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The Whole Building Handbook: Healthy Buildings, Energy Efficiency, Eco-Cycles and Place - Varis Bokalders

The Whole Building Handbook: Healthy Buildings, Energy Efficiency, Eco-Cycles and Place

Paperback Published: March 2010
ISBN: 9781844075232
Number Of Pages: 704

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Central Queensland University - Rockhampton - School of Engineering & Technology BLAR11045: Built Environment 1

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The Whole Building Handbook is a compendium of all the issues and strategies that architects need to understand to design and construct sustainable buildings for a sustainable society. The authors move beyond the current definition of sustainability in architecture, which tends to focus on energy-efficiency, to include guidance for architecture that promotes social cohesion, personal health, renewable energy sources, water and waste recycling systems, permaculture, energy conservation - and crucially, buildings in relation to their place. The authors offer a holistic approach to sustainable architecture and authoritative technical advice, on:

  • How to design and construct healthy buildings, through choosing suitable materials, healthy service systems, and designing a healthy and comfortable indoor climate, including solutions for avoiding problems with moisture, radon and noise as well as how to facilitate cleaning and maintenance.
  • How to design and construct buildings that use resources efficiently, where heating and cooling needs and electricity use is minimised and water-saving technologies and garbage recycling technologies are used.
  • How to 'close' organic waste, sewage, heat and energy cycles. For example, how to design a sewage system that recycles nutrients.
  • Includes a section on adaptation of buildings to local conditions, looking at how a site must be studied with respect to nature, climate and community structure as well as human activities. The result is a comprehensive, thoroughly illustrated and carefully structured textbook and reference.
The result is a comprehensive, thoroughly illustrated and carefully structured textbook and reference.

Industry Reviews

"The Whole Building Handbook is the most comprehensive book in the area of sustainable building and covers a large area from materials to system thinking. This will be a key book for practitioners as well as teachers and students at universities." - Prof. Ronald Wennersten, School of Industrial Engineering and Management, Stockholm

"The sheer scientific and engineering comprehensiveness of this book...coupled with its readability, make it a must for anyone wanting to acquire new knowledge and information about the broad, multidisciplinary field of sustainability." - Choice Magazine

"A key handbook for all practitioners as well as teachers and students at universities, and the broader sustainable society." - Dave Palmer, Building Engineer, April 2010

Introduction
1. Healthy Buildings
2. Conservation and Efficiency
3. Ecocycles
4. Place
Index

ISBN: 9781844075232
ISBN-10: 1844075230
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 704
Published: March 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 19.05  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.91
Edition Number: 1

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