xviii, 216 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • 1. Historical Background: from Sustainable Development to Carbon Management 2. Overview of Climate Change 3. Sectoral Approaches to Carbon Management 4. Energy Generation for a Low Carbon Built Environment 5. Carbon Management in the New Build 6. Carbon Management in the Existing Stock 7. Carbon Management in Cities 8. Operational and Embodied Carbon in Buildings 9. Regulations and Incentives for Low/Zero Carbon (LZC) Buildings 10. Tools and Assessment Systems for the Construction Industry 11. Carbon, GHG and Sustainability Accounting 12. Carbon Accounting in Organisations and Industry.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415684071 20160609
Three broad sectors of the economy are generally recognized as key to a low carbon future: energy, construction and transportation. Of these, carbon management in the built environment remains the least well-studied. This much-needed book brings together the latest developments in the field of climate change science, building design, materials science, energy and policy in a form readily accessible to both students of the built environment and practitioners. Although several books exist in the broad area of carbon management, this is the first to bring together carbon management technology, technique and policy as they apply to the building sector. Clear and succinct sections on the overarching principles, policies, approaches and technologies are combined with case studies and more in-depth coverage of the most relevant topics. It explains how to produce a simple carbon footprint calculation, while also being an informative guide for those developing or implementing more advanced approaches. This easy to read book is the ideal primer for anyone needing to get to grips with carbon management in the built environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415684071 20160609
Engineering Library (Terman)
xiii, 352 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1. Green Architecture: An Overview--Chapter 2. Definitions and Operationalizations of Green Architecture--Chapter 3. Brief History of Green Architecture--Chapter 4. Green Technologies: Energy Generation--Chapter 5. Green Technologies: Energy Retention--Chapter 6. Green Materials--Chapter 7. Smart Materials--Chapter 8. Case Studies--BibliographyIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071625012 20160604
The Definitive Guide to Green Architecture Written by an architect specializing in green materials and methods, this GreensSource book presents all of the information you need to design efficient, environmentally friendly, economical, and sustainable buildings. Green Architecture surveys new developments, innovative techniques, and emerging technologies that support environmentally responsive architecture. Residential, commercial, and institutional high-performance buildings are discussed. This architectural resource includes details on green building rating systems, energy generation and retention, water and waste management, and green building materials. In-depth case studies highlight advanced green buildings; active and passive solar buildings; self-sufficient, off-the-grid modular and mobile systems; and solar-decathlon competition projects. Green Architecture covers: Definitions, operationalizations, and history of green architecture Green building rating systems, including LEED and BREEM Solar, geothermal, wind, hydro, fuel cell, and other green energy generation technologies Green insulation, HVAC, water, and waste management technologies Passive solar design methods Green materials, including biomaterials, biopolymers, bioplastics, and composites Thermo-, light-, and stimulus-responsive smart materials Nanomaterials More than 100 case studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071625012 20160604
Engineering Library (Terman)
xiv, 222 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
  • Acknowledgments. Introduction. Chapter 1 RESIDENTIAL RATING SYSTEMS: A COMPARISON. Brief Overview of Residential Rating Systems. Eligibility. Market Penetration and Brand Recognition. Rating Building Performance. Ease of Use. Costs of Compliance. Professional Designation. Home Size Adjustment Factor. Notes. Chapter 2 COMMERCIAL RATING SYSTEMS: A COMPARISON. Brief Overview of Commercial Systems. Eligibility. Market Penetration/Brand Recognition. Rating Building Performance. Ease of Use. Costs of Compliance. Professional Designation. Notes. Chapter 3 ENERGY STAR FOR RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS. ENERGY STAR for Homes. ENERGY STAR for Multifamily High-Rises Pilot Program. Resources. Notes. Chapter 4 LEED FOR HOMES. Eligibility. The Process. The Cost. Third-Party Verification. Home Size Adjustment. Certification Criteria for Homes Three Stories or Fewer. LEED for Homes and ENERGY STAR. LEED for Homes Mid-Rise Pilot Program. Resources. Notes. Chapter 5 NAHB MODEL GREEN HOME BUILDING GUIDELINES. Eligibility. The Process. The Cost. Third-Party Verification. Home Size. Criteria. Resources. Notes. Chapter 6 NATIONAL GREEN BUILDING STANDARD. Eligibility. The Process. The Cost. Third-Party Verification. Certification Criteria. Resources. Notes. Chapter 7 LOCAL AND REGIONAL RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS. Examples of Local and Regional Residential Programs. Examples of Nationwide Residential Programs. Resources. Notes. Chapter 8 ENERGY STAR FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. Eligibility. Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR. ENERGY STAR for Commercial Buildings. Resources. Notes. Chapter 9 GREEN GLOBES. Eligibility. Green Globes: The ANSI Standard. The Process. The Cost. Third-Party Verification. Certification Criteria. Resources. Notes. Chapter 10 LEED FOR COMMERCIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION. Eligibility. The Process. The Cost. Third-Party Verification. Certification Criteria. Resources. Notes. Chapter 11 LOCAL AND REGIONAL COMMERCIAL PROGRAMS. Examples of Local and Regional Commercial Programs. Resources. Notes. Chapter 12 INTERNATIONAL RATING SYSTEMS. Examples of International Rating Systems. Resources. Notes. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470401941 20160604
Rating systems verifying and quantifying sustainable design were once an unrecoverable, unnecessary cost. Now, rating systems are a marketing tool to lower operating costs. Guide to Rating Green Buildings is the only guide to compare and contrast complex rating systems of green buildings. With case studies from different climates and building types, this book provides photos, a project description, and lessons learned by the design team, constructor, and client. This book is essential for owners, builders, construction managers, and design teams in selecting the appropriate rating system for their project.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470401941 20160604
Engineering Library (Terman)
xxii, 456 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 28 cm.
  • Green building approaches
  • Introduction to green building materials & systems
  • Building deconstruction
  • Efficient use of energy & other resources
  • Solar energy systems
  • Wind power
  • Health, comfort & productivity
  • The green design process & associated costs
  • Rating systems, standards & guidelines
  • Budgeting & financing construction
  • Specifying green products & materials
  • Commissioning the green building
  • Economic analysis & green buildings
  • Evaluating products over their life cycle
  • Evaluation, analysis & data tools
  • The greening of commercial real estate
  • Case Studies.
"This Third edition has been updated with the latest in green building technologies, design concepts, standards, and costs. The chapters, case studies, and resources give readers practical guidance on green building, including the latest on green building approaches, materials, rating systems, standards and guidelines"-- Provided by publisher.
Engineering Library (Terman)
xxiii, 464 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"The third edition of the ASHRAE GreenGuide features information for anyone charged with designing a sustainable building on a variety of green-design issues that should be considered when tasked with this type of project"--Provided by publisher.
Engineering Library (Terman)
xxix, 482 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Drivers of Sustainability in the Built Environment 2. History of Sustainability in the Built Environment 3. Sustainability Policies and Programs 4. Green Rating Systems 5. Project Delivery and Pre-design Sustainability Opportunities 6. Sustainable Design Opportunities and Best Practices 7. Sustainable Construction Opportunities and Best Practices 8. Post-occupance Sustainability Opportunities and Best Practices 9. The Business Case for Sustainability 10. Trends for theFutire of Sustainable Design and Construction Case Studies Air Force Weather Agency, Nebraska. Air Reserve Base Fire Station, Homestead (FL). Center One Building, Seoul. Freedom Park, Naples (FL). Gran Torre Costanera, Santiago. Hotel Intercontinental, Santiago. Olympic Venue, London. Masdar, UAE. One Island East, Hong Kong. The People's Place Library, Antigonish. Songdo IBD, Incheon. Sydney Water Headquarters. Torre Titanium La Portada, Santiago. United Nations Offices, Nairobi. Visionaire Hotel, New York.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415690928 20160608
Construction is one of the biggest industries in the world, providing necessary facilities for human prosperity ranging from the homes in which we live to the highways we drive, the power plants that provide energy for our daily activities, and the very infrastructure on which human society is built. The construction sector, including the building sector, has among the largest potential of any industry to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This ambitious and comprehensive textbook covers the concept of embedding sustainability across all construction activities. It is aimed at students taking courses in construction management and the built environment. Written in a lively and engaging style the book sets out the practical requirements of making the transition to a sustainable construction industry by 2020. Case studies are included throughout making the book both a core reference and a practical guide.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415690928 20160608
Engineering Library (Terman)
viii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Preface vii 1 Introduction 1 2 First Principles 13 3 Codes, Standards, and Guidelines 25 4 Community and Site 35 5 Building Shape 57 6 Near-Building Features 73 7 Outer Envelope 83 8 Unconditioned Spaces 113 9 Inner Envelope 125 10 Thermal Zoning and Compartmentalization 137 11 Lighting and Other Electric Loads 145 12 Hot and Cold Water 159 13 Indoor Environmental Quality 167 14 Heating and Cooling 187 15 Renewable Energy 205 16 Materials 211 17 Schedules, Sequences, and Affordability 227 18 Quality in Green Design and Construction 233 19 Conclusion 253 LEED Green Building Rating System 259 Glossary 261 Bibliography 265 Index 269.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118562376 20160616
Green Building Illustrated is a must-read for students and professionals in the building industry. The combination of incredibly expressive illustrations and accessible technical writing make concepts of green building on paper as intuitive as they would be if you toured a space with experts in sustainable building. Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO, and Founding Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council The authors of Green Building Illustrated deliver clear and intelligent text, augmented by straightforward but compelling illustrations describing green building basics. This comprehensive book covers everything from the definition of green building, to details of high performance design, to sensible applications of renewable energy. This is a book with appeal for all architects and designers, because it addresses general principles such as holistic and integrated design, along with practical realities like affordability and energy codes. Green Building Illustrated describes a pathway for reaching Architecture 2030 s carbon emission reduction targets for the built environment. Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030 a neophyte will have a very good overview of all the factors involved in green building. I see some excellent pedagogy at work! Jim Gunshinan, Editor, Home Energy Magazine Francis D.K. Ching brings his signature graphic style to the topic of sustainable design In the tradition of the classic Building Construction Illustrated, Francis D.K. Ching and Ian M. Shapiro offer a graphical presentation to the theory, practices, and complexities of sustainable design using an approach that proceeds methodically. From the outside to the inside of a building, they cover all aspects of sustainability, providing a framework and detailed strategies to design buildings that are substantively green. The book begins with an explanation of why we need to build green, the theories behind it and current rating systems before moving on to a comprehensive discussion of vital topics. These topics include site selection, passive design using building shape, water conservation, ventilation and air quality, heating and cooling, minimum-impact materials, and much more. * Explains the fundamental issues of sustainable design and construction in a beautifully illustrated format * Illustrated by legendary author, architect, and draftsman Francis D.K. Ching, with text by recognized engineer and researcher Ian M. Shapiro * Ideal for architects, engineers, and builders, as well as students in these fields Sure to be the standard reference on the subject for students, professionals, and anyone interested in sustainable design and construction of buildings, Green Building Illustrated is an informative, practical, and graphically beautiful resource.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118562376 20160616
Engineering Library (Terman)
x, 245 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • INTRODUCTION viii Chapter 1 SUSTAINABILITY AND ENERGY 1 Quality of Life Benefits 7 Finite Fossil Fuel Resources 8 Greenhouse Gases 10 Profits and Savings from Energy Efficiency 11 Site-to-Source Effect 12 New LEED Version 2009 13 Per Capita Energy Consumption 14 Building Energy End-Use Splits, People Use Energy 15 Carbon Footprint 17 Funding Opportunities 19 Chapter 2 RADIANT COOLING 21 History 21 Introduction 23 Why Radiant Cooling? 26 Applications 28 Radiant Cooling and Historic Preservation 39 Chapter 3 DISPLACEMENT VENTILATION 41 History 41 Introduction 42 Conventional or Mixed-Air Systems 42 Difference Between Displacement and Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD) 47 Applications 48 Large Public Spaces (Cafeterias, Dining Halls, Exhibit Spaces) 48 Chapter 4 CHILLED BEAMS 61 Principle of Operation and Technology 62 Benefits of Chilled Beams 63 Types of Chilled Beams 67 Chilled Beam Applications 72 Chilled Beam Use with Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD) Applications 78 Chapter 5 UNDERFLOOR AIR DISTRIBUTION (UFAD) 83 Validation of UFAD Designs with CFD Analysis 91 Impact on Buildings 95 Chapter 6 DISPLACEMENT INDUCTION UNITS (DIU) 101 Benefits of Displacement Induction Units 103 History of Induction Units 106 Applications 107 Chapter 7 HIGH-PERFORMANCE ENVELOPE 115 Engaging and Nonengaging Envelopes 116 High-Performance Envelope Definition 117 Most Common Energy Codes: ANSI and ASHRAE 90.1 118 Glazing Characteristics 123 How to Exceed the Mandatory Code Performance 128 Chapter 8 THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE 145 Renewable Energy Storage 146 Conventional Air Conditioning Systems 153 Nonrenewable Energy Storage 156 Chapter 9 SOLAR ENERGY AND NET-ZERO BUILDINGS 163 Net-Zero Step 1: Harvesting Solar Energy 166 Solar Energy in Net-Zero Buildings 177 Net-Zero Step 2: Improve Energy Efficiency of the Building and Its Mechanical and Electrical Systems 181 Net-Zero Step 3: Reduce Consumption 183 Chapter 10 GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS 185 Introduction 185 Geothermal Heat Pumps 190 Types of Heat Pumps 198 Chapter 11 COGENERATION 205 Other Applications of Cogeneration 207 Cogeneration Technologies 211 Micro-Cogeneration or Combined Heat and Power (Micro-CHP) 221 Chapter 12 DATA CENTER SUSTAINABILITY 223 History of Data Centers 224 2011: Top Ten Trends in Data Centers 225 Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) 226 Technologies That Can Benefit Data Center Efficiency 230 Office Building Applications 234 Air Management in the Data Center 237 INDEX 239.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470546031 20160608
A technology-savvy engineer shows architects and engineers alike practical solutions for implementing advanced building technologies in sustainably designed buildings. This book offers busy professionals clear, straight-forward solutions to implement technologies such as solar energy, radiant cooling floors, displacement ventilation, fuel cells in buildings, and many other innovative possibilities. It clearly shows how these technologies are executed in recent exemplars of sustainably designed buildings and carried out through the combined efforts of the architect and engineer to develop a truly integrated design.
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Engineering Library (Terman)
330 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Green building basics
  • The house as a system
  • Planning and design
  • Foundations
  • Framing
  • Roofs and attics
  • Windows and doors
  • Plumbing
  • Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning
  • Electrical
  • Insulation
  • Siding and decking
  • Solar energy
  • Indoor air quality
  • Interior finishes
  • Landscaping
  • Afterword.
This is a thorough, informative and up-to-date reference on green, sustainable and energy-efficient home construction. Starting with clear explanations of the concepts and fundamentals of green, healthy and energy-efficient construction, this book walks readers through the entire construction process, injecting expert advice at every decision point. Construction techniques, materials and products are thoroughly explained and issues of site, landscaping, durability and energy-efficiency are discussed. It is an educational guide for homeowners and an invaluable manual for builders and architects.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781561589739 20160603
Engineering Library (Terman)
207 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
  • I The Technology of Earth Building-- 1. Introduction-- 2. The properties of earth as a building material-- 3. Preparing of loam-- 4. Improving the earth's characteristics by special treatment or additives-- 5. Rammed earthworks-- 6. Working with earthern blocks-- 7. Large blocks and prefabricated panels-- 8. Direct forming with wet loam-- 9. Wet loam infill in skeleton structures-- 10. Tamped, poured or pumped lightweight loam-- 11. Loam plasters-- 12. Weather protection of loam surfaces-- 13. Repair of loam components-- 14. Designs of particular building elements-- 15. Earthquake-resistant building-- II Built Examples Residences Cultural, Educational and Sacral Buildings-- III Appendix-- Future prospects-- Measures-- Bibliographical references-- Acknowledgements-- Illustration-- credits.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783034608220 20160612
Nun in einer zweiten, uberarbeiteten Ausgabe: Dieses Handbuch bietet einen praxisorientierten Uberblick uber die zahlreichen Einsatzmoglichkeiten und Verarbeitungstechniken von Lehm: Seine Eigenschaften und physikalischen Gegebenheiten werden detailliert und kenntnisreich erlautert.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783034608220 20160612
Engineering Library (Terman)
xx, 407 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
  • Foreword. Preface to the Second Edition. Preface to the First Edition. Acknowledgments. Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview. Organization. Rationale for High-Performance Green Buildings. Defining Sustainable Construction. Green Building Progress and Obstacles. Emerging Directions. Part I Green Building Foundations. Chapter 2 Background. Ethics and Sustainability. Basic Concepts and Vocabulary. Major Environmental and Resource Concerns. The Green Building Movement. Chapter 3 Green Building Assessment. The USGBC LEED Building Assessment Standard. The LEED Certification Process. The Green Globes Building Assessment Protocol. International Building Assessment Systems. Example of a LEED-NC Platinum Building: The Audubon Center, Debs Park, Los Angeles. Beyond Today's Building Rating Systems. Chapter 4 The Green Building Process. Conventional versus Green Building Delivery Systems. Executing the Green Building Project. The Integrated Design Process. Role of the Charrette in the Design Process. Green Building Documentation Requirements. Chapter 5 Ecological Design. Design versus Ecological Design. Historical Perspective. Contemporary Ecological Design. Future Ecological Design. An Emerging View: A Shift from Green Design to Regenerative Design. Part II Green Building Systems. Chapter 6 Sustainable Sites and Landscaping. Land and Landscape Approaches for Green Buildings. Land Use Issues. Sustainable Landscapes. Enhancing Ecosystems. Stormwater Management. Heat Island Mitigation. Light Trespass and Pollution Reduction. Connection to LEED-NC. Connection to Green Globes v.1. Chapter 7 Energy and Atmosphere. Building Energy Issues. High-Performance Building Energy Design Strategy. Passive Design Strategy. Building Envelope. Internal Load Reduction. Active Mechanical Systems. Electrical Power Systems. Innovative Energy Optimization Strategies. Smart Buildings and Energy Management Systems. Ozone-Depleting Chemicals in HVAC&R and Fire Suppression. Connection to LEED-NC. Connection to Green Globes v.1. Chapter 8 The Building Hydrologic System. Current Building Fixtures and the Energy Policy Act of 1992. High-Performance Building Hydrologic Cycle Strategy. High-Performance Building Water Supply Strategy. High-Performance Building Wastewater Strategy. Landscaping Water Efficiency. Connection to LEED-NC. Connection to Green Globes v.1. Chapter 9 Closing Materials Loops. Issues in Selecting Green Building Materials and Products. Distinguishing Between Green Building Products and Green Building Materials. Priorities for Selecting Building Materials and Products. LCA of Building Materials and Products. Key and Emerging Construction Materials and Products. Design for Deconstruction and Disassembly. Closing Materials Loops in Practice. Connection to LEED-NC. Connection to Green Globes v.1. Chapter 10 Indoor Environmental Quality. IEQ Issues. Indoor Environmental Factors. HVAC Systems. Building Materials. Best Practices for IAQ. Managing IEQ During Construction. Connection to LEED-NC. Connection to Green Globes v.1. Part III Green Building Implementation. Chapter 11 Construction Operations. Site Protection Planning. Health and Safety Planning. Construction and Demolition Waste Management. Subcontractor Training. Reducing the Footprint of Construction Operations. Chapter 12 Building Commissioning. Essentials of Building Commissioning. Maximizing the Value of Building Commissioning. HVAC System Commissioning. Commissioning of Nonmechanical Systems. Costs and Benefits of Building Commissioning. Connection to LEED-NC. Chapter 13 Economic Analysis of Green Buildings. General Approach. The Business Case for High-Performance Green Buildings. The Economics of Green Building. Quantifying Green Building Benefits. Managing First Costs. Tunneling through the Cost Barrier. Chapter 14 The Cutting Edge and Beyond. Passive Survivability. Cutting Edge: Case Studies. Articulating Performance Goals for Future Green Buildings. The Challenges. Revamping Ecological Design. Beyond the Cutting Edge: Sustainable Geometries. Appendix A Overview of LEED for New Construction. Appendix B Overview of LEED for Existing Buildings. Appendix C Overview of LEED for Core and Shell. Appendix D Overview of LEED for Commercial Interiors. Appendix E Green Globes v.1. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470114216 20160528
Reflecting the latest developments in the green building movement, and updated to include coverage of LEED 2009, "Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery, Second Edition" guides construction and design professionals through the process of developing commercial and institutional high-performance green buildings in today's marketplace. In this revised edition, Charles Kibert delivers a detailed, and passionate, overview of the entire process of green building, covering the theory, history, state of the industry, and best practices in green building. Kibert uses not only the dominant LEED assessment system, but includes such newer ones as Green Globes and several noteworthy building assessment systems from other countries. Sections introduce the background of the green building movement and walk you through such aspects as the background of high-performance green building design, green-building assessment, the green building process, and ecological design. Broad enough to cover the needs of faculty and students in architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, interior design, and construction management, yet focused enough to serve as a reference for building owners and buyers of construction services, "Sustainable Construction" is a comprehensive look at an emerging process that is environmentally sounds while making good economic sense. Content from this book is available as two online continuing professional education courses. WileyCPE courses are available on demand, 24 hours a day, and are approved by the American Institute of Architects.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470114216 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
xvii, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction 1. Designing for New Uses, Standards and Requirements in the Twenty-first Century 2. Value as a Driver for Sustainable Refurbishment of Commercial Buildings - A European Perspective 3. Resilience to a Changing Climate 4. Making Sustainable Refurbishment of Existing Buildings Financially Viable 5. The Current Energy Performance of Commercial Buildings in Northern Climates - Europe 6. Effecting Design Processes and Practices for Sustainable Refurbishment 7. Retrofitting for Comfort and Indoor Environmental Quality 8. Energy Efficient Principles and Technologies for Retrofitting 9. The Importance of Facade Design 10. Environmental Assessment Rating Schemes 11. Energy and Comfort Modelling Tools 12. Water, Waste, Materials and Landscape 13. On-site Construction 14. Integrating Design and Use - the 'Soft Landings' Philosophy 15. Case Studies.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781317658740 20160618
Whilst sustainability is already an important driver in the new building sector, this book explores how those involved in refurbishment of commercial building are moving this agenda forward. It includes chapters by developers, surveyors, cost consultants, architects, building physicists and other players, on the role they each can play in enabling refurbishment to be commercially, environmentally and socially sustainable. Case studies from northern climates show real examples of different building types, ages and uses and will demonstrate what action has been taken to create more sustainable buildings. The chapters raise and discuss all the relevant issues that need to be considered in retrofitting decision making. Changing standards, planning, process management, financing, technical issues, site organisation, commissioning and subsequent building management are all considered. The book demonstrates that buildings can be made comfortable to occupy, easy to manage and low in energy demand and environmental impact.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781317658740 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
xi, 611 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Engineering Library (Terman)
x, 378 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
  • Preface-- Acknowledgements-- Introduction-- Design Process-- Integrated Design-- Green Design Strategies: Envelope, Lighting, Heating, Cooling, Energy Production, Water and Waste-- Case Studies-- Glossary of terms-- Glossary of buildings-- Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750680226 20160528
With more and more clients and architecture schools demanding green design, both student and professional architects need to get up to speed quickly with the vast range of techniques in this fast moving area. This extensive and user-friendly handbook presents practical guidelines for applying environmental strategies during the schematic design of green buildings. For each strategy, the book provides: brief descriptions of principles and concepts, step-by-step approaches for integrating technologies into the early stages of design, annotated tables and charts to assist with preliminary design sizing, key issues to be aware of when implementing a given strategy, and references to the most recent international standards and rating systems, guidelines, and internet resources. The text is reinforced with conceptual sketches and photos in full color, illustrating each strategy. A discussion of the green design process and case studies of several green building projects puts the strategies presented in context. It offers information required to implement green design ideas with confidence and accuracy; practical information provided in an easy-to-use format; and full colour images throughout.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750680226 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
xxiii, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
The "green building revolution" is happening right now. This book is its chronicle and its manifesto. Written by industry insider Jerry Yudelson, "The Green Building Revolution" introduces readers to the basics of green building and to the projects and people that are advancing this movement. With interviews and case studies, it does more than simply report on the revolution; it shows readers why and how to start thinking about designing, building, and operating high-performance, environmentally aware (LEED-certified) buildings on conventional budgets.Evolving quietly for more than a decade, the green building movement has found its voice. Its principles of human-centered, environmentally sensitive development have reached a critical mass of architects, engineers, builders, developers, professionals in government, and consumers. Green buildings are showing us how we can have healthier indoor environments that use far less energy and water than conventional buildings do. The federal government, eighteen states, and nearly fifty US cities already require new public buildings to meet "green" standards. According to Yudelson, this is just the beginning." The Green Building Revolution" describes the many "revolutions" that are taking place today: in commercial buildings, schools, universities, public buildings, health care institutions, housing, property management, and neighborhood design. In a clear, highly readable style, Yudelson outlines the broader "journey to sustainability" influenced by the green building revolution and provides a solid business case for accelerating this trend.Illustrated with more than 50 photos, tables, and charts, and filled with timely information, "The Green Building Revolution" is the definitive description of a major movement that's poised to transform our world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781597261791 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
xix, 219 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Green Buildings in a Global Context-- Green Building History-- What is a Green Building?-- Becoming a Green Building Advocate-- Green Building Terms-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780865715721 20160528
Green building is the fastest-growing trend to hit since the Internet, bringing with it an enormous range of new products, systems and technologies. "Green Building A to Z" is an informative, technically accurate and highly visual guide to green building, for both decision-makers and interested citizens. It begins with an introduction to the importance of green buildings and a brief history of the green building movement, outlines the benefits and costs of green buildings, and shows how you can influence the spread of green buildings. The book touches on key issues, such as enhancing water conservation, reducing energy use and creating a conservation economy.The book examines all aspects of green buildings from: Architecture 2030 to Locally sourced materials to Natural ventilation to Solar energy to Zero-net energy buildings. More than just a reference, this book emphasises the importance of green buildings and green developments for a sustainable future. It will be an invaluable resource for businesspeople, homeowners, product manufacturers, developers, building industry professionals and government officials.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780865715721 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
xi, 289 p. : ill ; 29 cm.
  • Preface ix Acknowledgments xi 1. Electricity - Basic Concepts 1 1.1 Introduction 2 1.2 History of Electricity 2 1.3 The Water Analogy 4 1.4 Ohm's Law 6 1.5 Types of Electricity 6 1.6 Power Factor 9 1.7 Types of Circuits 11 1.8 Power Generators in Series and Parallel 15 1.9 Voltage Drop 16 1.10 Electrical Power 18 1.11 Electrical Energy 19 1.12 Paying for Electricity 20 1.13 Reduction in Maximum Demand 22 1.14 Transformers 23 1.15 Electricity and Safety 24 1.16 Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) 26 1.17 Conclusion 26 Resources 26 2. Electrical Distribution in Buildings 27 2.1 Introduction 28 2.2 A Brief Historical Perspective 28 2.3 Centralized Electrical Power 30 2.4 Decentralized and Private Sources of Electricity 31 2.5 Electrical Distribution in Small Buildings 32 2.6 Electrical Distribution in Large Buildings 36 2.7 Switches, Fuses, and Circuit Breakers 39 2.9 Conduits and Raceways 42 2.10 Office Landscapes 43 2.11 Electrical Safety Systems 47 2.12 Low-Voltage Circuits 50 2.13 Emergency Power 51 2.14 Communication and Building Control Wiring 53 2.15 Electrical Construction Drawings 56 2.16 Lighting Protection 56 2.17 Sustainability 58 2.18 Conclusion 59 Resources 59 3. Plumbing-Water Supply 61 3.1 Introduction 62 3.2 Brief History of Water Supply 63 3.3 Sources of Drinking Water 64 3.4 Water Use 67 3.5 Private Water Supply 68 3.6 Rainwater Harvesting 71 3.7 Water Distribution in Buildings 79 3.8 Water Quality 85 3.9 Water Efficiency 85 3.10 Hot Water 88 3.11 Hot Water Conservation 97 3.12 Conclusion 103 Resources 103 4. Drainage 105 4.1 Introduction 106 4.2 Short History of Sanitary Drainage 106 4.3 Basic Principles of Drainage 114 4.4 Basic Concepts of Plumbing Fixtures 115 4.5 Drainage Piping 116 4.6 Water Closets and Alternatives 121 4.7 Composting Toilets 125 4.8 On-Site Septic Tank Systems 126 4.9 On-Site Aerobic Systems 128 4.10 Special and Innovative Treatment Systems 130 4.11 Constructed Wetlands 131 4.12 Biologic Machines 134 4.13 Graywater Systems 136 4.14 Alternative Community Sewage Systems 139 4.15 Stormwater 141 4.16 Special Drainage Systems 152 4.17 Case Study 153 4.18 Conclusions 155 Resources 155 5. Architectural Acoustics 157 5.1 Introduction 158 5.2 A Short History of Architectural Acoustics 159 5.3 The Physics of Sounds 161 5.4 The Biology of Sounds 170 5.5 Perception of Sound 175 5.6 Sound and Health 179 5.7 Sound-Absorbing Materials 180 5.8 Applications of Sound-Absorbing Materials 182 5.9 Sound Transmission 188 5.10 Design for Low Sound Transmission 189 5.11 Acceptable Noise Levels 194 5.12 Open-Plan Offices 196 5.13 Impact Noise 198 5.14 Mechanical Systems Noise Control 199 5.15 Theaters, Classrooms and Auditoriums 202 5.16 Rules for Drawing Ray Diagrams 205 5.17 Electronic Sound Systems 206 5.18 Noise Outdoors 206 5.19 Conclusions 210 Resources 211 6. Fire Protection 213 6.1 Introduction 214 6.2 A Short History of Fires in Buildings 216 6.3 Fire Principles 221 6.4 Fire Prevention 224 6.5 Passive Fire Protection 225 6.6 Detection 228 6.7 Alarms 229 6.8 Safe Egress 232 6.9 Fire Suppression 235 6.10 Non-Water Fire Suppression Systems 242 6.11 Smoke Control 243 6.12 Fire Codes 249 6.13 Elevators and Fires 250 6.14 Lightning Protection 250 6.15 Conclusion 251 7. Conveyance Systems in Buildings 253 7.1 Introduction 254 7.2 A Short History of the Elevator 254 7.3 Elevator Types 261 7.4 Elevator Design 265 7.5 Escalators 271 7.6 Moving Walkways and Ramps 275 7.7 Vertical Transport and Health 276 7.8 Special Lifts for People 280 7.9 Material Conveying Systems 282 7.10 Conclusion 284 Resources 284 Index 285.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118014752 20160608
Discover sustainable methods for designing crucial building systems for architects. This indispensable companion to Norbert Lechner's landmark volume Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects, Third Edition completes the author's mission to cover all topics in the field of sustainable environmental control. It provides knowledge appropriate for the level of complexity needed at the schematic design stage and presents the most up-to-date information available in a concise, logical, accessible manner and arrangement. Although sustainability deals with many issues, those concerning energy and efficiency are the most critical, making an additional goal of this book one of providing architects with the skills and knowledge needed to create buildings that use electricity and water efficiently. Guidelines and rules-of-thumb are provided to help designers make their buildings use less energy, less water, and less of everything else to achieve their primary objectives. In addition, this book: Addresses ways to reduce electricity usage through more efficient lighting systems and appliances and by incorporating automatic switches and control systems that turn off systems not in use. Covers the design of well-planned effluent treatment systems that protect against potential health hazards while also becoming a valuable source of reclaimed water and fertilize.r Provides coverage of fire protection and conveyance systems, including very efficient types of elevators and escalators and designs that encourage the use of stairs or ramps. Complete with case studies that illustrate how these systems are incorporated into large-project plans, Plumbing, Electricity, Acoustics is an indispensable resource for any architect involved in a sustainable design project.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118014752 20160608
Engineering Library (Terman)
xvi, 264 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Preface. Introduction. Part 1: The Global Sustainability Problem 1. Solar Energy Use through Time 2. Uncontrolled Growth 3. The Ecological Footprint 4. Global Warming and Climate Change Part 2: Ecology and the Environment 5. Ecosystem Example: The Chesapeake Bay 6. Ecology and Architecture 7. Environmental Economics 8. Nature's Geometry Part 3: The Residential Scale 9. Building Example: Watershed House 10. LEED For Residential Building Points 11. The Energy Design Process 12. Bioclimatic Design 13. Solar Control and Shading 14. Passive Solar Heating 15. Passive Cooling 16. Embodied Energy and Thermal Mass 17. High Insulation Levels 18. Material Choices Part 4: The Commercial Scale 19. Building Example: The Chesapeake Bay Foundation Building 20. LEED For Commercial Buildings 21. Daylighting 22. Electric Lighting 23. Heating and Cooling 24. Indoor Air Quality 25. Green Roofs 26. Material Choices Part 5: The Urban Scale 27. Urban Example: San Francisco 28. LEED For Neighborhood Development 29. Urbanism 30. Transit Oriented Development Part 6: Energy Sources 31. Conventional Fuels: Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas 32. Alternative Energy Sources. Appendix A Sun Path Diagrams. Appendix B Energy Analysis Computer Programs. Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415724951 20160618
Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design will help you understand the nature of the sustainability problem and show you how to implement your design for a sustainable future. Organized in six parts, the problem, the environment, the residential scale, the commercial scale, the urban scale, and energy sources, the book presents essential information in context, so that you get the full picture. Hundreds of drawings, sketches, charts, and diagrams illustrate points author Carl Bovill makes in his clear and direct style, which communicates the basics in a concise way. You'll learn: -About environmental economics -How sustainable architectural design relates to ecology -How fractal geometry can lead to a new understanding of the structure of the world around us -How to design energy efficient houses and commercial buildings -How to design and live in our cities to lower energy use per person -About LEED points at all scales A glossary and reading lists encourage you to explore the topics further.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415724951 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
xiv, 305 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. SUSTAINABLE DESIGN: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE. Sustainability Defined and Refined. Defining "Green". What Is Green Design? Overcoming the Obstacles to Sustainability. The Integrated Profession. The Design Charrette. Taking the Mystery Out of Commissioning. 2. GLOBAL ISSUES: AN OVERVIEW. As the Earth Warms. Living Lightly on the Land. Wet Gold. Want Not, Waste a Lot. Healthy Buildings, Healthy People. 3. SITES, WATER, AND ENERGY. Matters of Site. Reducing Water Use. Optimizing Energy Use. Lighting. Equipment and Appliances. 4. THE MATERIALS MAZE. Starting the Dialogue. Natural versus Synthetic Materials. Toxins. Material Safety Data Sheet. Life Cycle Assessment. Life Cycle Studies: A Comparison. Furnishings and Finishes: An Overview. From Trash Comes Treasure. 5. THE INDOOR ENVIRONMENT. The Air That We Breathe. The Elusive Thermal Comfort. Noise: The Other Pollutant. Let There Be (Day)light. The Importance of Views. 6. THE TOOLS OF OUR TRADE. Green Building Organizations, Rating Systems, and Design Guides. Product Standards and Certifications. Specifications. The Sustainable Library. 7. THE BUSINESS CASE FOR GREEN DESIGN. Building a Tangible Symbol. Making the Case. A Sustainable, Sustaining Workplace. 8. SUBSTANCE AND STYLE. Greenpeace: Materials Matter (Envision Design, Washington, D.C.). HOK: Working in Daylight Downtown (HOK, St. Louis, Missouri). Haworth Showroom: Sustainable Thinking, Smart Design (Perkins + Will/Eva Maddox Branded Environments, Chicago, Illinois). Toyota: Driving the Path to Sustainability (Gensler, Washington, D.C.). Accenture: Flexible, Fluid, and Ecofriendly (Davis Gardner Gannon Pope Architecture, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Continuum Center: Natural Healing (Guenther5, New York, New York). REI Portland: Sustainable Design Hat Trick (Mithun, Portland, Oregon). Herman Miller BG Building: Continuing the Commitment (The Environments Group, Chicago, Illinois). Nusta Spa: Defining Green Tranquility (Envision Design, Washington, D.C.). Sauer-Danfoss: An American Building with European Sensibilities (OWP/P, Lincolnshire, Illinois). Boulder Associates: Well Worth the Wait (Boulder Associates, Boulder, Colorado). Encore! The Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation (Gensler, Washington, D.C.). Notes. Glossary. LEED Terminology. Resources. Print Resources. Internet Resources. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471749172 20160528
This is a step-by-step guide to designing environmentally friendly commercial interiors. Millions of people in the U.S. workforce rely on interior designers to create environments that make them happy and productive, as well as promote their safety and well-being. "Sustainable Commercial Interiors" provides an engaging introduction to and exploration of the vast field of sustainable design as it specifically relates to commercial interior spaces. In "Sustainable Commercial Interiors", coauthors Penny Bonda, a noted expert on interior design and sustainability, and Katie Sosnowchik, an interior design editor and innovator, share their passion for environmental advocacy while offering designers and architects the technical knowledge important for success in this evolving discipline. The authors apply the concept of environmental responsibility to the design of interiors, and employ the organization of the LEED Green Building Rating System[registered] to sort the design process into five categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy issues, materials, and indoor environmental quality. Chapters explore: in-depth information about interior finishes and furnishings; best contemporary examples of sustainable commercial interior design projects, including photos and drawings of the design; outside-the-boundaries thinking about sites, water, and energy issues; materials, with a strong emphasis on life-cycle thinking; indoor environmental quality, including acoustics, thermal comfort, daylighting, and views; and, green design tools, including standards, certification programs, and specifications. Based on the premise that designers, with their power to create, have responsibilities beyond others, "Sustainable Commercial Interiors" is a vital tool for both novice and veteran green-minded practitioners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471749172 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
xxvii, 220 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 28 cm
  • Dedication and Acknowledgements Foreword: Dr Peter Bonfield OBE FREng Preface Introduction Part 1: Materials and Performance 1. Understanding the Material 2. Certification of a Sustainable Product 3. Improving the Material 4. Advanced Timber Technology Part 2: Design and Detailing 5. The Opportunity of Roundwood Construction 6. Sawn Timber 7.The Renaissance of Green Oak Construction 8. Prefabricated Architectural Structures 9. Arch Forms 10. Gridshells with Small Section Timbers 11. Shells Engineered in Timber 12. Large Panel Structures 13. Advanced Structures 14. Hybrid Buildings Part 3: Connections 15. The Development of the Timber Connection 16. Engineering Connections and their Mechanics References and End words.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415468084 20160618
This new resource covers the material selection, structural design and connections detailing of truly sustainable timber buildings through: * consideration of the nature of wood and the heritage of timber construction, including the importance of forestry and conservation * a review of modern techniques to improve the durability, fire resistance and predictability of structural timber elements and their vital connections * analysis of the many architectural and structural options, from roundwood shells through glulam arches and gridshells to long span hybrid structures * case studies from around the world illustrating the principles discussed and the true potential of timber construction Historically there has been an imbalance between the availability of information on structural timber design and the much more widespread familiarity with traditional structural materials such as steel and concrete. This book aims to help redress the balance by presenting the essential design principles involved in the creation of elegant, user-friendly timber buildings that are practical, economic, and thoroughly sustainable. Designed to support specialist study into the benefits of 21st Century timber engineering, this book also offers architects, engineers and other construction professionals practical advice on all aspects of modern timber architecture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415468084 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)

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