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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)
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)
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 20180530
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 20180530
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470546031 20160608
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 20180530
For a number of years, the healthy and environment-friendly building material earth, in common use for thousands of years, has been enjoying increasing popularity, including in industrialized nations. In hot dry and temperate climate zones, earth offers numerous advantages over other materials. Its particular texture and composition also holds great aesthetic appeal. The second and revised edition of this handbook offers a practical systematic overview of the many uses of earth and techniques for processing it. Its properties and physical characteristics are described in informed and knowledgeable detail. The author's presentation reflects the rich and varied experiences gained over thirty years of building earth structures all over the world. Numerous photographs of construction sites and drawings show the concrete execution of earth architecture. Prof. Dr. Gernot Minke is a professor at Universitat Kassel, where he leads the Forschungslabor fur Experimentelles Bauen. He has long concerned himself with developments in ecological building, and he has dealt with the building material clay in theory and practice since 1977. His book Building with Straw was also published by Birkhauser.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783034608220 20180530
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 20180530
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 20180530
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)
xiv, 276 pages : colored illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Preface ix Acknowledgements xi Abbreviations xii Part 1 Introduction to Building Refurbishment 1 Chapter 1 What is Building Refurbishment? 3 1.1 Introduction 4 1.2 Definitions of Refurbishment 5 1.3 Building Refurbishment Market and Size 10 Endnotes 14 Chapter 2 Sustainable Refurbishment 15 2.1 Introduction 16 2.2 Overview of Sustainable Development 17 2.3 Sustainable Development and Building Refurbishment 29 Endnotes 33 Chapter 3 Occupant Evaluation 34 3.1 Introduction 35 3.2 Changes in Work Patterns 37 3.3 Pre- and Post-Occupancy Evaluations (POE) 38 Endnotes 45 Part 2 Managing Refurbishment as a Process 47 Chapter 4 Drivers for Sustainable Refurbishment? 49 4.1 Market Pressures 50 4.2 Return on Investment 55 4.3 Regulatory Incentives 60 4.4 Financial Incentives and Taxes 65 4.5 Climate Change 71 4.6 Corporate Responsibility 76 4.7 Skills 79 Endnotes 81 Chapter 5 Developing a Business Plan and Strategy 84 5.1 Costs and Risks to Refurbish 85 5.2 Barriers to Refurbishment 86 5.3 Delivering Commercially Viable Refurbishment 87 5.4 Factors to Consider to Improve the Performance 88 5.5 Defining the Strategy 89 Endnotes 89 Chapter 6 Managing Delivery 90 6.1 Delivering a Sustainable Refurbishment 91 6.2 Minor Refurbishment Approach 92 6.3 Major and Comprehensive Refurbishment Approach 94 6.4 Green Leases 96 6.5 ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standards 98 6.6 Energy Star 101 6.7 Managing-Delivery Checklist 102 Endnote 102 Chapter 7 Managing Impacts 103 7.1 International Standards 104 7.2 LEED and BREEAM 106 7.3 Project Sustainability Assessment 110 7.4 Performance Improvements from Standards 114 7.5 Behavioural Change 116 Endnotes 117 Part 3 Low-Carbon Technologies and Materials 119 Chapter 8 Energy-Efficiency Measures 121 8.1 Introduction 122 8.2 Refurbishment Options and Approach 125 8.3 Assessing Costs of Energy-Efficiency Measures 130 8.4 Fabric and Passive Energy-Efficiency Measures 134 8.5 Energy-Efficiency Measures -- Mechanical 141 8.6 ESCOs and Energy-Performance Contracting 148 8.7 Energy-Efficiency and Low-Carbon Checklist 154 8.8 Health and Indoor-Environment Checklist 155 Endnotes 156 Chapter 9 Behavioural Change 157 9.1 Commissioning Buildings 158 9.2 Energy Conservation as a Behaviour 160 Endnotes 164 Chapter 10 Renewable Energy 165 10.1 Introduction 166 10.2 Photovoltaic (PV) Panels 168 10.3 Solar Thermal Hot-Water Systems 170 10.4 Wind Turbines 173 10.5 Biofuel Heating 175 10.6 Geothermal Energy 179 10.7 Combined Heat and Power (CHP) 180 10.8 Heat Pumps 183 Endnote 185 Chapter 11 Embodied Carbon 186 11.1 Introduction 187 11.2 Embodied Carbon Standards 188 11.3 Varying Embodied Carbon Values in Buildings 192 Case Study 1 -- London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA): Energy Case Study 196 Case Study 2 -- 89 Culford Road: Extreme Low-Carbon Dwelling Refurbishment 202 Case Study 3 -- Empire State Building to Become a Model of Energy 205 Endnotes 214 Part 4 Environmental Areas 215 Chapter 12 Material Use and Resource Efficiency 217 12.1 Introduction 218 12.2 Material-Certification Schemes 219 12.3 Material Procurement 221 12.4 Designing-in Sustainable Materials 222 12.5 Material Resource Efficiency 224 12.6 Site Waste Management 226 12.7 Materials and Resource Efficiency Checklist 230 Endnotes 231 Chapter 13 Water Conservation 233 13.1 Performing a Water Audit 234 13.2 Reducing Water Use 236 13.3 Rainwater Harvesting 238 13.4 Flood Risk and Sustainable Drainage Systems 240 13.5 Water-Conservation Checklist 240 Endnote 241 Chapter 14 Biodiversity 242 14.1 Introduction 243 14.2 Green Roofs and Walls 244 14.3 Provision for Birds 253 14.4 Biodiversity Checklist 254 Endnotes 255 Chapter 15 Transport 256 15.1 Developing a Travel Plan 257 15.2 Delivery Travel Plans 259 15.3 Transport Checklist 260 Glossary 262 Further Reading and Websites 266 Index 271.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405195089 20160609
This guide to green 'retro-fitting' for facility mangers struggling to reduce their building's carbon footprint will help in the planning and management of a sustainable refurbishment program. The first part of the book provides the context, presenting the structure and linkage between the other chapters. The second part provides technical support, helping to determine the feasibility of good practices as part of the refurbishment. Finally, the third part reviews refurbishment from a sector perspective, with case studies and examples showcasing previous good practices and lessons learned.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405195089 20160609
Engineering Library (Terman)
xii, 273 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix PREFACE xi CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1 Sustainability Defi ned 1 The Urgency of Sustainability in Buildings 4 The Importance of Existing Buildings 6 Renovation Contrasted with Replacement 8 Facility Management and Incremental Renovation 9 The Benefi ts of Sustainable Renovation 10 Health and Comfort 10 Economic Returns 12 Reduction of Climate Change Impact 14 CHAPTER 2 WHOLE BUILDING DESIGN 17 Introduction 17 Existing Building Context 19 Climate and Function 19 Building Energy Simulation Models 22 Testing and Benchmarking Performance 22 Understanding Existing Building Strategies 29 Daylight 32 Ventilation 35 Permanent Materials 36 Building Envelope 38 Building Systems 39 Modern Building Code Implications 40 CHAPTER 3 FACILITY MANAGEMENT UPGRADES 49 Introduction 49 Immediate Improvement 51 Behaviors 51 Testing and Analyzing Performance 52 Retrocommissioning 55 Lighting 56 Plug Loads 59 Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning 60 Water Use 62 Beyond Energy-Green Operations and Maintenance 62 Indoor Environmental Quality 63 Regional Issues 65 Putting Your Program Together 65 CHAPTER 4 BUILDING ENVELOPE REDESIGN 77 Introduction 77 Air Infi ltration Losses 78 Insulation Strategies 78 Cold Climate 79 Humid Middle Latitude Climate 81 Hot Humid Climate 82 Hot Dry Climate 83 Continental Climate 83 Pre-War Buildings 84 Thermal Mass and Climate Zones 84 Masonry Wall Design 85 Window Replacement and Shading 86 Roof Structure and Insulation 88 Roofi ng 89 Mid-Century Modern Buildings 92 Curtain Wall Replacement, Modifi cation, and Shading 92 Insulation Options 93 Window Replacement 95 Roofi ng 95 Late Modern Buildings 96 Introducing Daylight 96 Correcting Roof Structures and Slope 98 Insulation Options 99 Window Replacement 100 Roofi ng 101 CHAPTER 5 BUILDING SYSTEMS REPLACEMENT 109 Building System Needs 109 Thermal Comfort 110 Water Use 112 Light 112 Building Controls and Environmental Responsiveness 114 Pre-War Buildings 114 Renovation or Replacement of Steam and Hydronic Systems 115 Improving Ventilation and Fire Safety 117 Restoring or Improving Daylighting 118 Water Saving Strategies 118 Electric Power and Controls Replacement 120 Mid-Century Modern Buildings 120 Renovation or Replacement of Hydronic Systems 120 Creating New Passive Ventilation Options 122 Improving or Replacing Forced Air Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning 122 Restoring or Improving Daylighting 124 Water-Saving Strategies 124 Electric Power and Controls Replacement 126 Late Modern Buildings 127 Strategies for Deep Floor Plates 127 Creating New Passive Ventilation Options 128 Improving or Replacing Forced Air Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning 130 Restoring or Improving Daylighting 130 Water-Saving Strategies 132 Electric Power and Controls Replacement 133 Systems Replacement Summary 133 CHAPTER 6 BUILDING MATERIALS 141 Environmentally Benefi cial Products 141 Rating Systems and Lifecycle Assessment 142 LCA Tools 145 Recycling, Salvage, and Reuse 146 Resource Effi ciency 149 Reduction in Operational Energy and Waste 150 Low-Emitting Materials 151 "Natural" Materials 152 Concrete and Stone 152 Metals 152 Wood 153 Carpet 155 Resilient Flooring 155 Wall Finishes 156 Pre-War Buildings 157 Salvage of Masonry and Finishes 157 Strategies for Obsolete Plaster and Partition Systems 159 Mid-Century Modern Buildings 162 Disassembly Options 162 Late Modern Buildings 163 Hazardous Material Issues163 Disposal Reduction 164 CHAPTER 7 CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS 173 Introduction 173 Initial Construction Activities 174 Assembling the Team 174 Exploratory Demolition and Investigations 176 Demolition Documents versus Site Discussions 177 Hazardous Materials Abatement 178 Construction Debris 185 Occupied Rehabs 186 Relocation 186 Phasing 187 Separation and Noise 189 Notifi cation 189 Elevators 189 Commissioning 191 CHAPTER 8 HIGH PERFORMANCE RENOVATION 201 Transformation 201 Renovation versus Transformation 201 Change of Use 202 Additions and Deletions 205 Preservation of Signifi cant Historic Characteristics 207 Retrofi tting Active Energy Systems 208 Combined Heat and Power 209 Solar Heating and Power 211 Wind Power 216 Geothermal Heat Exchange 218 Waste Water Strategies 219 Graywater Recirculation 220 Reuse of Building System Wate 221r Living Machine Waste Water Treatment 221 Passive House (Passivhaus) Design and Existing Buildings 222 Passive Solar Design 223 Superinsulation 224 Sealing the Envelope 226 Introducing Fresh Air-Heat and Energy Exchange 227 CHAPTER 9 THE FUTURE OF RENOVATION 239 Introduction 239 Energy Conservation and Building Lifecycle Strategy 241 Low and No Cost Strategies 241 2025 Improvements 243 2040 Improvements 245 Building Integrated Power Generation 246 Deconstruction 248 Conclusion 250 INDEX 265.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470872611 20160607
This is the complete resource on performing sustainable renovations for both Historic and modern existing buildings. This forward-looking and insightful guide explores how the sustainable renovation of existing buildings presents great opportunities for initiating extensive changes in the performance of the built environment. Great examples of existing building upgrades are examined, illustrating how to do sustainable renovations, along with current design approaches for radically improving the functionality of existing prewar, postwar, and late modern buildings. "Sustainable Renovation" saves its key focus for institutional and commercial buildings, but discusses the challenges they pose within a global scope that encompasses all building practices. Some of the discussions in this book include: the significance of energy and resource demands by the building sector and the urgency of reducing loads in existing buildings; management, design, and construction approaches to achieve major modernization in occupied buildings; and, international case studies that focus on methods and benefits of successful sustainable transformations of existing building performance. Repurposing buildings to preserve style and add performance remains a work in progress as designers and builders discover new methods for improving sustainable practices and standards. With incremental modernization and operations strategies available for immediate implementation, this book demonstrates the different ways of thinking necessary when considering and attempting the integration of sustainable concepts into existing buildings - and enables readers to rethink the world that's built around them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470872611 20160607
Engineering Library (Terman)


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