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Microhydro: Clean Power from Water (Wise Living)
By New Society Publishers
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mpn: b&w photos, ean: 9780865714847, isbn: 0865714843,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 125 reviews
Hydroelectricity is the world’s largest—and cleanest—source of renewable -energy. But despite lively interest in renewables generally, there is an information vacuum about the smallest version of the technology dubbed ''the simplest, most reliable and least expensive way to generate power off grid.''Highly illustrated and practical, Microhydro is the first complete book on the topic in a decade. Covering both AC and DC systems, it covers principles, design and site considerations,


Introduction to Architectural Science
By Routledge
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ean: 9780750687041, isbn: 0750687045,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
Introducing the basics of architectural science, this book is an ideal reference, providing an understanding of the physical basis of architectural design. The knowledge gained from this book equips the reader with the tools to realize the full potential of the good intentions of sustainable, bioclimatic design. All sections have been revised and updated for this second edition including more information on small scale energy generation methods and techniques. The book has also been reformatted


The Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook
By Wiley
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ean: 9780471183082, isbn: 0471183083,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 148 reviews
The only complete guide to passive solar design and construction The Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook is an unbeatable guide for architects and building contractors who want to satisfy the growing demand for passive solar residential design. A complete revision of the bible of passive solar design originally published by the U.S. Department of Energy, this is the only comprehensive guide to adapting standard building practices to current passive solar applications. It supplies


Carbon-Neutral Architectural Design, Second Edition
By CRC Press
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ean: 9781498714297, isbn: 1498714293,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 147 reviews
The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. While it is possible to reduce emissions through  climate-responsive design, many architects are not trained to do this. Filling an urgent need for a design reference in this emerging field, this book describes how to reduce building-related greenhouse gas emissions through appropriate design techniques. It presents strategies to achieve CO2 reductions, with an emphasis on control of energy


Design Professional's Guide to Zero Net Energy Buildings
By Island Press
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ean: 9781610917636, isbn: 1610917634,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
In the United States, direct energy use in buildings accounts for 39% of carbon dioxide emissions per year—more than any other sector. Buildings contribute to a changing climate and warming of the earth in ways that will significantly affect future generations. Zero net energy (ZNE) buildings are a practical and cost-effective way to reduce our energy needs, employ clean solar and wind technologies, protect the environment, and improve our lives. Interest in ZNE buildings, which produce as


Integrated Transport and Land Use Modeling for Sustainable Cities
By Routledge
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ean: 9780415729109, isbn: 0415729106,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 134 reviews
Integrated transport and land use models are an increasingly used tool for evaluation of urban policy and large scale projects. Although there is a well-built theoretical background supporting the existing models, there are few exhaustive descriptions of the methodological implications and implementation efforts behind these tools.This handbook describes the modeling effort, methodological contributions, and results of the SustainCity project. SustainCity, financed by the European Union,


The New Autonomous House: Design and Planning for Sustainability
By Thames & Hudson
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mpn: 9780500282878, ean: 9780500282878, isbn: 0500282870,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews
''I've seen many books on this subject, but none so well documented and honest.''―Whole Earth In 1975 Brenda and Robert Vale published The Autonomous House, a manifesto offering down-to-earth suggestions for building homes that do not pollute the earth or squander its resources. Their book received tremendous praise around the world and was seen as a significant move toward green architecture. Nearly twenty years later, in the early 1990s, the Vales decided to turn their groundbreaking ideas


Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design (GreenSource Books) (Mcgraw-hill's Greensource)
By McGraw-Hill Education
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ean: 9780071621472, isbn: 0071621474,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 115 reviews
Design High-Performance Alternative Energy Systems for BuildingsA comprehensive reference for architects and engineers, this GreenSource book provides practical design and installation guidelines for some of the most commercially viable alternative energy technologies. Construction materials, system deployment, typical installations, and environmental impact are covered.Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design includes information on LEED design, energy conservation, and solar power


Reinventing Green Building: Why Certification Systems Aren't Working and What We Can Do About It
By New Society Publishers
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ean: 9780865718159, isbn: 0865718156,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews
Buildings and their associated systems are the largest source of greenhouse gases in the world. The 2030 Challenge aims to produce zero-net energy from new North American construction by 2030 while achieving a 50 percent reduction in carbon emissions from existing buildings. With less than 4 percent of commercial and residential structures in the United States and Canada certified by 2015, we seem destined to fall catastrophically short of this target.Reinventing Green Building combines a


LEED GA MOCK EXAMS (LEED v4): Questions, Answers, and Explanations: A Must-Have for the LEED Green Associate Exam, Green Building LEED Certification, ... Green Associate Exam Guide Series (Volume 2)
By ArchiteG, Incorporated
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9781612650197, isbn: 1612650198,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
Pass the LEED Green Associate Exam, Get Your Building LEED Certified, Fight Global Warming, and Save Money! The USGBC released LEED v4 in GreenBuild International Conference and Expo in November, 2013. The GBCI started to include the new LEED v4 content for all LEED exams in June 2014. We have incorporated the new LEED v4 content in this book. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is one of the most important trends in development and is revolutionizing the construction industry.


The Green Self-Build Book: How to Design and Build Your Own Eco-Home (Sustainable Building)
By Brand: UIT Cambridge Ltd.
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ean: 9781903998731, isbn: 1903998735,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 64 reviews
Whether you want a turf roof, solar-powered hot water, or a superinsulated (and cost-efficient) house, you need to know the essential elements of the self-build process, and in The Green Self-Build Book, Jon Broome gives an overview of the different methods of sustainable and eco-friendly construction techniques. The book includes case studies of green building techniques such as earth and straw bale buildings and is intended for anyone who is planning a self-build project, housing


The Greenest Home: Superinsulated and Passive House Design
By Brand: Princeton Architectural Press
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mpn: 250 colour; 50 b/w photographs, ean: 9781616891244, isbn: 1616891246,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
Passive is the new green. Passive Houses—well insulated, virtually airtight buildings—can decrease home heating consumption by an astounding 90 percent, making them not only an attractive choice for prospective homeowners, but also the right choice for a sustainable future. The Greenest Home showcases eighteen of the world's most attractive Passive Houses by forward-thinking architects such as Bernheimer Architecture, Olson Kundig Architects, and Onion Flats, among many others. Each case


The Passive Solar House: Using Solar Design to Heat and Cool Your Home (Real Goods Independent Living Book)
By Brand: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
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ean: 9780930031978, isbn: 0930031970,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 123 reviews
This book offers a technique for building homes that heat and cool themselves in a wide range of different climates, using ordinary building materials available anywhere and with methods familiar to all building contractors and many do-it-yourselfers. A formerly patented design for author James Kachadorian's Solar Slab heat exchanger is now available for the use of anyone motivated by the desire to build a house that needs a backup furnace or air conditioner rarely if ever. This is a building


Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods Earth Plaster * Straw Bale * Cordwood * Cob * Living Roofs
By Lark Books
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ean: 9781579905323, isbn: 1579905323,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
Clarke Snell and Timothy L. Callahan, whose popular Good House Book helped environmentally-minded readers create an earth-friendly home, have returned with a photo-packed, amazingly complete, start-to-finish guide to ''green'' housebuilding.This absolutely groundbreaking manual doesn't just talk about eco-friendly building techniques, but actually shows every step! More than 1,200 close-up photographs, along with in-depth descriptions, follow the real construction of an alternative house from


Solar Energy in Buildings: Thermal Balance for Efficient Heating and Cooling
By Academic Press
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ean: 9780124105140, isbn: 0124105149,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews
Solar Energy in Buildings presents solar radiation fundamentals and their applications in buildings, supported by theoretical analysis and results of original simulation studies in solar energy availability, collection, and conversion for both active and passive use. In-depth coverage of energy balance and heat transfer in building envelopes is supported by the inclusion of calculations and case studies, while contextualizing within an integrated design approach.Explains the best uses of


Maintaining and Repairing Old and Historic Buildings
By Brand: Wiley
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ean: 9780470767573, isbn: 047076757X,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews
A practical guide to the maintenance and repair of old andhistoric buildingsCarrying out work in accordance with the U.S. Secretary of theInterior's standards and guidelines can be a challenge forprofessionals charged with the preservation, restoration, and careof historic properties. This book-with-CD package facilitates theprocess with more than 400 field guidelines for the treatment ofhistoric building structures, systems, and materials. Itincludes:Background and rationale for


A Primer on Sustainable Building
By Brand: Rocky Mountain Institute
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ean: 9781881071051, isbn: 1881071057,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
Written for architects, developers, general contractors, landscapers, and home owners, this book demonstrates how a holistic approach to design can result in a building even better than the sum of its parts. Topics include site and habitat restoration, transportation integration, edible landscapes, energy-efficient design, materials selection, indoor air quality, and cost implications, plus an extensive bibliography and source lists. 1st edition (paper, 1995). 135 pages.Used Book in Good


A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War
By Oxford University Press
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ean: 9780199394012, isbn: 0199394016,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 145 reviews
A House in the Sun describes a number of experiments in solar house heating in American architectural, engineering, political, economic, and corporate contexts from the beginning of World War II until the late 1950s. Houses were built across the Midwest, Northeast, and Southwestern United States, and also proposed for sites in India, South Africa, and Morocco. These experiments developed in parallel to transformations in the discussion of modern architecture, relying on new materials and design


Architecture and Energy: Performance and Style
By Routledge
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ean: 9780415639309, isbn: 0415639301,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
Does energy consumption influence architectural style? Should more energy-efficient buildings look different? Can that ''look'' be used to explain or enhance their performance? Architecture and Energy provides architects and architectural theorists with more durable arguments for environmental design decisions, arguments addressing three different scales or aspects of contemporary construction. By drawing together essays from the leading experts in the field, this book engages with crucial


ARE 5 in a Flash: Rapid Review of Key Topics
By PPI, A Kaplan Company
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ean: 9781591265320, isbn: 1591265320,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 113 reviews
New.ARE 5 in a Flash is the perfect complement to your study routine. More than 400 flashcards, categorized by exam division and section, aid you in recalling key concepts and definitions. Easily taken on the go, the cards come with six binder rings for easy organization.ARE 5 in a Flash (ARE5FL) Includecoverage of all six divisions of ARE 5.0 with cards that match up to ARE 5.0 divisions and sectionsunique content specific to each division of ARE 5.0 both question/answer formatting and



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