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  • Adaptable Architecture

    Theory and practice

    By Robert Schmidt III, Simon Austin

    Adaptable Architecture provides thought-provoking and inquisitive insights into how we can prolong the useful life of buildings by designing them to be more adaptable, and hence create a more sustainable built environment. The book provides a theoretical foundation counterpointed by the experiences…

    Paperback – 2016-06-30 
    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 – 2016-06-30 
    Routledge
    BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

  • Energy Accounts

    Architectural Representations of Energy, Climate, and the Future

    Edited by Dan Willis, William W. Braham, Katsuhiko Muramoto, Daniel Barber

    How does one tell the story of energy production, use, or conservation in a manner sufficiently convincing to influence policy, behavior, and design? Energy Accounts explores potential answers to this question through compelling images, data visualizations, narratives, and other examples of…

    Paperback – 2016-06-28 
    Routledge

  • Passive House in Different Climates

    The Path to Net Zero

    By Mary James, James Bill

    Passive House in Different Climates introduces the seven Passive House principles, to help you create super-insulated, airtight buildings that require minimal energy use to heat, cool, dehumidify, and ventilate, with superior indoor air quality and year-round comfort. Seventeen case studies in four…

    Paperback – 2016-06-23 
    Routledge

  • Green Exercise

    Linking Nature, Health and Well-being

    Edited by Jo Barton, Rachel Bragg, Carly Wood, Jules Pretty

    The concept of Green Exercise has now been widely adopted and implies a synergistic health benefit of being active in the presence of nature. This book provides a balanced overview and synthesis text on all aspects of Green Exercise and integrates evidence from many different disciplines including…

    Paperback – 2016-06-14 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-05-23 
    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 – 2016-04-30
    Routledge
    BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

  • Aquatecture

    Buildings Designed to Live and Work with Water

    By Robert Barker, Richard Coutts

    Water plays a vital role in shaping our built environment, as it has done for centuries. We depend on it, we use it, we live with it and we must respect it. Aquatecture is the first book to outline new ways of ‘designing for water,’ using examples from around the world to illustrate methods of…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    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

  • 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

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