The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Volume 1: Non-Domestic Buildings

The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Volume 1: Non-Domestic Buildings

by Baker Nick
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1844074862

ISBN-13: 9781844074860

Pub. Date: 10/28/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The refurbishment of existing buildings is a crucial yet often neglected subject within sustainable architecture; attention is usually focused on new buildings. Many old buildings waste large amounts of energy and provide poor internal conditions for occupants through poor lighting, poor ventilation, solar penetration and glare, and poor control of heating and

Overview

The refurbishment of existing buildings is a crucial yet often neglected subject within sustainable architecture; attention is usually focused on new buildings. Many old buildings waste large amounts of energy and provide poor internal conditions for occupants through poor lighting, poor ventilation, solar penetration and glare, and poor control of heating and cooling. Demolition is an option but the refurbishment alternative is increasingly seen as more sustainable in terms of architectural value, materials use, neighbourhood disruption and waste disposal. In addition, the potential impact of low energy refurbishment is much greater than that for new build since there are many more buildings already in existence than will be built in the next 10 - 20 years, the period over which many CO2 emission targets apply.

The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Non-Domestic Buildings offers architects, engineers and a wide range of building professionals practical advice, illustrated by real examples. It moves from principles of sustainable refurbishment to specific design and engineering guidance for a variety of circumstances. It emphasises the need for an integrated approach by showing how refurbishment measures interact with one another and with the occupants, and how performance is ultimately influenced by this interaction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844074860
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Edition description:
1
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part I

1: Strategies for sustainable refurbishment.

Part II

2: Floors

3: Walls

4: Roofs

5: Windows

6: Atria and Double Skins

7: Mechanical Plant and Controls

8: Renewable Energy Options

Part III: Case Studies

9. The Albatros, Den Hedler, Nedtherlands

10. Lycee Chevrollier, Angers, France

11. Daneshill House, Stevenage, UK

12. Ministry of Finance Offices, Athens

13. The Meyer Hospital, Florence, Italy

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