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
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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)
1 online resource (16 p.) : col. ill.
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)

12. Journal of green building [2006 - 2010]

v. :bill. ; 25 cm.
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ix, 166 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
  • Foreword Introduction Acknowledgments Chapter 1. A Green Building Primer Chapter 2. Civil/Cultural Chapter 3. Education Chapter 4. Government Chapter 5. Offices Chapter 6. Residential Chapter 7. Science/Technology Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071544115 20160528
This book contains design inspiration for structures that are beautiful as well as sustainable. This unique and lavishly illustrated guide offers invaluable inspiration for the planning of sustainable structures and facilities. Twenty-four in-depth case studies provide information for a wide variety of projects - from schools, offices, and labs to libraries and a summer camp. Each case study includes a description of the building, how it works, and how successful it has been.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071544115 20160528
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1 online resource (223 pages) : illustrations
  • Preface ix Acknowledgments xi Chapter 1 Sustainable Design and Construction 1 1.1 Definitions 3 1.1.1 Building Energy Conservation 3 1.1.2 Building Energy Effi ciency 3 1.1.3 Embodied Energy 3 1.1.4 Environmental Product Declaration 4 1.1.5 Green Building 4 1.1.6 Greenwashing 4 1.1.7 Heat Island Effect 4 1.1.8 High-Performance Building 4 1.1.9 Historic Investment Tax Credit 4 1.1.10 Life Cycle Assessment 5 1.1.11 Net Zero or Zero Energy Building 5 1.1.12 Product Category Rule 5 1.1.13 Recycling 5 1.1.14 Renewable Resources 5 1.1.15 Renewable Energy 6 1.1.16 Reuse 6 1.1.17 Sustainability 6 1.1.18 Sustainable Design 6 1.1.19 Sustainable Construction 6 1.1.20 Sustainable Management 6 1.2 Building Codes 7 1.2.1 International Codes and the International Code Council 7 1.2.2 Emerging Trends in Building Codes 9 1.3 Reference Standards 11 1.3.1 ASHRAE Standard 52.2, Method of Testing General Ventilation Air-Cleaning Devices for Removal Efficiency by Particle Size 11 1.3.2 ASHRAE Standard 55, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy 11 1.3.3 ASHRAE Standard 62.1, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality 12 1.3.4 ASHRAE Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings 12 1.3.5 ASTM E60 Committee on Sustainability 14 1.4 Green Building Rating Systems 15 1.4.1 Domestic (USA and Canada) Systems 16 1.4.2 International Systems 25 Chapter 2 Roles and Expectations of the Design and Construction Team 47 2.1 Owner Team 47 2.1.1 Roles and Responsibilities 47 2.1.2 Owner's Expectations 48 2.2 Design Team 49 2.2.1 Roles and Responsibilities 49 2.2.2 Design Team Expectations 50 2.3 Product Manufacturers and Representatives 51 2.3.1 Role and Responsibilities 51 2.3.2 GreenFormat(t)-- 53 2.3.3 GreenSpec(R) 55 2.3.4 Environmental and Sustainability Product Information 55 2.3.5 Corporate Sustainability Reporting 55 2.4 Contractor Team 56 2.4.1 Roles and Responsibilities 56 2.4.2 Contractor's Expectations 58 2.5 Commissioning Authority/Agent 59 2.5.1 Roles and Responsibilities 59 2.5.2 Systems Subject to Commissioning 62 2.6 Facility Manager 63 2.6.1 Roles and Responsibilities 63 2.6.2 Facility Manager's Expectations 64 Chapter 3 Sustainable Design and Construction Best Practices 67 3.1 Site Optimization 67 3.1.1 Site Selection Best Practices 68 3.1.2 Site Design Best Practices 72 3.1.3 Site Construction Best Practices 74 3.2 Energy Performance and Conservation 76 3.2.1 Energy Demand 76 3.2.2 Renewable Energy Supply 78 3.2.3 Performance Maintenance and Improvement 79 3.3 Water Use and Conservation 80 3.3.1 Outdoor Water Use Reduction 80 3.3.2 Indoor Potable Water Use Reduction 80 3.3.3 Process Water Use Reduction 81 3.3.4 Reused, Recycled, and Reclaimed Water Use 82 3.4 Materials and Resources 82 3.4.1 Material Design 82 3.4.2 Material and Resource Construction 86 3.5 Environmental Quality 87 3.5.1 Indoor Environment 88 3.5.2 Outdoor Environment 89 3.5.3 Construction Indoor Air Quality 90 3.6 Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation 92 3.6.1 Historic Rehabilitation Opportunities 93 3.6.2 Financial Opportunities 95 Chapter 4 Green Product and System Evaluation 97 4.1 Identify Project Criteria 97 4.1.1 Owner's Project Requirements 97 4.1.2 Basis of Design 98 4.1.3 Project Budget and Schedule 99 4.1.4 Federal Mandates 99 4.1.5 Funding Opportunities 102 4.1.6 Applicable Codes and Regulations 103 4.1.7 Sustainability and Historic Preservation 105 4.1.8 Green Building Rating Systems 108 4.2 Preferred Material and Product Attributes 109 4.2.1 Introduction 109 4.2.2 Life Cycle Analysis 110 4.2.3 Raw Material Attributes 110 4.2.4 Material and Energy Effi ciency 111 4.2.5 Effi cient Use of Water 116 4.2.6 Waste Reduction or Elimination 116 4.2.7 Local/Regional Materials and Manufacturing 119 4.2.8 Recycled Content and Recyclability 119 4.2.9 Materials Reuse 120 4.2.10 Low-Emitting Materials 120 4.2.11 Bio-Based Materials 122 4.2.12 Certified Wood 123 4.2.13 Sustainable Use of Site Timber 124 4.3 Evaluating Sustainability Options 124 4.3.1 Product Certifi cations 125 4.3.2 Labeling 129 4.3.3 Materials Evaluation Guidelines and Resources 131 4.4 Impact of Choice 133 4.4.1 Life Cycle Analysis 133 4.4.2 Evidence-Based Design 134 4.4.3 Sustainable Return on Investment 135 4.4.4 Operations and Maintenance 136 4.4.5 Indoor Environmental Quality and Occupant Health 137 4.4.6 Impact of Choice 138 Chapter 5 Sustainable Design and Project Delivery 139 5.1 Project Delivery 140 5.1.1 Design-Bid-Build 141 5.1.2 Design-Negotiate-Build 142 5.1.3 Design-Build 144 5.1.4 Construction Management 146 5.1.5 Owner-Build 148 5.1.6 Integrated Project Delivery 149 Chapter 6 Construction Documentation Practices 153 6.1 Contract Issues 153 6.1.1 Owner-Design Professional Agreements 153 6.1.2 Owner-Contractor and Integrated Project Delivery Agreements 157 6.1.3 Contractual Responsibilities 160 6.2 Integration of Sustainable Design Requirements 161 6.2.1 Sustainable Design Rating System Influences 161 6.2.2 Division 01 Concept 162 6.3 Construction Specifications 163 6.3.1 Role of Specifications 163 6.3.2 Procurement and Contracting Requirements Group 164 6.3.3 Division 01--General Requirements Subgroup 166 6.3.4 Work Results Specifications Sections 177 6.4 Construction Drawings 191 6.4.1 Role of Drawings 191 6.4.2 Alternates 192 6.4.3 Temporary Facilities 193 6.4.4 Facility Construction 195 6.4.5 Facility Services 196 6.4.6 Site and Infrastructure 196 INDEX 199.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118078556 20160612
The CSI Sustainable Design and Construction Practice Guide is a compilation of information and recommended best practices for those who participate in the design and construction of commercial-level sustainable facilities. It offers guidelines and standards for applying sustainable design and construction principles in practical terms. This Practice Guide includes an overview of sustainable design standards and rating systems; an overview of green products and systems, and how to evaluate them; the lifecycle of a building; and the roles and responsibilities of members of the design and construction team.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118078556 20160612
[2] p. : digital, PDF file.
1 online resource (399 pages) : illustrations (some color)
1 online resource (1 v.) : ill.
This unique volume offers insights from renowned experts in energy efficient building from the world over, providing a multi-faceted overview of the state-of-the-art in energy efficient architecture. It opens by defining what constitutes a sustainable building, suggesting bases for sorely needed benchmarks, then explains the most important techniques and tools available to engineers and architects exploring green building technologies. It covers such pivotal issues as daylighting, LED lighting, integrating renewables such as solar thermal and cooling, retrofitting, LEED and similar certification efforts, passive houses, net-zero and close-zero structures, water recycling, and much more. Highlighting best practices for commercial buildings and private homes, in widely varied climates and within vastly different socio-economic contexts, this illustrated reference will guide architects and engineers in making sustainable choices in building materials and methods. It explains the best methods and materials to support energy efficient building. It features case studies by experts from a dozen countries, demonstrating how sustainable architecture can be achieved in varied climates and economies. It covers both new constructions and retrofitting of existing structures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780123972699 20160614

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