Green Architecture: Advanced Technolgies and Materials (GreenSource Books)

Green Architecture: Advanced Technolgies and Materials (GreenSource Books)

2010 | 329 Pages | ISBN: 0071625011 | PDF | 20 MB

The Definitive Guide to Green Architecture
Written by an architect specializing in green materials and methods, this GreensSource book presents all of the information you need to design efficient, environmentally friendly, economical, and sustainable buildings.
Green Architecture surveys new developments, innovative techniques, and emerging technologies that support environmentally responsive architecture. Residential, commercial, and institutional high-performance buildings are discussed. This architectural resource includes details on green building rating systems, energy generation and retention, water and waste management, and green building materials. In-depth case studies highlight advanced green buildings; active and passive solar buildings; self-sufficient, off-the-grid modular and mobile systems; and solar-decathlon competition projects.
Green Architecture covers:
Definitions, operationalizations, and history of green architecture
Green building rating systems, including LEED and BREEM
Solar, geothermal, wind, hydro, fuel cell, and other green energy generation technologies
Green insulation, HVAC, water, and waste management technologies
Passive solar design methods
Green materials, including biomaterials, biopolymers, bioplastics, and composites
Thermo-, light-, and stimulus-responsive smart materials
More than 100 case studie


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