Sustainable Architectural Design

Sustainable Architectural Design

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This book is a guide to a sustainable design process that moves from theory, to site and energy use, to building systems, and finally to evaluation and case studies, so you can integrate design and technology for effective sustainable building. Kuppaswamy Iyengar shows you how to get it right the first time, use free energy systems, and utilise technologies that minimize fossil fuel use. Each chapter has a sustainable design overview, technical details and strategies marked by clear sections, a summary, and further resources. Heavily illustrated with charts, tables, drawings, photographs, and case studies, the book shows technologies and concepts integrated into cohesive project types, from small and large office spaces to single and multiuse residences, hospitals, schools, restaurants, and warehouses to demonstrate implementing your designs to meet clients' needs now and for the future. Includes an overview of alternate assessment and evaluation systems such as BREEAM, CASBEE, GBTool, Green Globes alongside LEED, ECOTECT, energy 10, HEED and eQuest simulation programs. The guide reveals the importance of the building envelopea€”walls, superstructure, insulation, windows, floors, roofs, and building materialsa€”on the environmental impact of a building, and has a section on site systems examining site selection, landscape design, thermal impact, and building placement.While it appears to be an amazing system, it is important to note that air-source heat pumps might not heat a home any better ... Proper maintenance is essential to maintain the functionality of a heat pump. ... An active system will not provide all your heating needs, especially in cold, cloudy, northern climates where a backupanbsp;...

Title:Sustainable Architectural Design
Author: Kuppaswamy Iyengar
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-05-15

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