Property and Real Estate

New and Key titles 2014

Sustainability

  1. Developing Property Sustainably

    By Sara Wilkinson, Pernille Christensen, Sarah Sayce

    Despite the continued research and debate on sustainable practices in the built environment, the property development industry is failing to adequately respond and adopt more rigorous measurement techniques and sustainable approaches. The tendency to either ignore or accept without question...

    To Be Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sustainable Buildings

    Edited by Rohinton Emmanuel

    Series: Critical Concepts in Built Environment

    The ‘fit for purpose’ of the built environment has been a focus of attention since classical times, both in the West and in the East. However, an explicit focus on ‘sustainable buildings’ is relatively new. The last two decades in particular have seen an explosion of published material on the...

    To Be Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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 6th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Two Degrees: The Built Environment and Our Changing Climate

    By Alisdair McGregor, Cole Roberts, Fiona Cousins

    The Earth’s temperature has been rising. To limit catastrophic outcomes, the international scientific community has set a challenging goal of no more than two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) average temperature rise. Economists agree we will save trillions of dollars by acting early. But...

    Published October 25th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings

    Warm Climates

    Edited by Richard Hyde, Nathan Groenhout, Francis Barram, Ken Yeang

    Despite recent improvements in energy efficiency being made in new build, it is important that the existing commercial building sector also take action to meet emission reduction targets. The objectives and challenges of such action will reduce the risk of the sector becoming obsolete due to high...

    Published September 19th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Renewable Energy in the Countryside

    3rd Edition

    By Peter Prag

    Climate change has become a major international issue and the British Government is committed to meeting ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions within the present decade and beyond. Much of this will rely on an increasing use of renewable energy. Within current technology this will...

    Published August 5th 2012 by Estates Gazette

  8. Energy Efficiency in Housing Management

    Policies and Practice in Eleven Countries

    Edited by Nico Nieboer, Sasha Tsenkova, Vincent Gruis, Anke van Hal

    The embedding of energy efficiency in the management of individual housing organisations is crucial for the realization of current ambitious energy efficiency policies. This issue is examined for the first time in this book through an analysis of selected case studies in new ‘green’ buildings, as...

    Published April 25th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

    Paths to the Future

    By Annie Pearce, Yong Han Ahn, HanmiGlobal Co, Ltd

    Construction is one of the biggest industries in the world, providing necessary facilities for human prosperity ranging from the homes in which we live to the highways we drive, the power plants that provide energy for our daily activities, and the very infrastructure on which human society is...

    Published February 13th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Urban Development in Africa

    By John Abbott

    This book shows for the first time how green infrastructure can work in an African urban context. On one level it provides a major rethinking of the role of infrastructure in urban society since the creation of networked infrastructure in the early twentieth century. On another, it explores...

    Published January 30th 2012 by Routledge

  11. Energy Management in the Built Environment

    A Review of Best Practice

    By Andy Lewry

    This book provides a step-by-step approach to energy management, together with the use of a matrix tool for implementing energy management initiatives within an organization. The tool can help identify areas for improvement, prioritize energy management activities and maximize benefits. Most of the...

    Published January 22nd 2012 by IHS BRE Press