Green Building Illustrated

Green Building Illustrated

by Francis D. K. Ching, Ian M. Shapiro, Frank Ching
     
 

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HOW TO TURN THE PROMISE OF SUSTAINABILITY INTO REALITY

In the tradition of the bestselling classic Building Construction Illustrated, this new book from Francis D.K. Ching and Ian M. Shapiro explains the fundamental issues of sustainable design and construction in a beautifully illustrated format.

Approaching design from the outside to the inside

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HOW TO TURN THE PROMISE OF SUSTAINABILITY INTO REALITY

In the tradition of the bestselling classic Building Construction Illustrated, this new book from Francis D.K. Ching and Ian M. Shapiro explains the fundamental issues of sustainable design and construction in a beautifully illustrated format.

Approaching design from the outside to the inside of a building, the book covers broad aspects of sustainability, providing a framework and detailed strategies for designing buildings that are substantively green. It explains why we need to build green, the theories behind it, and new directions in the industry. Green Building Illustrated includes comprehensive discussion of vital topics such as site selection, passive design using building shape, water conservation, ventilation and indoor air quality, heating and cooling, and minimum-impact materials. Throughout, Ching’s signature line drawings clearly and helpfully illustrate each topic.

Grounded in the fundamentals of building science and integrated design, the book covers a broad set of emerging but proven tools with which to design green buildings.

Comprehensive, highly practical, and beautifully presented, Green Building Illustrated is a must-have resource that equips students and practitioners with the latest developments and strategies in this growing and vital field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118878613
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,203,385
File size:
81 MB
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Meet the Author

FRANCIS D.K. CHING, an architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington, recently retired after more than 35 years of teaching. He is the bestselling author of Building Construction Illustrated, among other books on architecture and design, all published by Wiley. His works have been translated into more than 16 languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentations.

IAN M. SHAPIRO is the founder and co-owner of Taitem Engineering in Ithaca, New York, an award-winning consulting firm he founded in 1989. He has been a visiting lecturer at Cornell University, Tompkins-Cortland Community College, and Syracuse University. He has worked on several LEED building design projects, has led a variety of energy conservation research projects, and is a frequent contributor to ASHRAE Journal and Home Energy magazine.

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