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Overview

Revised to incorporate and reflect changes and advances since it was first published the new edition of Architecture in a Climate of Change provides the latest basic principals of sustainability and the future of sustainable technology.

Including new material on wind generation, domestic water conservation, solar thermal electricity as well as international case studies Architecture in a Climate of Change encourages readers to consider new approaches to building making minimum demand on fossil based energy.

Revised to incorporate and reflect changes and advances since it was first published the new edition of Architecture in a Climate of Change provides the latest basic principals of sustainability and the future of sustainable technology.

Including new material on wind generation, domestic water conservation, solar thermal electricity as well as international case studies Architecture in a Climate of Change encourages readers to consider new approaches to building making minimum demand on fossil based energy.

1. Offers an insight into the relationship between the physical and cultural context of architecture
2. Discusses the principles of sustainability and the future of its technology
3. Case studies show the global relevance of the topi

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750665445
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Special Professor in Sustainable Energy, University of Nottingham. Emeritus Professor of Architecture, Leeds Metropolitan University. Director of the Pilkington Energy Efficiency Trust. Former Vice President of the RIBA for Sustainable Development and chairman of its Sustainable Futures Committee

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Climate Change- Nature or Nurture?; Predictions; Renewable Technologies- the marine environment; Renewable Technologies- the wider spectrum; Low energy techniques for housing; Insulation; Domestic energy; Advances and Ultra low energy houses; Harvesting wind and water; Existing housing- a window of opportunity; Low energy techniques for non-domestic buildings; Ventilation energy options; Energy options; Lighting-designing for daylight; Lighting – human failings; Cautionary notes; Life-cycle assessment and recycling; State of the art case studies; Integrated district environmental design; An American perspective; Emergent technologies and future prospects

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