Sustainable Architecture Products

  • Technologies for Sustainable Urban Design and Bioregionalist Regeneration

    By Dora Francese

    This book explores the role of technology in ecological urban design and regeneration. Part I provides theoretical and methodological insights into technological approaches that offer optimum respect to existing cultural and natural environments, while offering minimum impact and carbon footprint.…

    Hardback – 2016-03-09 
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Renovations

    An Inspirational Design Primer

    By Richard Wilcock

    The UK’s housing stock has proved to be remarkably durable, as houses from the 18th and 19th centuries are still adaptable to the requirements of modern living. However, the need to respect the environment and to reduce energy costs presents a new set of challenges for the owners of period…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • Energy Performance of Residential Buildings

    A Practical Guide for Energy Rating and Efficiency

    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 – 2016-01-31 

  • The Environmental Performance of Tall Buildings

    By Joana Carla Soares Goncalves

    Tall buildings represent one of the most energy-intensive architectural typologies, while at the same time offering the high density work and living conditions that many believe will an important constituent of future sustainable communities. How, then, can their environmental impact be lessened?…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • A Landscape of Architecture, History and Fiction

    By Jonathan Hill

    Architecture can be analogous to a history, a fiction, and a landscape. We expect a history or a novel to be written in words, but they can also be cast in concrete or seeded in soil. The catalyst to this tradition was the simultaneous and interdependent emergence in the eighteenth century of new…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15 

  • Clean Energy Urban Design

    The Energy Proforma in Policy and Practice

    By Dennis Frenchman, P. Christopher Zegras

    Clean Energy Urban Design: The Energy Proforma in Practice and Policy offers a new way of understanding urban energy consumption in fast growing China by asking a simple question: How does the design of neighborhoods affect energy consumption? Four years of research—including interviews of 4,500…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30

  • 101 Rules of Thumb for Sustainable Buildings and Cities

    By Huw Heywood

    People across the world are becoming more aware of the need for the buildings and cities they live and work in to be sustainable, but the issue of how to be sustainable can seem a confusing and complex one. These rules of thumb provide universal guidelines for the sustainable design of both…

    Paperback – 2015-11-27
    RIBA Publishing

  • 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

  • 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
    BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

  • 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
    BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

  • Building Futures

    Managing energy in the built environment

    By Jane Powell, Jennifer Monahan, Chris Foulds

    A reduction in the energy demand of buildings can make a major contribution to achieving national and international carbon reduction goals, in addition to addressing the interlinked issues of sustainable development, fuel poverty and fuel security. Despite improvements in thermal efficiency, the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-24

  • Light in Architecture

    The Intangible Material

    By Elisa Valero Ramos

    Light in Architecture explores the role and use of light in and around buildings from the time that Stonehenge was built through to the present day, illustrating how a greater understanding of this intangible and free material will lead us to better architecture and, ultimately, improve our quality…

    Paperback – 2015-11-11
    RIBA Publishing

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