E-books: Built Environment

  • The Architecture of Natural Cooling book cover

    The Architecture of Natural Cooling

    2nd Edition

    By Brian Ford, Rosa Schiano-Phan, Juan A. Vallejo

    Overheating in buildings is commonplace. This book describes how we can keep cool without conventional air-conditioning: improving comfort and productivity while reducing energy costs and carbon emissions. It provides architects, engineers and policy makers with a ‘how-to’ guide to the application…

    eBook – 2019-11-15
    Routledge

  • Spatial Practices: Modes of Action and Engagement with the City book cover

    Spatial Practices

    Modes of Action and Engagement with the City, 1st Edition

    Edited by Melanie Dodd

    This book explores ‘spatial practices’, a loose and expandable set of approaches that embrace the political and the activist, the performative and the curatorial, the architectural and the urban. Acting upon and engaging with the public realm, the field of spatial practices allows people to…

    eBook – 2019-11-07
    Routledge

  • Introduction to Real Estate Development and Finance book cover

    Introduction to Real Estate Development and Finance

    1st Edition

    By Richard M. Levy

    This book provides readers with a basic understanding of the principles that underlie real estate development. A brief historical overview and an introduction to basic principles are followed by examples from practice. Case studies focus on how cities change and respond to the economic,…

    eBook – 2019-11-05
    Routledge

  • Environmental Compliance and Sustainability: Global Challenges and Perspectives book cover

    Environmental Compliance and Sustainability

    Global Challenges and Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Daniel T. Rogers

    This book provides a critical understanding of the challenges that exist in protecting the local and global environment through compliance efforts using existing environmental regulations. The best compliance measures with the most useful regulations from over 50 countries are surveyed and are…

    eBook – 2019-11-04
    CRC Press

  • Architecture and Health: Guiding Principles for Practice book cover

    Architecture and Health

    Guiding Principles for Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dina Battisto, Jacob J. Wilhelm

    Architecture and Health recognizes the built environment and health as inextricable encouraging a new mind-set for the profession. Over 40 international award-winning projects are included to explore innovative design principles linked to health outcomes. The book is organized into three…

    eBook – 2019-10-17
    Routledge

  • Creating Great Places: Evidence-based Urban Design for Health and Wellbeing book cover

    Creating Great Places

    Evidence-based Urban Design for Health and Wellbeing, 1st Edition

    By Debra Flanders Cushing, Evonne Miller

    This book provides a bold vision and roadmap for creating great places. Imagining and designing urban environments where all people thrive is an extraordinary task, and in this compelling narrative, Cushing and Miller remind us that theory is a powerful starting point. Drawing on international…

    eBook – 2019-10-16
    Routledge

  • Geographic Information Systems to Spatial Data Infrastructures: A Global Perspective book cover

    Geographic Information Systems to Spatial Data Infrastructures

    A Global Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Masser

    This book draws on author’s wealth of knowledge working on numerous projects across many countries. It provides a clear overview of the development of the SDI concept and SDI worldwide implementation and brings a logical chronological approach to the linkage of GIS technology with SDI enabling data…

    eBook – 2019-09-25
    CRC Press

  • Tall: the design and construction of high-rise architecture book cover

    Tall: the design and construction of high-rise architecture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Guy Marriage

    This is a guide to both the basics and the details of tall building design, delving into the rudimentary aspects of design that an architect of a tall office building must consider, as well as looking at the rationale for why and how a building must be built the way it is. Liberally illustrated…

    eBook – 2019-09-10
    Routledge

  • Reciprocal Landscapes: Stories of Material Movements book cover

    Reciprocal Landscapes

    Stories of Material Movements, 1st Edition

    By Jane Hutton

    How are the far-away, invisible landscapes where materials come from related to the highly visible, urban landscapes where those same materials are installed? Reciprocal Landscapes: Stories of Material Movements traces five everyday landscape construction materials – fertilizer, stone, steel, trees…

    eBook – 2019-09-06
    Routledge

  • UNESCO Biosphere Reserves: Supporting Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability and Society book cover

    UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

    Supporting Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability and Society, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maureen G. Reed, Martin F. Price

    UNESCO Biosphere Reserves (BRs) are designated areas in geographical regions of global socio-ecological significance. This definitive book shows their global relevance and contribution to environmental protection, biocultural diversity and education. Initiated in the 1970s as part of UNESCO’s Man…

    eBook – 2019-08-23
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

  • Bike Share book cover

    Bike Share

    1st Edition

    By Elliot Fishman

    There are now over 2,000 cities with a bike share program. Bike Share examines all the major developments in the 50-year history of bike share. The book provides a detailed focus on contemporary bike share programs, including many of the most prominent systems, such as those in Paris, London, and…

    eBook – 2019-07-15
    Routledge

  • Solar PV Engineering and Installation: Preparation for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional, Specialist and Inspector Certification Exams book cover

    Solar PV Engineering and Installation

    Preparation for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional, Specialist and Inspector Certification Exams, 2nd Edition

    By Sean White

    The NABCEP PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Exam is the gold standard certification exam for PV professionals and is famously difficult to pass. As the industry grows and jobs have become more specialized, the Board has responded to this with NABCEP Specialist Certification Exams. As well as…

    eBook – 2019-07-08
    Routledge

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