Towards Sustainable Building / Edition 1

Towards Sustainable Building / Edition 1

by Nicola Maiellaro
     
 

ISBN-10: 140200012X

ISBN-13: 9781402000126

Pub. Date: 10/31/2001

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

This volume is an essential reference book wherein expert contributors set out the important principles which may assist in the practice of sustainable building. The trend towards environmental protection is g aining momentum. Social and political forces are increasing the pressu re for more environmentally-sound technological decisions, but in Euro pe sustainable

Overview

This volume is an essential reference book wherein expert contributors set out the important principles which may assist in the practice of sustainable building. The trend towards environmental protection is g aining momentum. Social and political forces are increasing the pressu re for more environmentally-sound technological decisions, but in Euro pe sustainable building has not become common practice despite numerou s technical and technological initiatives. The conceptual frameworks, studies, and experiences collected in this interdisciplinary book will help clients, designers, and producers to overcome non-technological barriers and to advance knowledge in sustainable building, allowing th em to speed up the adoption and the efficient implementation of such i nnovations. This volume includes chapters on sustainable building poli cies, tools, and challenges.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402000126
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
10/31/2001
Series:
GeoJournal Library Series, #61
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Part I: Policies. 1. Planning in evolution; D. Borri. 2. Integrating expert and common knowledge for sustainable housing management; E. Conte, V. Monno. 3. Sustainable building policies: exploring the implementation gap; E. van Bueren. 4. Eco-labelling for buildings; A. Blum, et al. 5. Bioclimatic technologies in Mediterranean Countries; N. Cardinale, et al. 6. Actions towards professionals and the general public to overcome the barriers to the development of bioclimatic technologies; D. Raulin, D. Flahaut. Part II: Tools. 7. Environmental impact assessment methods in the Netherlands; E. van Keeken. 8. The environmental benefits of sustainable housing in the Netherlands; G. Klunder. 9. Modelling environmental complexity for sustainable design practice; M. De Grassi, B. Naticchia. 10. EPIQR-TOBUS: a new generation of refurbishment decision aid methods; F. Flourentzou, et al. 11. Support measures for sustainable building; A. Lerario, N. Maiellaro. Part III: Challenges. 12. Research in construction engineering and technology: the international context; V. Esposti. 13. The life cycle of building; P. Schmid. 14. Sustainable construction: some economic challenges; R. Bon. 15. On the way towards sustainable building; P. Huovila.

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