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207 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans (chiefly col.).
145 p.
156 p. : ill. (some col.)
159 p. : col. ill.
xxv, 267 p. : ill. (some col.).
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS The Authors-- Acknowledgments-- Foreword-- Introduction by Leon Glicksman-- Sustainable Urban Housing in China-- Sustainable Development-- Opportunity for Leadership-- Energy Consumption and Global Warming-- Project Background-- Formation of Partnerships-- Design Methodology-- Evaluation of Specific Technologies-- Organization of this Publication-- References-- PART ONE BACKGROUND: Chapter 1 Sustainability and the Building Sector by Leon Gllcksman-- Introduction-- Nonrenewable Resources-- Environment-- Energy-- Solutions-- Summary-- References--Chapter 2 China -- Environment and Culture by Leon Glicksman, Leslie Norford, and Lara Greden-- Issue of growth-- Trends in the Chinese Residential Sector-- Technical Opportunities-- Climate-- Comfort Zones and Building Bio-Climatic Charts-- Codes and Standards-- Building Codes in China-- Green Guidelines for Sustainable Housing in China-- Building Codes-- Policy-- Current Policy in China Relevantto Residential Building Energy Efficiency-- Reform of the Price for Heating-- Coal Price Deregulation-- Experience with Appliances-- Suggested Policies to Drive Adoption of Sustainable Buildings-- Stakeholders-- The Urban Housing Market: History, Progress, and Problems-- Summary-- References-- PART TWO DESIGN PRINCIPLES: Chapter 3 Design Principles for Sustainable Urban Housing in China-- Andrew Scott-- The Objectives of Sustainability: What Are We Trying to Achieve?-- Assessing Sustainability: How Do We Know it Works?-- The Barriers to Sustainability and Innovation-- Ecological Buildings: Designing for Different Climates-- Continental-- Mediterranean-- Subtropical-- Maritime-- Design Principles-- Site Design and Planning-- Urban Density Distribution and Urban Ventilation-- Integrated Urban Ecology Networks-- Building Form and Typology-- Urban Housing Clusters as a Response to Climate and Community-- Building Design and Planning-- High-Rise Sustainable Building-- Low-Rise, Low-Energy Design-- Summary-- References-- Chapter 4 Materials and Construction For Low-Energy Buildings in China by John Fernandez-- Introduction-- Materials for Improved Buildings-- Assemblies for Improved Buildings-- The Building Structure-- Concrete-- Steel-- Timber-- The Building Enclosure-- Wall Construction-- Insulation Materials-- Air Barriers-- Moisture Barriers-- Windows-- Policy and Regulation Recommendations for Improved Buildings-- Potential for Sustainable Materials-- Potential for Alternative Construction: Earthen and Straw-Bale Buildings-- Summary-- References-- PART THREE TECHNICAL FINDINGS: Chapter 5 Low-Energy Building Design by Lesile Norford-- Overview-- Thermal Comfort-- Passive Cooling Strategies-- Climate Data-- Study 1 : Simulation of Wind-Driven Ventilative Cooling in an Residential Building in Beijing and Shanghai-- Methodology-- Cases Studied-- Results-- Study 2: Opportunities to Further Improve Thermal Comfort in Beijing Housing, Without Vapor-Compression Cooling Equipment-- Description of Building and Simulation Methodology-- Series I Simulations-- Series 2 Simulations-- Study 3: Low-Energy Building Design in Shenzhen-- Window Orientation, Shades, and Overhangs-- Insulation-- Ventilation and Infiltration-- Equipment Efficiency and Occupant Habits-- Summary-- References-- Chapter 6 Wind in Building Environment Design by Qingyan Chen-- Introduction-- Wind Data-- Design Tools-- Outdoor Thermal Comfort Studies-- StataCenter-- A High-Rise Residential Building Complex in Beijing-- Natural Ventilation Studies-- Cross Ventilation in a Building-- Single-Sided Ventilation in a Building-- Summary-- References-- Chapter 7 Design of Natural Ventilation with CFD by Qingyan Chen-- Introduction-- Natural Ventilation Design-- Outdoor Comfort and Site Planning-- Summary-- References-- Chapter 8 Light and Shading by Leslie Norford-- Daylighting-- Characteristics-- Benefits-- Shading-- Design Tools-- Simple Calculations-- Lighting Simulation with Radiosity and Ray-Tracing Methods-- Energy Used for Lighting and HVAC-- Lighting, Heating, and Cooling Energy as Influenced by Skylights-- Automated Search for Optimal Daylighting-- Summary-- References-- PART FOUR CASE STUDIES: Chapter 9 Case Studies by JuintowLin-- Introduction-- Design Process-- Collaboration-- Chapter 10 Case Study One - Beijing Prototype Housing-- Andrew Scott and Juintow Lin-- Project Description-- Design Approach-- Technical Recommendations-- Summary-- Chapter 11, by JuintowLin-- Project Description-- Climate Research-- Case Study Two - Beijing Star Garden-- Energy Studies-- Low-Rise Design-- High-Rise Scheme-- CFD Studies-- Interior Unit Studies-- Summary-- References-- Chapter 12 Case Study Three - Shanghai Taidong Residential Quarter I, by Juintow Lin-- Project Description-- Energy Studies-- Baseline Parametric Simulations-- Combined Feature Simulations-- Design Tools-- Recommendations-- Architectural Design-- Scheme l-- Scheme ll-- Scheme lll-- Natural Ventilation Studies-- Site-Level Studies-- Ventilation Studies of Typical Units-- Ventilation Recommendations-- Summary-- References--Chapter 13 Case Study Four - Shenzhen Wonderland Phase IV by Juintow Lin-- Project Description-- Technical Recommendations-- Passive Solar Building Design-- Recommendations for Windows and Walls-- Infiltration-- Roof-- Noise-- Thermostat-- Air Conditioner-- Summary of Technical Recommendations-- Architectural Design-- Site Considerations-- Architectural Form-- Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulations-- Solar Shading Studies-- Determining Sizes of Overhangs and Fins-- Integrated Design of Window, Shading Device, and Air Conditioner-- Residential User Manual-- Use of Thermostat to Minimize Energy Use-- Use of Temperature Readings to Control Air-Conditioning and Ventilation-- Use of Shading Devices to Minimize Heat Gain From the Sun-- Use of Natural Ventilation or Mechanical Ventilation to Remove Hot Air-- Summary-- References-- Chapter 14 Case Study Five - Beijing Hui Long Guan-- Juintow Lin and Zachary Kron-- Project Description-- Design Approach-- Energy Studies-- Infiltration-- Insulation-- Windows-- Combined Upgrades-- C02 Master Plan-- Community-- Landscape-- Neighborhoods-- Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations-- Shading-- C06MasterPlan-- Landscape-- Hierarchy of Public Spaces-- Circulation-- Wind-- Building Typologies-- PART FIVE FUTURE STEPS: Chapter 15 Future Steps, byLeon Glicksman: Overview-- Implementation-- Policy-- The Role of Policy in the Pursuit Of Energy Efficiency in the Residential Sector-- Education-- Summary-- Selected Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402054129 20160528
There is increasing attention to the need to preserve and improve the global environment for current and future generations. This book summarizes new research done in this area based on a number of important collaborative projects in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China. "Sustainable Urban Housing in China" features case studies and recommendations for new approaches to environmentally responsive sustainable building. It illuminates many principles of sustainability and energy efficiency applicable to buildings throughout the world, and in developing countries in particular. These projects identify practical new and existing technologies that will enable designs to provide energy-efficient, healthy, and comfortable conditions. Individual chapters treat aspects of sustainable design including ventilation, controls, materials, and daylighting; design guidelines and organizational methods used in urban projects are also discussed. This book will be an important reference for architects, developers, planners, and engineers active in the emerging field of sustainable or green residential construction, and will serve as a useful guide for professionals and NGOs working on sustainable solutions for the rapid growth in the developing world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402054129 20160528
xxix, 449 p. : col. ill., col. maps.
  • pt. 1. Context
  • pt. 2. Actualizing the vision
  • pt. 3. Sustainable healthcare today
  • pt. 4. Visioning the future.
"Written by two national leaders in sustainable design, a principal at Perkins + Will and a former chair of the board of USGBC, this is the key guide to designing sustainable health care facilities. Fully updated with the latest sustainable design information, new project case studies, and performance metrics LEED for Healthcare (new in 20II) and the online Green Guide for Health Care, the book covers hospitals, ambulatory care, wellness centers, subacute care, and rehabilitation centers. It also includes a number of new guest contributor essays on sustainable design topics specific to healthcare facilities"-- Provided by publisher.
175 p. : col. ill., col. maps.
vi, 246 p. : ill., maps.
  • pt. 1. Constructing green urban spaces
  • pt. 2. Nature and urban identity
  • pt. 3. The function of nature in the city
  • pt. 4. Ecology and the urban environment.
207 p. : ill. (some col.), map, plans.
ix, 262 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction. Acknowledgements. Definitions: Conservation and Sustainability. 1 Conservation: Background. 2 Urban Planning Context. 3 Sustainability: Background. 4 Conservation: International Initiatives and Directions. 5 Conservation: United Kingdom Position and Directions. 6 Sustainable Cities and Urban Initiatives. 7 Managing World Heritage Cities: United Kingdom. 8 Managing Historic Cities: The Bottom-Up Approach. 9 The Coincidence Between Conservation and Sustainability. 10 The Challenge and the Opportunity. Sources. Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405126564 20160614
Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities examines how the two key issues of urban conservation and sustainability relate to each other in the context of historic cities, and how they can be brought together in a common philosophy and practice that is mutually supportive. It sets out the theoretical and practical background to architectural conservation and how its perceived relevance and level of attainment can be extended when harnessed to wider agendas of sustainability and cultural identity. It tests the achievement of urban conservation through case studies from across Europe and elsewhere, assessing them against the sustainability agenda.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405126564 20160614
xiii, 127 p. : ill.


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