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Towards Zero-Energy Architecture

by Mary Guzowski

Towards Zero-Energy Architecture Synopsis

This book explores the theories, practices and principles of new approaches to solar architecture that foster both design excellence and low-energy use. In response to the challenges of global warming and climate change, design and technology enable architects to achieve greater performance standards while at the same time developing an environmental aesthetic. The book showcases ten award-winning buildings to illustrate the aesthetic and technological design integration of solar response in contemporary zero-energy and low-energy architecture. For each project there is a detailed examination of the local climate, the design and construction, and the technology used to reduce energy use. Towards Zero-energy Architecture is a much-needed call for the design professions to redefine architecture to help solve ecological problems.

Towards Zero-Energy Architecture Press Reviews

. ..a pleasing visual read while also giving a better understanding of incorporating the sun [and wind] into the next generation of sustainable design. - ecoHouse Canada Magazine .. .a pleasing visual read while also giving a better understanding of incorporating the sun [and wind] into the next generation of sustainable design. - ecoHouse Canada Magazine

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780670263
Publication date: 1st September 2012
Author: Mary Guzowski
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Environmentally-friendly architecture & design,

About Mary Guzowski

Mary Guzowski is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota. She teaches and conducts research related to daylighting, solar architecture and ecological design and her publications include the book Daylighting for Sustainable Design. Recent research has focused on aesthetic and solar architecture and ecological innovations in carbon-neutral design.

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