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The Green Studio Handbook : Environmental Strategies for Schematic Design - Alison G. Kwok

The Green Studio Handbook

Environmental Strategies for Schematic Design


Published: 22nd March 2011
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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

Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Design Process; Integrated Design; Green Design Strategies: Envelope, Lighting, Heating, Cooling, Energy Production, Water and Waste; Case Studies; Glossary of terms; Glossary of buildings; Bibliography

ISBN: 9780080890524
ISBN-10: 0080890520
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 436
Published: 22nd March 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.9  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 1.54
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition