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A Whole-System Approach to High Performance Green Buildings

A Whole-System Approach to High Performance Green Buildings

Copyright: 2016
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781630814410

eBook $89.00 Qty:
This authoritative new resource provides a comprehensive review of the current approaches to the design and construction of sustainable buildings. This hand-on guide features global case studies with practical examples of both successful and unsuccessful designs. The whole system approach to integrated design is clearly presented. This book includes insight into designing for the future, including design quality and future proofing, intelligent buildings, and whole life value. Nature inspired sustainable designs that can be mimicked in the construction industry are presented. Technical challenges such as energy efficiency, design, and computer modeling are explored along with various construction phase opportunities.
Scope and Scale of the Challenge; The Whole System Approach; Designing for the Future-Design Quality and Future Proofing, Intelligent Buildings, Whole Life Value and Closing the Performance Gap; Working with Nature and Natural Systems; Energy -Optimizing Architectural Design and Engineering; Modeling and Simulation as a Design Tool; Water-Efficient Use, Sustainable Waste Water Treatment and Management; Construction phase opportunities; Post-Construction; Case Studies.
  • David Strong David Strong is currently a director of David Strong Consulting and a Visiting Professor at the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development. He was previously Managing Director of the UK Building Research Establishment (BRE), Environment Division. He received his PhD. from Oxford University and his BSc in building engineering from Bath University. He was awarded the Building Sustainability Leadership Award for establishing the UK Green Building Council. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, Department of Architecture and Built Environment.
  • Victoria Burrows Victoria Burrows is currently the head of sustainability for a major international contractor. She received her BSc in architecture and environmental design from the University of Nottingham and her International Baccalaureate diploma from Henley College, UK.
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