Sustainability, Energy and Architecture

Case Studies in Realizing Green Buildings

By

  • Ali Sayigh, Chairman of WREC & Director General WREN and Editor-in-chief Renewable Energy

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.
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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

 

Book information

  • 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




Table of 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