Green Architecture (GreenSource Books), Hardback Book

Green Architecture (GreenSource Books) Hardback


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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The Definitive Guide to Green ArchitectureWritten 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 architectureGreen building rating systems, including LEED and BREEMSolar, geothermal, wind, hydro, fuel cell, and other green energy generation technologiesGreen insulation, HVAC, water, and waste management technologiesPassive solar design methodsGreen materials, including biomaterials, biopolymers, bioplastics, and compositesThermo-, light-, and stimulus-responsive smart materialsNanomaterialsMore than 100 case studies