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  1. An Introduction to Sustainability

    Environmental, Social and Personal Perspectives

    By Martin Mulligan

    An Introduction to Sustainability provides students with a comprehensive overview of the key concepts and ideas which are encompassed within the growing field of sustainability. The book teases out the diverse but intersecting domains of sustainability and emphasises strategies for action. Aimed...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Understanding Sustainable Development

    2nd Edition

    By John Blewitt

    This new and expanded edition builds upon the first edition’s powerful multi-perspective approach and breath of coverage. A truly comprehensive introduction to sustainable development, it is designed specifically to allow access to the topic from a wide range of educational and professional...

    Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sustainability Principles and Practice

    By Margaret Robertson

    Sustainability Principles and Practice gives an accessible and comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability. The focus is on furnishing solutions and equipping the student with both conceptual understanding and technical skills for the workplace. Each chapter explores one...

    Published January 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Sustainable Fashion and Textiles

    Design Journeys, 2nd Edition

    By Kate Fletcher

    Praise for the previous edition: "[A] fascinating book." John Thackara, Doors of Perception "Provides the foundations for a radical new perspective." Ethical Pulse "At last a book that dispels the idea that fashion is only interested in trend-driven fluff: not only does it have a brain, but it...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Convergence: An Architectural Agenda for Energy

    By Kiel Moe

    Convergence is based on the thermodynamic premise that architecture should maximize its ecological and architectural power. No matter how paradoxical it might initially seem, architects should maximize energy intake, maximize energy use, and maximize energy feedback and reinforcement. This presumes...

    Published July 16th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Green Buildings Pay

    Design, Productivity and Ecology, 3rd Edition

    By Brian W. Edwards, Emanuele Naboni

    This third edition of Green Buildings Pay presents new evidence and new arguments concerning the institutional and business case that can be made for green design. The green argument has moved a long way forward since the previous edition, and this fully updated book addresses the key issues faced...

    Published January 7th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The World's Greenest Buildings

    Promise Versus Performance in Sustainable Design

    By Jerry Yudelson, Ulf Meyer

    The World’s Greenest Buildings tackles an audacious task. Among the thousands of green buildings out there, which are the best, and how do we know? Authors Jerry Yudelson and Ulf Meyer examined hundreds of the highest-rated large green buildings from around the world and asked their owners to...

    Published January 4th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Architecture for Rapid Change and Scarce Resources

    By Sumita Sinha

    Architects, development practitioners and designers are working in a global environment and issues such as environmental and cultural sustainability matter more than ever. Past interactions and interventions between developed and developing countries have often been unequal and inappropriate. We...

    Published February 14th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Green Studio Handbook

    2nd Edition

    By Alison Kwok, Walter Grondzik

    Learn how to integrate green strategies into your building design. This practical handbook provides an essential introduction to green design strategies – helping you to understand how to save energy, water and material resources. It provides the information required to make judgments about which...

    Published March 21st 2011 by Routledge

  10. The EcoEdge

    Urgent Design Challenges in Building Sustainable Cities

    Edited by Esther Charlesworth, Rob Adams

    Presenting diverse case studies of contemporary sustainable urban practice from Europe, Africa, India, South America, the USA and Australia, this book offers the reader a fantastic wealth of practical material from a range of internationally renowned authors. Each practical case study has...

    Published February 17th 2011 by Routledge

  11. New Directions in Sustainable Design

    Edited by Adrian Parr, Michael Zaretsky

    Recently there has been a plethora of work published on the topic of sustainability, much of which is purely theoretical or technical in its approach. More often than not these books fail to introduce readers to the larger challenge of what thinking sustainably might entail. Combining a series of...

    Published October 5th 2010 by Routledge

  12. Sustainable Buildings in Practice

    What the Users Think

    By George Baird

    Current assessment methods of sustainable buildings do not adequately account for the users’ needs. Given that over the life of a building, total salary costs far outweigh both operating costs and combined capital and rental costs, the occupants’ needs are not something which should be sensibly...

    Published January 25th 2010 by Routledge

  13. Precedents in Zero-Energy Design

    Architecture and Passive Design in the 2007 Solar Decathlon

    By Michael Zaretsky

    ‘Michael Zaretsky’s Precedents in Zero-Energy Design is such an important book … it will help readers recognize that design comes before technology – and renewable energy systems alone can’t solve the problems we face’ – John D. Quale, Assistant Professor of Architecture and ecoMOD Project...

    Published October 14th 2009 by Routledge

  14. The Housing Design Handbook

    A Guide to Good Practice

    By David Levitt

    How well have architects succeeded in building housing and what lessons can be learned from their triumphs and failures? The Housing Design Handbook will give you a complete understanding of what makes successful housing design. Through the analysis of work by Levitt Bernstein and a wide range of...

    Published September 17th 2009 by Routledge

  15. Environment, Technology and Sustainability

    By Hocine Bougdah, Stephen Sharples

    Series: Technologies of Architecture

    This second volume in the Technologies of Architecture series – the only series of books tuned to the architectural technology syllabus – explores the environmental influences on building design. Looking particularly at sustainable building, a holistic view is taken, so that the influence...

    Published July 22nd 2009 by Taylor & Francis

  16. Refurbishment and Upgrading of Buildings

    2nd Edition

    By David Highfield, Christopher Gorse

    A detailed guide to the technical aspects of refurbishing and upgrading buildings, this book provides solutions to a range of problems, challenges and issues and is essential reading for all students studying building refurbishment at all levels. Includes: existing floor and wall...

    Published May 27th 2009 by Spon Press

  17. Sustainable Olympic Design and Urban Development

    By Adrian Pitts, Hanwen Liao

    With appropriate planning and design, Olympic urban development has the potential to leave positive environmental legacies to the host city and contribute to environmental sustainability. This book explains how a modern Olympic games can successfully develop a more sustainable design approach by...

    Published May 11th 2009 by Routledge

  18. Eco-Urbanity

    Towards Well-Mannered Built Environments

    Edited by Darko Radovic

    There is need for change in our currently unsustainable cities. Carefully outlining paths towards better, sustainable ways of urban living, this book proposes a radical change in the ways we conceive and live our urban environments. Bringing together diverse cultural and disciplinary views on urban...

    Published March 31st 2009 by Routledge

  19. History, Performance and Conservation

    By Barry Bridgwood, Lindsay Lennie

    Series: Technologies of Architecture

    Ideal for students of architectural technology, this volume of the Technologies of Architecture series covers the technologies available and the processes necessary for the conservation of existing buildings and environments. This book provides, in a single text, the tools for students to be able...

    Published November 30th 2008 by Taylor & Francis

  20. The ZEDbook

    Solutions for a Shrinking World

    By Bill Dunster, Craig Simmons, Bobby Gilbert

    Though few now doubt the severity of the environmental problems faced by humanity there is still resistance from businesses, developers, architects, planners and government when it comes to making the step changes necessary to make our lifestyles sustainable. Based on the experience gained from...

    Published December 13th 2007 by Taylor & Francis

  21. Environmental Design

    An Introduction for Architects and Engineers, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Randall Thomas

    Written and edited by a team of specialists at Max Fordham LLP, one of the UK’s leading environmental and building services engineering consultancies, Environmental Design is the result of their extensive experience in designing environmentally-friendly buildings. The principles of their approach,...

    Published December 15th 2005 by Taylor & Francis