Green Construction Products

  • 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 – 2015-11-10 

  • The Passivhaus Designer’s Manual

    A technical guide to low and zero energy buildings

    Edited by Christina J. Hopfe, Robert S. McLeod

    Passivhaus is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world, with almost 50,000 buildings realised to date. Applicable to both domestic and non-domestic building types, the strength of Passivhaus lies in the simplicity of the concept. As European and global energy directives move…

    Paperback – 2015-10-16 

  • Approved Document L2B

    Conservation of fuel and power (existing buildings other than dwellings)

    By Dclg

    Building Regulations Part L: Approved Document L1B (2013 edition, effective 6 April 2014) requires a 25% improvement over 2006 standards for every new home. An aggregate approach for improvement of new non-domestic buildings delivers an improvement of 25% overall, rather than for each individual…

    Paperback – 2015-08-19
    RIBA Publishing

  • Green Infrastructure

    Incorporating Plants and Enhancing Biodiversity in Buildings and Urban Environments

    By John W. Dover

    With more than half of the world's population now living in urban areas, it is vitally important that towns and cities are healthy places to live. The principal aim of this book is to synthesize the disparate literature on the use of vegetation in the built environment and its multifunctional…

    Paperback – 2015-07-21

  • The Rebound Effect in Home Heating

    A guide for policymakers and practitioners

    By Ray Galvin

    This is a definitive guide to the rebound effect in home heating – the increase in energy service use after a technological intervention aimed at reducing consumption. It sets out what the effect is, how it plays out in the home heating sector, what this implies for energy saving initiatives in…

    Paperback – 2015-06-18
    Building Research and Information

  • Developing Property Sustainably

    By Sara J. Wilkinson, Sarah L. Sayce, Pernille H. Christensen

    Developing Property Sustainably introduces readers to the key issues surrounding sustainable property development in the global marketplace. Pulling together received wisdom and original research, the authors provide a clear and practical overview of the sustainable property development process as…

    Paperback – 2015-06-17

  • Altruism by Design

    How To Effect Social Change as an Architect

    By Adam R. Wilmes

    Altruism by Design: How to Effect Social Change as an Architect is meant to prepare the individual designer – whether a student or practicing professional – for a career dedicated to serving communities in need through design and construction. It will help you understand the complexities,…

    Paperback – 2015-04-24

  • Living Roofs in Integrated Urban Water Systems

    By Daniel Roehr, Elizabeth Fassman-Beck

    With the infrastructure to manage storm water threats in cities becoming increasingly expensive to build or repair, the design community needs to look at alternative approaches. Living roofs present an opportunity to compliment ground-level storm water control measures, contributing to a holistic,…

    Hardback – 2015-02-26

  • 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

  • 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
    Spon Research

  • Green Solar Cities

    By Peder Vejsig Pedersen, Jakob Klint, Karin Kappel, Katrine Vejsig Pedersen

    The Green Solar Cities, EU-Concerto project focuses on the practical large scale implementation of solar energy technologies in combination with new build and retrofit low energy building in the cities of Copenhagen, with its city part Valby, in Denmark and Salzburg in Austria. This book aims to…

    Paperback – 2015-01-29

  • The Environmental Design Pocketbook

    2nd Edition

    By Sofie Pelsmakers

    The Environmental Design Pocketbook 2nd ed places the information you need for sustainable, low energy building design at your fingertips. Packed with diagrams, tools and tips, it cuts through the complex mass of technical data and legislation that faces the designer, and distils all the key…

    Paperback – 2015-01-08
    RIBA Publishing

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