Sustainability, Energy and Architecture, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123977576
  • ISBN-13: 9780123977571
  • DDC: 720.47
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 552 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This unique volume offers insights from renowned experts in energy efficient building from the world over, providing a multi-faceted overview of the state-of-the-art in energy efficient architecture. It opens by defining what constitutes a sustainable building, suggesting bases for sorely needed benchmarks, then explains the most important techniques and tools available to engineers and architects exploring green building technologies. It covers such pivotal issues as daylighting, LED lighting, integrating renewables such as solar thermal and cooling, retrofitting, LEED and similar certification efforts, passive houses, net-zero and close-zero structures, water recycling, and much more. Highlighting best practices for commercial buildings and private homes, in widely varied climates and within vastly different socio-economic contexts, this illustrated reference will guide architects and engineers in making sustainable choices in building materials and methods.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Authors’ Biography.
1: Dutch Efforts Towards a Sustainable Built Environment.
2: Low Energy Approaches to Design-Led Schemes – Five Case Studies.
3: Sustainable Construction Materials.
4: The Sustainable Corporate Image and Renewables: From Technique to the Sensory Experience.
5: Residential Deep Energy Retrofits in Cold Climates.
6: Sustainable Building for a Green and an Efficient Built Environment: New and Existing Case Studies in Dubai.
7: The LED Lighting Revolution.
8: Minimum Energy Housing in Cuba.
9: Daylighting.
10: Vernacular Tower Architecture of Sana’a: Theory and Method for Deriving Sustainable Design Guidelines.
11: Sustainable Buildings in Mediterranean Area.
12: A Low-Energy Building Project in Sweden – the Lindås Pilot Project.
13: Key Characteristics of Top Performing Sustainable Buildings from the Perspective of the Users.
14: Sustainable Buildings and Their Relationship with Humans and Nature.
15: Architectural Buildings in Romania.
16: Sustainable Architecture in Africa.
17: Mud to Skyscraper – Building Revolution in 50 Years in the Middle East.