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Sustainability, Energy and Architecture

Case Studies in Realizing Green Buildings

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.

Audience

Primary: Renewable Energy & Sustainable Building Professionals, including Civil and Electrical Engineers; Architects and Builders specializing in energy reduction. Secondary: Students in courses focusing on Green Building in Engineering and Architecture programs

Hardbound, 552 Pages

Published: October 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-397269-9

Reviews

  • "Paying particular attention to the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East, architects and related professionals provide a reference to environmentally sustainable buildings for student and practicing architects. The topics include five case studies of low energy approaches to design-led schemes, residential deep energy retrofits in cold climates, new and existing case studies in Dubai, minimum energy housing in Cuba, daylighting..."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013


Contents

  • PART I- METHODS & MATERIALS

    Sustainable Energy & Architecture

    Key Performance Characteristics of Sustainable Buildings

    Building Materials and Their Lifecycles

    Experiential Sustainability in the Corporate Environment

    Low Energy Approaches to Design-Led Schemes

    Deep Energy Retrofits for Existing Houses

    Daylighting

    The LED Lighting Revolution

    PART II- INT’L CASE STUDIES

    Dutch Efforts Toward Sustainable Built Environment

    Energy Efficiency Building Measures in Sweden

    Energy Efficient Buildings for the Sustainable Built Environment in Dubai

    Minimum Energy Housing in Cuba

    Sustainable Mediterranean Architecture

    PART III- ENERGY SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS IN CONTEXT

    ECOArchitects

    Sustainable Architecture in Cultural Context

    Learning from the Energy Efficient Past to Shape the Future

    Energy Efficient Buildings for the Sustainable Built Environment in Dubai

    Minimum Energy Housing in Cuba

    Sustainable Mediterranean Architecture

    PART III- ENERGY SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS IN CONTEXT

    ECOArchitects

    Sustainable Architecture in Cultural Context

    Learning from the Energy Efficient Past to Shape the Future

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