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Sustainable Building Adaptation: Innovations in Decision-making (Innovation in the Built Environment)
By Wiley-Blackwell
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ean: 9781118477106, isbn: 1118477103,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 149 reviews
How to adapt existing building stock is a problem being addressed by local and state governments worldwide. In most developed countries we now spend more on building adaptation than on new construction and there is an urgent need for greater knowledge and awareness of what happens to commercial buildings over time. Sustainable Building Adaptation: innovations in decision-making is a significant contribution to understanding best practice in sustainable adaptations to existing commercial


The Passivhaus Designer’s Manual: A technical guide to low and zero energy buildings
By imusti
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mpn: 146 colour illustrations, 27 colour tabl, ean: 9780415522694, isbn: 0415522692,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 141 reviews
Passivhaus is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world, with almost 50,000 buildings realised to date. Applicable to both domestic and non-domestic building types, the strength of Passivhaus lies in the simplicity of the concept. As European and global energy directives move ever closer towards Zero (fossil) Energy standards, Passivhaus provides a robust ‘fabric first’ approach from which to make the next step. The Passivhaus Designers Manual is the most comprehensive


Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 2nd Edition: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape
By Rainsource Press
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ean: 9780977246434, isbn: 0977246434,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 115 reviews
The award-winning Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 2nd Edition: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape, is the first book in a three-volume guide that teaches you how to conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community. The lessons in this volume will enable you to assess your on-site resources, give you a diverse array of strategies to maximize their potential, and empower you with


Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change: A 21st Century Survival Guide
By Brand: Architectural Press
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ean: 9780750659116, isbn: 0750659114,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 143 reviews
From the author of the bestseller 'Ecohouse' this challenging and exciting text gives you an insight into the real changes that are necessary to give our modern day built environment both 'sustainability' and 'survivability'. The book is based on the premise that climate change is going to happen and its impacts on our lives are going to be far worse than generally expected. Sue Roaf argues that many modern buildings are not only 'unsustainable' in themselves but are also having a catastrophic


Your Green Home: A Guide to Planning a Healthy, Environmentally Friendly New Home (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series)
By New Society Publishers
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mpn: 150 b/w illus, ean: 9780865715554, isbn: 0865715556,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 104 reviews
More and more homeowners today want houses that are healthy to live in and cause minimal damage to the environment. That’s what green building is all about.Your Green Home is written for homeowners planning a new home—whether you are working with an architect or builder, or serving as your own general contractor. Intended to improve the overall environmental performance of new houses being built, the book sets out to answer some of the big-picture questions relating to having a home


Construction Materials, Methods and Techniques: Building for a Sustainable Future (Go Green with Renewable Energy Resources)
By Cengage Learning
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ean: 9781435481084, isbn: 1435481089,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 82 reviews
Explore the most up-to-date green methods for residential and commercial building construction, along with the construction materials and properties needed to carry them out with this newly revised book. CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES: BUILDING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, 3E offers comprehensive coverage of these topics and presents them using a logical, well-structured format that follows the natural sequence of a construction project. With an emphasis in providing the most


Energy Accounts: Architectural Representations of Energy, Climate, and the Future
By imusti
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ean: 9781138914117, isbn: 1138914118,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
How does one tell the story of energy production, use, or conservation in a manner sufficiently convincing to influence policy, behavior, and design? Energy Accounts explores potential answers to this question through compelling images, data visualizations, narratives, and other examples of accounting for energy. Organized into a collection containing both examples of best practices and critiques, this impressive array of projects and contributors combines text and graphic material to explore


The New Net Zero: Leading-Edge Design and Construction of Homes and Buildings for a Renewable Energy Future
By Chelsea Green Publishing
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mpn: Full color illustrations throughout. 500, ean: 9781603584487, isbn: 160358448X,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews
The new threshold for green building is not just low energy, it’s net-zero energy. In The New Net Zero, sustainable architect Bill Maclay charts the path for designers and builders interested in exploring green design’s new frontier net-zero-energy structures that produce as much energy as they consume and are carbon neutral.  In a nation where traditional buildings use roughly 40 percent of the total fossil energy, the interest in net-zero building is growing enormously–among both


Sustainable Energy Systems in Architectural Design: A Blueprint for Green Design
By Peter Gevorkian
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ean: 9780071469821, isbn: 0071469826,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 141 reviews
Expertly design and install all types of renewable energy systems This is the only comprehensive, practical resource for understanding, designing, and installing all major types of renewable energy systems. Find workable solutions for a variety of building types, including commercial, public and residential structures. Technical concepts and data are presented in plain jargon-free language with clear, concise bulleted text Packed with charts, tables and diagramsSustainable Energy Systems in


2012 International Energy Conservation Code (International Code Council Series)
By ICC (distributed by Cengage Learning)
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ean: 9781609830588, isbn: 160983058X,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 120 reviews
For the most current information on energy conservation code requirements, refer to the 2012 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE. This highly beneficial resource fosters energy conservation through efficiency in envelope design, mechanical systems, lighting systems, and through the use of new materials and techniques. With this comprehensive and cuttingedge coverage, it is a critical component of a user's code books. New in the 2012 IECC® A comprehensive set of changes includes measures to


The Sustainable Sites Handbook: A Complete Guide to the Principles, Strategies, and Best Practices for Sustainable Landscapes
By Wiley
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mpn: NUSBK20160901-C188682, ean: 9780470643556, isbn: 0470643552,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
Get the definitive resource guide for sustainable site design, construction, and management.The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) is transforming land design, development, and management practices across the United States with the first national rating system for sustainable landscapes. The Sustainable Sites Handbook features comprehensive and detailed information on principles, strategies, technologies, tools, and best practices for sustainable site design. Contributors to this book are


Courtyards: Aesthetic, Social, and Thermal Delight
By Wiley
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ean: 9780471398844, isbn: 0471398845,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 85 reviews
COURTYARDSAesthetic, Social, and Thermal DelightCourtyards is an artful, informative exploration of courtyards,from their origins in early civilization to contemporary designconcepts. Architects and landscape architects will repeatedly turnto the detailed guidelines for reference, gain a greater sense ofbalance between building and garden, and cultivate optimal greenspace by using the practical planting tips. Over one hundredphotographs and drawings illustrate the concepts written about byan


Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook: Your Complete Guide to Living beyond the Grid with Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living (Everything Under the Sun)
By New Society Publishers
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mpn: B&W photos throughout, B&W illustrations, ean: 9780865717848, isbn: 0865717842,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 144 reviews
What book would you want if you were stranded on a desert island? Widely regarded as the 'bible' of off-grid living, The Solar Living Sourcebook might be your best choice. With over 600,000 copies in print worldwide, it is the most comprehensive resource available for anyone interested in lessening their environmental footprint and increasing their energy independence. The Solar Living Sourcebook-14th Edition is the ultimate guide to renewable energy, sustainable living, natural and green


Sustainable Architectural Design: An Overview
By Routledge
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ean: 9780415702355, isbn: 0415702356,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
This book is a guide to a sustainable design process that moves from theory, to site and energy use, to building systems, and finally to evaluation and case studies, so you can integrate design and technology for effective sustainable building. Kuppaswamy Iyengar shows you how to get it right the first time, use free energy systems, and utilise technologies that minimize fossil fuel use. Each chapter has a sustainable design overview, technical details and strategies marked by clear sections, a


Essential Building Science: Understanding Energy and Moisture in High Performance House Design (Sustainable Building Essentials Series)
By imusti
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ean: 9780865718340, isbn: 0865718342,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
Poor heat and moisture management are the enemies of durable, comfortable, and efficient housing, and good building design and construction starts with a solid understanding of good building science.Essential Building Science provides a highly visual and accessible introduction to the fundamentals of building science for residential construction.Part one covers the rationale behind high-performance design and the fundamentals of building physics, including thermal dynamics, moisture transfer,


Solution Sets for Net Zero Energy Buildings: Feedback from 30 Buildings Worldwide (Solar Heating and Cooling)
By Ernst & Sohn
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ean: 9783433030721, isbn: 3433030723,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
Net Zero-Energy Buildings have been the object of numerous studies in recent years as various countries have set this performance level as a long-term goal of their energy policies. This book presents a unique study of 30 NZEBs that have been constructed and have had their performance measured for at least 12 months. The study is based upon an international collaborative research initiated by the International Energy Agency - the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC). It is the first book


The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy: Achieving Energy Independence Through Solar, Wind, Biomass, and Hydropower
By New Society Publishers
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mpn: 150 B&W photographs and illustrations, ean: 9780865716865, isbn: 0865716862,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews
Energy bills have skyrocketed in the United States, and traditional energy sources can be as damaging to the environment as they are to your pocketbook. The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy will show you how to slash your home energy costs while dramatically reducing your carbon footprint.Completely revised and updated, this new edition describes the most practical and affordable methods for making significant improvements in home energy efficiency and tapping into clean, affordable,


101 Rules of Thumb for Sustainable Buildings and Cities
By Riba Publishing
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mpn: 9781859465745, ean: 9781859465745, isbn: 1859465749,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 68 reviews
People across the world are becoming more aware of the need for the buildings and cities they live and work in to be sustainable, but the issue of how to be sustainable can seem a confusing and complex one. These rules of thumb provide universal guidelines for the sustainable design of both buildings and the urban realm. It’s a global primer and textbook for anyone interested in understanding sustainability in the built environment, an ideal starting point for students as well as an aide


The Natural House: A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes
By Brand: Chelsea Green
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ean: 9781890132576, isbn: 1890132578,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
The Natural House is a tour of the construction, costs, and pros and cons of fourteen natural building methods. Straw Bale, Rammed Earth, Cob, Cordwood, Adobe, Earthbags, Papercrete, Earthships…whatever the method, the common goal is to create a house that is economical, energy efficient, nontoxic, soothing to the soul, kind to the environment, and pleasing to behold. This comprehensive sourcebook offers in-depth information that will guide your search for the perfect sustainable dream home.


Residential Windows: A Guide to New Technologies and Energy Performance (Third Edition)
By W.W. Norton & Co
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ean: 9780393732252, isbn: 0393732258,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 133 reviews
The third edition of Residential Windows: A Guide to New Technologies and Energy Performance provides updated and expanded information on window properties and technologies, as well as new sections on such key topics as window installation, energy efficiency, and building codes. For this latest edition, all of the energy performance data have been revised, based on the latest simulation techniques and industry-accepted assumptions. Residential Windows provides an overview of new window products



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