Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design (Paperback)
  • Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design (Paperback)

Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design (Paperback)

Paperback 284 Pages / Published: 10/12/2014
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Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design will help you understand the nature of the sustainability problem and show you how to implement your design for a sustainable future. Organized in six parts, the problem, the environment, the residential scale, the commercial scale, the urban scale, and energy sources, the book presents essential information in context, so that you get the full picture. Hundreds of drawings, sketches, charts, and diagrams illustrate points author Carl Bovill makes in his clear and direct style, which communicates the basics in a concise way.

You'll learn:
-About environmental economics
-How sustainable architectural design relates to ecology
-How fractal geometry can lead to a new understanding of the structure of the world around us
-How to design energy efficient houses and commercial buildings
-How to design and live in our cities to lower energy use per person
-About LEED points at all scales

A glossary and reading lists encourage you to explore the topics further.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415724951
Number of pages: 284
Weight: 478 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 20 mm


'We do not know yet what the transition from our increasingly precarious existence to something more durable and decent will require of us. But we do know that time is short, the stakes are virtually total, and the opportunities to do much better are numerous. Carl Bovill in Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design outlines the severity of this problem and provides guidance toward solutions at the building and urban scales.' - David W. Orr, Counselor to the President, Oberlin College and Stephen A. Minter Fellow, the Cleveland Foundation, USA

`Bovill's succinct introduction defines the thesis of his book. Bovill (Univ. of Maryland) argues that "Nature provides the pattern for a resilient sustainability" and "Creating ... a response to sustainability issues requires a broad understanding of the problem and a broad understanding of multiple solution paths." Through six parts and 32 chapters, he covers a broad range of topics, from the problem at hand to alternative energy sources for a sustainable future. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate, research, and professional collections.' - CHOICE, L. B. Allsopp, University of Oregon

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