Building for a Changing Climate: The Challenge for Construction, Planning and Energy

Building for a Changing Climate: The Challenge for Construction, Planning and Energy

by Peter F. Smith

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138965171
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/27/2016
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Peter F. Smith is Special Professor in Sustainable Energy, University of Nottingham, and former Vice President of the RIBA for Sustainable Development. He is the author of many books on architecture and the environment, including Sustainability at the Cutting Edge (Architectural Press/Elsevier 2007).

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Prepare for Four degrees 2. Probable Future Impacts of Climate Change 3. The UN Carbon Trading Mechanism 4. Setting the pace towards climate-proof housing 5. Future-proof Housing 6. Building-integrated solar electricity 7. Sun, Earth, Wind and Water 8. Eco-towns: opportunity or oxymoron? 9. The Housing Inheritance 10. Non-domestic buildings 11. Community Buildings 12. Conventional energy 13. Coal: black gold or black hole? 14. Filling the gap; utility-scale renewables 15. The Age Beyond Oil 16. The Thread of Hope

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