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292 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
This new May 2009 edition of the "Code for Sustainable Homes: Technical Guide" has been updated following industry feedback. It provides in-depth information to support the Government's Code for Sustainable Homes, the national environmental assessment method for rating and clarifying the performance of new homes. "The Technical Guide" is an essential reference for construction professionals wanting to understand the technical background to and process of achieving a Code rating for new build homes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859463307 20160527
Green Library
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299 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 30 cm. + 1 addendum (13 p.).
Increased public awareness regarding environmental issues is driving change in the construction sector. Building sustainable homes requires us to minimise environmental impacts in addition to carbon dioxide emissions such as water use, waste generated and materials for building.The Government's Code for Sustainable Homes is a national environmental assessment method for rating and clarifying the performance of new homes in key areas such as carbon dioxide emissions and water use. The Code will become the single national standard for the design and construction of sustainable homes, and will drive continuous improvement in home building practice. A Code rating and certificate will be mandatory for all new build homes from 1 May 2008.This "Code for Sustainable Homes: Technical Guide" sets out the requirements for the Code, and the process for achieving a Code assessment. It aims to make gaining a Code assessment as simple, transparent and rigorous as possible, inspiring confidence in Code assessors, home builders, product manufacturers and consumers.Written by the Building Research Establishment (BRE), the "Code for Sustainable Homes: Technical Guide" offers invaluable advice on how to achieve a good Code rating in the nine measurable categories: Energy and emissions; water; materials; surface water run-off; waste; pollution; health and wellbeing; and management and ecology. "The Technical Guide" provides insights into what the assessor will be looking for, including lists of issues associated with the building process for which performance issues can be measured. "The Technical Guide" provides a comprehensive list of definitions relevant to each section of the Code and is an essential reference for anyone involved in the design and construction of new build homes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859463130 20160527
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
299 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
1 online resource (x, 29 pages) : color illustrations.
Book
599 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm.
Featuring an extensive collection of full-color photographs, "150 Best Eco House Ideas" features eco-friendly house designs created by internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and tastes of their clients. Included here are the latest innovations in sustainable home design, including solar paneling, wind energy systems, environmentally-friendly heating and cooling solutions, thermal glazing, and trombe walls. "150 Best Eco House Ideas" is both the perfect resource for designers, interior decorators, and architects, as well as an inspirational sourcebook for all homeowners interested in creating warm and inviting homes that cause only a fraction of the environmental impact of those created using conventional building methods.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780061968792 20160605
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

6. Flexible housing [2007]

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237 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750682022 20160528
Flexible housing is housing that can adjust to the changing needs of the user and accommodate new technologies as they emerge. "Flexible Housing" by Jeremy Till and Tatjana Schneider examines the past, present and future of this important subject through over 160 international examples. Specially commissioned plans, printed to scale, together with over 200 illustrations and diagrams provide fascinating detail and allow direct visual comparisons to be made. Combining history, theory and design the book explains the social and economic benefits that can be achieved and shows the various ways it has been and can be delivered. The book ends with an accessible guide to how flexible housing might be designed and constructed today to achieve adaptable and ultimately sustainable buildings.Housing designers, housing managers and students of architecture, construction and housing will find this book of immense value both as a comprehensive reference and design manual. This title assesses the needs for housing to adapt to the changing needs of society and individuals. It features 80 fully illustrated case studies. It includes design manual for how to achieve genuinely flexible housing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750682022 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
1 computer optical disc : col. ; 4 3/4 in.
An overview and marketing strategy for homes built according to EPA's Energy Star Homes program standards.
Green Library
Book
x, 126 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
'Sustainable Architecture' is a term that groups together a number of approaches to architecture that choose materials and techniques that can be maintained for the long-term without exhausting non-renewable resources. This book illustrates a systems approach to design and construction in which the various components -- such as passive solar techniques, earth air conditioning, vapour-permeable ceilings, and cellulose insulation -- operate synergistically to achieve environmental goals. This case study of Casa de Paja (House of Straw) demonstrates that many elements of sustainable architecture can be incorporated without sacrificing sophisticated design and without added expense. While no technical background is needed to understand the principles behind sustainable design, architects and engineers will find enough detail in the drawings and appendices to adapt these techniques to their own construction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780826323798 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

9. La casa ecológica [1999]

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63 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
1 online resource (31 p.) : col. ill. col. maps.

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