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Sustainable Construction Technologies

Sustainable Construction Technologies Book
Author : Vivian Y. Tam,Khoa N. Le
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2019-01-03
ISBN : 0128117508
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Construction Technologies: Life-Cycle Assessment provides practitioners with a tool to help them select technologies that are financially advantageous even though they have a higher initial cost. Chapters provide an overview of LCA and how it can be used in conjunction with other indicators to manage construction. Topics covered include indoor environment quality, energy efficiency, transport, water reuse, materials, land use and ecology, and more. The book presents a valuable tool for construction professionals and researchers that want to apply sustainable construction techniques to their projects. Practitioners will find the international case studies and discussions of worldwide regulation and standards particularly useful. Provides a framework for analyzing sustainable construction technologies and economic viability Introduces key credit criteria for different sustainable construction technologies Covers the most relevant construction areas Includes technologies that can be employed during the process of construction, or to the product of the construction process, i.e. buildings Analyzes international rating systems and provides supporting case studies

Sustainable Construction Processes

Sustainable Construction Processes Book
Author : Steve Goodhew
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-05-31
ISBN : 140518759X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the concepts and practicalities that lead to sustainable construction. It breaks new ground by providing the reader with the underlying principles of how to build sustainably and then assesses many of the tools required for the task. From energy to materials and from procurement to operation, all aspects play their part in turning a theoretically sustainable building project into a reality. There are many guidelines for the designer on how to maximise the sustainability of buildings but this resource text supplements these by focusing on the construction and operational aspects of sustainable buildings, as well as some of the more fundamental design-related considerations. ï¿1⁄2 Offers an excellent text for those learning to construct, design and operate sustainable buildings. ï¿1⁄2 Covers the drivers for sustainable construction, definitions, historical impacts, climate change and global, regional and individual responses. ï¿1⁄2 enables the construction professional to achieve optimum solutions, both in design, process and the aftercare of buildings. ï¿1⁄2 evaluates the effectiveness of different renewable technologies and provides guidance on the practicalities of their use. ï¿1⁄2 Alerts the reader to future trends in this field.

Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies

Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies Book
Author : Yoon-Moon Chun,Peter Claisse,Tarun R. Naik,Eshmaiel Ganjian
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-11-25
ISBN : 1000116158
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The construction materials industry is a major user of the world’s resources. While enormous progress has been made towards sustainability, the scope and opportunities for improvements are significant. To further the effort for sustainable development, a conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies was held at Coventry University, Coventry, U.K., from June 11th - 13th, 2007, to highlight case studies and research on new and innovative ways of achieving sustainability of construction materials and technologies. This book presents selected, important contributions made at the conference. Over 190 papers from over 45 countries were accepted for presentation at the conference, of which approximately 100 selected papers are published in this book. The rest of the papers are published in two supplementary books. Topics covered in this book include: sustainable alternatives to natural sand, stone, and Portland cement in concrete; sustainable use of recyclable resources such as fly ash, ground municipal waste slag, pozzolan, rice-husk ash, silica fume, gypsum plasterboard (drywall), and lime in construction; sustainable mortar, concrete, bricks, blocks, and backfill; the economics and environmental impact of sustainable materials and structures; use of construction and demolition wastes, and organic materials (straw bale, hemp, etc.) in construction; sustainable use of soil, timber, and wood products; and related sustainable construction and rehabilitation technologies.

Evaluation of Emerging Sustainable Residential Construction Technologies in the Twin Cities Metro Area

Evaluation of Emerging Sustainable Residential Construction Technologies in the Twin Cities Metro Area Book
Author : Ryan McKilligan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The intent of this study was to identify the most viable among a proposive sample of emerging sustainable construction technologies with respect to the Twin Cities Metropolitan Geographic Area. With space heating and space cooling accounting for such a significant portion of energy consumption in Twin Cities homes, a representative sample of homes was analyzed for annual heating and cooling loads. For each home a series of heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and envelope equipment was modeled in order to provide data for various sustainable home construction technologies. The result was a specific amount of energy savings from baseline construction methods for each sustainable technology. The study found that integrated geothermal heat pump and radiant conditioning systems have a far greater impact on energy savings than the construction methods evaluated. Nevertheless, insulated concrete forms provided the greatest energy savings within the proposive set of construction methods. The greatest amount of space conditioning energy savings of all configurations tested was 73.48% using an integrated geothermal heat pump and radiant conditioning system, structural insulated panel wall construction, aerosol air infiltration prevention, and insulated concrete form basement construction. The results of the study were used to determine areas for further research and to provide awareness within the Twin Cities construction enterprise to determine the most viable technologies that contractors, municipalities, and citizens should prioritize moving forward.

SCMT3

SCMT3 Book
Author : Nihon Konkurīto Kōgaku Kyōkai,Coventry University,University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee).
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download SCMT3 book written by Nihon Konkurīto Kōgaku Kyōkai,Coventry University,University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)., available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials

Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials Book
Author : Rathish Kumar Pancharathi
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-05-11
ISBN : 981153361X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials book written by Rathish Kumar Pancharathi, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

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

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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.

Strategies for Sustainable Technologies and Innovations

Strategies for Sustainable Technologies and Innovations Book
Author : John R. McIntyre,Silvester Ivanaj,Vera Ivanaj
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1781006830
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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ÔThere is no debate about the fact that a Òbusiness as usualÓ approach is an environmentally unsustainable one. Given the magnitude of the environmental challenges the world faces today, extensive changes in corporate strategies and significant innovation advances are absolutely necessary if we are to avoid substantial decreases in our quality of living. This set of internationally recognized authors provides some fresh and informative perspectives on this topic along with a path for a more sustainable future.Õ Ð Mark Ferguson, University of South Carolina, US Corporations across the world are becoming increasingly aware of the threat of environmental degradation and the growing importance of sustainable business practices. This raises a vital question: How can for-profit firms (and other profit-conscious enterprises such as government organizations) implement more environmentally friendly policies without sacrificing profitability? This innovative volume tackles that complex question, offering detailed recommendations for making strategic technological choices that are economically advantageous, ecologically sustainable and socially responsible. Expert contributions examine the contextual factors that affect implementation of more sustainable technology and innovation practices, offering a number of empirical methodologies to describe and explain these multidimensional influences. What emerges is a compelling argument in favor of balanced strategies that merge profitability concerns with ecological consciousness, allowing for controlled sustainable development and stable, long-term economic success. Discussion of companies in both developed and emerging countries makes this book useful on a truly global scale. Students and professors of business, management studies and economics will find much to admire in this path-breaking volume. Managers, policymakers and other practitioners will also benefit greatly from this bookÕs timely and insightful recommendations.

Making Better Buildings

Making Better Buildings Book
Author : Chris Magwood,Jen Feigin
Publisher : New Society Publishers
Release : 2014-03-25
ISBN : 0865717060
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable building from the ground up - the pros and cons of the latest green and natural materials and technologies

Advances in Sustainable Construction and Resource Management

Advances in Sustainable Construction and Resource Management Book
Author : Hemanta Hazarika,Gopal Santana Phani Madabhushi,Kazuya Yasuhara,Dennes T. Bergado
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-03-06
ISBN : 9811600775
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book comprises the proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Construction Resources for Environmentally Sustainable Technologies. The contents of this volume focus on issues related to natural and man-made disasters, and discuss solutions through the use of alternative resources, towards building a sustainable and resilient society from geotechnical perspectives. Some of the themes covered include recycled materials in geotechnical constructions, management and utilization of disaster wastes, climate change independent natural disasters, socio-economic and environmental aspects in sustainable construction, physical and numerical modelling of disaster mitigation techniques, etc. This book will be beneficial to researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers alike.

Materials and Technologies for Green Construction

Materials and Technologies for Green Construction Book
Author : Mohammad Arif Kamal
Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release : 2014-11-07
ISBN : 3038267139
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The need of today is to have energy efficient buildings materials and construction technologies that cater to this rising need. Hence, selecting construction and finishing materials that have low embodied energy and haveless operational and maintenance cost is the most powerful tool for the architects, designers and the constructors to achieve high energy efficiency in buildings. This special volume on ‘Materials and Technologies for Green Construction’ contains Ten chapters which address a wide range of issues pertaining to building materials and technologies with reference to energy efficiency. This volume demonstrates that alternatives to modern building materials are available and that today it is possible to produce building materials and select raw materials from an ecological perspective.

Advances in Building Technology

Advances in Building Technology Book
Author : M. Anson,J.M. Ko,E.S.S. Lam
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2002-11-14
ISBN : 0080526632
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This set of proceedings is based on the International Conference on Advances in Building Technology in Hong Kong on 4-6 December 2002. The two volumes of proceedings contain 9 invited keynote papers, 72 papers delivered by 11 teams , and 133 contributed papers from over 20 countries around the world. The papers cover a wide spectrum of topics across the three technology sub-themes of structures and construction, environment, and information technology. The variety within these categories spans a width of topics, and these proceedings provide readers with a good general overview of recent advances in building research.

Total Sustainability in the Built Environment

Total Sustainability in the Built Environment Book
Author : Alison Cotgrave,Mike Riley
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 0230390595
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The first textbook in sustainable construction bringing together the whole range of topics from planning through to facilities management in an accessible and engaging way, and complete with illustrations and photographs. Written by experts and including real-world case studies, this book can be used as a core text or across several modules.

Sustainable Construction Materials

Sustainable Construction Materials Book
Author : Ravindra K. Dhir OBE,Jorge de Brito,Raman Mangabhai,Chao Qun Lye
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-10-08
ISBN : 0081009887
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Construction Materials: Copper Slag, as part of a series of five, the book aims to promote the use of sustainable construction materials. It is different to the norm and its uniqueness lies in developing a data matrix sourced from 400 publications, contributed by 712 authors from 337 institutions in 40 countries from 1964 to 2015, on the subject of copper slag as a construction material, and systematically, analysisng, evaluating and modelling this information for use in cement, concrete, geotechnics and road pavement applications. Related environmental issues, case studies and standards are also discussed. The work establishes what is already known and can be used. It would also help to avoid repetitive research and save valuable resources, which can instead be directed towards new research to progress the use of sustainable construction materials. The book is structured in an incisive and easy to digest manner. As an excellent reference source, the book is particularly suited for researchers, academics, design engineers, specifiers, contractors, developers and certifying and regulatory authorities, seeking to promote sustainability within the construction sector. Provides an extensive source of valuable database information supported by an exhaustive and comprehensively organized list of globally published literature spanning 40-50 years, up to 2016, with over 400 references Offers an analysis, evaluation, repackaging, and modeling of existing knowledge, encouraging more responsible use of waste materials in construction Presents a wealth of knowledge for use in many sectors relating to the construction profession

Green Building

Green Building Book
Author : Michael Bauer,Peter Mösle,Michael Schwarz
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2009-12-03
ISBN : 9783642006357
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

An important consideration for energy-efficient buildings is their primary energy requirements over the entire life cycle. How to determine this? What integrative factors influence the performance of a healthy and sustainable building? This, while it may be important for clients and architects to know, is frequently not very transparent. This book has been written to assist with clarifying target criteria and expanding horizons when it comes to ecological buildings. It is meant as a handbook and source of reference for clients, architects, planners and building operators, to provide them with pertinent information about their design, construction and operation: how to do this in the most energy-efficient and economical manner? Also, there is feedback and documentation about prominent buildings like the Hamburg Dockland or the Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg in Stuttgart. They provide excellent architectural examples for detailed construction and design solutions. Further, there are insightful interviews with architects and clients about many important buildings, which help turn this book into an integrated source of reference for sustainable architecture. - A Guideline for Planning, Construction and Operation of sustainable Buildings - A source of reference for clients, architects, planners and building operators - Innovative architectural examples with sustainable concepts and design

Moving to Sustainable Buildings

Moving to Sustainable Buildings  Book
Author : Umberto Berardi
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release : 2013-11-07
ISBN : 8376560115
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In his Moving to Sustainable Buildings. Paths to Adopt Green Innovations in Developed Countries, Umberto Berardi explores the transition of the construction sector to sustainable building through the adoption of green innovations. Applying methods ranging from theoretical discussions to interviews and field studies, Berardi describes how organisational models among stakeholders are changing as the sector moves towards a green economy. Berardi’s book should prove valuable to engineers, architects, environment researchers and policy makers alike, as it successfully weaves together different aspects of green building to create a multidimensional matrix through which sustainable architecture can be understood. Umberto Berardi, an assistant professor at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA, USA), teaches courses on sustainable construction, architectural engineering systems and building physics. He was awarded an MSc from the Politecnico di Bari, an MSc from the University of Southampton (UK) and a PhD from the Scuola Interpolitecnica in Italy. His research areas are related to building acoustics, sustainable constructions and energy saving technologies for buildings. Berardi is also a passionate pianist and a strong proponent of interdisciplinary cooperation between the arts and engineering.

Green and Smart Buildings

Green and Smart Buildings Book
Author : Nilesh Y. Jadhav
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-10-01
ISBN : 9811010021
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book highlights the various technologies that are currently available or are now being developed for the green and smart buildings of the future. It examines why green building performance is important, and how it can be measured and rated using appropriate benchmarking systems. Lastly, the book provides an overview of the state-of-the-art in green building technologies and the trend towards zero energy or net positive energy buildings in the future.

Sustainability Energy and Architecture

Sustainability  Energy and Architecture Book
Author : Ali Sayigh
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2013-09-25
ISBN : 0123977576
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This unique volume offers insights from renowned experts in energy efficient building from the world over, providing a multi-faceted overview of the state-of-the-art in energy efficient architecture. It opens by defining what constitutes a sustainable building, suggesting bases for sorely needed benchmarks, then explains the most important techniques and tools available to engineers and architects exploring green building technologies. It covers such pivotal issues as daylighting, LED lighting, integrating renewables such as solar thermal and cooling, retrofitting, LEED and similar certification efforts, passive houses, net-zero and close-zero structures, water recycling, and much more. Highlighting best practices for commercial buildings and private homes, in widely varied climates and within vastly different socio-economic contexts, this illustrated reference will guide architects and engineers in making sustainable choices in building materials and methods. Explains the best methods and materials to support energy efficient building Features case studies by experts from a dozen countries, demonstrating how sustainable architecture can be achieved in varied climates and economies Covers both new constructions and retrofitting of existing structures

Elements of Sustainable Architecture

Elements of Sustainable Architecture Book
Author : Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez,Laura de la Plaza Hidalgo
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-12-06
ISBN : 1351256432
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For sustainable architecture to become a reality, the way we design buildings needs to change. Many architects are concerned that sustainable technologies may interfere with a building’s aesthetic appearance, and so these are often ‘added on’ once the design process is complete. Elements of Sustainable Architecture solves this dilemma by helping students to develop the design skills they need to create sustainable buildings – ensuring that ecological considerations are applied throughout the design process. Restoring the primacy of aesthetics and creativity to sustainable design, the book focuses on strategies that have the greatest impact on building design. It also shows the influence of sustainability considerations on choices about aspects such as composition, form, space, tectonics, materials, colour, textures, proportion and position. Specifically designed to offer a new way of understanding architecture, the book: introduces students to the basic principles and methods of sustainable design; features current examples and inspiring case studies to support learning step by step; presents information in a visually appealing, intuitive, easy-to-understand way; includes over 500 high-quality colour diagrams, drawings, sketches and photographs. A clear, visual introduction to creating aesthetically beautiful and sustainable buildings, this is essential reading for students in sustainable architecture courses.