Architecture: Collections

Cities, Infrastructure and Urban Design Collection

We are pleased to present our latest books, covering a wide range of key areas on cities, infrastructure and urban design, for students, instructors, researchers and practitioners.
You will find whatever you need to further your own research or professional interests, challenge and support your students, or to provide essential reference materials for your institutional library.

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Green Construction

  • Building Materials, Health and Indoor Air Quality

    No Breathing Space?

    By Tom Woolley

    The impact of building materials and construction methods on the health and wellbeing of occupants is often underestimated. This book is an essential guide to understanding and avoiding hazardous materials and poor air quality in buildings. The author covers a range of issues beginning with an…

    Paperback – 2016-09-29
    Routledge

  • Ventilation and Airflow in Buildings

    Methods for Diagnosis and Evaluation

    By Claude-Alain Roulet

    Energy efficiency in buildings requires, among other things, that ventilation be appropriately dimensioned: too much ventilation wastes energy, and insufficient ventilation leads to poor indoor air quality and low comfort. Studies have shown that ventilation systems seldom function according to…

    Paperback – 2016-07-28
    Routledge
    BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

  • Net Zero Energy Buildings

    Case Studies and Lessons Learned

    By Linda Reeder

    This book presents 18 in-depth case studies of net zero energy buildings—low-energy building that generate as much energy as they consume over the course of a year—for a range of project types, sizes, and U.S. climate zones. Each case study describes the owner’s goals, the design and construction…

    Hardback – 2016-06-01
    Routledge

  • Natural Ventilation in the Urban Environment

    Assessment and Design

    Edited by Francis Allard, Cristian Ghiaus

    Throughout the world, there is an increasing interest in ecological design of buildings, and natural ventilation has proved to be the most efficient low-energy cooling technique. Its practical application, however, is hindered by the lack of information on the complex relationship between the…

    Paperback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge
    BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

  • Energy Performance of Residential Buildings

    A Practical Guide for Energy Rating and Efficiency

    Edited by Mat Santamouris

    Energy Rating is a crucial consideration in modern building design, affirmed by the new EC Directive on the energy performance of buildings. Energy represents a high percentage of the running costs of a building, and has a significant impact on the comfort of the occupants. This book represents…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge

  • Tropical Urban Heat Islands

    Climate, Buildings and Greenery

    By Nyuk Hien Wong, Yu Chen

    Conventional air conditioning is not a sustainable solution to the challenge of a hot or humid climate. The climate problem is compounded in so-called Urban Heat Islands, urban areas where the air can be 3–5°C hotter than its surrounding areas and where pollution levels are consequently raised.…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge
    Spon Research

  • The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Non-Domestic Buildings

    By Baker Nick

    The refurbishment of existing buildings is a crucial yet often neglected subject within sustainable architecture; attention is usually focused on new buildings. Many old buildings waste large amounts of energy and provide poor internal conditions for occupants through poor lighting, poor…

    Paperback – 2015-12-04
    Routledge

  • Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings

    By Paul Appleby

    Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings aims to provide a guide to members of design and masterplanning teams on how to deliver sustainable development and buildings cost effectively, meeting current and emerging UK and international statutory and planning requirements. Using a series of case…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge

  • A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering

    An Integrated Approach to Energy, Health and Operational Performance

    Edited by Dejan Mumovic, Mat Santamouris

    The combined challenges of health, comfort, climate change and energy security cross the boundaries of traditional building disciplines. This authoritative collection, focusing mostly on energy and ventilation, provides the current and next generation of building engineering professionals with what…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge
    BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

  • A Handbook on Low-Energy Buildings and District-Energy Systems

    Fundamentals, Techniques and Examples

    By L.D. Danny Harvey

    Winner of Choice Magazine - Outstanding Academic Titles for 2007 Buildings account for over one third of global energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Reducing energy use by buildings is therefore an essential part of any strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge

  • Advances in Passive Cooling

    Edited by Mat Santamouris

    Following a rapid increase in the use of air conditioning in buildings of all types, the energy demand for powering such devices has become a significant cause for concern. Passive cooling is increasingly being thought of as the best alternative to air conditioning. This book offers the latest…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge
    BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

  • Transient Free Surface Flows in Building Drainage Systems

    By John Swaffield

    Climate change will present a series of challenges to engineers concerned with the provision of both building internal appliance drainage networks and rainwater systems within the building boundary, generally identified as the connection to the sewer network. Climate change is now recognised as…

    Hardback – 2015-02-19
    Routledge

  • Leadership and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    Edited by Alex Opoku, Vian Ahmed

    Leadership and sustainability have separately been the subject of numerous studies in a built environment context over the years, but they have yet to be addressed together. The real impact of legislation and guidelines designed to promote sustainability within the construction industry is closely…

    Hardback – 2015-02-05
    Routledge
    Spon Research

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2014-10-08
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2014-09-25
    IHS BRE Press

  • Sustainable Buildings

    Edited by Rohinton Emmanuel

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-07-30
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Built Environment

  • Environmental Impact of Windows

    By Owen Abbe

    This report reviews how window units and frames have been assessed within The Green Guide to Specification, including the application of the Environmental Profiles methodology, which underlies data. The way in which windows are addressed within building-level environmental assessment schemes such…

    Paperback – 2014-07-09
    IHS BRE Press

  • Environmental Impact of Biomaterials and Biomass

    By Nigel Jones

    This report reviews how biomaterials and biomass have been assessed within The Green Guide to Specification, including the application of the Environmental Profiles methodology, which underlies data. The way in which biomaterials and biomass are addressed within building-level environmental…

    Paperback – 2014-06-17
    IHS BRE Press

  • The Healthy Indoor Environment

    How to assess occupants' wellbeing in buildings

    By Philomena M. Bluyssen

    Despite policy directives, standards and guidelines, indoor environmental quality is still poor in many cases. The Healthy Indoor Environment, winner of the 2016 IDEC Book Award, aims to help architects, building engineers and anyone concerned with the wellbeing of building occupants to better…

    Hardback – 2013-11-12
    Routledge

  • Performance of Photovoltaic Systems in Non-Domestic Buildings

    By Steve Pester, Frances Crick

    This report provides information on the design and operational factors affecting the performance of photovoltaic (PV) systems in non-domestic buildings. It is aimed at decision makers, developers, architects and engineers involved during the conceptual stages of PV projects on buildings, and will…

    Paperback – 2013-11-07
    IHS BRE Press

  • Intelligent Buildings: An Introduction

    Edited by Derek Clements-Croome

    This book introduces the concept of Intelligent Buildings to the wider construction community. Edited by the Father of Intelligent Buildings, Derek Clements-Croome, the book explains that intelligent buildings should be sustainable, healthy, technologically aware, meet the needs of occupants…

    Hardback – 2013-09-10
    Routledge

  • Environmental Impact of Brick, Stone and Concrete

    By Kim Allbury, Emma Franklin, Anderson Jane

    This report provides a review of how brick, stone and concrete materials have been assessed within the current edition of The Green Guide to Specification, including the application of the Environmental Profiles Methodology that underlies The Green Guide. This report aims to provide manufacturers…

    Paperback – 2013-08-21
    IHS BRE Press

  • Environmental Impact of Metals

    By Kim Allbury, Owen Abbe, Jane Anderson

    This report provides a review of how metals have been assessed within the current edition of The Green Guide to Specification, including the application of the Environmental Profiles Methodology that underlies The Green Guide. This report aims to provide manufacturers and specifiers with a general…

    Paperback – 2013-08-21
    IHS BRE Press

  • Sustainable Retrofit and Facilities Management

    By Paul Appleby

    Governments across the globe are setting targets for reducing their carbon emissions. For example, the UK Government has committed to an eighty per cent reduction by 2050, when twenty-eight million buildings that currently exist will still be standing; this represents a challenge to improve…

    Hardback – 2013-02-22
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings

    Warm Climates

    By Richard Hyde, Nathan Groenhout, Francis Barram, Ken Yeang

    Despite recent improvements in energy efficiency being made in new build, it is important that the existing commercial building sector also take action to meet emission reduction targets. The objectives and challenges of such action will reduce the risk of the sector becoming obsolete due to high…

    Hardback – 2012-09-20
    Routledge

  • Guide To Natural Ventilation in High Rise Office Buildings

    Edited by Antony Wood, Ruba Salib

    Tall buildings are not the only solution for achieving sustainability through increased density in cities but, given the scale of current population shifts, the vertical city is increasingly being seen as the most viable solution for many urban centers. However, the full implications of…

    Paperback – 2012-09-05
    Routledge

  • BREEAM and the Code for Sustainable Homes on the London 2012 Olympic Park

    Lessons from the Velodrome, Aquatics Centre and the Olympic and Paralympic Village

    By Neil Paterson, Adam Robinson, Robin Brylewski

    This publication contributes to the ‘learning legacy’ for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and shares the lessons learned about sustainable design and construction on this exceptional project with the construction industry. The report examines the achievement of high levels of…

    Paperback – 2012-08-07
    IHS BRE Press

  • Earthships in Europe

    2nd Edition

    By Mischa Hewitt, Kevin Telfer

    The new edition of this successful book is a detailed description and evaluation of earthships in Europe. Its main purpose is to judge whether the translation of earthships – an American architectural concept pioneered in the New Mexico desert – to a European setting has been successful. The book…

    Paperback – 2012-07-16
    IHS BRE Press

  • Whole Life Costing

    A New Approach

    By Peter Caplehorn

    Whole life costing has been a subject waiting to come of age for many years. What was previously of mainly academic interest is now becoming a key business tool in the procurement and construction of significant projects. With the advent of PPP and in particular of PFI, details of the project…

    Paperback – 2012-06-14
    Routledge

  • Energy Management in the Built Environment

    A Review of Best Practice

    By Andy Lewry

    This book provides a step-by-step approach to energy management, together with the use of a matrix tool for implementing energy management initiatives within an organization. The tool can help identify areas for improvement, prioritize energy management activities and maximize benefits. Most of the…

    Paperback – 2012-01-23
    IHS BRE Press

  • Earth Building

    History, Science and Conservation (EP 101)

    By Paul Jaquin, Charles Augarde

    This book covers various types of earth construction including adobe, cob and rammed earth. It presents a wide-ranging review of the history of earth building, tracing the development of earthen construction techniques from antiquity to the present day, and showing the development of the techniques…

    Paperback – 2012-01-19
    IHS BRE Press

  • Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Housing

    By Simon Burton

    Based on careful analysis and experience in all housing sectors and house types, this handbook explains and demonstrates how to incorporate the most effective energy saving measures in the existing housing stock. It begins by setting out the basic aims of sustainable refurbishment before presenting…

    Hardback – 2011-10-26
    Routledge

  • Ventilation for Healthy Buildings: Reducing the Impact of Urban Air Pollution

    By Vina Kukadia

    This report provides practical guidance on developing effective ventilation strategies for reducing the ingress of external pollution into buildings, while at the same time maintaining adequate ventilation. It takes into account relevant air pollutant sources (near and far) and assesses their…

    Paperback – 2011-07-05
    IHS BRE Press

  • Integrating BREEAM Throughout the Design Process

    A Guide to Achieving Higher BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes Ratings (FB 28)

    By Virginia Cinquemani, Josephine Prior

    BREEAM (and the Code for Sustainable Homes) is the most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings in the world and continues to drive higher standards of sustainability in the built environment. This BRE Trust Report provides practical information on how to achieve higher BREEAM and…

    Paperback – 2011-07-05
    IHS BRE Press

  • Financing UK Carbon Reduction Projects

    (FB 31)

    By Robert Rabinowitz, Jon d'Este-Hoare

    This publication explores the funding of project-based carbon reduction projects in the UK by: surveying potential sources of supply and demand for such emission reductions examining the regulatory hurdles that need to be overcome to put a funding mechanism in place. It recommends the creation of…

    Paperback – 2011-05-24
    IHS BRE Press

  • Green Buildings and the Law

    Edited by Julie Adshead

    In countries such as the UK, the energy used in constructing, occupying and operating buildings represents approximately fifty percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Pressure to improve the environmental performance of buildings during both construction and occupancy, particularly to reduce carbon…

    Hardback – 2011-04-06
    Routledge
    CIB

  • Life Cycle Assessment in the Built Environment

    By Robert Crawford

    Life cycle assessment enables the identification of a broad range of potential environmental impacts occurring across the entire life of a product, from its design through to its eventual disposal or reuse. The need for life cycle assessment to inform environmental design within the built…

    Hardback – 2011-03-08
    Routledge