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Projects, software, and reports inter-disciplinary research group with a grounding in architecture that develops design workflows, planning tools and metrics to evaluate the environmental performance of buildings and neighborhoods.
There has been widespread dissatisfaction with accepted models for predicting the conditions that people will find thermally comfortable in buildings. This book discusses approaches to thermal comfort starting in the 1960's, and discuesses ways in which the field can be further developed, to account for future behavior in the context of climate change.
Building with Nature offers a proven, innovative approach to creating Nature-based Solutions for water-related infrastructure that harnesses natural forces for the benefit of the environment, the economy, and society. Exemplar projects demonstrate the capacity to build Nature-based Solutions at scale so as to create sustainable flood protection and cultivate resilient, ecologically rich living and working environments. Building with Nature, therefore, is the ideal approach for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
The goal of advancing eco cities often remains confined to political or technological issues. This book establishes a focus on architectural and infrastructural design approaches to sustainable urban development. Organized around the themes of Materialize, Mobilize, Simulate and Transform, this book highlights the shift from the manipulation of quantitative variables to interactive relationships effecting qualitative outcomes in design.
How do we design in a climate emergency? A new social and ecological prerogative demands appropriate material choices, a re-invention of construction and evolving building programs that look at lifecycle, embodied energy and energy use.
How do we make building sustainable and fit for the future? The book presents a strategy for tackling the construction industry's future challenges from the perspective of the organizing architect, and with a view to the interdisciplinary knowledge, capable of integration, of related disciplines. With a profound insight into the operative processes, the author analyses the complex mechanisms of the system that affect the whole of society and often follow very traditional process structures. He investigates the interaction between the stakeholders' actions in the construction process and the framework conditions and, on that basis, develops a strategy which--itself a process--computes the elements of the intended target state.
A fully illustrated guide to the theory and practice of sustainable design. This guide provides architects, designers, and builders in the green design professional community a framework and detailed strategies for designing substantively green buildings. This edition includes all-new case studies featuring geographically diverse buildings and updated references to the latest codes and standards including IBC, LEED, BREAEAM, Living Building Challenge, WELL, and more.
This practical handbook provides an essential introduction to green design strategies. It provides strategies to use and includes tools to enable you to incorporate the chosen strategy during the early stages of design. Forty-two selected environmental strategies each include a description of principle and concept, step-by-step procedures for integrating the strategy, annotated design tables and charts, key issues to be aware of, references, and further resources.
Highly influential alternative press publication of buildings and shelters world wide. A gem of 1970's alternative and hand built buildings and construction with a focus on building with specific, low-tech, and reusable materials.
In late 2012 Hurricane Sandy ravaged New York and New Jersey, revealing the true physical and social vulnerabilities that all coastal cities face from sea level rise and extreme weather events. It underscored the need for fundamentally different approaches to create more resilient cities and coastlines. President Obama took on this challenge through a design process called Rebuild by Design: confronting established federal, state and local practices. This book tells the story of the Federal response to the storm and Rebuild by Design's process as they created innovative solutions by running an intense international design effort in the aftermath of a devastating storm.