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Environmentally-friendly architecture & design books

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Basics Detailed Drawing by Bert Bielefeld Basics Detailed Drawing

The aesthetic and constructive quality of a building is also significantly determined by the careful design and implementation of details. Detailed drawings are developed on the basis of the working drawings; they form an important part of the specification and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

LowEx Building Design for ZeroEmission Architecture by Hansjuerg (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) Leibundgut, Marcel (ETH, Zurich) Bruelisauer, Matthias (ETH Zurich, Singapore) Mast, Megger LowEx Building Design for ZeroEmission Architecture
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Zero emission during operation - this has to be the target for buildings in the near future. This book approaches this goal with the application of the thermodynamic concept of exergy to the built environment, allowing new design and technology...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

LowEx Building Design for ZeroEmission Architecture by Hansjuerg (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) Leibundgut, Marcel (ETH, Zurich) Bruelisauer, Matthias (ETH Zurich, Singapore) Mast, Megger LowEx Building Design for ZeroEmission Architecture
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Zero emission during operation - this has to be the target for buildings in the near future. This book approaches this goal with the application of the thermodynamic concept of exergy to the built environment, allowing new design and technology...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Vernacular Earthen Architecture, Conservation and Sustainability (Sostierra 2017, Valencia, Spain, 14-16 September 2017) by Fernando Vegas Lopez-Manzanares Vernacular Earthen Architecture, Conservation and Sustainability (Sostierra 2017, Valencia, Spain, 14-16 September 2017)

This book contains the contributions presented at the conference of Vernacular Earthen Architecture, Conservation and Sustainability (SosTierra 2016) that will take place in Valencia, Spain between 14-16 September 2017. Several topics that will be discussed are - Vernacular earthen architecture...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

Three Cultural Ecologies Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier by David Leatherbarrow, Richard Wesley Three Cultural Ecologies Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier
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Three Cultural Ecologies reverses common conceptions of modern architecture.? It reveals how selected works of two modern architects, Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, embraced environmental and cultural conditions as reciprocal and complementary. ? A basic premise of this book's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

Sustainable Building Design Applications Using Climatic Data in India by Chitrarekha Kabre Sustainable Building Design Applications Using Climatic Data in India

This book bridges the gap between research and practice in the area of sustainable design of buildings, exploring the passive (climate-responsive) design and thermal behavior of buildings and ways to incorporate these enhancements in architectural and civil engineering practice. It...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2017

Eco-Friendly Building Facade by Juan Li Eco-Friendly Building Facade

Featuring a wide range of projects which consider the environmental elements of building design.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/07/2017

Carbon-Neutral Architectural Design, Second Edition by Pablo M. (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA) La Roche Carbon-Neutral Architectural Design, Second Edition
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The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. While it is possible to reduce emissions through climate-responsive design, many architects are not trained to do this. Filling an urgent need for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/07/2017

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Garden City Supergreen Buildings, Urban Skyscapes and the New Planted Space by Anna Yudina Garden City Supergreen Buildings, Urban Skyscapes and the New Planted Space

A spectacular global survey of some of the world's most inventive buildings--increasingly relevant in the face of climate change--which bring architecture and horticulture into a sustainable whole
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Building on Tradition Contemporary Qatari Architecture by Ruth Slavid Building on Tradition Contemporary Qatari Architecture

The architectural vision behind the new urban centre of Doha's capital - a celebration of tradition and contemporary design
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Sustainable Construction by Sandy Halliday Sustainable Construction

It has taken a very long time for sustainable development to be recognised as a justified restraint on inappropriate development and a primary driver of improving quality of life for all.For designers, clients and project managers this means we have...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Bioclimatic Double-skin Facades by Mary Benedict (Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA) Bonham Bioclimatic Double-skin Facades
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This guide shows you how to adapt a double-facade building strategy to your climate so that you can meet client needs for beauty and comfort while also reducing their energy load and environmental impacts. Bioclimatic double-skins conserve energy passively and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Bioclimatic Double-skin Facades by Mary Benedict (Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA) Bonham Bioclimatic Double-skin Facades
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This guide shows you how to adapt a double-facade building strategy to your climate so that you can meet client needs for beauty and comfort while also reducing their energy load and environmental impacts. Bioclimatic double-skins conserve energy passively and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Building from Tradition Low-tech Strategies and Local Materials in Contemporary Architecture by Elizabeth Golden Building from Tradition Low-tech Strategies and Local Materials in Contemporary Architecture

Building from Tradition examines the recent resurgence of interest in the handmade building and the use of local and renewable materials in contemporary construction. In the past, raw materials were shaped to provide shelter and to accommodate the cultural, social,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Poissy Galore by Alessandra Cianchetta, Simon Frommenwiler Poissy Galore
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Sustainable Tall Building A Design Primer by Philip (University of Nottingham, UK) Oldfield The Sustainable Tall Building A Design Primer
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What factors can inform and inspire the design of a tall building? What are the design options and implications in terms of architectural organisation of form and core? How can a tall building design respond to the cultural and social...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

The Sustainable Tall Building A Design Primer by Philip (University of Nottingham, UK) Oldfield The Sustainable Tall Building A Design Primer
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What factors can inform and inspire the design of a tall building? What are the design options and implications in terms of architectural organisation of form and core? How can a tall building design respond to the cultural and social...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

Building from Tradition Low-tech Strategies and Local Materials in Contemporary Architecture by Elizabeth Golden Building from Tradition Low-tech Strategies and Local Materials in Contemporary Architecture

Building from Tradition examines the recent resurgence of interest in the handmade building and the use of local and renewable materials in contemporary construction. In the past, raw materials were shaped to provide shelter and to accommodate the cultural, social,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2017

Nearly Zero Energy Communities Proceedings of the Conference for Sustainable Energy (CSE) 2017 by Ion Visa Nearly Zero Energy Communities Proceedings of the Conference for Sustainable Energy (CSE) 2017

This book addresses the main challenges in implementing the concepts that aim to replace the regular fossil-fuels based energy pattern with the novel energy pattern relying on renewable energy. As the built environment is one major energy consumer, well known...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/10/2017

Small House Living Australia by Catherine Foster Small House Living Australia


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

New Orleans Garden City Extraordinaire by Geoffrey H. Baker New Orleans Garden City Extraordinaire

An illustrated guide that endeavours to highlight how New Orleans, despite its precarious location, has become one of the great metropolises of the world. The challenges posed and opportunities presented by the city's location are examined along with the resilience...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Regenerative and Positive Impact Architecture Learning from Case Studies by Shady Attia Regenerative and Positive Impact Architecture Learning from Case Studies

The book provides a solid grounding in the areas of energy-efficient building and building materials life-cycle assessment, discussing carbon efficiency within a wider context that includes its technical, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions and covers the key areas for green buildings...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/11/2017

Seaside Building Design: Principles and Practice Buildings in Maritime Zones by Ali Sayigh Seaside Building Design: Principles and Practice Buildings in Maritime Zones

This one of a kind reference gathers numerous new studies examining the design of buildings in seaside locations. This book provides architects, engineers, builders, and students with design examples and applications that will enable them to design and build comfortable,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Other books in this genre

Adaptive Thermal Comfort: Principles and Practice by Fergus Nicol Adaptive Thermal Comfort: Principles and Practice

The fundamental function of buildings is to provide safe and healthy shelter. For the fortunate they also provide comfort and delight. In the twentieth century comfort became a 'product' produced by machines and run on cheap energy. In a world...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/06/2017

Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Methods by Ljubomir Jankovic Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Methods

In addition to the application of fundamental principles that lead to a structured method for zero carbon design of buildings, this considerably expanded second edition includes new advanced topics on multi-objective optimisation; reverse modelling; reduction of the simulation performance gap;...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/06/2017

Calafornia-Pacific Triennial Building as Ever by Cassandra Coblentz, Professor Teddy Cruz, Fonna Forman, Jonathan Crisman Calafornia-Pacific Triennial Building as Ever
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This book extends the conversation at OMCA's 2017 Cal-Pac Triennial by featuring the artwork of 25 innovative artists working in California and the Pacific Rim.
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/06/2017

Energy Modeling in Architectural Design by Timothy L (University of Nebraska Lincoln USA) Hemsath Energy Modeling in Architectural Design

Energy Modeling in Architectural Design demonstrates how design elements can lead to energy savings, to help you reduce the energy footprint of your buildings. In addition to identifying climate opportunities, you'll also learn fundamental passive design elements for software-agnostic energy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/06/2017

Energy Modeling in Architectural Design by Timothy L (University of Nebraska Lincoln USA) Hemsath Energy Modeling in Architectural Design

Energy Modeling in Architectural Design demonstrates how design elements can lead to energy savings, to help you reduce the energy footprint of your buildings. In addition to identifying climate opportunities, you'll also learn fundamental passive design elements for software-agnostic energy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/06/2017

Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Methods by Ljubomir Jankovic Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Methods

In addition to the application of fundamental principles that lead to a structured method for zero carbon design of buildings, this considerably expanded second edition includes new advanced topics on multi-objective optimisation; reverse modelling; reduction of the simulation performance gap;...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/06/2017

Advances in Human Factors, Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure, July 17? by Jerzy Charytonowicz Advances in Human Factors, Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure, July 17?

This book deals with human factors research directed towards realizing and assessing sustainability in the built environment. It reports on advanced engineering methods for sustainable infrastructure design, as well as on assessments of the efficient methods and the social, environmental,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/06/2017

ZEDlife by Bill Dunster ZEDlife

The argument for low-cost, zero-energy, zero-waste architecture has never been timelier, while the mainstream has largely abandoned or neglected this agenda: in the UK the recent mandatory zero-carbon performance targets for new homes have been postponed or forgotten at a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

Integrating Building Performance with Design An Architecture Student's Guidebook by Elizabeth J. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA) Grant Integrating Building Performance with Design An Architecture Student's Guidebook
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Integrating Building Performance with Design shows you the importance of designing for building performance early in your architectural design process. The book offers you simple tools and exercises, along with examples of built professional work and successful student projects illustrated...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/05/2017

Integrating Building Performance with Design An Architecture Student's Guidebook by Elizabeth J. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA) Grant Integrating Building Performance with Design An Architecture Student's Guidebook
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Integrating Building Performance with Design shows you the importance of designing for building performance early in your architectural design process. The book offers you simple tools and exercises, along with examples of built professional work and successful student projects illustrated...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/05/2017

PHPP Illustrated A designer's companion to the Passivhaus Planning Package by Sarah Lewis PHPP Illustrated A designer's companion to the Passivhaus Planning Package

Passive House is a leading low energy building standard. An important tool for designing Passive House buildings is the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP). This fully revised edition, supported by the International Passivhaus Institute, is a very visual, easy-to-use manual...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2017

The Avery Review: Climates by James Graham, Caitlin Blanchfield, Jacob Moore, Jordan Carver The Avery Review: Climates
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The essays in this volume examine what we talk about when we talk about climate, particularly in relation to architecture and its allied fields. How does climate inflect our understanding of human settlement, global migration, spatial violence, and resource extraction?...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/05/2017

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