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Sustainable Buildings free pdf The 'fit for purpose' of the built environment has been a focus of attention since classical times, both in the West and in the East. However, an explicit focus on 'sustainable buildings' is relatively new. The last two decades in particular have seen an explosion of published material on the design, construction and assessment of buildings purported to be 'sustainable.' Many governments and owners of buildings now routinely require their buildings be 'sustainable' and are certified to be so. In the case of sustainability certification, the recent growth in tools, techniques and assessment systems is phenomenal: even as early as 2005 there were over 600 such tools in different parts of the world! New ones sprout all the time and design guides attempt a losing battle to keep pace. This new title in Routledge's Major Works series brings together authoritative canonical and cutting edge reference work to establish a framework for easy comprehension of the vast and continually expanding subject matter. It is a four-volume reference work and an indispensable research tool for all interested researchers, students, building owners and policy-makers to gain a thorough understanding of the field. It showcases a variety of approaches to sustainable buildings from around the world and links these to on-site construction practices and assessment. Comprehensive introductions to each volume place the collected material in its historical, intellectual, and global practice context.

About Rohinton Emmanuel

Rohinton Emmanuel is a Reader in Sustainable Design and Construction and the Director of the Centre for Energy and the Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University. As an architect with urban design interests, he has pioneered the inquiry of urban climate change in warm regions and has taught and consulted on climate and environment sensitive design, building energy efficiency, thermal comfort, urban air quality and urban transport planning. He has authored over 50 research papers in the areas of climate change in the built environment, building and urban energy efficiency, and thermal comfort. A book related to these efforts, An Urban Approach to Climate Sensitive Design: Strategies for the Tropics, was published by Spon Press in 2005.

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Author : Rohinton Emmanuel
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 25 July 2014
ISBN : 0415637090
EAN : 9780415637091
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 1798 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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