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Green Building Trends: Europe / Edition 2

Green Building Trends: Europe / Edition 2

by Jerry Yudelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1597264776

ISBN-13: 9781597264778

Pub. Date: 07/28/2009

Publisher: Island Press


The “green building revolution” is a worldwide movement for energy-efficient, environmentally aware architecture and design. Europe has been in the forefront of green building technology, and Green Building Trends: Europe provides an indispensable overview of these cutting edge ideas and applications.
 
In order to write this

Overview


The “green building revolution” is a worldwide movement for energy-efficient, environmentally aware architecture and design. Europe has been in the forefront of green building technology, and Green Building Trends: Europe provides an indispensable overview of these cutting edge ideas and applications.
 
In order to write this book, well-known U.S. green building expert Jerry Yudelson interviewed a number of Europe’s leading architects and engineers and visited many exemplary projects. With the help of copious photographs and illustrations, Yudelson describes some of the leading contemporary green buildings in Europe, including the new Lufthansa headquarters in Frankfurt, the Norddeutsche Landesbank in Hannover, a new school at University College London, the Beaufort Court Zero-Emissions building, the Merck Serono headquarters in Geneva, and a zero-net-energy, all-glass house in Stuttgart.
 
In clear, jargon-free prose, Yudelson provides profiles of progress in the journey towards sustainability, describes the current regulatory and business climates, and predicts what the near future may bring. He also provides a primer on new technologies, systems, and regulatory approaches in Western Europe that can be adopted in North America, including building-integrated solar technologies, radiant heating and cooling systems, dynamic façades that provide natural ventilation, innovative methods for combining climate control and water features in larger buildings, zero-netenergy homes built like Thermos bottles, and strict government timetables for achieving zero-carbon buildings.
 
Green Building Trends: Europe is an essential resource for anyone interested in the latest developments in this rapidly growing field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597264778
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
07/28/2009
Edition description:
1
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword \ David Cook, Behnisch Architekten
Preface Introduction: European Green Buildings in Context 
 
Chapter 1. The PassivHaus Concept and European Residential Design 
Chapter 2. European Design Innovators 
Chapter 3. European Green Buildings Today: What Do They Know That We Should? 
Chapter 4. Green Buildings in the U.K. 
Chapter 5. Sustainable Buildings in Germany 
Chapter 6. Green Engineering in Europe 
Chapter 7. Ecotowns 
Chapter 8. Green Building in the Retail Sector 
Chapter 9. Looking to the Future 
Chapter 10.The Challenge and Promise of Green Buildings: Lessons from Europe 
 
Index of Firms and Projects 
Bibliography

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