Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

Case studies are included throughout making the book both a core reference and a practical guide.

Author: Annie R. Pearce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136475283

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 482

View: 493

Construction is one of the biggest industries in the world, providing necessary facilities for human prosperity ranging from the homes in which we live to the highways we drive, the power plants that provide energy for our daily activities, and the very infrastructure on which human society is built. The construction sector, including the building sector, has among the largest potential of any industry to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This ambitious and comprehensive textbook covers the concept of embedding sustainability across all construction activities. It is aimed at students taking courses in construction management and the built environment. Written in a lively and engaging style the book sets out the practical requirements of making the transition to a sustainable construction industry by 2020. Case studies are included throughout making the book both a core reference and a practical guide.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

The second edition of Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure continues to provide students with an introduction to the principles and practices of sustainability as they apply to the construction sector, including both buildings and ...

Author: Annie R. Pearce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317204992

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 602

View: 912

The second edition of Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure continues to provide students with an introduction to the principles and practices of sustainability as they apply to the construction sector, including both buildings and infrastructure systems. As a textbook, it is aimed at students taking courses in construction management and the built environment, but it is also designed to be a useful reference for practitioners involved in implementing sustainability in their projects or firms. Case studies, best practices and highlights of cutting edge research are included throughout, making the book both a core reference and a practical guide.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

In the sustainable infrastructure field, Shealy and Klotz (2015) have explored the
ways in which choice architecture can help encourage more sustainable choices
with regard to green rating systems and overcome irrational decision biases ...

Author: Annie R. Pearce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317205005

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 602

View: 355

The second edition of Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure continues to provide students with an introduction to the principles and practices of sustainability as they apply to the construction sector, including both buildings and infrastructure systems. As a textbook, it is aimed at students taking courses in construction management and the built environment, but it is also designed to be a useful reference for practitioners involved in implementing sustainability in their projects or firms. Case studies, best practices and highlights of cutting edge research are included throughout, making the book both a core reference and a practical guide.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Sustainable Infrastructure

Sustainable Infrastructure

This is an indispensable handbook that combines a summary of good practice and sources of information helpful to practitioners involved in the design and procurement of buildings.

Author: Elisabeth Green

Publisher:

ISBN: 1523105569

Category: Sustainable architecture

Page: 156

View: 499

Categories: Sustainable architecture

Digital Cities Roadmap

Digital Cities Roadmap

DIGITAL CITIES ROADMAP This book details applications of technology to efficient digital city infrastructure and its planning, including smart buildings.

Author: Arun Solanki

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119791591

Category: Computers

Page: 544

View: 332

DIGITAL CITIES ROADMAP This book details applications of technology to efficient digital city infrastructure and its planning, including smart buildings. Rapid urbanization, demographic changes, environmental changes, and new technologies are changing the views of urban leaders on sustainability, as well as creating and providing public services to tackle these new dynamics. Sustainable development is an objective by which the processes of planning, implementing projects, and development is aimed at meeting the needs of modern communities without compromising the potential of future generations. The advent of Smart Cities is the answer to these problems. Digital Cities Roadmap provides an in-depth analysis of design technologies that lay a solid foundation for sustainable buildings. The book also highlights smart automation technologies that help save energy, as well as various performance indicators needed to make construction easier. The book aims to create a strong research community, to have a deep understanding and the latest knowledge in the field of energy and comfort, to offer solid ideas in the nearby future for sustainable and resilient buildings. These buildings will help the city grow as a smart city. The smart city has also a focus on low energy consumption, renewable energy, and a small carbon footprint. Audience The information provided in this book will be of value to researchers, academicians and industry professionals interested in IoT-based architecture and sustainable buildings, energy efficiency and various tools and methods used to develop green technologies for construction in smart cities.
Categories: Computers

Sustainable Infrastructure

Sustainable Infrastructure

This is an indispensable handbook that combines a summary of good practice and sources of information helpful to practitioners involved in the design and procurement of buildings.

Author: Elisabeth Green

Publisher:

ISBN: 0727758071

Category: Sustainable architecture

Page: 156

View: 107

Categories: Sustainable architecture

Advances in Human Factors in Architecture Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure

Advances in Human Factors in Architecture  Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure

This book presents human factors research focused on achieving and assessing sustainability in the built environment and architecture.

Author: Jerzy Charytonowicz

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030515669

Category: Architecture

Page: 244

View: 688

This book presents human factors research focused on achieving and assessing sustainability in the built environment and architecture. It reports on advanced engineering methods for architecture and design, and on assessments of the social, environmental, and economic impacts of various designs and projects. The book covers a broad range of practical studies relating to ergonomic design and assessment of public and private places, urban ecological constructions, and urban planning for smart city. Further topics include green area planning, environmentally-responsive architecture, and conservation and adaptation of vernacular architectures in modern design. Based on the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Human Factors in Architecture, Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure, held on July 16–20, 2020, this book offers a wealth of perspectives on sustainability and ergonomics in architecture and urban planning. As such, it represents a timely source of inspiration for designers, architects, urban planners, as well as civil and environmental engineers, and other professionals, including policy-makers, seeking for developing sustainable buildings and infrastructure.
Categories: Architecture

Sustainable Buildings Delivering Sustainable Infrastructure Series

Sustainable Buildings  Delivering Sustainable Infrastructure Series

This book illustrates the need for inter-disciplinary integration and an understanding of environmental physics as early as possible in the design process in order to deliver high-quality, economical and sustainable infrastructure across ...

Author: Alan Yates

Publisher: Inst of Civil Engineers Pub

ISBN: 0727758063

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 168

View: 226

Sustainable Buildings considers the universal principles of sustainable buildings, and moves on to explain the main building physics principles. It looks at applicable technologies, then goes on to discuss important, international case studies.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Sustainable Development Research in the Asia Pacific Region

Sustainable Development Research in the Asia Pacific Region

This multidisciplinary book focuses on best practices in sustainability research in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319732930

Category: Science

Page: 547

View: 693

This multidisciplinary book focuses on best practices in sustainability research in the Asia-Pacific Region. Drawing links between research, practice, education for sustainability and the needs of industry, it addresses the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The book also presents research undertaken by a wide range of universities on matters related to sustainable development, in order to promote research in this area across multiple disciplines. Four key themes are explored: (1) Education for Sustainability. (2) Sustainable Cities. (3) Sustainable Buildings. (4) Sustainable Infrastructure. This unique book documents and disseminates the wealth of know-how on sustainable development research in the Asia-Pacific Region today. It presents lessons learned and comparative case studies from various countries, including India, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Bangladesh, New Zealand and Australia.
Categories: Science

Advances in Human Factors in Architecture Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure

Advances in Human Factors in Architecture  Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure

This book presents human factors research focused on achieving and assessing sustainability in the built environment and architecture.

Author: Jerzy Charytonowicz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030515656

Category: Architecture

Page: 244

View: 490

This book presents human factors research focused on achieving and assessing sustainability in the built environment and architecture. It reports on advanced engineering methods for architecture and design, and on assessments of the social, environmental, and economic impacts of various designs and projects. The book covers a broad range of practical studies relating to ergonomic design and assessment of public and private places, urban ecological constructions, and urban planning for smart city. Further topics include green area planning, environmentally-responsive architecture, and conservation and adaptation of vernacular architectures in modern design. Based on the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Human Factors in Architecture, Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure, held on July 16–20, 2020, this book offers a wealth of perspectives on sustainability and ergonomics in architecture and urban planning. As such, it represents a timely source of inspiration for designers, architects, urban planners, as well as civil and environmental engineers, and other professionals, including policy-makers, seeking for developing sustainable buildings and infrastructure.
Categories: Architecture

Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium ISBS 2017

Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium  ISBS 2017

This book describes the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of building design, environmental engineering and sustainability as presented by leading international researchers, engineers, architects and urban planners ...

Author: Seyhan Fırat

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319637099

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 927

View: 200

This book describes the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of building design, environmental engineering and sustainability as presented by leading international researchers, engineers, architects and urban planners at the 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS), held in Dubai, UAE from 15 to 17 March 2017. It covers highly diverse topics, including smart cities, sustainable building and construction design, sustainable urban planning, infrastructure development, structural resilience under natural hazards, water and waste management, energy efficiency, climate change impacts, life cycle assessment, environmental policies, and strengthening and rehabilitation of structures. The contributions amply demonstrate that sustainable building design is key to protecting and preserving natural resources, economic growth, cultural heritage and public health. The contributions were selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process and highlight many exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different specialists.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Sustainable Building Design

Sustainable Building Design

This inspirational book: Focuses on the work of Arup Associates, the award winning architectural and engineering practice Uses real-life examples of functioning buildings and structures to provide information and guidance on the development ...

Author: Miles Keeping

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119063766

Category: Architecture

Page: 200

View: 658

An inside view of how one of the world's leading architecture and engineering practice does business Sustainable Built Environments: Principles and Practice offers detailed, environmentally sound design solutions to a wide range of building engineering challenges. The text uses case examples and project data provided by engineers and designers at Arup Associates. It covers a broad range of relevant issues, with focused commentaries and explanations presented in an accessible format for use by students, busy practitioners and informed clients. Whilst this book stresses the importance of a unified approach to design, the text is divided into six principal chapters, each addressing an important aspect of sustainable architecture and engineering. These chapters (Master Planning, Transport, Energy, The Building Envelope, Environmental Services, and Materials) may be read on their own or in sequence as part of a narrative. Throughout the book, photographs, architectural and engineering drawings and diagrams, examples, and other data illustrate the case studies. Numerous web links are provided to additional information. This inspirational book: Focuses on the work of Arup Associates, the award winning architectural and engineering practice Uses real-life examples of functioning buildings and structures to provide information and guidance on the development of sustainable solutions Is packed with informative illustrations Sustainable Built Environments: Principles and Practice is a unique text that will inform and inspire architects and engineers, as well as students of those disciplines, around the globe.
Categories: Architecture

Green Energy and Infrastructure

Green Energy and Infrastructure

" This book aims to achieve this task by pushing the frontiers of scholarship for securing a sustainable future through green energy and infrastructure.

Author: Jacqueline A. Stagner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000196726

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 348

View: 379

C. S. Lewis rightly instructed, "The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts." This book aims to achieve this task by pushing the frontiers of scholarship for securing a sustainable future through green energy and infrastructure. This encompasses the notion that what we create is in harmony and integration with both the spatial and temporal domains. Through numerous practical examples and illustrations, this book examines a comprehensive review of the latest science on indoor environmental health, energy requirements for buildings, and the "greening" of infrastructure. Also, it provides a discussion on the underlying properties of biomass and its influence on furthering energy conversion technologies. Energy storage is essential for driving the integration of renewable energy, and different storage approaches are discussed in terms of power balancing, grid stability, and reliability. Features: Focuses on the importance of coupling green energy with green infrastructure Provides an unbiased update of the state-of-the-art of sustainability science Discusses utilizing sustainable building materials for simultaneous improvement in energy, economic, and environmental bottom lines for industry Illuminates practical steps that need to be undertaken to achieve a greener infrastructure Green Energy and Infrastructure: Securing a Sustainable Future is appropriate for researchers, students, and decision-makers seeking the latest, practical information on environmental sustainability.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction

Written in an easy to understand style, the book is updated to reflect new standards to LEED.

Author: Sam Kubba

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780128104439

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1064

View: 696

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction: LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes, Second Edition directly addresses the needs of building professionals interested in the evolving principles, strategies, and concepts of green/sustainable design. Written in an easy to understand style, the book is updated to reflect new standards to LEED. In addition, readers will find sections that cover the new standards to BREEAM that involve new construction Infrastructure, data centers, warehouses, and existing buildings. Provides vital information and penetrating insights into three of the top Green Building Codes and Standards applied Internationally Includes the latest updates for complying with LEED v4 Practices and BREEAM Presents case studies that draws on over 35 years of personal experience from across the world
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Emerging Research in Sustainable Energy and Buildings for a Low Carbon Future

Emerging Research in Sustainable Energy and Buildings for a Low Carbon Future

This book contains an introduction and 20 studies, each describing a recent research investigation in the area of sustainable and resilient buildings, built environment infrastructure and renewable energy.

Author: Robert J. Howlett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811587744

Category: Architecture

Page: 364

View: 999

This book contains an introduction and 20 studies, each describing a recent research investigation in the area of sustainable and resilient buildings, built environment infrastructure and renewable energy. Contributions are from many different countries of the world and on a range of topics, representing a sample of research within the ‘sustainable energy and buildings’ field. The book begins with chapters on the sustainable design of buildings, followed by descriptions of issues relating to the renovation, restoration and reconstruction of existing buildings, or in one case a railway wagon. The next part of the book covers factors that form barriers or impediments to low or zero carbon buildings, followed by studies of issues relating to policy and certification. There then follow four chapters on various topics related to sustainable buildings – undergraduate courses, insurance issues, biophilia relating to buildings and thermal conductivity measurement. There are several chapters relating to renewable energy, followed by two chapters with a sustainable transport theme, one relating to electric vehicles, and the other about a sustainable road infrastructure. The final chapter is on the manufacture of sustainable building components for the UK housing sector. The book is of use to engineers, scientists, researchers, practitioners, academics and all those who are interested to develop and use sustainability science and technology for the betterment of our planet and humankind, and to mitigate climate change reality.
Categories: Architecture

Eco design of Buildings and Infrastructure

Eco design of Buildings and Infrastructure

This work is aimed at urban planners, local authorities, contracting clients, architects, engineering firms, contractors, building managers, research lecturers, and anyone interested in the environmental quality of the places we live in.

Author: Bruno Peuportier

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315349558

Category: Science

Page: 382

View: 623

The Chair on Ecodesign for buildings and infrastructures was created by ParisTech in partnership with VINCI with the aim of developing evaluation and simulation tools that integrate all ecodesign aspects (e.g. greenhouse gas emissions, impact on biodiversity, depletion of resources, etc.) and provide genuine decision-aid instruments, based on a scientific approach, to all those involved in the urban environment (i.e. designers, builders and users). The present book takes stock of five years of research under the Chair. It starts by presenting some methodological bases of ecodesign, life cycle assessments, impact studies, and methods for planning and transport. Several specific subjects are then covered, i.e. public transport, parking, road traffic, the environmental profile of building materials, building retrofits, energy management, and biodiversity. The last part of the book sets out how the knowledge and tools developed under the Chair were applied to a case study: Cité Descartes in Marne la Vallée (Ile de France). This work is aimed at urban planners, local authorities, contracting clients, architects, engineering firms, contractors, building managers, research lecturers, and anyone interested in the environmental quality of the places we live in.
Categories: Science

Green Buildings Pay

Green Buildings Pay

Green Buildings Pay examines, through case studies of commercial and university buildings, how different approaches to green design can produce more sustainable patterns of development.

Author: Brian W. Edwards

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781135811389

Category: Architecture

Page: 248

View: 882

Green Buildings Pay examines, through case studies of commercial and university buildings, how different approaches to green design can produce more sustainable patterns of development. The case studies are described by their designers and often also by the client, thereby ensuring that the buildings are seen in the context of market realities.
Categories: Architecture

Building Ecology

Building Ecology

Building Ecology will help planners, surveyors, designers and builders to incorporate sustainability into their everyday practice by: · showing which styles of building are ecologically sustainable · providing fundamental knowledge for ...

Author: Peter Graham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405147545

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 99

Buildings consume 40% of our planet’s materials and 30% of its energy. Their construction uses up to three million tonnes of raw materials a year and generates 20% of the soild waste stream. If we want to survive our urban future, there is no option but to build in ways which improve the health of ecosystems. Understanding the concept of ecological sustainability and translating it into practice as sustainable development is a key challenge for today’s built environment professionals. The skill and vision of those who shape our cities and homes is vital to achieving sustainable solutions to the many environmental, economic and social problems we face on a local, national and global scale. Peter Graham offers here a holistic view of ecologically sustainable building by drawing on established areas of knowledge, demonstrating their relevance to the environmentally-conscious building professional and putting the process, product and impact of building into context. Case studies illustrate how sustainable principles have been applied successfully and discussion topics are offered to stimulate thought. Building Ecology will help planners, surveyors, designers and builders to incorporate sustainability into their everyday practice by: · showing which styles of building are ecologically sustainable · providing fundamental knowledge for making decisions using the principles of ecologically sustainable building · explaining a complex subject in a clear, balanced way. Building Ecology sets out the current scientific view of how nature works and how buildings link with and affect nature. It provides fundamental knowledge for building in harmony with nature and keeping Earth’s life-supporting ecosystems healthy.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Sustainable Development of Urban Infrastructure

Sustainable Development of Urban Infrastructure

(2013) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM
.253-255.8 How to Create Green Buildings from Perspective of Evaluation Label:
Taking Taiyuan No. 63 Middle School Campus Rebuilding Project as an ...

Author: Xiang Dong Zhang

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9783038139454

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2400

View: 456

The collection includes selected, peer-reviewed papers from the 2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering and Transportation (ICCET 2012) held October 27-28, 2012 in Guilin, China. The 432 papers are grouped into the following chapters: Chapter 1: Architectural Design and its Theory, Chapter 2: Urban Planning and Design, Chapter 3: Sustainable City and Regional Development, Chapter 4: Building Materials and Processing Technology, Chapter 5: Renewable Energy and Building Energy Saving, Chapter 6: Building Ecological Environment, Chapter 7: Environmental Engineering and Environmental Protection, Chapter 8: Transportation Planning, Construction and Operation Organization, Chapter 9: ITS Theory and Applications, Chapter 10: Modern Logistics System Planning and Optimization, Chapter 11: Traffic Control and Information Technology, Chapter 12: Urban Transportation Planning and Management, Chapter 13: Vehicle Engineering.
Categories: Technology & Engineering