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Green Architecture (GreenSource Books)

© 2010
by Osman Attmann

1st Edition Active, In-Print 368 Pages Hardcover
9780071625012 0071625011

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$95.95

The Definitive Guide to Green Architecture

Written by an architect specializing in green materials and methods, this GreensSource book presents all of the information you need to design efficient, environmentally friendly, economical, and sustainable buildings.

Green Architecture surveys new developments, innovative techniques, and emerging technologies that support environmentally responsive architecture. Residential, commercial, and institutional high-performance buildings are discussed. This architectural resource includes details on green building rating systems, energy generation and retention, water and waste management, and green building materials. In-depth case studies highlight advanced green buildings; active and passive solar buildings; self-sufficient, off-the-grid modular and mobile systems; and solar-decathlon competition projects.

Green Architecture covers:

  • Definitions, operationalizations, and history of green architecture
  • Green building rating systems, including LEED and BREEM
  • Solar, geothermal, wind, hydro, fuel cell, and other green energy generation technologies
  • Green insulation, HVAC, water, and waste management technologies
  • Passive solar design methods
  • Green materials, including biomaterials, biopolymers, bioplastics, and composites
  • Thermo-, light-, and stimulus-responsive smart materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • More than 100 case studies

Chapter 1. Green Architecture: An Overview;
Chapter 2. Definitions and Operationalizations of Green Architecture;
Chapter 3. Brief History of Green Architecture;
Chapter 4. Green Technologies: Energy Generation;
Chapter 5. Green Technologies: Energy Retention;
Chapter 6. Green Materials;
Chapter 7. Smart Materials;
Chapter 8. Case Studies;
Bibliography
Index

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