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New and Published Books

  1. Sustainable Timber Design

    By Michael Dickson, Dave Parker

    This new resource covers the material selection, structural design and connections detailing of truly sustainable timber buildings through: consideration of the nature of wood and the heritage of timber construction, including the importance of forestry and conservation a review of modern...

    Published December 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design

    By Carl Bovill

    Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design will help you understand the nature of the sustainability problem and show you how to implement your design for a sustainable future. Organized in six parts, the problem, the environment, the residential scale, the commercial scale, the urban scale,...

    Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. An Introduction to Architectural Conservation

    Philosophy, Legislation and Practice

    By Nick Lee Evans

    There are over half a million listed buildings in Britain, conservation areas can be found in every borough, and a large proportion of our housing stock pre-dates 1914. So, whether in extending a listed house, reordering a local church, or converting an historic warehouse, most architects will work...

    Published November 30th 2014 by RIBA Publishing

  4. The Environmental Design Pocketbook

    2nd Edition

    By Sofie Pelsmakers

    The Environmental Design Pocketbook 2nd ed places the information you need for sustainable, low energy building design at your fingertips. Packed with diagrams, tools and tips, it cuts through the complex mass of technical data and legislation that faces the designer, and distils all the key...

    Published November 30th 2014 by RIBA Publishing

  5. PHPP Illustrated: A Designer's Companion to the Passive House Planning Package

    By Sarah Lewis

    All architects hoping to design to the Passive House standard need to know how to use The Passive House Planning Package (PHPP): a set of 30+ linked Excel spreadsheets and a short manual, translated from German into English. A Designer's Companion to the Passive House Planning Package provides...

    Published November 27th 2014 by RIBA Publishing

  6. Materials Science In Construction: An Introduction

    By Ash Ahmed, John Sturges

    Materials Science in Construction explains the science behind the properties and behaviour of construction's most fundamental materials (metals, cement and concrete, polymers, timber, bricks and blocks, glass and plaster). In particular, the critical factors affecting in situ materials are examined...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The 'One Planet' Life

    A Blueprint for Low Impact Development

    By David Thorpe

    The One Planet Life demonstrates a path for everyone towards a way of life in which we don’t act as if we had more than one planet Earth. The difference between this approach and others is that it uses ecological footprint analysis to help to determine how effective our efforts are. Much of the...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings

    Cool Climates

    Edited by Simon Burton

    Whilst sustainability is already an important driver in the new building sector, this book explores how those involved in refurbishment of commercial building are moving this agenda forward. It includes chapters by developers, surveyors, cost consultants, architects, building physicists and other...

    Published October 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Delivering Sustainable Buildings

    Saving and Payback

    By Yetunde Abdul, Richard Quartermaine, David Sutton

    Research by Sweett Group and BRE has challenged the perception that sustainable buildings are necessarily more costly to build. By applying cost data from real construction projects to three case study buildings – an office, secondary school and community healthcare centre – detailed capital and...

    Published September 24th 2014 by IHS BRE Press

  10. Low Impact Living

    A Field Guide to Ecological, Affordable Community Building

    By Paul Chatterton

    Series: Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

    This book is the inspirational story of one project that shows you how you can become involved in building and running your neighbourhood. The author, co-founder of Lilac (Low Impact Living Affordable Community), along with other members of the community and the project team, explains how a group...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge