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1 online resource (146 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).
1 streaming video file (66 min.) : sd., col.
A film about the pioneering community-building project of the architect Frei Otto in Berlin, called the Ökohaus--an experimental, ecological, customized housing project in the city center. Includes interviews with Frei Otto, Christine Kanstinger-Otto, Hermann Kendel, Yona Friedman, Anne Lacaton & Jean-Philipe Vassal, and other architects, planners, and inhabitants.
183 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans ; 26 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
199 p. : ill. (some col.), plans (some col.) ; 28 cm.
For a number of years, the healthy and environment-friendly building material clay, in common use for thousands of years, has been enjoying increasing popularity, including in industrialized nations. In hot dry and temperate climate zones, clay offers numerous advantages over other materials. Its particular texture and composition also holds great aesthetic appeal. This handbook offers a practical systematic overview of the many uses of clay and techniques for processing it. Its properties and physical characteristics are described in informed and knowledgeable detail. The author's presentation reflects the rich and varied experiences gained over thirty years of building earth structures in Germany and abroad. Numerous photographs of construction sites and drawings show the concrete execution of clay architecture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783764374778 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
x, 270 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
iii, 151 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
1 streaming video file (44 min.) : digital, sd., col.
  • Introduction
  • Rammed earth
  • House of straw
  • Clean energy
  • Doing what comes naturally
  • Living small
  • Garden apartments in the sky
  • Greening suburbia
  • Urban retrofit
  • Future green.
A program that demonstrates the personal, cultural, and economic benefits to be had by utilizing a variety of modern techniques and technologies to plan and build environmentally friendly, safe, comfortable, and attractive homes. Features various houses and communities that have been designed and constructed using an assortment of building materials and energy sources deemed sustainable and ecologically conscientious.
1 online resource (vi, 244 pages) : illustrations (some color) Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Human Ecology and Building Science : A Necessary Synthesis
  • Occupant Behaviors and Energy Use : Creating High-Performance People for High-Performance Buildings
  • Participatory Energy Management in Building Networks
  • One Size Does Not Fit All : Eco-Feedback Programs Require Tailored Feedback
  • Development of Non-Intrusive Occupant Load Monitoring (NIOLM) in Commercial Buildings : Assessing Occupants' Energy-Use Behavior at Entry and Departure Events
  • Default Conditions : A Reason for Design to Integrate Human Factors
  • Assessing Energy Strategies in Active Buildings Considering Human Behaviour
  • Estimating Occupancy in an Office Setting
  • Event-Based Parallel Simulation with a Sensing System for Occupant Distribution Estimation in the Whole Building Scale
  • Effects of Variant Occupancy Transitions on the Energy Implications of Setpoint/Setback Control Policies
  • A Study of Time-Dependent Variations in Personal Thermal Comfort via a Dynamic Bayesian Network
  • Occupant Individual Thermal Comfort Data Analysis in an Office
  • Facial Skin Temperature as a Proactive Variable in a Building Thermal Comfort Control System
  • Advancing Occupant-Centered Performance Simulation Metrics Linking Commercial Environmental Quality to Health, Behavior, and Productivity.
  • Direct Measurement of Occupants' Skin Temperature and Human Thermal Comfort Sensation for Building Comfort Control
  • Incorporation of Future Building Operating Conditions into the Modeling of Building Microclimate Interaction : A Feasibility Approach
  • Measuring the Effectiveness of an Immersive Virtual Environment for the Modeling and Prediction of Occupant Behavior
  • Integrated Project Delivery and Total Building Automation for the Nearly Net-Zero-Energy Q1 ThyssenKrupp Headquarters
  • Green Building Design as If People Mattered
  • Integration of QFD and Utility Theory to Improve End-User Satisfaction in the Design of High-Performance Buildings
  • The Power of Data Visualization : A Prototype Energy Performance Map for a University Campus
  • Using Relationship Mapping to Understand Sustainable Housing Stakeholders' Actions
  • The Weatherization Assistance Program : Social Policy or Energy Policy and Why It Matters
  • Towards Multi-Objective Optimization for Sustainable Buildings with Both Quantifiable and Non-Quantifiable Design Objectives
  • Inequality as a Barrier to Green Building Policy Adoptions in Cities.
1 online resource (70 unnumbered pages) : color illustrations.
NREL's Site Sustainability Plan FY 2015 reports on sustainability plans for the lab for the year 2015 based on Executive Order Goals and provides the status on planned actions cited in the FY 2014 report.
xvii, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction 1. Designing for New Uses, Standards and Requirements in the Twenty-first Century 2. Value as a Driver for Sustainable Refurbishment of Commercial Buildings - A European Perspective 3. Resilience to a Changing Climate 4. Making Sustainable Refurbishment of Existing Buildings Financially Viable 5. The Current Energy Performance of Commercial Buildings in Northern Climates - Europe 6. Effecting Design Processes and Practices for Sustainable Refurbishment 7. Retrofitting for Comfort and Indoor Environmental Quality 8. Energy Efficient Principles and Technologies for Retrofitting 9. The Importance of Facade Design 10. Environmental Assessment Rating Schemes 11. Energy and Comfort Modelling Tools 12. Water, Waste, Materials and Landscape 13. On-site Construction 14. Integrating Design and Use - the 'Soft Landings' Philosophy 15. Case Studies.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781317658740 20160618
Whilst sustainability is already an important driver in the new building sector, this book explores how those involved in refurbishment of commercial building are moving this agenda forward. It includes chapters by developers, surveyors, cost consultants, architects, building physicists and other players, on the role they each can play in enabling refurbishment to be commercially, environmentally and socially sustainable. Case studies from northern climates show real examples of different building types, ages and uses and will demonstrate what action has been taken to create more sustainable buildings. The chapters raise and discuss all the relevant issues that need to be considered in retrofitting decision making. Changing standards, planning, process management, financing, technical issues, site organisation, commissioning and subsequent building management are all considered. The book demonstrates that buildings can be made comfortable to occupy, easy to manage and low in energy demand and environmental impact.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781317658740 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
xi, 611 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Engineering Library (Terman)
xx, 394 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • FOREWORD xi PREFACE xix ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xx 1 Why Build Green? 1 Our Place 1 THE NEED 2 A REASON TO CARE 5 LEADERSHIP 5 FURTHER INCENTIVES 6 WORLD OF GRAY 6 GREEN BUILDING 7 HISTORY OF GREEN BUILDING IN THE UNITED STATES 7 AT ALL LEVELS 8 WHAT IS A GREEN BUILDING PROFESSIONAL? 8 LEGACY 12 GREEN JOBS STATS 13 GREEN AS IN "SALARY" 14 HOW TO GET INTO THE FIELD 14 THE POWER OF TWO 19 ON THE HORIZON 30 2 What Do Green Building Professionals Do? 33 Common Principles 35 THE NATURAL STEP 35 METRICS 36 INTEGRATED THINKING 39 MULTIFACETED PERSPECTIVE 41 3 Green Building Education 59 Importance of Eco-Education 60 A WELL-CONCEIVED PROCESS 61 Higher Education 62 DO YOU NEED AN "ENVIRONMENTAL" 62 DEGREE? BUILDING OR GREEN DEGREE? 64 Degree Option 1: Building Profession 66 UNDERGRADUATE/BACHELOR'S DEGREE 66 MASTER'S DEGREE 74 PhD, OR DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY 74 Degree Option 2: Specialized Environmental 72 MULTIDISCIPLINARY DEGREES 80 CHOOSING A COLLEGE 81 Post-College Educational 89 Options Training Programs 89 TIME AND RESULTS 90 FORMAT AND FORUMS 90 HANDS-ON TRAINING PROGRAMS 91 Continuing Education 92 Perspectives from Educators 92 4 Experience of Green Building Professionals 103 Early Adoption Becomes Mainstream 103 How to Get Green Experience 105 HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE 105 VOLUNTEER--GET INVOLVED! 106 MENTORING 108 INTERNSHIPS 111 ACCREDITATION 111 The Green Job Search 113 THE PLAN 113 RESOURCES 113 TOOLS 120 Determining a Best Fit 123 The Green Architect 125 The Green Contractor or Construction Manager 130 The Green Civil Engineer 134 The Green MEP Engineer 138 The Green Interior Designer 142 The Green Landscape Architect 147 The Green Urban Planner 154 The Green Real Estate Professional 159 The Green Facility Manager or Owner 165 Experience + Resources = Results 174 5 Sustainability and Green Building Consultants 177 A Sprouting New Sector 177 THE RACE TO STAY CURRENT 178 RANGE OF ROLES 180 SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANTS 180 GREEN BUILDING CONSULTANTS 182 HOW GREEN BUILDING CONSULTANTS WORK 191 Perspectives from Green Building Consultants 194 Green Lanterns 199 6 Green Building Process and Tools 201 Process 201 GUIDE: INTEGRATED DESIGN 203 The Toolbox 208 SELECTING THE BEST TOOL FOR THE JOB 209 TRANSPARENCY 210 STANDARDS 211 THIRD PARTY 212 PERFORMANCE 215 GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATIONS 218 Nature Nexus 238 7 Green Building Impact Areas, People, and Tools 241 Common Ecos 241 SPECIALISTS 242 TOOLS 242 Site/Location 244 HEAT ISLAND EFFECT 245 BROWNFIELD REMEDIATION 245 Water 248 Energy 254 NEW VS. VINTAGE 256 ENERGY FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION 257 ENERGY FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS 268 COMMISSIONING THE BRIDGE 272 NEXT-GENERATION ENERGY 274 Materials 285 MATERIALS IN DESIGN 286 MATERIAL CERTIFICATIONS 288 ENTRY POINT--REDUCE/REUSE/RECYCLE TOXICITY 291 NEXT-GENERATION MATERIALS 296 MATERIALS IN CONSTRUCTION 304 MATERIALS IN OPERATIONS 304 Indoor Air Quality 305 AIR QUALITY BY BUILDING PHASES 308 AIR QUALITY IN DESIGN 309 AIR QUALITY IN CONSTRUCTION 309 AIR QUALITY IN OPERATIONS 311 AIR QUALITY IN POST-OCCUPANCY 312 8 The Business of Green Buildings 317 Chief Sustainability Officers 318 ONE ROLE, MANY NAMES 320 Green Legal Advisors/Environmental Lawyers 332 Financials 339 9 The Future of Green Building 365 Forecast 365 GLOBAL 366 UNITED STATES 367 BEAUTY OF AGE 378 NEW LOOK 379 THE END IS THE BEGINNING 382 APPENDIX 383 INDEX 387.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470951439 20160610
This is a career guide for professionals in sustainable architecture, design, planning, development, and related consulting. For those considering a new career or a career change focused on green and sustainable building and design, "Becoming a Green Building Professional" offers practical information on educational requirements, career options, guidance and tips, and first-hand interviews with green building professionals. Perfect for underemployed architects and other building and design professionals who want to reinvent and renew their careers, as well as students considering such a career, this is a vital and informative guide to a growing field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470951439 20160610
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiii, 304 p. : form ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction and background considerations
  • Site selection
  • Financing, leasing, and contracting
  • Residential context
  • Governmental context
  • Law firm perspective.
Law Library (Crown)
1 streaming media file (55 min.) : sd., col.
Explores how businesses are transforming themselves to work with nature and profitability.
48 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 22 cm.
  • History
  • Questions
  • Lakou : Haitian identity in housing / Jean Henock Beauchamps and Araby Smyth
  • Site
  • Architecture
  • Site plan
  • Schools
  • Energy concept
  • Renewable energy and resources analysis / Matthias Schuler, Transsolar
  • Earthquake, hurricane, and flood resistant housing for Haiti / Guy Nordenson and Rebecca Nixon, Guy Nordenson and Associates.
This project has been generously supported by Capital Partners. After the devastating earthquake in Haiti, on January 12, 2010, Steven Holl had the idea of devoting the next Pamphlet Architecture book to solutions for rebuilding the architecture and infrastructure of the country. Going back to the origins of the series, which was founded by Holl in 1977, Pamphlet Architecture 31: New Haiti Villages presents Steven Holl Architects' vision for a new way of building in Haiti, with contributions from leading structural engineer Guy Nordenson and Matthias Schuler of climate engineering firm Transsolar. To avoid making architecture that would just repeat the problems of the past, Holl asked the following questions to guide his design: 1. How should Haiti rebuild?2. If the political corruption before the earthquake was problematic, what now?3. Can urban/architectural expression be by Haitians?4. Will outside engineers build pragmatic strongboxes?5. Can the poetry of Haitis wind and sea, its colors and vegetation, its sky, guide planners and architects? Holl attempts to answer these questions with his idea for "Dense-Pack Villages, " a type of courtyard housing that could be built with recycled concrete from fallen buildings and steel and would be hurricane- and earthquake-resistant. Each "village" could house approximately 200 occupants, and the courtyards would be filled with greenery and fruit trees. Holl proposes that these houses use solar cells on their roofs to provide electricity, allowing the villages to potentially operate off the grid. Water can be supplied from desalinization plants in each village, and also from new reservoirs, replacing the outdated reservoirs that were destroyed in the earthquake. The architectural ideas present in sketches, scaled drawings, and models are given more definite form with scientific analysis and advice from engineers Nordenson and Schuler. Nordenson, with his colleage Rebecca Nixon, advises on how to improve the durability and safety of new buildings in Haiti through improved construction and structural engineering techniques. Schuler gives numbers and dimensions to the plans to use solar power, water desalinization, and gray-water recycling in the Dense-Pack Villages.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781568989815 20160605
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiv, 401 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • FOREWORD ( Richard Moe ). ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. PART 1: OVERVIEW. CHAPTER 1: BUILDINGS AND ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP-UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUES. 1.1 Climate Change and Buildings-the Imperative. 1.2 Historically Green-What Makes Existing Buildings Green. 1.3 Terminology of Evolving Green Design. 1.4 Rethinking Assumptions-Holistic Design. 1.5 There Is No Finish-Creating a Culture of Reuse, Repair, and Renewal. CASE STUDIES. People's Food Co-op, Portland, OR. Harris Center for Conservation Education, Hancock, NH. Trinity Church in the City of Boston, Boston, MA. U. S. Naval Academy Historic Academic Group, Annapolis, MD. Forbes Park, Chelsea, MA. CHAPTER 2: BUILDINGS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT-UNDERSTANDING THE GOALS. 2.1 Sustainable Development versus Sustainable Design. 2.2 The Triple Bottom Line-People, Planet, and Profit. 2.3 The Triple Bottom Line and Historic Preservation. 2.4 Regional/Community Connectivity. 2.5 Interwoven History of Sustainability and Historic Preservation. CASE STUDIES. CCI Center, Pittsburgh, PA. Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago, IL. Philadelphia Forensic Science Center, Philadelphia, PA. Brewers Hill (Natty Boh Building), Baltimore, MD. Denver Dry Building, Denver, CO. CHAPTER 3: TOOLS, GUIDELINES, AND PROCESS-BALANCING THE GOALS. 3.1 Balancing Objective and Subjective Goals-Integrated Design. 3.2 Green Tools and Metrics-Urban and Campus. 3.3 Green Tools and Metrics-Building and Site. 3.4 Historic Property Designation and Treatment Guidelines. 3.5 Balancing Systems and Guidelines-Whole Building Design. CASE STUDIES. Whitaker Street Building, Savannah, GA. Alliance Center for Sustainable Colorado, Denver, CO. Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco, CA. Gerding Theater (Portland Center Stage), Portland, OR. Howard M. Metzenbaum U. S. Courthouse, Cleveland, OH. PART II: TARGETED RESOURCE CONSERVATION. CHAPTER 4: WATER AND SITE. 4.1 Water-The Most Precious Commodity. 4.2 Watersheds, Stormwater, and Site Design. 4.3 Water and Energy Systems. 4,4 Water and Mechanical Systems. 4.5 Water and Sewage Systems. 4.6 Closing the Circle-Reuse, Management, Education, Delight. CASE STUDIES. The Welcome and Admission Center at Roger H. Perry Hall, Champlain College, Burlington, VT. Chicago Center for Green Technology, Chicago, IL. Blackstone Station Offi ce Renovation, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Immaculate Heart of Mary Motherhouse, Monroe, MI. Lazarus Building, Columbus, OH. CHAPTER 5: ENERGY-NOT THE ONLY, ISSUE BUT ... 5.1 Energy Overview. 5.2 Less Is More-Avoided Impacts. 5.3 Reducing and Shifting Electrical Loads. 5.4 The Building Enclosure. 5.5 Avoiding Silos. CASE STUDIES. Cambridge City Hall Annex, Cambridge, MA. S.T. Dana Building, U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Lion House, Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY. Scowcroft Building, Ogden, UT. John W. McCormack Federal Building, Boston, MA. CHAPTER 6: INDOOR HEALTH-LIGHT, AIR, AND HEALTH. 6.1 Indoor Air Pollution. 6.2 Air Quality and Ventilation. 6.3 Light and Connections to Nature. 6.4 Healthy Spaces and Productivity. 6.5 Renewal and Delight. CASE STUDIES. AIA Honolulu, Honolulu, HI. Boulder Associates Office, Boulder, CO. NRDC Southern California Office (Robert Redford Building), CA. Alberici Corporate Headquarters, Overland, MO. Montgomery Park Business Center, Baltimore, MD. CHAPTER 7: MATERIALS AND RESOURCES-REDUCE, REPAIR, REUSE, RECYCLE. 7.1 Consumption and Waste-A Throwaway Culture. 7.2 Diverting Waste-Reuse, Recycle, Downcycle. 7.3 Identifying Better Products. 7.4 Resource Optimization-Extending Service Life. 7.5 Changing Priorities Ahead-Respecting both Past and Future. CASE STUDIES. StopWaste, Oakland, CA. The Barn at Fallingwater, Mill Run, PA. Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA. North Dakota State University School of Visual Arts & Architecture, Fargo, ND. Children's Museum of Pittsburgh Expansion, Pittsburgh, PA. PART III: OF SPECIAL NOTE. CHAPTER 8: BEST PRACTICES-OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE, AND CHANGE. 8.1 Opportunities-Essential and Immediate. 8.2 Implementation Tools. 8.3 Housekeeping-Continual Improvement. 8.4 O & M-the User Impact. 8.5 Best Practice-Facilitating Change. CASE STUDIES. St. Stephen's Episcopal K-8 School, Harrisburg, PA. Candler Library Renovation, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, Portland, OR. Eastern Village Cohousing Condominiums, Silver Spring, MD. Felician Sisters Convent and School, Coraopolis, PA. CHAPTER 9: HOUSES. 9.1 Houses-The Impact of Our Choices. 9.2 Energy Conservation, Envelope, and Alternative Energy. 9.3 Holistic Water Conservation. 9.4 Materials-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair, and Renew. 9.5 Changing Behavior and Options-Living Sustainably. CASE STUDIES. Hanvey House, North Vancouver, BC. Solar Umbrella House, Venice, CA. Capitol Hill House, Seattle, WA. Adeline Street Urban Salvage Project, Berkeley, CA. Chicago Bungalows, Chicago, IL. CHAPTER 10: THE RECENT PAST. 10.1 The Recent Past-Modern Architecture, Boomer Buildings. 10.2 Preservation Challenges. 10.3 Environmental Dilemmas. 10.4 Strategies for Renewal. 10.5 Lessons Learned. CASE STUDIES. Karges-Faulconbridge Offi ce Building, Roseville, MN. Crown Hall, Chicago, IL. North Boulder Recreation Center, Boulder, CO. California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Vancouver Island Technology Park, Victoria, BC. INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470169117 20160605
Sustainable Preservation takes a nuanced look at the hundreds of choices that adaptive reuse requires architects to make-from ingenious ways to redeploy existing structural elements to time-honored techniques for natural ventilation to creation of wetlands that restore a site's natural biological functions. In addition, Sustainable Preservation presents 50 case studies of projects-schools, houses, offices, stores, museums, and government buildings-that set new standards for holistic approaches to adaptive reuse and sustainability. The author covers design issues, from building location to lighting systems, renewable power options, stormwater handling, and building envelope protection and integrity. The book also reviews operational issues, including materials choices for low lifetime maintenance, green housekeeping, and indoor air quality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470169117 20160605
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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)