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Going Green follows the stories of two schools where dedication and hard work are giving the staff and pupils a chance to help the environment. Both schools demonstrate their own approaches to going green. Kingsmead Primary School in Cheshire has been purpose built to be as sustainable as possible. At Dorothy Stringer High School in East Sussex, pupils and staff converted an unused outbuilding into an eco-centre from which a number of environmental projects are run.
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
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Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB): Concepts, Frameworks and Roadmap for Project Analysis and Implementation provides readers with the elements they need to understand, combine and contextualize design decisions on Net Zero Energy Buildings. The book is based on learned lessons from NZEB design, construction, operation that are integrated to bring the most relevant topics, such as multidisciplinarity, climate sensitivity, comfort requirements, carbon footprints, construction quality and evidence-based design. Chapters introduce the context of high performance buildings, present overviews of NZEB, cover the performance thresholds for efficient buildings, cover materials, micro-grid and smart grids, construction quality, performance monitoring, post occupancy evaluation, and more. Offers a roadmap for engaging in energy efficiency in high performance buildings projects. Combines solid grounding in core concepts, such as energy efficiency, with a wider context that includes the technical, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions. Covers key areas for decision-making. Provides a logical framework to analyze projects in the context of environmental change. Presents worldwide examples and cases for different climates and societies.
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
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