Efficient Buildings: Heating and Cooling / Edition 2

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This book will help building designers, developers, constructors, managers and occupants refine and improve their understanding of efficiency in building operations. Readers will develop a working knowledge of design decisions, equipment options and all operating costs associated with heating and cooling systems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560520597
  • Publisher: Crisp Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Definition, Design and Development of the Built Environment 1
1 The Built Environment: Definition and Scope 3
2 Four Traditions in the Built Environment 13
3 A Historic Timeline 29
Pt. II Central Design Issues: Human-Environmental Interrelationships 31
4 Environment: Definitions and Organization 35
5 Designing with the Intrinsic Organization of the Built Environment 45
6 People: Their Perception and Participation 57
7 The Role of Visual Principles in Ordering the Built Environment 67
Pt. III Design Components in the Built Environment 75
8 The Humanly-Made Object as Part of the Built Environment 87
9 From Craft Tradition to Industrial Design 95
10 Changing Human-Environment Relationships in Interior Design 107
11 Interiors and Interior Design Today: Contemporary Issues and Challenges 119
12 The Quest for Shelter: Squatters and Urbanization Throughout the World 129
13 Recent Trends in Architecture: Building as a Response to Human Social/Cultural Factors 141
14 The Fitness Test: Building as a Response to Human-Environmental Factors 157
15 Building as a Response to Technological and Creative Processes 173
16 Engineering Contributions to the Built Environment 181
17 Landscapes Through Time 193
18 Landscape Architecture Today: Definition and Directives 209
19 Landscape Architecture: Process and Palette 221
20 Visual Resource Management 231
21 The History of Urbanization 247
22 The Inherited City as a Resource 253
23 Cities, Climate and Environmental Context 265
24 Cities Today: The Imprint of Human Needs in Urban Patterns and Form 273
25 Urban Planning and Design 289
26 Urban and Regional Hierarchies: Central Place Theory 299
27 Planning the Built Environment: Determining the Regional Context 305
28 Regional Planning in the United States: Historic & Contemporary Examples 319
29 Connections: Products, Regional Planning and Policies 331
30 Earth/System 343
31 Taking Action in the Built Environment: A Global Agenda 351
32 Earth: World-As-Presence 363
Pt. IV Conspectus 369
33 Conspectus on the Built Environment 371
List of Contributors 373
Index 375
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