The role and influence of building services engineers is undergoing rapid change and is pivotal to achieving low-carbon buildings. However, textbooks in the field have largely focused on the detailed technicalities of HVAC systems, often with little wider context. This book addresses that need by...
Published April 1st 2013 by Routledge
Governments across the globe are setting targets for reducing their carbon emissions. For example, the UK Government has committed to an eighty per cent reduction by 2050, when twenty-eight million buildings that currently exist will still be standing; this represents a challenge to improve...
Published February 21st 2013 by Routledge
The importance of facilities management to the effective operation of all businesses is now widely accepted. Where there continues to be debate is on what constitutes a successful approach, and how much attention it should be given within an overall business plan. Drawing on both research and...
Published February 7th 2013 by Routledge
Three broad sectors of the economy are generally recognized as key to a low carbon future: energy, construction and transportation. Of these, carbon management in the built environment remains the least well-studied. This much-needed book brings together the latest developments in...
Published June 6th 2012 by Routledge
Inefficient energy use in buildings is both increasingly expensive and unsustainable. Indeed, the reduction of the energy consumption of existing buildings is as least as important as the design of new low-energy buildings. Controlling energy use is one thing, but it is important to assess or...
Published October 16th 2011 by Routledge
It is important for those studying and practicing in real estate and property management to learn to manage property assets effectively, to be able to provide their companies with effective property and facilities solutions. This book raises the awareness of how real estate management can support...
Published May 26th 2010 by Estates Gazette
Previously known as Estate Management Practice, the fourth edition of this work has been renamed to reflect current market practice and to embrace the discipline of corporate real estate. This book provides a comprehensive study of the management of urban property and is divided into three parts....
Published November 10th 2005 by Estates Gazette
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