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New and Published Books

  1. Rough Guide to Sustainability

    A Design Primer, 4th Edition

    By Brian Edwards

    This latest edition of Rough Guide to Sustainability remains a simple, no-nonsense reference source for all students and practitioners of sustainability in the built environment. It sets out the broad environmental, professional and governmental context underlying sustainability principles, and...

    Published March 31st 2014 by RIBA Publishing

  2. Retrofit for Purpose

    Low Energy Upgrade of Non-Domestic Buildings

    By Greg Penoyre, Sunand Prasad

    Retrofit for Purpose examines a range of state-of-the-art non-domestic retrofit projects. Its chapters explore common challenges, offer practical solutions and provide a clarion-call to architects and clients for better, smarter retrofit. Twelve case studies focus as much on the transformation of...

    Published March 27th 2014 by RIBA Publishing

  3. A Carbon Primer for the Built Environment

    By Simon Foxell

    In a world increasingly concerned about the impact of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere on global climate, the A Carbon Primer for the Built Environment will provide an understanding of the science and the public policy and regulation intended to tackle climate...

    Published January 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability

    Mapping the Transition to 2050

    Edited by Tim Dixon, Malcolm Eames, Miriam Hunt, Simon Lannon

    With a foreword from Paul King, Chief Executive, UK Green Building Council and Chairman, Zero Carbon Hub As concerns over climate change and resource constraints grow, many cities across the world are trying to achieve a low carbon transition. Although new zero carbon buildings are an important...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. Energy Management in Industry

    The Earthscan Expert Guide

    By David Thorpe

    Series: Earthscan Expert

    Energy demand reduction is fast becoming a business activity for all companies and organisations because it can increase profits regardless of the nature of their core activity. The International Energy Agency believes that industry could improve its energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide...

    Published December 5th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Energy Management in Buildings

    The Earthscan Expert Guide

    By David Thorpe

    Series: Earthscan Expert

    The role of the energy manager has evolved significantly as the task of cutting greenhouse gas emissions from buildings has become increasingly important. Managers are now technical experts, negotiators, construction project managers, procurement specialists, efficiency advocates and often provide...

    Published November 24th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Healthy Indoor Environment

    How to assess occupants' wellbeing in buildings

    By Philomena M. Bluyssen

    Despite policy directives, standards and guidelines, indoor environmental quality is still poor in many cases. The Healthy Indoor Environment aims to help architects, building engineers and anyone concerned with the wellbeing of building occupants to better understand the effects of spending time...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Performance of Photovoltaic Systems in Non-Domestic Buildings

    By Steve Pester, Frances Crick

    This report provides information on the design and operational factors affecting the performance of photovoltaic (PV) systems in non-domestic buildings. It is aimed at decision makers, developers, architects and engineers involved during the conceptual stages of PV projects on buildings, and will...

    Published November 6th 2013 by IHS BRE Press

  10. The Real Estate Solar Investment Handbook

    A Commercial Property Guide to Managing Risks and Maximizing Returns

    By Aaron Binkley

    The Real Estate Solar Investment Handbook explains the business case for property professionals to pursue solar projects. A project’s value is determined by its potential risks and rewards; these are explained thoroughly in terms understood by the real estate industry. This...

    Published October 13th 2013 by Routledge