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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)
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)
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)
xix, 415 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
  • Part 1: Background Part 2: Sustainability and Masterplanning Part 3: Sustainability and Building Design Part 4: Sustainable Construction.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849711173 20160605
Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings aims to provide a guide to members of design and masterplanning teams on how to deliver sustainable development and buildings cost effectively, meeting current and emerging UK and international statutory and planning requirements. Using a series of case histories and examples from the author's ten years of providing sustainability advisory services the book sets out a clear and understandable strategy that deals with all aspects of sustainable design and construction and the implications for delivery, costs, saleability and long term operation. The extensive scope includes all aspects of environmental, social and economic sustainability, including strategies to reduce carbon emissions and the impact of climate change. Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings appeared in the Cambridge Top 40 Sustainability Books of 2010.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849711173 20160605
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)
xiii, 294 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii 1 The Importance of Rainwater Harvesting 1 Water Capital 2 A Brief History of Centralized Water Systems 6 New Approach to Centralization--Decentralized Rainwater Systems 9 Examples from Around the World 11 India 11 Germany 13 The United States 16 Policy Issues and Sustainability 20 Water and Energy Savings 20 Response to Drought Conditions 23 Privatization and Relocation 25 Valuing Water Resources 25 History and Early Codes 25 Source 26 Value and Water Rates 27 Return on Investment 28 Challenges, Education, and Paradigm Shifts 34 Stereotypes and Preconceptions 34 Rainwater Technical Standard 34 Water Quality 35 Paradigm Shift 35 Endnotes 37 2 System Planning and Policies 39 Benefits That Drive Rainwater Harvesting Systems 39 Planning a System 40 Step 1: Identifying System Goals 46 Step 2: Codes, Standards, and Guidelines 49 Step 3: Incentive Programs and Rating Systems 63 Step 4: Educating and Involving the Stakeholders in the Design Process 71 Step 5: Putting It All Together 73 Endnotes 76 3 Water for Thirsty Buildings 79 Rainwater: Calculating Collection and Use 79 Step 1: Creating a Water Audit 82 Step 2: Calculating Annual Rainwater Supply 83 Step 3: Calculating Demand 89 Building Sectors, Sizes, and Demands 91 Small Office 91 Schools in Different Climate Regions 93 Step 4: Cistern Sizing 100 Alternative Water Sources 103 Other Wastewater and Recirculated Water 103 Plumbing Design and The Myth of Unlimited Water Supply 108 Thoughtful Planning Brings Success 111 Endnotes 113 4 System Elements 115 Integrated Approach 115 Opportunities for an Integrated Approach 117 1. Collection/Catchment Surface (Roof or Other) 118 2. Conveyance (Gutters and Downspouts) 123 Dry Conveyance versus Wet Conveyance 124 Sizing and Numbers 125 Aesthetics/Functions/Budget 126 Conveyance Functions 128 Conveyance Budget 128 3. Prestorage Filtration and Debris Exclusion 128 Prestorage Filter Types and Applications 128 Downspout Filters 130 Basket Filter 131 Centrifugal Filters 132 Cascading Debris Excluders 133 Prestorage Filtration Devises 134 Filter Sizes 134 How Components Help Merge the Goals of Rainwater and Stormwater 134 4. Storage 135 Aboveground Tanks 138 Belowground Tanks 139 Factors to Consider 140 5. Distribution 141 1. Pressurization 141 2. Filtration 141 3. Disinfection 143 4. Contoller 143 5. Automatic Protected Bypass 144 6. Makeup Supply 145 Integration, Thoughtful Planning, and Continuing Education Are the Keys to Success 147 Endnotes 149 5 Maintenance and Safety 151 Water Quality of a Rainwater System 151 Sources of Pollutants 155 Fate and Transport of Pollutants in a Rainwater Harvesting System 158 Microbial Contamination 162 Addressing Water Quality for Various End Uses 163 First Flush 164 Water Testing Protocols 169 Using a Bypass / Backup Water Supply 170 Maintenance Considerations 174 Case Studies--Cautionary Tales and Pilot Projects for Potable Water Systems 174 Summary of Design Recommendations 177 Conclusion 186 Endnotes 192 6 21st-Century Interviews 195 Stan Abbott 196 John Apostolopoulos 200 Alf Brandt 205 Bob Drew 209 Nicole Holmes 212 Bill Hunt 216 Lutz Johnen 222 Heather Kinkade 227 Kevin Kirsche 230 Billy Kniffen 233 Dennis Lye, PhD 237 Shawn Martin 245 Neal Shapiro 251 David Stooksbury 256 Dave Viola 259 Endnote 261 Appendix A 263 Appendix B 277 Index 283.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118410479 20160614
Water conservation is one of the most effective sustainable design practices, yet few professionals know how to collect and use rainwater effectively. Rainwater Harvesting the first comprehensive book on designing rainwater harvesting systems. It provides practical guidelines for developing a rainwater harvesting strategy, taking into account climate, public policies, environmental impact, and end uses. Case studies are included throughout. Rainwater Harvesting is a valuable reference for architects, landscape architects, and site engineers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118410479 20160614
Engineering Library (Terman)
xi, 611 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
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)
1 videodisc (ca. 180 [i.e. 160] min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • The green apple
  • Green for all
  • The green machine
  • Gray to green
  • China : from red to green
  • Deeper shades of green.
Examines the economies of being environmentally conscious in green building design. The first program, The green apple, uses New York City, particularly One Bryant Park and the Solaire, to demonstrates how the ubiquitous skyscraper can be a model of environmental responsibility. The second episode, Green for all, features architect and activist Sergio Palleroni as he works to provide design solutions to regions suffering from social and humanitarian crises. Shows projects in East Austin, Tex. and with the Yaqui Indians in Mexico where architecture students are helping residents build low-cost, environmentally-friendly homes using local materials. The third program, The green machine, follows Mayor Richard M. Daley as he strives to make Chicago "the greenest city in America" with numerous LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified buildings, a solar-powered public transportation system, and many green roofs, including one on Chicago's City Hall. The fourth episode, Gray to green, takes the notion of the three R's (reduce, reuse, recycle) to grand proportions by turning Boston's "Big Dig" steel and concrete waste into spectacular residential design. The fifth program, China : from red to green? depicts a rapidly urbanizing country at its tipping point and finds a sustainable solution in Steven Holl's Beijing project, which will have the largest geothermal heating/cooling and greywater recycling system in the world upon completion. The sixth program, Deeper shades of green, presents three visionaries who are changing the face of architecture and environmentalism and features some of their projects. Focuses on Ken Yeang and his "bio-climatic" National Library of Singapore, Werner Sobek and R128, his energy-efficient, steel and glass box house, and William McDonough and his model sustainable village of Huangbaiyu, China.
Engineering Library (Terman)
xvi, 86 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Engineering Library (Terman)

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