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.
(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)
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
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