The Technology of Ecological Building: Basic Principles and Measures, Examples and Ideas

Overview

This book is an introduction to the technology of ecological building in the sense of integrated planning: global prognoses and ecological cycles help to formulate guidelines for buildings in the future, standards that must be observed if we are to guard against environmental crises. The book presents the technology needed to integrate the supply of water, heat, cooling, electricity, natural ventilation and lighting into the building's structure and design from the start. In short, the book explains how to ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (4) from $85.00   
  • Used (4) from $85.00   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$85.00
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(16)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Very Good
3764354615 Birkhauser; Bassel, 1997. Hardcover. First edition. Very Good, ink name front fly and moderate spine lean else bice, in a Very Good, wear to tips, Dustwrapper. Text is ... in English. 302pp, 4to[quarto or aprx 9.5 x 12 inches], b&w illustrations, diagrams. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. Read more Show Less

Ships from: North Scituate, RI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$89.25
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(52)

Condition: Very Good
1997 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good jacket Size: 4to; Very good copy with minor shelfwear. Dust jacket with small tear to rear upper corner, mild rubbing, and faint coloring ... to front cover--protected in Brodart covering. Read more Show Less

Ships from: New Holland, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$159.50
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(334)

Condition: Very Good
Very good.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$174.50
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(334)

Condition: Like New
As new.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

This book is an introduction to the technology of ecological building in the sense of integrated planning: global prognoses and ecological cycles help to formulate guidelines for buildings in the future, standards that must be observed if we are to guard against environmental crises. The book presents the technology needed to integrate the supply of water, heat, cooling, electricity, natural ventilation and lighting into the building's structure and design from the start. In short, the book explains how to contribute now to the protection of natural resources by utilizing solar energy and rainwater, geothermal and other thermal systems, to name but a few.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783764354619
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 9.26 (w) x 11.86 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7
1 Introduction 9
Basic Principles of Ecological Building
2 The Status Quo - Global Prognoses 17
3 Buildings of the Future - Requirements 27
4 Design Principles - the Ecological Circle 45
Buildings of Tomorrow: Examples and Ideas
5 Natural Ventilation of Buildings 65
6 Thermal Storage in Building Mass 123
7 Facades - from Weather Protection to Polyvalent Walls 135
8 Rooms under Glass 163
9 Air Quality Improvement through Internal Foliage 194
Active Measures of Renewable Energy Usage
10 Cost Development - Water and Energy 199
11 Solar Energy 202
12 Wind Energy 219
13 Rainwater 222
14 Deep and Shallow Geothermics 236
15 Other Active Thermal Systems 251
16 Utilization of Organic Matter 266
17 Perspectives 269
Acknowledgements 287
Bibliography 288
Illustration Credits 288
List of Manufacturers 290
Index of Projects 294
Index 298
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)