER 2 The Studio

    CHAPTER 3 The Handbook

    CHAPTER 4 Design Strategies


    Site Analysis

    Insulation Materials

    Strawbale Construction

    Structural Insulated Panels


    Double Envelopes

    Green Roofs


    Daylight Factor

    Daylight Zoning



    Light Shelves

    Internal Reflectances

    Shading Devices

    Electric Lighting


    Direct Gain

    Indirect Gain

    Isolated Gain

    Active Solar Thermal Energy Systems

    Ground Source Heat Pumps


    Cross Ventilation

    Stack Ventilation

    Evaporative Cool Towers

    Night Ventilation of Thermal Mass

    Earth Cooling Tubes

    Earth Sheltering

    Absorption Chillers

    Energy Production

    Plug Loads

    Air-to-Air Heat Exchangers

    Energy Recovery Systems


    Wind Turbines

    Microhydro Turbines

    Hydrogen Fuel Cells

    Combined Heat and Power Systems

    Water and Waste

    Water Accounting

    Water Reuse/Recycling

    Water Catchment Systems

    Pervious Surfaces


    Retention Ponds

    Living Machines

    Composting Toilets

    CHAPTER 5 Case Studies

    A Roadmap to Strategies and Case Studies

    Centre for Mathematical Sciences

    Council House (CH2)


    GRoW Home Decathlon House

    NASA Sustainability Base

    Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center

    SOS Children's Villages

    Stellar Apartments

    TechStyle Decathlon House

    ZEB House


    1. Before You Commit to a Strategy
    2. Estimating Design Heat Loss and Cooling Load
    3. Psychrometric Charts
    4. Glossary of Buildings
    5. Glossary of Case Studies from the 1st and 2nd Editions of The Green Studio Handbook
    6. Going Green . . . and Going Greener
    7. Glossary of Terms



    Alison G. Kwok, Ph.D., AIA, LEED-AP, ASES Fellow, is a registered architect and a professor of architecture at the University of Oregon. She has also taught in architecture programs in California, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and New York.

    Walter Grondzik, PE, LEED-AP, ASES and ASHRAE Fellow, is an architectural engineer and a professor of architecture at Ball State University. He has also taught in architecture and architectural engineering programs in Florida, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Saudi Arabia.