Architecture in a Climate of Change

A Guide to Sustainable Design

Author: Peter Frederick Smith

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0750665440

Category: Architecture

Page: 278

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Peter Smith believes that there is convincing evidence that climatic changes are occurring and that therefore a new approach to architecture is needed. In this study he argues for the profession to make minimum environmental demands.
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Architecture in a Climate of Change

Author: Peter Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135139768

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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Focusing on the recently introduced compulsory course element on sustainability in architecture, the book outlines all of the arguments and provides a comprehensive source of information. The author's insider knowledge of the curriculum structure provides you with an invaluable companion to the new section of the course work. An outline seminar is included allowing the student to relate the theories of sustainability to the practice of study. The professional will also benefit from its focus on the practical translation of sustainable theory. He calls for changes in the way we build. For change to be widely accepted there have to be convincing reasons why long established practices should be replaced. In the first part of the book he sets out those reasons by arguing that there is convincing evidence that climate changes now under way are primarily due to human activity in releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Buildings are particularly implicated in this process and so it is appropriate that the design and construction process should be a prime target in the war against catastrophic climate change. The book is designed to promote a creative partnership between the professions to produce buildings which achieve optimum conditions for their inhabitants whilst making minimum demands on fossil based energy. Peter Smith has written extensively on the subject and is well known in the field. He is responsible for introducing the compulsory sustainable element of the course in the UK. He is Chairman of the RIBA Environment and Energy Committee, the RIBA Sustainable Features Committee and Vice Chairman of the Sustainable Development Committee.
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A Climate Of Change

Author: Kit Adam

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 198450410X

Category: Fiction

Page: 466

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Starting in the 1980s and traversing through the following decade, A Climate of Change tells the story of two young men as they fall in love and develop friendship. Along the way, a dark past casts a constant shadow over not only their love but of those around them: institutional child abuse. With the love and support of Robbie, Simon’s family deals with the trauma, but despite what they hope is a resolution, they cannot defeat the power of one of the world’s largest religious organizations. A tale that explores young love, chasing the dream, and a series of tragic losses, A Climate of Change is told through the eyes three of the characters—Robbie, then Simon, and also Cal. It is an observation of young life, the landscape, the notion of relationships, and the disturbing horror of manipulation of young boys by those they trusted. From the beaches of southern Australia to the towns and countrysides of England, Scotland, Canada, Europe, and back to the eastern coast of Australia, these young men mature and grow stronger. Can lives be rebuilt and restored? Can love triumph over tragedy?
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Architecture in a Climate of Change

Author: Peter F Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136428534

Category: Architecture

Page: 294

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Revised to incorporate and reflect changes and advances since it was first published the new edition of Architecture in a Climate of Change provides the latest basic principals of sustainability and the future of sustainable technology. Including new material on wind generation, domestic water conservation, solar thermal electricity as well as international case studies Architecture in a Climate of Change encourages readers to consider new approaches to building making minimum demand on fossil based energy.
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A Climate for Change

Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions

Author: Katharine Hayhoe,Andrew Farley

Publisher: FaithWords

ISBN: 9780446549578

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Most Christian lifestyle or environmental books focus on how to live in a sustainable and conservational manner. A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE shows why Christians should be living that way, and the consequences of doing so. Drawing on the two authors' experiences, one as an internationally recognized climate scientist and the other as an evangelical leader of a growing church, this book explains the science underlying global warming, the impact that human activities have on it, and how our Christian faith should play a significant role in guiding our opinions and actions on this important issue.
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Creating a Climate for Change

Communicating Climate Change and Facilitating Social Change

Author: Susanne C. Moser,Lisa Dilling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139461087

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The need for effective communication, public outreach and education to increase support for policy, collective action and behaviour change is ever present, and is perhaps most pressing in the context of anthropogenic climate change. This book is the first to take a comprehensive look at communication and social change specifically targeted to climate change. It is a unique collection of ideas examining the challenges associated with communicating climate change in order to facilitate societal response. It offers well-founded, practical suggestions on how to communicate climate change and how to approach related social change more effectively. The contributors of this book come from a diverse range of backgrounds, from government and academia to non-governmental and civic sectors of society. The book is accessibly written, and any specialized terminology is explained. It will be of great interest to academic researchers and professionals in climate change, environmental policy, science communication, psychology, sociology and geography.
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