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:
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;