Making Architecture Between Metrics and Narratives
Author: David Benjamin
Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers
Architecture accounts for one third of global carbon emissions, energy consumption and waste. Buildings are increasingly understood to impact broader ecologies. Yet embodied energy - the various forms of energy required to extract raw matter, to produce and transport building materials and to assemble a given building - remains largely underexplored. Embodied Energy and Design: Making Architecture Between Metrics and Narratives addresses and thoroughly examines the issue. This book reconsiders the act of making a building as an act of energy expenditure and asks questions about a variety of related scales, methods of analysis and design opportunities. How might new technologies and materials challenge default positions on sustainability? Should we think of buildings as dynamic systems connecting multiple sites rather than as static and isolated objects? Does the duration of architecture extend beyond the life of a built structure? By addressing these questions, architects may discover not only new ways of building, but also new forms of creativity. Essays and studies by various established contributors are accompanied by detailed graphics, plans, drawings and photographs illustrating the issue and possible solutions.
“Green Building Illustrated is a must-read forstudents and professionals in the building industry. Thecombination of incredibly expressive illustrations and accessibletechnical writing make concepts of green building on paper asintuitive as they would be if you toured a space with experts insustainable building.” —Rick Fedrizzi,President, CEO, and Founding Chair of the U.S. Green BuildingCouncil “The authors of Green BuildingIllustrated deliver clear and intelligent text, augmented bystraightforward but compelling illustrations describing greenbuilding basics. This comprehensive book covers everything from thedefinition of green building, to details of high performancedesign, to sensible applications of renewable energy. This is abook with appeal for all architects and designers, because itaddresses general principles such as holistic and integrateddesign, along with practical realities like affordability andenergy codes. Green Building Illustrated describes a pathwayfor reaching Architecture 2030’s carbonemission reduction targets for the builtenvironment.”—Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture2030 “…a neophyte will have a very good overview of allthe factors involved in green building. I see some excellentpedagogy at work!” — Jim Gunshinan, Editor, Home EnergyMagazine Francis D.K. Ching brings his signature graphic style to the topicof sustainable design In the tradition of the classic Building ConstructionIllustrated, Francis D.K. Ching and Ian M. Shapiro offer agraphical presentation to the theory, practices, and complexitiesof sustainable design using an approach that proceeds methodically.From the outside to the inside of a building, they cover allaspects of sustainability, providing a framework and detailedstrategies to design buildings that are substantively green. Thebook begins with an explanation of why we need to build green, thetheories behind it and current rating systems before moving on to acomprehensive discussion of vital topics. These topics include siteselection, passive design using building shape, water conservation,ventilation and air quality, heating and cooling, minimum-impactmaterials, and much more. Explains the fundamental issues of sustainable design andconstruction in a beautifully illustrated format Illustrated by legendary author, architect, and draftsmanFrancis D.K. Ching, with text by recognized engineer and researcherIan M. Shapiro Ideal for architects, engineers, and builders, as well asstudents in these fields Sure to be the standard reference on the subject for students,professionals, and anyone interested in sustainable design andconstruction of buildings, Green Building Illustrated is aninformative, practical, and graphically beautiful resource.
The classic reference for high-performance green building delivery systems No longer just a buzzword, sustainable construction is going mainstream—and soon will be the norm. Revised to reflect the latest developments of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and other tools, Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery, Third Edition guides construction and design professionals through the process of developing commercial and institutional high-performance green buildings in today's marketplace. Charles Kibert provides an introduction to green building, covering the theory, history, and state of the industry as well as best practices in building procurement and delivery systems. From green building and Green Globes assessments to building hydrological systems and materials and product selection, this comprehensive text covers all of the factors involved with sustainable construction. In a clear and accessible writing style, Kibert addresses issues so that the reader can think critically and independently as part of the cutting edge in green building. The Third Edition includes up-to-date coverage of: The latest developments leading up to LEED version 4 Carbon neutral design and carbon accounting Green Globes and international building assessment systems The Living Building Challenge Environmental product declarations (EPDs) as the norm for green building products The trends in net-zero energy building design and policies Broad enough to cover the needs of faculty and students and detailed enough to serve as a professional reference, Sustainable Construction, Third Edition is a must for the builder/owner and construction manager looking to take advantage of the opportunities in this rapidly evolving field, the designer looking to be LEED certified, or anyone interested in sustainability.
Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Accelerated urbanization imposes immense pressure on the dwindling energy sources and fragile ecosystems. Yet, the resource crunch confronting energy supplies can be alleviated if we design and develop future buildings by incorporating sound concepts of energy efficiency and sustainability.Covering 41 projects from India's various climatic zones, this book provides thorough insights into the context, techniques, and benefits of energy-efficient buildings. The projects highlight design responses to varied climatic conditions, appropriate materials and construction methods, implementation of energy-efficient systems, and effective utilization of renewable energy to reduce pressure on grid power.This book will inspire architects, designers, urban planners, engineers, and students to build for a better tomorrow.
zur Ikonographie und Architektursymbolik der Geschäftsstadt
Author: Robert Venturi,Denise Scott Brown,Steven Izenour
Ausgangspunkt fur diese Veroffentlichung, die sich schon lange zu einem Klassiker der Architekturtheorie entwickelt hat, war ein Seminar mit dem Titel -Learning from Las Vegas, or Form Analysis as Design Research- an der Fakultat fur Kunst und Architektur der Yale University 1968."
Leading-Edge Design and Construction of Homes and Buildings for a Renewable Energy Future
Author: Bill Maclay
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
The new threshold for green building is not just low energy, it's net-zero energy. In The New Net Zero, sustainable architect Bill Maclay charts the path for designers and builders interested in exploring green design's new-frontier net-zero-energy structures that produce as much energy as they consume and are carbon neutral. In a nation where traditional buildings use roughly 40 percent of the total fossil energy, the interest in net-zero building is growing enormously--among both designers interested in addressing climate change and consumers interested in energy efficiency and long-term savings. Maclay, an award-winning net-zero designer whose buildings have achieved high-performance goals at affordable costs, makes the case for a net-zero future; explains net-zero building metrics, integrated design practices, and renewable energy options; and shares his lessons learned on net-zero teambuilding. Designers and builders will find a wealth of state-of-the-art information on such considerations as air, water, and vapor barriers; embodied energy; residential and commercial net-zero standards; monitoring and commissioning; insulation options; costs; and more. The comprehensive overview is accompanied by several case studies, which include institutional buildings, commercial projects, and residences. Both new-building and renovation projects are covered in detail. The New Net Zero is geared toward professionals exploring net-zero design, but also suitable for nonprofessionals seeking ideas and strategies on net-zero options that are beautiful and renewably powered.
Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design will help you understand the nature of the sustainability problem and show you how to implement your design for a sustainable future. Organized in six parts, the problem, the environment, the residential scale, the commercial scale, the urban scale, and energy sources, the book presents essential information in context, so that you get the full picture. Hundreds of drawings, sketches, charts, and diagrams illustrate points author Carl Bovill makes in his clear and direct style, which communicates the basics in a concise way. You'll learn: -About environmental economics -How sustainable architectural design relates to ecology -How fractal geometry can lead to a new understanding of the structure of the world around us -How to design energy efficient houses and commercial buildings -How to design and live in our cities to lower energy use per person -About LEED points at all scales A glossary and reading lists encourage you to explore the topics further.
This book is a guide to energy efficiency and environmental impact assessment in high-performance buildings projects. It compares four state-of-the-art buildings to examine the steps needed for a transition from negative impact reduction architecture to positive impact regenerative architecture, utilizing life cycle analysis. The book provides a solid grounding in the areas of energy-efficient building and building materials life-cycle assessment, discussing carbon efficiency within a wider context that includes its technical, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions and covers the key areas for green buildings performance (operational and embodied energy). The analysis and comparison of four case studies of state-of-art modern building projects in Europe and North America serve as inspiring examples for architects and building professionals in the fields of high performance buildings, ecological materials and carbon efficiency.
This book is aimed at anyone who has an interest in the design and procurement of buildings, in particular, to the practising architect and students of architecture. It will also be useful to those studying or practising in design-related fields.
The all-in-one interior detailing guide that unites creative and technical aspects A well-executed interior space requires the successful combination of the creative and the technical. Interior Detailing bridges the gap between design and construction, and shows how to develop and transform design concepts into details that meet the constraints, functional requirements, and constructability issues that are part of any interior design element. It offers guidance on how design professionals can combine imaginative thinking and the application of technical resources to create interiors that are aesthetically pleasing, functionally superior, and environmentally sound. Interior Detailing: Includes 150 easy-to-understand details showing how to logically think through the design and development of an assembly so that it conforms to the designer's intent and meets the practical requirements of good construction Describes how to solve any detailing design problem in a rational way Contains conceptual and practical approaches to designing and detailing construction components thatform interior spaces Shows how a small number of principles can be used to solve nearly any detailing problem This guide covers the subject of interior spaces comprehensively by balancing the contributions of physical beauty and structural integrity in one complete volume. By following the principles laid out in this book, interior designers and architects can plan for the construction of a unique interior environment more thoughtfully and with a clearer, better-defined purpose.
In the Design Professional's Guide to Zero Net Energy Buildings, Charles Eley draws from over 40 years of his own experience, and interviews with other industry experts, to lay out the principles for achieving zero net energy (ZNE) buildings, which produce as much energy as they use over the course of a year. Eley emphasizes the importance of building energy use in achieving a sustainable future; describes how building energy use can be minimized through smart design and energy efficiency technologies; and presents practical information on how to incorporate renewable energy technologies to meet the lowered energy needs. The book shows the reader through examples and explanations that these solutions are viable and cost effective.
Amanda Davis,Robin Fisher,NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association)
Author: Amanda Davis,Robin Fisher,NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The leading industry association's handbook for going green inthe kitchen and bath Kitchen & Bath Sustainable Design is the NationalKitchen and Bath Association's complete guide to "greening" theseimportant rooms. The first book to focus exclusively on kitchen andbath sustainability, this full color guide covers everyconsideration for both remodels and new construction, making it ahandy reference for any kitchen and bath professional. Case studiesof award-winning projects demonstrate how space, budget, andsustainability can come together to create beautiful, functional,efficient rooms, and illustrations throughout provide visualexamples of the techniques discussed. The book includes informationon greening one's practice for the client's benefit, plus anappendix of additional resources and instructional materials forclassroom use. Outside of general heating and cooling, kitchen appliances usethe bulk of a household's energy. Kitchens and baths together usean average of 300 gallons of water per day for a family of four,and both rooms are high-use areas that require good air quality.Kitchen & Bath Sustainable Design provides a handbook todesigning these rooms for sustainability, without sacrificingcomfort or livability. With comprehensive guidance on approachingthese rooms sustainably, readers will: Communicate better with builders, clients, and potentialclients Understand technical considerations, and the criteria that makea design "green" Conduct a full design analysis, including life cycle costingand efficiency Learn the ratings systems and standards in play in the greenkitchen and bath The biggest elements of sustainable interior design—energyefficiency, water use, and materials selection—are all majorplayers in the kitchen and bath. Clients are increasingly demandingattention to sustainability issues, and designers must be up todate on the latest guidelines, best practices, and technology.Kitchen & Bath Sustainable Design is the completetechnical and practical guide to green design for the kitchen andbath professional.
The CSI Sustainable Design and Construction Practice Guide is a compilation of information and recommended best practices for those who participate in the design and construction of commercial-level sustainable facilities. It offers guidelines and standards for applying sustainable design and construction principles in practical terms. This Practice Guide includes an overview of sustainable design standards and rating systems; an overview of green products and systems, and how to evaluate them; the lifecycle of a building; and the roles and responsibilities of members of the design and construction team.
"An Integrated Approach to Energy, Health and Operational Performance"
Author: Dejan Mumovic,Mat Santamouris
The combined challenges of health, comfort, climate change and energy security cross the boundaries of traditional building disciplines. This authoritative collection, focusing mostly on energy and ventilation, provides the current and next generation of building engineering professionals with what they need to work closely with many disciplines to meet these challenges. A Handbook of Sustainable Building Engineering covers: how to design, engineer and monitor a building in a manner that minimises the emissions of greenhouse gases; how to adapt the environment, fabric and services of existing and new buildings to climate change; how to improve the environment in and around buildings to provide better health, comfort, security and productivity; and provides crucial expertise on monitoring the performance of buildings once they are occupied. The authors explain the principles behind built environment engineering, and offer practical guidance through international case studies.
Steel-concrete composite bridges outlines the various forms that modern steel-concrete composite bridges take, from simple beam bridges through to arches and trusses and modern cable-stay forms. The author brings together a wide variety of steel-concrete composite bridge types, many of which have not been covered in any existing book or design guide. Outlined within are emerging technologies such as folded plate webs, double composite action and extra-dosed girders, along with design rules for composite action and examples of their use in a wide variety of practical applications. Steel-concrete composite bridges shows how to choose the bridge form and design element sizes to enable the production of accurate drawings and also highlights a wide and full range of examples of the design and construction of this bridge type.
Building Envelopes, Renewable Energies and Integrated Practice
Author: Franca Trubiano
Both professionals and students are increasingly committed to achieving high-performance metrics in the design, construction and operation of residential buildings. This book responds to this demand by offering a comprehensive guide which features: architectural innovations in building skin technologies which make lighter more transparent buildings high performing energy-free architectural design principles and advances in building-integrated photovoltaics essential engineering principles, controls and approaches to simulation for achieving net zero the advantages of integrated design in residential construction and the challenges and opportunities it engenders detailed case studies of innovative homes which have incorporated low-energy design solutions, new materials, alternative building assemblies, digital fabrication, integrated engineering systems and operational controls. Divided into four parts, the book discusses the requisite AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) knowledge needed when building a high-performance home. It also communicates this information across four case studies, which provide the reader with a thorough overview of all aspects to be considered in the design and construction of sustainable homes. With contributions from experts in the field, the book provides a well-rounded and multi-faceted approach. This book is essential reading for students and professionals in design, architecture, engineering (civil, mechanical and electrical), construction and energy management.
This guide to the designs, technologies and materials thatreally make green buildings work will help architects, specifiersand clients make informed choices, based on reliable technicalinformation. Low Impact Building: Housing using Renewable Materials isabout changing the way we build houses to reduce their‘carbon’ footprint and to minimise environmentaldamage. One of the ways this can be done is by reducing the energyand environmental impact of the materials and resources used toconstruct buildings by choosing alternative products and systems.In particular, we need to recognise the potential for using naturaland renewable construction materials as a way to reduce both carbonemissions but also build in a more benign and healthy way. Thisbook is an account of some attempts to introduce this intomainstream house construction and the problems and obstacles thatneed to be overcome to gain wider acceptance of genuinelyenvironmental construction methods. The book explores the nature of renewable materials in depth:where do they come from, what are they made of and how do they getinto the construction supply chain? The difference between artisanand self-build materials like earth and straw, and more highlyprocessed and manufactured products such as wood fibre insulationboards is explored. The author then gives an account of the Renewable HouseProgramme in the UK explaining how it came about and how it wasfunded and managed by Government agencies. He analyses 12 casestudies of projects from the Programme, setting out the design andmethods of construction, buildability, environmental assessmenttools used in the design, performance in terms of energy, airtightness, carbon footprint and post-occupancy issues. The policy context of energy and sustainability in the UK,Europe and the rest of the world is subjected to acritical examination to show how this affects the use of naturaland renewable materials in the market for insulation and otherconstruction materials. The debate over energy usage and embodiedenergy is discussed, as this is central to the reason why even manyenvironmentally progressive people ignore the case for natural andrenewable materials. The book offers a discussion of building physics and science,considering energy performance, moisture, durability, health andsimilar issues. A critical evaluation of assessment,accreditation and labelling of materials and green buildings iscentral to this as well as a review of some of the key research inthe field.
Green and Sustainable Design for Interior Designers
Author: Louise Jones
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
At last, there's an authoritative guide to help interior designers apply green- building and sustainability applications to their environments. Sustainable Interior Design expertly introduces the principles of environmentally responsible design for interior environments. This useful reference provides beginning designers and experienced professionals alike with a comprehensive survey that coverers everything from theoretical approaches to current practices. It helps designers understand the environmentally responsible approach and make design decisions that are ethical and do not harm the world?s environment.
As more factors, perspectives, and metrics are incorporated into the planning and building process, the roles of engineers and designers are increasingly being fused together. Sustainable Infrastructure explores this trend with in-depth look at sustainable engineering practices in an urban design as it involves watershed master-planning, green building, optimizing water reuse, reclaiming urban spaces, green streets initiatives, and sustainable master-planning. This complete guide provides guidance on the role creative thinking and collaborative team-building play in meeting solutions needed to affect a sustainable transformation of the built environment.