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207 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans (chiefly col.).
136 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
In the 21st century, architects and engineers are being challenged to produce work that is concurrently sustainable and resilient. Buildings need to mitigate their impact on climate change by minimising their carbon footprint, while also countering the challenging new weather conditions. Globally, severe storms, extreme droughts and rising sea levels are becoming an increasingly reoccurring feature. To respond, a design process is required that seeks to integrate resiliency by building in the capacity to absorb the impacts of these disruptive events and adapt over time to further changes, while simultaneously being part of the solution to the problem itself. This issue of AD is guest-edited by the interdisciplinary team at Stevens Institute of Technology who developed the winning entry for the 2015 US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition, the SU+RE House. While particular focus is paid to this student designed and built prototype home, the publication also provides a broader discussion of the value of design-build as a model for tackling the issue of integrating sustainability and resilience, and what changes are required across education, policy, practice and industry for widespread implementation. Contributors include: Bronwyn Barry, Michael Bruno, Alex Carpenter, Adam Cohen, Ann Holtzman, Ken Levenson, Brady Peters, Terri Peters, Karin Stieldorf, Alex Washburn, Claire Weisz, and Graham Wright. Featured architects: 3XN/GXN, FXFOWLE Architects, Local Office Landscape Architecture (LOLA), Lateral Office, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Snohetta, Structures Design Build, and WXY Studio.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119379515 20180306
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
iv, 172 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Foreword Introduction Chapter 1: Looking forward - The challenges and benefits Chapter 2: Healing the future - Restorative solutions through behavioural innovation Chapter 3: Healing The Future - Restorative solutions through technical and material innovation Chapter 4: The new standards Chapter 5: Digital and sharing Chapter 6: Summary, conclusions and reference References Further reading.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859466308 20170206
This book aims to further the debate on new sustainability thinking in the built environment, by bringing together a selection of short contributions from thought leaders in the UK and the rest of the world (USA, China, India, Australia, NZ, Indonesia) with an overarching narrative from Martin Brown. Although progress in sustainable solutions has been made over the past decade, the trend is still one of a woefully wasteful construction industry. This book aims to show that being 'less bad' is no longer good enough. The book also spotlights digital sharing and collaboration through social media and BIM as new tools in the 'sustainability toolbox' which provide unique and powerful opportunities to rapidly advance sustainability thinking, development and action.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859466308 20170206
Green Library
175 pages : color illustrations, map ; 21 cm
What design represents the best hopes for our future success on earth? The book would ask 50 American and international landscape architects, architects, planners, urban designers, and other sustainable designers to answer the question in 500 words or less and 1-2 images. Both well-known and up-and-coming designers will outline how a project or design practice has created a more positive relationship between the built and natural environments and helps solve the complex social, economic and environmental challenges facing 21st century communities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781616893002 20160618
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 online resource (226 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Following the huge success of Material Revolution, this second volume addresses the rapid development of material research and presents materials new to the market since 2010. The new volume contains a similar system of classification but covers a completely different range of materials.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783038210023 20160618
144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.
Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sustainable Design provides a concise overview of all the techniques available for reducing the energy footprint of structures and spaces. With clear, simple language and a practical "can do" approach, author David Bergman covers everything from the profession's ethical responsibility, to design structures and spaces that sustain our natural resources, to specific considerations such as rainwater harvesting, graywater recycling, passive heating techniques, solar orientation, green roofs, wind energy, daylighting, indoor air quality, material evaluation and specification, and how to work with green building certification programs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781568989419 20160608
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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)
145 p.
123 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
  • Executive summary, Acknowledgements, 1 Background, 1.1 Introduction, 1.2 Key performance indicators, 1.3 The Pioneers' Club-- 2 Company starting positions and motivations, 2.21 The companies, 2.2 Drivers of sustainable construction, 3 Key lessons from selection and trialling, 3.1 Themes, 3.2 Theme 1: Benefits and purpose of indicators, .3 Theme 2: Availability of data, 3.4 Theme 3: Interpretation, consistency and boundaries of data, 3.5 Theme 4: Implementation issues, 3.6 Communication, 4 Introduction to the company case studies, 4.1 Introduction, 4.2 Case study summaries, 5 Conclusions, Appendices, A1 Supporting information, A2 Ten company case studies, A3 CIRIA sustainable construction indicators chart, References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780860176336 20160527
A key performance indicator (KPI) measures the performance of an activity that is important to the success of a company. The indicator's role is to enable the recording of progress towards pre-set achievable targets for that activity. Despite intensive development of industry KPIs, practical understanding of their implementation is in its infancy. This book describes the trialling of a set of KPIs for sustainable construction and distils the lessons learned to enable their dissemination to the wider industry. The approach involved the formation of a club of 10 major companies that demonstrated a strong willingness to exchange ideas and to share detailed information from their extensive experiences. Its goal was to understand from a practical perspective the role of indicators in driving the participating companies, and the industry in general, towards the reporting of real performance improvement against a standard set of clearly defined sustainability criteria. Defined carefully, KPIs may provide a route to external benchmarking of performance, enabling well-performing companies to be more readily distinguished from competition in the marketplace - and ultimately for industry leaders to be compared by investors against their peers in other sectors. The Pioneers Club recognised that a trial of the sustainable construction indicators by companies in real conditions was a vital step to the wider adoption of the approach.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780860176336 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
152 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
1 online resource (xix, 156 pages) : illustrations.
  • T302-00; Asking the right questions, at the right time; About the series editors; Background and purpose; This book; Book structure; T302-00a; T302-01; 1.1. Buildings' role and impacts; Box 1.1; Box 1.2; Figure 1.1; 1.2. The sustainability challenge; Box 1.3; Figure 1.2; Box 1.4; Figure 1.3; 1.3. Sustainability in buildings
  • the way forward; Figure 1.4; 1.4. Beyond the building; 1.5. The way forward
  • developing good practice for sustainable buildings; Box 1.5; References; Ainger CM and Fenner RA (2014); British Geological Survey (2014); British Property Federation (2013); Cascio J (2010)
  • United Nations (1987)US Department of Energy (2014); US EPA (Environment Protection Agency) and US CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) (2014); T302-02; 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. Fundamental principles; 2.3. Whole-life planning; 2.3.1 Life-cycle assessment and whole-life costing; Box 2.1; 2.3.2 Design for deconstruction; Figure 2.1; Figure 2.2; 2.4. Understanding the needs and context; 2.4.1 Finite resources
  • living within limits; Figure 2.3; Figure 2.4; 2.4.2 Maximising benefits from the local built environment and vernacular solutions; 2.4.3 Consideration of context; Box 2.2; Figure 2.5
  • 2.4.4 Mitigation and adaptation2.5. Managing the process well; 2.5.1 Setting common goals; 2.5.2 Adopt a 'service', not 'product', business model; 2.5.3 Adopt a holistic approach; 2.5.4 Design gateways; 2.6. Benefits of an innovative approach; Box 2.3; Figure 2.6; 2.6.1 Lateral thinking; 2.6.2 New skills and competencies; 2.6.3 Technical innovation; 2.6.4 Think longer term; 2.6.5 Personal reference frameworks; 2.6.6 Challenging orthodoxy: questioning the brief; 2.7. Integrated design and collaborative working; 2.7.1 Complex systems
  • interdependence of different parties
  • 2.7.2 Collaboration and choice of contract2.7.3 Interdisciplinary integration; References; Ainger CM and Fenner RA (2014); BRE Global (2014); BSI (British Standards Institution) (2009); CIC (Construction Industry Council) (2007); Constructing Excellence (2014); Construction Task Force (1998); De Bono E (1990); Desai P and King P (2006); G8 Environment Ministers Meeting (2008); Box 2.4; Goldsmith E, Prescott-Allen R, Allaby M, Davoll J and Lawrence S (1972); Hammond G and Jones C (2011); Latham M (1994); refmark13; T302-02a; T302-03; 3.1. Introduction; 3.2. Shelter and security
  • 3.2.1 Primitive and vernacular origins3.2.2 Lessons to learn from primitive and vernacular architecture; 3.3. Behaviour, lifestyle and adaptation; 3.3.1 The hierarchy of needs; 3.3.2 Occupant interaction; Figure 3.1; 3.3.3 Mitigation and adaptation; 3.4. Orientation, solar gain and shading; 3.4.1 Façade configuration; 3.4.2 Solar geometry; 3.4.3 Sun-path diagrams and solar intensity; 3.4.4 Solar gain and transmissivity of glass; 3.4.5 Shading; 3.4.6 Fixed and moveable shading; 3.4.7 Positioning; 3.5. Heating, cooling and insulation; 3.5.1 Conductive heat loss; 3.5.2 Ventilation heat loss
xx, 340 pages : ill. ; 20 cm
  • Part 1 From Theory to Practice of Sustainability 1 The Theory and Science of Sustainability 2 Legislation and Regulations in Europe Essay Natural Capital the New Economics? Part 2 Measuring Sustainability 3 Measuring Success at the Building Scale Part C Resources For Construction 4 Energy 5 Water 6 Materials and Waste Part 3 Design For Sustainability 7 Design for a Changing Climate 8 Sustainable Buildings are Healthy Buildings 9 Sustainable Design in Practice Innovation, Tools and Methods 10 Design Options for Sustainability 11 Sustainability and Urban Design Communities and Cities 12. Epilogue - Sustainability at the Cutting Edge.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859465073 20160613
This latest edition of 'Rough Guide to Sustainability' remains a simple, no-nonsense reference source for all students and practitioners of sustainability in the built environment. It sets out the broad environmental, professional and governmental context underlying sustainability principles, and outlines the science, measures and design solutions that must be adopted to meet current definitions of responsible architecture. The fourth edition covers the latest developments in a rapidly expanding sector. It offers a wider international scope than ever before, and includes new information on the role of BIM in sustainable design, assessment tools and techniques, and the RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Brand new material also discusses the impact of the latest legislative, social and technological developments. Now in full colour and extensively illustrated throughout, this guide is essential reading for design and built environment students and professionals - and anyone keen to cut through to the facts about sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859465073 20160613
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
416 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
Sustainability gone chic. Building a better future for our planet. Green architecture used to be on the fringes, but it has gone mainstream and this new volume shows, how, why, and where. This is not a technical handbook, but rather a guided tour from one end of the globe to another where sustainability has not only gone chic, but has become indispensible. Solar panels and double glazing to the rescue - the energy bill is going down! As always in the "Architecture Now" books, you can discover the latest realizations of "stars" like Peter Zumthor and Bernard Tschumi, but also catch up on the rising new generation of architects, from Korea to Vietnam, from Los Angeles to Berlin. "Green Architecture Now! 2" is the only place where a tunnel of flower pots by Olafur Eliasson and a Waste to Energy plant with a ski slope on top by BIG come together with a bang. This is no ordinary architecture book - it is an up-to-the-minute, irreverent survey of something we all care about: how to save the planet and build a greener future. Forget about categories and certainties, find out how sustainability can be fun!.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783836535892 20160615
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xii, 689 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Healthy Buildings 2. Conservation and Efficiency 3. Ecocycles 4. Place Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844078332 20160528
"The Whole Building Handbook" is a compendium of all the issues and strategies that architects need to understand to design and construct sustainable buildings for a sustainable society. The authors move beyond the current definition of sustainability in architecture, which tends to focus on energy-efficiency, to include guidance for architecture that promotes social cohesion, personal health, renewable energy sources, water and waste recycling systems, permaculture, energy conservation - and crucially, buildings in relation to their place. The authors offer a holistic approach to sustainable architecture and authoritative technical advice, on: how to design and construct healthy buildings, through choosing suitable materials, healthy service systems, and designing a healthy and comfortable indoor climate, including solutions for avoiding problems with moisture, radon and noise as well as how to facilitate cleaning and maintenance; how to design and construct buildings that use resources efficiently, where heating and cooling needs and electricity use is minimized and water-saving technologies and garbage recycling technologies are used; and, how to 'close' organic waste, sewage, heat and energy cycles. For example, how to design a sewage system that recycles nutrients. This book includes a section on adaptation of buildings to local conditions, looking at how a site must be studied with respect to nature, climate and community structure as well as human activities. The result is a comprehensive, thoroughly illustrated and carefully structured textbook and reference.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844078332 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiii, 218 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 25 cm.
  • Preface.Introduction.CHAPTER ONE: CURRENT BACKGROUND Dialectical Process - Vehicle of Change - Local Agenda 21 - Energy and Environment as a Driver for Change - Conclusion.CHAPTER TWO: PROBLEMS AND RESOLUTIONS Kyoto Climate Treaty and Bonn Agreement - Initiatives Toward Energy Efficiency - The Ecological Tax Reform (E.T.R) - Unequal Distribution of Wealth and Social Inequality - Environmental Assessment - Globalisation - Biodiversity - Urban Megalopolis - The City - Conclusion.CHAPTER THREE: FOUR PREMISES Interconnectedness - Limits to Growth - Energy-Interaction of Architecture and the Environment - An Environmental Aesthetic - Conclusion.CHAPTER FOUR: A FRAMEWORK OF ASSESSMENT. Master Plan - Indicators - Interconnectedness - Methodology - The Assessment and its Use - The Application of the Assessment - The Case Studies.CHAPTER FIVE: CASE STUDY: SAN GIMIGNANO, ITALY. Introduction - Stage 1 Observational Studies - Stage 2 Indicator Assesments - Stage 3 Capability Assessment - Stage 4 Determining.CHAPTER SIX: CASE STUDY: LUDLOW, UK. Introduction - Stage--1 Observational Studies - Stage 2 Indicator Assessments - Stage 3 Capability Assessment - Stage 4 Determining.CHAPTER SEVEN: IN SEARCE OF AN AESTHETIC. Twentieth Century Background to Architecture - Twentieth Century Background to Landscape - Environmental Traditions - Leon Battista Alberti - Jay Appleton - Steven Bourassa and Roger Scruton.CHAPTER EIGHT: COMING THROUGH. Millennium Consortium, Redevelopment of the Fort Area of Colombo, Sri Lanka - Master Plan, Canon's Marsh, Bristol Harbourside, UK. Edward Cullinan Achitects - Coffee Creek Center, Chesterton, Indiana, USA. William McDonough and Partners. Conclusion.References.Acknowledgements.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470847404 20160528
This landmark publication examines the need for establishing a universal framework for assessing the sustainability of a place that can be used for any place, in any part of the world. Using two case studies of two towns (San Gimignano, Italy and Ludlow, England) as a backdrop, the book examines their distinctive features and develops a framework for assessing their energy and environmental capabilities in light of their social, economic, political and cultural prerequisites. Discussion includes such key aspects of sustainability as geological formation, climate, external dependencies, communication and infrastructure, historical heritage, community and permanence of population. * Includes the author's own annotated drawings that complement the text. * Examines the background and current state of sustainability and provides practical examples of assessments of specific localities * Based on the author's own research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470847404 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Keynotes
  • Sustainable concrete : material and structures
  • Sustainable steel structures
  • Sustainable composite structures
  • Sustainable construction technology & BIM
  • Green and low carbon building.
Sustainable Buildings and Structures collects the contributions presented at the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Structures (Suzhou, China, 29 October-1 November 2016). The book aims to share thoughts and ideas on sustainable approaches to urban planning, engineering design and construction. The topics discussed include: - Civil engineering - Structural approaches, including new materials - New technologies and new techniques - Green building and carbon neutral approaches to design and construction - Sustainability, urban planning and development. Sustainable Buildings and Structures will be of interest to academics, professionals, industry representatives and local government officials involved in structural engineering, urban planning, engineering design, and other related fields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138028982 20171218
1 electronic text (xviii, 359 p.) : ill.
  • Narrating values, shaping values, creating value ; "Green glue": HR practices and processes that make sustainable values stick ; Green from the inside out ; Green is the color of money ; Green is (also) the color of inexperience: learning from a LEED pilot project ; Existing buildings: the green-headed stepchild of the sustainability movement ; Dollars and (common) sense: realizing the value of green for key users ; Sustainable brokerage: diffusing green practices to gain broad market acceptance ; The fine print: legal issues in green building projects ; Marketing sustainable development: a million shades of green ; Conclusion: inscribing key lessons learned into the fabric of a green business.
What are the real costs and real benefits of building green? As any builder knows, cost estimation and reality are often two very different things. The Green Building Bottom Line makes the case for green building by providing the insights and data that demonstrate the true costs and benefits of building green. It's a "why to" and a "how to" that explores everything from the ground up. The Green Building Bottom Line puts an entire development team at the table to better understand both the issues encountered and what's behind the perceived price premium for building green. This candid and transparent account explores every aspect of green development on groundbreaking projects, from the nation's first all-retail LEED core and shell project to an innovative multitenanted LEED-Existing Buildings office project, to a mixed-use hotel-retail-condo project in a transitional urban market. The authors focus on such issues as values, culture, life-cycle costs, insurance, financing, coordinating a team, marketing, and negotiating leases. Includes: Detailed case studies of green-building projects, start to finish Information on financial, legal, and operational aspects of the job The real-world costs of green building-not unrealistic estimates A behind-the-scenes look at the LEED building process Unique insight from those who have actually done the work The Green Building Bottom Line covers: / Economical and ecological benefits / Auditing sustainability in existing buildings / Financial benefits of green tenancy / Loan analysis / Insurance underwriting / Expense reduction / Writing a green lease / Converting an existing building / Green retail / Brokering sustainability / Marketing / HR practices and processes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071599214 20160613
160 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm.
There has been a perception in some quarters that 'green' buildings are worthy but dull. This is a misconception - a good number of such buildings have won design awards and illustrate that a design approach focused on resource efficiency and minimum environmental impact is not incompatible with visual delight. Sustainable architecture can indeed 'lift the spirit' as well as save the planet.The book brings together an inspiring series of case studies of recent buildings (completed after 2000) that demonstrate a range of different sustainable construction techniques and, importantly, combine this with architectural excellence. Broken down into five sections - Work Spaces, Educational Buildings, Housing, Refurbishment Projects and Public Buildings - the case studies within each highlight a wide variety of approaches to design and technical issues. Many of the projects featured are considered 'cutting edge', going well beyond the requirements of the Building Regulations and adopting innovative technologies such as solar energy collection, biomass heating and grey water recycling.Although principally aimed at those involved in procuring buildings - clients, developers, agents, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and contractors - the book will also appeal to academics, students and those who have a general interest in sustainable design and the environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859462577 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)


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