With more and more clients and architecture schools demanding 'green' design, both student and professional architects need to get up to speed quickly with the vast range of techniques in this fast moving area.
This extensive and user-friendly handbook presents practical guidelines for applying environmental strategies during the schematic design of green buildings. For each strategy, the book provides: brief descriptions of principles and concepts, step-by-step approaches for integrating technologies into the early stages of design, annotated tables and charts to assist with preliminary design sizing, key issues to be aware of when implementing a given strategy, and references to the most recent international standards and rating systems, guidelines, and internet resources.
The text is reinforced with conceptual sketches and photos in full color, illustrating each strategy. A discussion of the green design process and case studies of several green building projects puts the strategies presented in context.
* Provides information required to implement green design ideas with confidence and accuracy.
* Practical information provided in an easy-to-use format.
* Full colour images throughout.
"An excellent resource for both educators and practitioners" -Karol Kaiser, Director of Education US Green Building Council "An extremely valuable tool for making decisions early in a project, ones that will help dictate the form of a building, help determine what systems will need to be in place and which consultants will need to be brought on board, and help set a budget or see what can fit within a predetermined budget. The book is aimed at students as well as professionals, and it is certainly appropriate for both, be it at the introductory level and as a solid reference for seasoned green designers." -John Hill, A Weekly Dose of Architecture "[O]ffers a useful introduction to green design...the content stays fairly schematic to help guide and introduce green strategies...purposely avoids creating a green building checklist and getting bogged down in technical details...cover[s] a wide variety of topics and show[s] how they are interrelated systems. Each strategy is accompanied by a wonderful set of sketches and images that aid in the reader's understanding of the basic concepts." -Archdaily "With more and more clients and architecture schools demanding 'green' design, both student and professional architects need to get up to speed quickly with the vast range of techniques in this fast-moving area. This extensive and user-friendly handbook presents practical guidelines for applying environmental strategies during the schematic design of green buildings." -Eco Building Magazine, March 2011
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 22nd March 2011
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.8 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.38