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Sustainable Design

Author : Daniel A. Vallero
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Scientific Principles to Guide Sustainable Design Decisions From thermodynamics to fluid dynamics to computational chemistry, this book sets forth the scientific principles underlying the need for sustainable design, explaining not just the "hows" of sustainable design and green engineering, but also the "whys." Moreover, it provides readers with the scientific principles needed to guide their own sustainable design decisions. Throughout the book, the authors draw from their experience in architecture, civil engineering, environmental engineering, planning, and public policy in order to build an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of sustainable design. Written to enable readers to take a more scientific approach to sustainable design, the book offers many practical features, including: Case studies presenting the authors' firsthand accounts of actual green projects Lessons learned from Duke University's Smart House Program that demonstrate the concepts and techniques discussed in the book Exercises that encourage readers to use their newfound knowledge to solve green design problems Figures, tables, and sidebars illustrating key concepts and summarizing important points For architects, designers, and engineers, this book enables them to not only implement green design methods, but also to choose these methods based on science. With its many examples, case studies, and exercises, the book is also an ideal textbook for students in civil and environmental engineering, construction, and architectural engineering.

Science of Sustainable Design Third Edition

Author : Mary Myers
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Science of Sustainable Design is based on the belief that sustainable design helps reduce human impact on the environment and repairs environmental degradation. This text is designed to help readers understand the breadth of sustainable design issues, recognize the scientific bases of different types of environmental degradation, and learn how contemporary design is becoming more sustainable. The anthology begins with readings on the scientific principles that underlie new design approaches. This section illustrates how knowledge of physical laws, bio-geochemical cycles, and biodiversity provides a foundation for sustainable design decisions. Additional readings provide information on the sustainable design process, goals, and principles of sustainable design, and features case studies. The third edition includes new chapters that focus on current scientific knowledge related to the environment, especially biodiversity and the concept of ecological services. New design chapters have also been added that describe the makeover of old cities, community gardens, and ecological restoration. Science of Sustainable Design concludes with readings on ethics and the importance of the environment in human well-being. Readers can apply the knowledge gained in their academic and professional careers, as well as in their personal lives.

Sustainable Home Design by Applying Control Science

Author : Kazutoshi Fujihira
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Today's homes must prepare for a progressing ageing population and an increasing risk caused by climate change, as well as to reduce CO2 emissions. How homes can be designed to meet all of these requirements? How such design can be promoted in the housing market? Sustainable Home Design by Applying Control Science answers these questions, by using a novel approach. Kazutoshi Fujihira, an innovative environmental scientist and sustainable housing award winner, demonstrates the "control system for promoting sustainable home design" with the "sustainable design guidelines" and "sustainability checklist". Moreover, the chapter of case study illustrates an actually designed and constructed house, which shows excellent sustainability and energy-saving performance.

Introduction to Architectural Science

Author : Steven Szokolay
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By introducing the basics of architectural science, this book is an ideal reference that provides an understanding of the physical basis of architectural design. The knowledge gained from this book equips the reader with the tools for realizing the full potential of the good intentions of sustainable, bioclimatic design. The text gives the reader the knowledge to design in order to control indoor environmental conditions: heat, light and sound. Into this discussion is introduced the problem that traditional energy resources are finite, and their use damaging, and governments and professional bodies demand increasing levels of sustainable design. An outline is provided for creating the required indoor conditions with little or no use of energy, other than from renewable sources. Each chapter presents a quick outline of the basic and relevant physics of heat, light, sound and energy, followed by an examination of human requirements. The reader is then introduced to ways in which these elements can be controlled by the building and by its design.

Introduction to Architectural Science

Author : Steven V. Szokolay
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Now in its third edition, this book provides the ideal and only reference to the physical basis of architectural design. Fully updated and expanded throughout, the book provides the data required for architects to design buildings that will maintain the users comfort in a variety of conditions, with minimal reliance on energy intensive methods like air conditioning. This is not a ‘how to’ book but answers the question why. It equips the reader with the tools to realize the full potential of the good intentions of sustainable, bioclimatic design. All sections have been revised and updated for this third edition including all the most relevant developments affecting heat, light and sound controls. The book responds to the need of understanding beyond ‘rules of thumb’.

Introduction to Architectural Science

Author : S. V. Szokolay
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By introducing the basics of architectural science, this book is an ideal reference that provides an understanding of the physical basis of architectural design. The knowledge gained from this book equips the reader with the tools for realizing the full potential of the good intentions of sustainable, bioclimatic design. The text gives the reader the knowledge to design in order to control indoor environmental conditions: heat, light and sound. Into this discussion is introduced the problem that traditional energy resources are finite, and their use damaging, and governments and professional bodies demand increasing levels of sustainable design. An outline is provided for creating the required indoor conditions with little or no use of energy, other than from renewable sources. Each chapter presents a quick outline of the basic and relevant physics of heat, light, sound and energy, followed by an examination of human requirements. The reader is then introduced to ways in which these elements can be controlled by the building and by its design. * Links architectural science to the practice of sustainable design; essential knowledge for today's architects * Accessible reference which introduces the relationship between technology and design decisions * Unique source of information covering the full scope of the subject

Science of Sustainable Design Third Edition

Author : Mary Myers
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Science of Sustainable Design is based on the belief that sustainable design helps reduce human impact on the environment and repairs environmental degradation. This text is designed to help readers understand the breadth of sustainable design issues, recognize the scientific bases of different types of environmental degradation, and learn how contemporary design is becoming more sustainable. The anthology begins with readings on the scientific principles that underlie new design approaches. This section illustrates how knowledge of physical laws, bio-geochemical cycles, and biodiversity provides a foundation for sustainable design decisions. Additional readings provide information on the sustainable design process, goals, and principles of sustainable design, and features case studies. The third edition includes new chapters that focus on current scientific knowledge related to the environment, especially biodiversity and the concept of ecological services. New design chapters have also been added that describe the makeover of old cities, community gardens, and ecological restoration. Science of Sustainable Designconcludes with readings on ethics and the importance of the environment in human well-being. Readers can apply the knowledge gained in their academic and professional careers, as well as in their personal lives. Mary Myers is a professor of landscape architecture at Temple University. She holds a Ph.D. (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland), a master of landscape architecture (Harvard University), and a bachelor of landscape architecture (University of Wisconsin). Dr. Myers conceptualized and developed Temple University's master of landscape architecture with a concentration in ecological restoration -- one of the first such degrees in the United States. Prior to becoming an academic, she practiced landscape architecture in New York State and is a registered landscape architect.

Science of Sustainable Design Second Edition

Author : Mary Myers
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Engineering Applications in Sustainable Design and Development

Author : Bradley Striebig
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ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS IN SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT is an invaluable resource for today's engineering student. Focusing on pressing contemporary issues, the text puts product design in the context of models of sustainability. Relevant case studies from across the globe will be of interest to engineers in training, and active learning exercises in each chapter help students learn to apply theory to real world situations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development

Author : Suriyanarayanan Sarvajayakesavalu
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In recent years, attention to climate change and its associated impacts on economic and social development has increased significantly. Extreme weather conditions worldwide are threatening the survival of sensitive species and habitats. The situation is so dire that governments, academia, and non-governmental organizations across the globe are actively working to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This book enhances understanding of environmental changes and the relative response to the socio-economic challenges of development. It provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of environmental change on natural resources and the climate, as well as discusses waste management and sustainable solutions.