Skip to main content

Nature Based Strategies For Urban And Building Sustainability

In Order to Read Online or Download Nature Based Strategies For Urban And Building Sustainability Full eBooks in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl and Mobi you need to create a Free account. Get any books you like and read everywhere you want. Fast Download Speed ~ Commercial & Ad Free. We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library!

Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability

Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability Book
Author : Gabriel Perez,Katia Perini
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2018-02-14
ISBN : 0128123249
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability reviews the current state-of-the-art on the topic. In the introduction, the editors review the fundamental concepts of nature elements in the built environment, along with the strategies that are necessary for their inclusion in buildings and cities. Part One describes strategies for the urban environment, discussing urban ecosystems and ecosystem services, while Part Two covers strategies and technologies, including vertical greening systems, green roofs and green streets. Part Three covers the quantitative benefits, results, and issues and challenges, including energy performances and outdoor comfort, air quality improvement, acoustic performance, water management and biodiversity. Provides an overview of the different strategies available to integrate nature in the built environment Presents the current state of technology concerning systems and methodologies on how to incorporate nature in buildings and cities Features the latest research results on operation and ecosystem services Covers both established and new designs, including those still in the experimental stage

Bioclimatic Approaches in Urban and Building Design

Bioclimatic Approaches in Urban and Building Design Book
Author : Giacomo Chiesa
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-01-04
ISBN : 3030593282
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book explores the bioclimatic approach to building design. Constant innovations in the field are evident, including the need to face climate changes and increase the local resilience at different scales (regional, urban, architectural). Differently from other contributions, this book provides a definition of the bioclimatic design approach following a technological and performance-driven vision. It includes one of the largest collection of research voices on the topic, becoming also a critical reference work for bioclimatic theory. It is intended for architects, engineers, researchers, and technicians who have professional and research interests in bioclimatic and in sustainable and technological design issues.

Sustainable Design for the Built Environment

Sustainable Design for the Built Environment Book
Author : Rob Fleming,Saglinda H Roberts
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-01-18
ISBN : 1351659162
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Sustainable Design for the Built Environment marks the transition of sustainable design from a specialty service to the mainstream approach for creating a healthy and resilient built environment. This groundbreaking and transformative approach introduces sustainable design in a clear, concise, easy-to-read format. This book takes the reader deep into the foundations of sustainable design, and creates a holistic and integrative approach addressing the social, cultural, ecological, and aesthetic aspects in addition to the typical performance-driven goals. The first section of the book is themed around the origins, principles, and frameworks of sustainable design aimed at inspiring a deeper, broader, and more inclusive view of sustainability. The second section examines strategies such as biophilia and biomimicry, adaptation and resilience, health and well-being. The third section examines the application of sustainability principles from the global, urban, district, building, and human scale, illustrating how a systems thinking approach allows sustainable design to span the context of time, space, and varied perspectives. This textbook is intended to inspire a new vision for the future that unites human activity with natural processes to form a regenerative, coevolutionary model for sustainable design. By allowing the reader an insightful look into the history, motivations, and values of sustainable design, they begin to see sustainable design, not only as a way to deliver green buildings, but as a comprehensive and transformative meta-framework that is so needed in every sector of society. Supported by extensive online resources including videos and PowerPoints for each chapter, this book will be essential reading for students of sustainability and sustainable design.

Socio Environmental Vulnerability Assessment for Sustainable Management

Socio Environmental Vulnerability Assessment for Sustainable Management Book
Author : Szymon Szewrański,Jan K. Kazak
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2020-12-15
ISBN : 3039436511
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This Special Issue explores the cross-disciplinary approaches, methodologies, and applications of socio-environmental vulnerability assessment that can be incorporated into sustainable management. The volume comprises 20 different points of view, which cover environmental protection and development, urban planning, geography, public policymaking, participation processes, and other cross-disciplinary fields. The articles collected in this volume come from all over the world and present the current state of the world’s environmental and social systems at a local, regional, and national level. New approaches and analytical tools for the assessment of environmental and social systems are studied. The practical implementation of sustainable development as well as progressive environmental and development policymaking are discussed. Finally, the authors deliberate about the perspectives of social–environmental systems in a rapidly changing world.

Sustainable Urbanism

Sustainable Urbanism Book
Author : Douglas Farr
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-01-09
ISBN : 1118174518
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Written by the chair of the LEED-Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) initiative, Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature is both an urgent call to action and a comprehensive introduction to "sustainable urbanism"--the emerging and growing design reform movement that combines the creation and enhancement of walkable and diverse places with the need to build high-performance infrastructure and buildings. Providing a historic perspective on the standards and regulations that got us to where we are today in terms of urban lifestyle and attempts at reform, Douglas Farr makes a powerful case for sustainable urbanism, showing where we went wrong, and where we need to go. He then explains how to implement sustainable urbanism through leadership and communication in cities, communities, and neighborhoods. Essays written by Farr and others delve into such issues as: Increasing sustainability through density. Integrating transportation and land use. Creating sustainable neighborhoods, including housing, car-free areas, locally-owned stores, walkable neighborhoods, and universal accessibility. The health and environmental benefits of linking humans to nature, including walk-to open spaces, neighborhood stormwater systems and waste treatment, and food production. High performance buildings and district energy systems. Enriching the argument are in-depth case studies in sustainable urbanism, from BedZED in London, England and Newington in Sydney, Australia, to New Railroad Square in Santa Rosa, California and Dongtan, Shanghai, China. An epilogue looks to the future of sustainable urbanism over the next 200 years. At once solidly researched and passionately argued, Sustainable Urbanism is the ideal guidebook for urban designers, planners, and architects who are eager to make a positive impact on our--and our descendants'--buildings, cities, and lives.

Environmental Design of Urban Buildings

Environmental Design of Urban Buildings Book
Author : Mat Santamouris
Publisher : Earthscan
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1849771162
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The importance of an integrated approach in urban design is becoming increasingly apparent. This book explains how to overcome related challenges in environmental design of urban buildings and offers guidance on the use of new materials and techniques and the integration of new philosophies. Supported by the EC's SAVE 13 programme, Environmental Design of Urban Buildings includes contributions from experts at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, the Hellenic Open University, Greece, Cambridge Architectural Research, UK and REHVA/University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.A free CD-ROM containing multi-media software tools and climatic data accompanies the book.CONTENTSEnvironmental Urban Design * Architectural Design, Passive Environmental and Building Engineering Systems * Environmental Issues of Building Design * Sustainable Design, Construction and Operation * Intelligent Controls and Advanced Building Management Systems * Urban Building Climatology * Heat and Mass Transfer Phenomena in Urban Buildings * Applied Lighting Technologies for Urban Buildings * Case Studies * Guidelines to Integrate Energy Conservation * Indoor Air Quality * Applied Energy and Resources Management in the Urban Environment * Economic Methodologies * Integrated Building Design * Bibliography, IndexPublished with SAVE

Building Sustainable Urban Settlements

Building Sustainable Urban Settlements Book
Author : Sam Romaya,Carole Rakodi
Publisher : Intermediate Technology
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

In this collection of studies, the environmental, institutional, social and cultural aspects of sustainability are considered in a variety of towns and cities in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Central and South America.

Experimental Green Strategies

Experimental Green Strategies Book
Author : Terri Peters
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-12-19
ISBN : 047068979X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Features: Computational Design Group and Sustainability and Advanced Modeling Group at Aedas; Specialist Modeling Group at Foster + Partners; GXN, Advanced Building Initiative, Hoberman Associates and Buro Happold; and Biomimicry Guild Partnership, Nikken Sekkei Research Institute Includes projects by: Baumschlager Eberle, Berkebile Nelson Immenschuh McDowell Architects (BNIM), HOK, RAU, 10 Design and 2012 Architecten Contributors include: Robert Aish, Peter Busby, Mary Ann Lazarus, Andrew Marsh, Hugh Whitehead and Simos Yannas.

Aquatic Habitats in Sustainable Urban Water Management

Aquatic Habitats in Sustainable Urban Water Management Book
Author : Iwona Wagner,Jiri Marsalek,Pascal Breil
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2008-01-07
ISBN : 0203932498
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Aquatic habitats supply a wide range of vital ecosystem benefits to cities and their inhabitants. The unsustainable use of aquatic habitats, including inadequate urban water management itself, however, tends to alter and reduce their biodiversity and therewith diminish their ability to provide clean water, protect us from waterborne diseases and pollutants, keep urban areas safe from flooding, and support recreational ecosystem services and even the aesthetic enjoyment of our world. Aquatic Habitats in Sustainable Urban Water Management – the result of collaboration between UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme and its Man and the Biosphere Programme – aims at improving our understanding of aquatic habitats, related ecosystem goods and services, and conservation and sustainable use – with a special focus on their integration into urban water management. The first part of this volume reviews basic concepts and challenges in urban aquatic habitats, as well as strategies for their management integration. The second part examines technical measures related to habitats management and rehabilitation, along with their incorporation into urban planning and their role in human health. The final part looks at current urban aquatic habitat issues and practical approaches to solving them through the lens of case studies from around the globe. Urban Water Series - UNESCO-IHP Following from the Sixth Phase of UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (2002–2007), the Urban Water Series – UNESCO-IHP addresses fundamental issues related to the role of water in cities and the effects of urbanization on the hydrological cycle and water resources. Focusing on the development of integrated approaches to sustainable urban water management, the Series should inform the work of urban water management practitioners, policy-makers and educators throughout the world.

Advanced Building Materials and Sustainable Architecture

Advanced Building Materials and Sustainable Architecture Book
Author : Yong Bo Shao,Shu Guang Hao,Yu Ping Luo,Ji Bo Xing,Zhi Yong Liu
Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release : 2012-05-14
ISBN : 3038138371
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The present volumes comprise papers which will provide comprehensive information on the topics of Traditional Building Materials; Advanced Building Materials; Architectural Design, Architectural Art and its Theory; Building Technology and Science; Urban Planning and Design; Landscape Planning and Design; Construction Project Management; Architectural Environment and Equipment Engineering; Ecological Architecture; Engineering Management and Engineering Education; Monitoring and Control of Quality Engineering; Sustainable City and Regional Development. The work’s up-to-date and state-of-the art coverage of the worldwide state of these fields make it an invaluable resource.

Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism

Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism Book
Author : Dominique Gauzin-Müller
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2002-07-01
ISBN : 9783764366599
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Since the mid-1980s, and in particular the 1992 environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro, sustainability has become a global issue and the subject of international debate. In the context of architecture sustainability implies the use of intelligent technology, innovative construction methods, ecologically friendly materials and use of environmentally-friendly energy resources. This book begins with an overview of the various approaches and developments in sustainable architecture, followed by an in-depth section on urbanism looking at several European towns. In the third section the technologies, materials and methods of ecological architecture are examined. Concluding the volume are 23 sophisticated and innovative European case studies. The author and architect Dominique Gauzin-Müller has specialised on energy and environmental issues and ecological architecture for over 15 years.

Sustainable Development Strategies in South East Europe

Sustainable Development Strategies in South East Europe Book
Author : Robert Pickard,Anne-Marie Cousin,Bruno Coussy,Council of Europe. Directorate of Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage
Publisher : Council of Europe
Release : 2008-01-01
ISBN : 9789287163714
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The Institutional Capacity Building Plan is the first of three components in the Regional Programme for Cultural and Natural Heritage in South East Europe that was launched in 2003. As part of this plan, a "translational theme-based debate" was held, the structure of which was based on an assessment of requests from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" and Kosovo. The results of this debate have been published across three volumes in the European Heritage series. The first volume concerned current heritage policies and legislation; the second covered the tools for integrated management of cultural and natural heritage, in the broad sense of the term (the concept of "cultural environment"). This third volume examines how the enhancement of cultural and natural heritage can contribute to the implementation of sustainable development projects. The participants' reports and presentations on European best practices should inspire institutions to define rules and guidelines for structuring their national heritage policies so that they can also contribute to regional and local development strategies.

Strategies for Sustainable Architecture

Strategies for Sustainable Architecture Book
Author : Paola Sassi
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2006-09-27
ISBN : 1134295367
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Filling a gap in existing literature on sustainable design, this new guide introduces and illustrates sustainable design principles through detailed case studies of sustainable buildings in Europe, North America and Australia. The guide will provide the reader with a deeper understanding of the design issues involved in delivering sustainable buildings, and giving detailed description of the process of integrating principles into practice. Approximately one hundred case studies of sixty buildings, ranging from small dwellings to large commercial buildings, and drawn from a range of countries, demonstrate best current practice. The sections of the book are divided into design issues relating to sustainable development, including site and ecology, community and culture, health, materials, energy and water. With over 400 illustrations, this highly visual guide will be an invaluable reference to all those concerned with architecture and sustainability issues.

The Neighborhood Works

The Neighborhood Works Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download The Neighborhood Works book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Ecological Design for an Effective Urban Regeneration

Ecological Design for an Effective Urban Regeneration Book
Author : Dimitra Babalis
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download Ecological Design for an Effective Urban Regeneration book written by Dimitra Babalis, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Evaluating Sustainable Development in the Built Environment

Evaluating Sustainable Development in the Built Environment Book
Author : Peter S. Brandon,Patrizia Lombardi
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2010-12-01
ISBN : 9781444340785
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The first edition was extremely well received, providing an introduction and insight to this important topic in a comprehensive yet easy to read form. It was chosen to be issued to the representatives of the organizations from the G8 and G20 countries attending the University Summit held in Turin in 2009 which addressed the issue of how education and research can assist sustainable development. The second edition, completely updated to reflect the significant advances and new insights that have been made since publication of the first edition, focuses on two main issues: Facilitating a dialogue between all stakeholders so that the complexity of the problem can be exposed, structured and communicated Understanding how to assess progress in sustainable development It continues to provide coherent guidance on the techniques that can be used to assess sustainable development in a rigorous manner. The approach is introduced using illustrations and case studies, together with follow-up references. It remains the ideal starting point for those trying to get a handle on the subject and for those who wish to examine a structured and systematic approach to the evaluation of sustainable development in the built environment.

Urban design The ecological thinking A compendium Ediz inglese e tedesca

Urban design  The ecological thinking  A compendium  Ediz  inglese e tedesca Book
Author : Dimitra Babalis
Publisher : Alinea Editrice
Release : 2008
ISBN : 8860551919
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download Urban design The ecological thinking A compendium Ediz inglese e tedesca book written by Dimitra Babalis, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Sustainable Building 2000 22 25 October 2000 Maastricht The Netherlands

Sustainable Building 2000  22 25 October 2000  Maastricht  The Netherlands Book
Author : Chiel Boonstra,Ronald Rovers,Susanne Pauwels
Publisher : Uitgeverij Æneas BV
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9789075365368
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download Sustainable Building 2000 22 25 October 2000 Maastricht The Netherlands book written by Chiel Boonstra,Ronald Rovers,Susanne Pauwels, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

COST Action TU0905 Mid term Conference on Structural Glass

COST Action TU0905 Mid term Conference on Structural Glass Book
Author : Jan Belis,Christian Louter,Danijel Mocibob
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2013-04-05
ISBN : 1138000442
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The application of glass as a structural material may seem surprising initially, yet pioneering glass structures were first built two decades ago already. Ever since, Structural Glass has been developing at a very high pace thanks to very intensive scientific and industrial research and new technological developments. Right at the heart of these rapidly evolving developments, the European COST Action TU0905 'Structural Glass – Novel Design Methods and Next Generation Products' is active. With its main goals of unifying, harmonizing and boosting the ongoing developments in structural glass research, COST Action TU0905 frequently organizes international expert meetings and Training Schools, and supports scientific research missions. This proceedings volume of the COST Action TU0905 Mid-term Conference on Structural Glass offers a great insight into the latest developments in Structural Glass by means of more than 60 peer-reviewed papers by nearly 140 authors. Contributions cover all major topics in the field, ranging from in-depth material investigations to full glass structures and facades. As such, it represents an appealing work on this very young and dynamic field, and is intended for a global readership of researchers and practitioners, including structural and civil engineers, architects, material scientists, building consultants, contractors, material suppliers and product manufacturers, as well as other professionals involved in the design and realization of structural glass projects. The COST Action TU0905 Mid-Term Conference was held as a unique event, strongly embedded in COST Action TU0905 'Structural Glass – Novel Design Methods and Next Generation Products'. As such, it reflects the Action’s strong position as probably the largest Structural Glass research network worldwide, and disseminates the ultimate COST philosophy: true cooperation in Science and Technology.

Urban Land

Urban Land Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008-07
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download Urban Land book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.