The Environmental Design Pocketbook

The Environmental Design Pocketbook

Twelve sections guide the designer from the fundamentals through to the building details themselves. From future-proofing for a changing climate to rainwater harvesting, retrofit, and zero-carbon technologies.

Author: Sofie Pelsmakers

Publisher: Riba Publications Limited

ISBN: 1859463746

Category: Architecture

Page: 412

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The Environmental Design Pocketbook places the information you need for sustainable, low-energy building design at your fingertips. Packed with diagrams, tools, and tips, it cuts through the complex mass of technical data and legislation that faces the designer, and distils all the key guidance into a single reference that is quick and easy to use. Pointing to the facts, figures, and performance data that are most important, it includes: Succinct guidance on all core sustainability topics Concise explanations and reference to the latest legislation and codes Invaluable checklists Handy tools that allow you to quickly estimate the values relevant to your design Design guidance, technology, building science, and best practice. Twelve sections guide the designer from the fundamentals through to the building details themselves. From future-proofing for a changing climate to rainwater harvesting, retrofit, and zero-carbon technologies – the Pocketbook has got it covered. Written for architects, as well as engineers, planners, clients and developers, this handy new pocketbook will help the professional designer to meet and exceed sustainable standards.
Categories: Architecture

101 Rules of Thumb for Low Energy Architecture

101 Rules of Thumb for Low Energy Architecture

Pelsmakers, in The Environmental Design Pocketbook (2012, p148), states that
lightweight buildings without thermal mass should only be proposed for buildings
with intermittent use, and holiday homes are cited as an example. A building in ...

Author: Huw Heywood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000705096

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

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101 Rules of Thumb sets out the essential elements of low energy architecture in a fresh, intuitive way. In an area where ever-changing technology and complex legislation and can cloud the designer’s thought-processes, this book encourages the designer to think clearly and intuitively about the fundamentals of low energy buildings. With reliable, simple rules of thumb that will provide new ideas and refresh the designer’s palette, each page focuses on a single piece of advice or guidance along with a clear hand-drawn illustration, while there are also plenty of tips and more detailed information for those who wish to dig deeper. The emphasis is on passive low-energy principles, and the rules of thumb cover all the design fundamentals from site and location to orientation and form, peppered with some which will help the designer to think ‘outside the box’ about the design process itself.
Categories: Architecture

Residential Retrofit

Residential Retrofit

Source : Sofie Pelsmakers ( 2012 ) “ The Environmental Design Pocketbook '
RIBA Publishing Page 158 , 159 , 208 , 368 Heat pump A heat pump does not
create energy . It extracts heat from one location ( the ' source ” ) , upgrades the
heat ...

Author: Marion Baeli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000705157

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

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The essence of sustainability in buildings is their capability to adapt to change over time. The UK has a large housing stock that has been developed and evolved over generations, and become the fabric and character of our cities, towns and neighbourhoods. The capability of buildings to adapt to changing lifestyles is the root of their sustainability. When buildings do not adapt they are disposed of, since it is only active use that confers value. It is only value that provides necessary investment for renewal. This book presents a series of innovative and best practice case studies of residential low energy retrofit projects, and illustrates what has been achieved in practice in the UK.
Categories: Architecture

101 Rules of Thumb for Sustainable Buildings and Cities

101 Rules of Thumb for Sustainable Buildings and Cities

Pelsmakers, in The Environmental Design Pocketbook (2015, Chapter 12),
provides detailed decision-making and design information on renewable
technologies. The Energy Saving Trust in the UK is an excellent web-based
resource, and ...

Author: Huw Heywood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000708059

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 622

People across the world are becoming more aware of the need for the buildings and cities they live and work in to be sustainable, but the issue of how to be sustainable can seem a confusing and complex one. These rules of thumb provide universal guidelines for the sustainable design of both buildings and the urban realm. It’s a global primer and textbook for anyone interested in understanding sustainability in the built environment, an ideal starting point for students as well as an aide memoir for more experienced readers and practitioners interested in this field.
Categories: Architecture

Ecologies Design

Ecologies Design

He is a leading specialist in Aotearoa – promoting a strategic approach to green
design using integrated process and ... The Environmental Design Pocketbook, a
comprehensive publication which distils environmental science, legislation, and ...

Author: Maibritt Pedersen Zari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000066517

Category: Design

Page: 292

View: 544

The notion of ecology has become central to contemporary design discourse. This reflects contemporary concerns for our planet and a new understanding of the primary entanglement of the human species with the rest of the world. The use of the term ‘ecology’ with design tends to refer to how to integrate ecologies into design and cities and be understood in a biologically-scientific and technical sense. In practice, this scientific-technical knowledge tends to be only loosely employed. The notion of ecology is also often used metaphorically in relation to the social use of space and cities. This book argues that what it calls the ‘biological’ and ‘social’ senses of ecology are both important and require distinctly different types of knowledge and practice. It proposes that science needs to be taken much more seriously in ‘biological ecologies’, and that ‘social ecologies’ can now be understood non-metaphorically as assemblages. Furthermore, this book argues that design practice itself can be understood much more rigorously, productively and relevantly if understood ecologically. The plural term ‘ecologies design’ refers to these three types of ecological design. This book is unique in bringing these three perspectives on ecological design together in one place. It is significant in proposing that a strong sense of ecologies design practice will only follow from the interconnection of these three types of practice. Ecologies Design brings together leading international experts and relevant case studies in the form of edited research essays, case studies and project work. It provides an overarching critique of current ecologically-oriented approaches and offers evidence and exploration of emerging and effective methods, techniques and concepts. It will be of great interest to academics, professionals and students in the built environment disciplines.
Categories: Design

Architect s Pocket Book

Architect s Pocket Book

This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis – on-site or in the studio.

Author: Jonathan Hetreed

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317243038

Category: Architecture

Page: 398

View: 564

This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis – on-site or in the studio. It provides clear guidance and invaluable detail on a wide range of issues, from planning policy through environmental design to complying with Building Regulations, from structural and services matters to materials characteristics and detailing. This fifth edition includes the updating of regulations, standards and sources across a wide range of topics. Compact and easy to use, the Architect’s Pocket Book has sold well over 90,000 copies to the nation’s architects, architecture students, designers and construction professionals who do not have an architectural background but need to understand the basics, fast. This is the famous little blue book that you can’t afford to be without.
Categories: Architecture

Structural Engineer s Pocket Book Eurocodes

Structural Engineer s Pocket Book  Eurocodes

As this balance depends on each individual's moral framework, it is generally
very difficult to come to an agreement about what constitutes sustainable design.
Currently, the environmental sustainability debate is focussed on climate change
 ...

Author: Fiona Cobb

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466552081

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 937

Functions as a Day-to-Day Resource for Practicing Engineers The hugely useful Structural Engineer's Pocket Book is now overhauled and revised in line with the Eurocodes. It forms a comprehensive pocket reference guide for professional and student structural engineers, especially those taking the IStructE Part 3 exam. With stripped-down basic materi
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Light and Lighting and Environmental Design

Light and Lighting and Environmental Design

Professional groups it had not , the methods were of little help in Published by the
Council of Industrial Design , showing what the ... The party asks The April
meeting of the Environmental Road Safety ' , which was published in Decem -
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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007188498

Category: Lighting

Page:

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Categories: Lighting

Structural Engineer s Pocket Book 2nd Edition

Structural Engineer s Pocket Book  2nd Edition

As this balance depends on each individual's moral framework, it is generally
very difficult to get agreement about what constitutes sustainable design. At
present, the environmental sustainability debate is focussed on climate change
and ...

Author: Fiona Cobb

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780750686860

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 395

View: 740

Now in its second edition, the Structural Engineer's Pocket Book is a comprehensive pocket reference guide for professional and student structural engineers, particularly those taking the iStructE Part 3 Exam. The combination of tables, data, facts, formulae and rules of thumb make it a valuable aid in scheme design for structural engineers in the office, in transit or on site. Concise and precise, this second edition is updated to reflect changes to the British Standards, which are used and referenced throughout, as well as the addition of a new section on sustainability. Other subject areas include timber, masonry, steel, concrete, aluminium and glass.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Landscape Architect s Pocket Book

Landscape Architect s Pocket Book

Compost Specifications for the Landscape Industry, WRAP, in conjunction with
the LI, BALI and NBS Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
GP09 Lighting the Environment - A Guide to Good Urban Lighting, 1995, ...

Author: Siobhan Vernon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136740640

Category: Architecture

Page: 340

View: 332

An indispensable tool for all landscape architects, this time-saving guide answers the most frequently asked questions in one pocket-sized volume. It is a concise, easy-to-read reference that gives instant access to a wide range of information needed on a daily basis, both out on site and in the office. Covering all the major topics, including hard landscaping, soft landscaping as well as planning and legislation, the pocket book also includes a handy glossary of important terms, useful calculations and helpful contacts. Not only an essential tool for everyday queries on British standards and procedures, this is a first point of reference for those seeking more extensive, supplementary sources of information, including websites and further publications. This new edition incorporates updates and revisions from key planning and environmental legislation, guidelines and national standards.
Categories: Architecture

The Pocketbook of City Finance

The Pocketbook of City Finance

The long - range design for municipal services and improvements must coincide
with the General Plan and adopted policy standards . The present General Plan
was adopted in 1963 and has been amended several times since then . The City
 ...

Author: League of Women Voters of Palo Alto

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037166928

Category: Municipal finance

Page: 75

View: 542

Categories: Municipal finance

Illustrated Building Pocket Book

Illustrated Building Pocket Book

Roxanna McDonald's technique is radically different, and makes full use of the power of visual communication to convey information.

Author: Roxanna McDonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780750680158

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

View: 154

Building and architecture has developed a language of its own, with terms and jargon that can confuse an expert let alone an outsider. Misunderstandings over what a word means can be irritating but unimportant, but could in the worst cases be costly or even dangerous. Traditional building dictionaries rely on the reader to already know what the correct word is, and that's not always the case. Roxanna McDonald's technique is radically different, and makes full use of the power of visual communication to convey information. Each stage of the building and design process is illustrated, and each hand-drawn illustration is carefully labelled with the relevant technical terms, to ensure that each term is used correctly and consistently by everyone working on a project. The 'Illustrated Building Pocket Book' is a radical approach to the age-old problem of the ambiguous use of technical language in building and architecture. By using drawings – which leave little room for ambiguity – clarity, safety and certainty can be achieved. * Detailed hand-drawn images explain what terms mean and show how to use them * Logical progression though the building process * Avoid costly and dangerous misunderstandings about what is meant by building jargon
Categories: Architecture

EDRA Proceedings of the Annual Environmental Design Research Association Conference

EDRA  Proceedings of the Annual Environmental Design Research Association Conference

Environmental Design Research Association. Fehr & Peers Associates . ... Neo -
traditional neighborhood design and its implications for traffic engineering . ITE
Journal 62 , 1 : 17 - 25 . ... The Pedestrian Pocket Book . New York : Princeton ...

Author: Environmental Design Research Association

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036238734

Category: Architecture

Page:

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Categories: Architecture

Histories of Transit oriented Development

Histories of Transit oriented Development

One outside faculty contributor, Harrison Fraker, would later become the Dean of
the College of Environmental Design at ... faculty and the design results of the
student charettes were published in a booklet titled “The Pedestrian Pocket Book
.

Author: Ian Carlton

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0101236131

Category: Transit-oriented development

Page: 24

View: 165

Categories: Transit-oriented development

Public Places Urban Spaces

Public Places   Urban Spaces

... D (editor) The Pedestrian Pocket Book: A New Suburban Design Strategy,
Princeton University Press, Princeton, 7–20 ... of Environmental Planning &
Management, 49(1), 75–99 Carmona, M; Marshall, S & Stevens, Q (2006) Design
codes, ...

Author: Tim Heath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136444906

Category: Architecture

Page: 392

View: 591

Public Places Urban Spaces, 2e, is a thorough introduction to the principles of urban design theory and practice. Authored by experts in the fields of urban design and planning, it is designed specifically for the 2,500 postgraduate students on Urban Design courses in the UK, and 1,500 students on undergraduate courses in the same subject. The 2e of this tried and trusted textbook has been updated with relevant case studies to show students how principles have been put into practice. The book is now in full color and in a larger format, so students and lecturers get a much stronger visual package and easy-to-use layout, enabling them to more easily practically apply principles of urban design to their projects. Sustainability is the driving factor in urban regeneration and new urban development, and the new edition is focused on best sustainable design and practice. Public Places Urban Spaces is a must-have purchase for those on urban design courses and for professionals who want to update and refresh their knowledge.
Categories: Architecture

Places

Places

In 1989 he edited The Pedestrian Pocket Book , a national bestseller in urban
design , and has since authored ... is Chair of the Environmental Design
Research Association and Chair of the Architecture Program at the Univer - sity of
Kansas .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065071949

Category: Architectural design

Page:

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Categories: Architectural design

The Evolution of American Urban Design

The Evolution of American Urban Design

Calthorpe, Peter, The Pedestrian Pocket Book: A New Suburban Strategy (New
York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1989). ... Davis, Howard, Bibliography on
Urban Environmental Design (Cambridge, MA: School of Architecture and
Planning, ...

Author: David Gosling

Publisher: Academy Press

ISBN: UOM:39015056180402

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

View: 540

"This volume is the culmination of a lifetime's research and practice. It offers a comprehensive survey of American urban design, beginning with an account of its origins from the 17th to the early 20th centuries and continuing with a decade-by-decade analysis of developments from the 1950s to the present. The author's far-reaching examination extends beyond architectural and planning issues to a wider picture of the times, and he sets the development of urban planning theory and practice in the context of the cultural shifts that shaped them." "From shopping malls to utopian settlements, and from the modification of existing cities to the creation of entire new towns, every type of urban design project is covered. The influence of leading figures is examined, including Gyorgy Kepes, Frank Lloyd Wright, Kevin Lynch, Philip Thiel, Christopher Alexander, Peter Calthorpe, Robert Venturi, Bernard Tschumi, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman, Joel Garreau, John Lang, and many others who have made significant contributions to theory and practice."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Architecture

Environment Information Access

Environment Information Access

(1 photo) 73-09556 Natural-Gas Ruling May Pinch Pocketbook, Monty Hoyt,
Christian Science Monitor, Aug 1 1, 1973, ... 05 ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN AND
URBAN ECOLOGY (For urban and regional planning, see 09 Land Use and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105013941047

Category: Ecology

Page:

View: 325

Categories: Ecology

Landscape Architecture News Digest

Landscape Architecture News Digest

... the media so that landscape architects will be viewed and used as resources
on a variety of environmental , design and planning issues . ... Its outlook is
singular among professional societies , seldom motivated by pocketbook issues .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001832796

Category: Landscape architecture

Page:

View: 408

Categories: Landscape architecture

Construction Project Manager s Pocket Book

Construction Project Manager   s Pocket Book

This is the ideal concise reference which no project manager, construction manager, or quantity surveyor should be without.

Author: Duncan Cartlidge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317533597

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 295

View: 687

Construction project management requires a broad range of knowledge, from technical expertise to leadership, negotiation, team building and communication. This practical no–nonsense guide covers all of the essentials of the role, including: Pre-construction activities Design management and BIM Procurement Feasibility studies Environmental management systems People skills Recommended document formats Occupancy activities Construction project management activities are tackled in the order they occur on real projects, with reference made to the RIBA Plan of Work and OGC Gateway process throughout. This is the ideal concise reference which no project manager, construction manager, or quantity surveyor should be without.
Categories: Technology & Engineering