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1 online resource (xi, 820 p.) : ill.
Packed with conceptual sketches and photos, real world case studies and green construction details, "Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction" provides a wealth of practical guidelines and essential insights that will facilitate the design of green buildings. Written in an easy to understand style, the Handbook draws on over 35 years of personal experience across the world, offering vital information and penetrating insights into two major building rating systems such as LEED and BREEAM both used extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Develop a project schedule that allows for systems testing and commissioning. Create contract plans and specifications to ensure building performance. It is a step-by-step approach for integrating technologies into the different stages of design and execution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780123851284 20160608
xiv, 157 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction to the Sustainable Built Environment 2. Sustainable Procurement 3. Cost Modelling for Sustainability 4. Sustainable Building Process 5. Sustainable Buildings 6. Low and Zero Carbon Technologies in Buildings 7. Sustainability in Utilities: Water Efficient Sustainable Buildings 8. Environmental Law for the Built Environment and Environmental Impact Assessment 9. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230314443 20160619
The text adopts an interdisciplinary approach to address the huge challenges in creating a sustainable built environment. In a broad survey of critical issues it assesses procurement, cost modelling and management, sustainable buildings, low and zero carbon technologies, sustainability in utilities, and the law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230314443 20160619
Green Library
284 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Green Library
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)
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)
xvii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Illustrations. List of Contributors. Acknowledgements. Preface. Introduction. List of Terms. Acronyms for Further Sources. Sustainaspeak. Further Reading. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138283336 20180326
Architecture 2030; BUG; Biophilic Design; BIPV; Circular Economy; LEED; Passive Design; Solar Chimney; Systems Thinking; WELL; Xeriscaping. What does it all mean? The complex and evolving language used in the sustainable design community can be very challenging, particularly to those new to environmentally friendly and resource-efficient design strategies that are needed today. Definitions of over two hundred terms with further sources. Clearly cross-referenced with Sustainaspeak, Theoryspeak, and Archispeak terms. Illustrated throughout with sustainable award-winning buildings by e.g. Behnisch, Brooks + Scarpa, EHDD, KieranTimberlake, Lake
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138283336 20180326
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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)
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)
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)
1 online resource (421 pages) : illustrations (some color), graphs, tables
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
63 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
The Tsunami disaster of 26 December 2004 affected a dozen Indian Ocean countries, including Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India and Maldives, Malaysia and Myanmar, with a death toll reportedly exceeding 250,000 and millions more left homeless. Survivors found shelter in temporary barracks and tents. Since then, there has been a pressing need to provide survivors with adequate permanent housing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280727821 20160527
Green Library
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)

20. Journal of green building [2006 - 2010]

v. :bill. ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)


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