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  • 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 – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge

  • Landscape as Infrastructure

    A Base Primer

    By Pierre Bélanger

    As ecology becomes the new engineering, the projection of landscape as infrastructure—the contemporary alignment of the disciplines of landscape architecture, civil engineering, and urban planning— has become pressing. Predominant challenges facing urban regions and territories today—including…

    Paperback – 2016-05-16 
    Routledge

  • A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture

    Colonial Networks, Nature and Technoscience

    By Jiat-Hwee Chang

    A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture traces the origins of tropical architecture to nineteenth century British colonial architectural knowledge and practices. It uncovers how systematic knowledge and practices on building and environmental technologies in the tropics were linked to military…

    Paperback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge
    Architext

  • 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 – 2016-03-31 
    Routledge
    BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

  • 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
    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

    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

  • 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 – 2016-01-20
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-12-09
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Building Conservation

    Theory and Practice of Responsive Design in the Heritage Environment

    By Oriel Prizeman

    This book incorporates UK and international case studies and essays to identify the overlaps in the interests of energy and building conservation. The relevance and adjustments of qualitative and quantitative frames of reference are introduced, alongside the various expertise of the contributors:…

    Paperback – 2015-12-07
    RIBA Publishing

  • 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
    Routledge

  • 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

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