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Sustainable Design: The Art and Science of Green / Edition 1
     

Sustainable Design: The Art and Science of Green / Edition 1

by Daniel A. Vallero, Chris Brasier
 

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ISBN-10: 0470130628

ISBN-13: 9780470130629

Pub. Date: 04/25/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Scientific Principles to Guide Sustainable Design Decisions

From thermodynamics to fluid dynamics to computational chemistry, this book sets forth the scientific principles underlying the need for sustainable design, explaining not just the "hows" of sustainable design and green engineering, but also the "whys." Moreover, it provides readers with the

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Scientific Principles to Guide Sustainable Design Decisions

From thermodynamics to fluid dynamics to computational chemistry, this book sets forth the scientific principles underlying the need for sustainable design, explaining not just the "hows" of sustainable design and green engineering, but also the "whys." Moreover, it provides readers with the scientific principles needed to guide their own sustainable design decisions. Throughout the book, the authors draw from their experience in architecture, civil engineering, environmental engineering, planning, and public policy in order to build an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of sustainable design.

Written to enable readers to take a more scientific approach to sustainable design, the book offers many practical features, including:

  • Case studies presenting the authors' firsthand accounts of actual green projects
  • Lessons learned from Duke University's Smart House Program that demonstrate the concepts and techniques discussed in the book
  • Exercises that encourage readers to use their newfound knowledge to solve green design problems
  • Figures, tables, and sidebars illustrating key concepts and summarizing important points
For architects, designers, and engineers, this book enables them to not only implement green design methods, but also to choose these methods based on science. With its many examples, case studies, and exercises, the book is also an ideal textbook for students in civil and environmental engineering, construction, and architectural engineering.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470130629
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/25/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

CHAPTER 1. THE EVOLUTION OF DESIGN PROCESS.

Process: Linear and Cyclical Design.

Building Design Process.

Program or Problem Statement.

Skeletal Form or Schematic.

Systems Development.

Technical Detailing and Documentation/Implementation.

A Transitional Model.

The Synthovation/Regenerative Model.

The Necessity for Synthesis-Integrated Innovation in Sustainable Design.

Models from Nature of Integrated Systems Design.

Principles of Biomimicry.

Emerging Tools for Collaboration, Synthesis, and Innovation in Design.

Open-Source Software.

ThinkCycle.

BIM Tools.

Integration and Collaboration.

Notes and References.

CHAPTER 2. FIRST PRINCIPLES.

The Cascade of Science.

Physics.

Thermodynamics.

Systems.

Motion.

Green Mechanics.

Environmental Determinate Statics.

Applications of Physics in Green Engineering.

Mass and Work.

Power and Efficiency.

More about Forces.

Environmental Dynamics.

Fluids.

Bioenergetics.

Systematic Design and the Status Quo.

Notes and References.

CHAPTER 3. TRANSITIONS.

A Brief History.

How Clean Is Clean?

Donora, Pennsylvania.

Love Canal, New York.

The Bhopal Incident.

Control.

Ad Hoc and Post Hoc Life-Cycle Perspectives.

Intervention at the Source of Contamination.

Intervention at the Point of Release.

Intervention as a Contaminant Is Transported in the Environment.

Intervention to Control the Exposure.

Intervention at the Point of Response.

Thermodynamics and Stoichiometry.

Applying Thermal Processes for Treatment.

Thermal Destruction Systems.

Calculating Destruction Removal.

Formation of Unintended By-products.

Processes Other Than Incineration.

Pyrolysis.

Emerging Thermal Technologies.

Indirect Pollution.

Biology Is the Green Engineer’s Friend.

Pollution Prevention.

Notes and References.

CHAPTER 4. PLACE AND TIME.

Thermodynamics of Time and Space.

Soil: The Foundation of Sustainable Sites.

Green Architecture and the Sense of Place.

Pruitt Igoe: Lessons from the Land Ethic in 21st-Century Design.

Sustainability.

The Tragedy of the Commons.

Ethics of Place.

Implementing Sustainable Designs.

What’s Next?

Notes and References.

CHAPTER 5. SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

Revisiting the Harm Principle: Managing Risks.

Justice: The Key to Sustainable Design.

Evolution of Responsible Conduct.

Concurrent Design.

Benchmarking.

Notes and References.

CHAPTER 6. THE SUSTAINABILITY IMPERATIVE.

Green Practice and the Case for Sustainable Design.

Social Responsibility: The Ethical and Social Dimensions of Sustainable Design.

The Green Categorical Imperative.

Environmental Justice.

Environmental Impact Statements and the Complaint Paradigm.

The Role of the Design Professions.

Professional Competence.

Green Design: Both Integrated and Specialized.

Notes and References.

CHAPTER 7. THE CARBON QUANDARY: ESSENTIAL AND DETRIMENTAL.

Carbon and Rain.

Global Warming.

Carbon Sequestration.

The Good, the Bad, and the Misunderstood.

Notes and References.

CHAPTER 8. WE HAVE MET THE FUTURE AND IT IS GREEN.

Predictions for the Future.

Science

The Professions.

The Government.

Education.

Energy.

Economics.

From Sustainable to Regenerative Design.

Mass Production to Mass Customization.

Lessons from the First-Years.

Studio I: Survey of the Literature.

Studio II: Application of Sustainability Principles and Concepts.

Studio III: Innovation.

Low-Tech Design Based on Outside-the-Box Thinking.

Integrated Life-Cycle Thinking.

Human Factors and Sustainability.

Seeing the Future through Green-Colored Glasses.

Notes and References.

Index.

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