Francis D.K. Ching brings his signature graphic style to the topic of sustainable design.
In the tradition of the classic Building Construction Illustrated, Francis D.K. Ching and Ian M. Shapiro offer a graphical presentation to the theory, practices, and complexities of sustainable design using an approach that proceeds methodically. From the outside to the inside of a building, they cover all aspects of sustainability, providing a framework and detailed strategies to design buildings that are substantively green.
The book begins with an explanation of why we need to build green, the theories behind it and current rating systems before moving on to a comprehensive discussion of vital topics. These topics include site selection, passive design using building shape, water conservation, ventilation and air quality, heating and cooling, minimum-impact materials, and much more.
Book features :
- Explains the fundamental issues of sustainable design and construction in a beautifully illustrated format
- Illustrated by legendary author, architect, and draftsman Francis D.K. Ching, with text by recognized engineer and researcher Ian M. Shapiro
- Ideal for architects, engineers, and builders, as well as students in these fields
Sure to be the standard reference on the subject for students, professionals, and anyone interested in sustainable design and construction of buildings, Green Building Illustrated is an informative, practical, and graphically beautiful resource.
About the Authors
Francis D.k. Ching, an architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington, recently retired after more than 35 years of teaching. He is the bestselling author of Building Construction Illustrated, among other books on architecture and design, all published by Wiley. His works have been translated into more than 16 languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentations.
Ian M. Shapiro is the founder and co-owner of Taitem Engineering in Ithaca, New York, an award-winning consulting firm he founded in 1989. He has been a visiting lecturer at Cornell University, Tompkins-Cortland Community College, and Syracuse University. He has worked on several LEED building design projects, has led a variety of energy conservation research projects, and is a frequent contributor to ASHRAE Journal and Home Energy
1 Introduction 1
2 First Principles 13
3 Codes, Standards, and Guidelines 25
4 Community and Site 35
5 Building Shape 57
6 Near-Building Features 73
7 Outer Envelope 83
8 Unconditioned Spaces 113
9 Inner Envelope 125
10 Thermal Zoning and Compartmentalization 137
11 Lighting and Other Electric Loads 145
12 Hot and Cold Water 159
13 Indoor Environmental Quality 167
14 Heating and Cooling 187
15 Renewable Energy 205
16 Materials 211
17 Schedules, Sequences, and Affordability 227
18 Quality in Green Design and Construction 233
19 Conclusion 253
Green Building Rating System 259