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[FREE] Sustainable Infrastructure : The Guide to Green Engineering and Design

[FREE] Sustainable Infrastructure : The Guide to Green Engineering and Design

By S. Bry Sarte 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… Read more »

Renewable Energy & Sustainable Design

Renewable Energy & Sustainable Design

Scott Grinnell Description Featuring current information and a practical approach, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN combines common forms of renewable energy with green building practices, offering an exciting and engaging… Read more »

Eco-urban Design

Eco-urban Design

John A Flannery Description "Eco-Urban Design" focuses on the unprecedented challenges currently faced by architects and designers. In a world where climate change, diminishing natural resources and an increasing global… Read more »

Dimensions of the Sustainable City

Dimensions of the Sustainable City

Mike Jenks Description The CityForm consortium's latest book, "Dimensions of the Sustainable City", is the first book to report on an empirical multi-disciplinary study specifically designed to address urban sustainability…. Read more »

Design for a Vulnerable Planet

Design for a Vulnerable Planet

Frederick Steiner Description We inhabit a vulnerable planet. The devastation caused by natural disasters such as the southern Asian tsunami, Hurricanes Katrina and Ike, and the earthquakes in China's Sichuan… Read more »

City Rules : How Regulations Affect Urban Form

City Rules : How Regulations Affect Urban Form

Emily Talen PhD Description "City Rules" offers a challenge to students and professionals in urban planning, design, and policy to change the rules of city-building, using regulations to reinvigorate, rather… Read more »

Design for and Empathic World : Reconnecting People, Nature, and Self

Design for and Empathic World : Reconnecting People, Nature, and Self

Sim Van Der Ryn Description Despite an uncertain economy, the market for green building is projected to grow and strengthen. But, says green-building pioneer Sim Van der Ryn, "greening" our… Read more »

Innovation Development for Highly Energy-Efficient Housing : Opportunities and Challenges Related to the Adoption of Passive Houses

Innovation Development for Highly Energy-Efficient Housing : Opportunities and Challenges Related to the Adoption of Passive Houses

E. Mlecnik Description In previous years we have seen a recognition of the significant potential that exists for reducing energy use through innovation in residential buildings. This study investigates innovation… Read more »

The Hidden Potential of Sustainable Neighborhoods : Lessons from Low-carbon Communities

The Hidden Potential of Sustainable Neighborhoods : Lessons from Low-carbon Communities

Harrison Fraker Description How do you achieve effective low-carbon design beyond the building level? How do you create a community that is both liveable and sustainable? More importantly, how do… Read more »

Building with Bamboo : Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture

Building with Bamboo : Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture

By Gernot Minke Traditionally a building material of hot climate zones in Asia and Latin America, bamboo is increasingly discovered by architects of the Northern hemisphere as well. It is… Read more »

Eco Library Design

Eco Library Design

By John A. Flannery The ancient pairing of architecture and books has always been an interesting topic for debate, and the increasing popularity of electronic books has recently added fuel… Read more »

Building Simply Two : Sustainable, Cost-Efficient, Local

Building Simply Two : Sustainable, Cost-Efficient, Local

Christian Schittich Download

Architecture Beyond Criticism : Expert Judgment and Performance Evaluation

Architecture Beyond Criticism : Expert Judgment and Performance Evaluation

Wolfgang F. E. Preiser Description For the first time, this book demonstrates that the two paradigms of architectural criticism and performance evaluation can not only co-exist but complement each other… Read more »

Advanced Building Materials and Sustainable Architecture : Selected, Peer Reviewed Papers from the 2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering, Architecture and Building Materials (CEABM 2012), May 25-27, 2012, Yantai, China

Advanced Building Materials and Sustainable Architecture : Selected, Peer Reviewed Papers from the 2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering, Architecture and Building Materials (CEABM 2012), May 25-27, 2012, Yantai, China

Yongbo Shao Download

People Habitat  :  25 Ways to Think about Greener, Healthier Cities

People Habitat : 25 Ways to Think about Greener, Healthier Cities

By F. Kaid Benfield With over 80 percent of Americans now living in cities and suburbs, getting our communities right has never been more important, more complicated, or more fascinating…. Read more »

Eco-Homes  :  People, Place and Politics

Eco-Homes : People, Place and Politics

By (author) Jenny Pickerill As a civilization, we are now very aware of what steps we need to take in order to have any hope of mitigating climate change. Yet… Read more »

Sustainable Built Environments

Sustainable Built Environments

Edited by Vivian Loftness , Edited by Dagmar Haase Sustainable design is a collective process whereby the built environment achieves unprecedented levels of ecological balance through new and retrofit construction,… Read more »

[FREE] Sustainable Environmental Design in Architecture : Impacts on Health

[FREE] Sustainable Environmental Design in Architecture : Impacts on Health

Edited by Stamatina Rassia , Edited by Panos M. Pardalos Over the last few decades, there have been dramatic improvements in the understanding and research of environmental design. Numerous methods… Read more »

Timber Framing for the Rest of Us : A Guide to Contemporary Post and Beam Construction

Timber Framing for the Rest of Us : A Guide to Contemporary Post and Beam Construction

By (author) Rob Roy Many natural building methods rely upon the use of post and beam frame structures that are then in-filled with straw, cob, cordwood, or more conventional wall… Read more »

Housing Reclaimed : Sustainable Homes for Next to Nothing

Housing Reclaimed : Sustainable Homes for Next to Nothing

By (author) Jessica Kellner Housing is a fundamental human right. For most of human history, our homes were built by hand from whatever local materials were available. However, since the… Read more »

[FREE] The Green Roof Manual : A Professional Guide to Design, Installation, and Maintenance

[FREE] The Green Roof Manual : A Professional Guide to Design, Installation, and Maintenance

By (author) Edmund C. Snodgrass , By (author) Linda McIntyre At last, those seeking basic information on how to design and build green roofs have a concise, authoritative guide to… Read more »

[FREE] Sustainable Steel Buildings : A Practical Guide for Structures and Envelopes

[FREE] Sustainable Steel Buildings : A Practical Guide for Structures and Envelopes

By (author) Milan Veljkovic , Edited by Bernhard Hauke , Edited by Markus Kuhnhenne, Edited by Mark Lawson Sustainable Steel Buildings will review steel and its potential as a sustainable… Read more »

Landscape and Urban Design for Health and Well-Being : Using Healing, Sensory and Therapeutic Gardens

Landscape and Urban Design for Health and Well-Being : Using Healing, Sensory and Therapeutic Gardens

By (author) ¬†Gayle Souter-Brown In this book Gayle Souter-Brown explores the social, economic and environmental benefits of developing greenspace for health and well-being. She examines the evidence behind the positive… Read more »

[FREE] 150 Best Sustainable House Ideas

[FREE] 150 Best Sustainable House Ideas

By (author) Francesc Zamora Highlighting the latest innovations in sustainable housing, this newest volume in the successful 150 Best series focuses on houses that have incorporated new methods of construction,… Read more »

Passive Solar Architecture : Heating, Cooling, Ventilation, Daylighting and More Using Natural Flows

Passive Solar Architecture : Heating, Cooling, Ventilation, Daylighting and More Using Natural Flows

By (author) David A Bainbridge , By (author) Ken Haggard New buildings can be designed to be solar oriented, naturally heated and cooled, naturally lit and ventilated, and made with… Read more »

The Natural Building Companion : A Comprehensive Guide to Integrative Design and Construction

The Natural Building Companion : A Comprehensive Guide to Integrative Design and Construction

By (author) Jacob Deva Racusin , By (author) Ace McArleton Natural buildings not only bring satisfaction to their makers and joy to their occupants, they also leave the gentlest footprint… Read more »

Homes for a Changing Climate : Adapting Our Homes and Communities to Cope with the Climate of the 21st Century

Homes for a Changing Climate : Adapting Our Homes and Communities to Cope with the Climate of the 21st Century

By (author) Will Anderson At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the world finally woke up to the reality of climate change and began the arduous task of freeing itself… Read more »

Sustainable Luxury : The New Singapore House, Solutions for a Livable Future

Sustainable Luxury : The New Singapore House, Solutions for a Livable Future

By (author) Paul McGillick , By (author) Masano Kawana Featuring elegant photographs, this sustainable architecture and design book showcases the ultra-modern homes of Singapore. Singapore is celebrated as one of… Read more »

Earth Architecture

Earth Architecture

Ronald Rael Our groundbreaking survey Earth Architecture is now available in a paperback edition. Author Ronald Rael, founder of EarthArchitecture.org provides a history of building with earth in the modern… Read more »

The Passivhaus Designer's Manual : A Technical Guide to Low and Zero Energy Buildings

The Passivhaus Designer's Manual : A Technical Guide to Low and Zero Energy Buildings

Christina J. Hopfe Passivhaus is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world, with almost 50,000 buildings realised to date. Applicable to both domestic and non-domestic building types, the… Read more »

The Econest Home : Designing and Building a Light Straw Clay House

The Econest Home : Designing and Building a Light Straw Clay House

Paula Baker-Laporte An EcoNest is not just a home-it is a breathtakingly beautiful structure that nurtures health and embraces ecology. This unique approach to construction combines light clay straw, timber… Read more »

Emerald Architecture: Case Studies in Green Building (GreenSource)

Emerald Architecture: Case Studies in Green Building (GreenSource)

Greensource Magazine Improve Your Green Design Skills with 24 Full-Color Case Studies of Sustainable Structures and Facilities! Turn to Emerald Architecture for a full-color collection of 24 in-depth case studies… Read more »

Homes That Heal (and Those That Don't) : How Your Home Could be Harming Your Family's Health

Homes That Heal (and Those That Don't) : How Your Home Could be Harming Your Family's Health

Athena Thompson Media reports focus increasingly on the declining health of children in industrialized countries. Asthma, autism, learning and behavior problems, and cancer are all on the rise. At the… Read more »

Creating Green Roads : Integrating Cultural, Natural and Visual Resources into Transportation

Creating Green Roads : Integrating Cultural, Natural and Visual Resources into Transportation

James L. Sipes In "Creating Green Roads", James and Matthew Sipes demonstrate that roads don't have to be the enemy of sustainability: they can be designed to minimally impact the… Read more »

No Nails, No Lumber : The Bubble Houses of Wallace Neff

No Nails, No Lumber : The Bubble Houses of Wallace Neff

Jeffrey Head Imagine a house constructed in less than forty-eight hours, without using lumber or nails, that is more resistant to fire, earthquakes, and hurricanes than any traditionally built structure…. Read more »

Green Restorations : Sustainable Building and Historic Homes

Green Restorations : Sustainable Building and Historic Homes

Aaron Lubeck Some 40 percent of North Americans live in homes built prior to 1940, and when it comes time to remodel or restore our older homes, homeowners and contractors… Read more »

Earthbag Building : The Tools, Tricks and Techniques

Earthbag Building : The Tools, Tricks and Techniques

Kaki Hunter Over 70 percent of Americans cannot afford to own a code-enforced, contractor-built home. This has led to widespread interest in using natural materials-straw, cob, and earth-for building homes… Read more »

Be a Successful Green Builder

Be a Successful Green Builder

Roger D. Woodson Increase Profits by Incorporating Sustainable Practices into Your Building Operations Filled with environmentally friendly methods that reduce the impact of housing on natural areas, Be a Successful… Read more »

Fundamentals of Sustainable Dwellings

Fundamentals of Sustainable Dwellings

Avi Friedman Despite a prolonged slump in the housing market, the demand for residential green building remains strong. More than ever, professionals need reliable information about how to construct or… Read more »

Sustainable Communities Design Handbook : Green Engineering, Architecture, and Technology

Sustainable Communities Design Handbook : Green Engineering, Architecture, and Technology

Woodrow W Clark The objective of this book is to ensure a better quality of life for everyone, both now and for generations to come. This means creating a better… Read more »