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The environmental performance of tall buildings

Author: Joana Carla Soares Gonçalves; Érika Mitie Umakoshi
Publisher: London : Earthscan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tall buildings represent one of the most energy-intensive architectural typologies. This book takes in an overview of the tall building and its impacts (looking at cityscape, place, mobility,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joana Carla Soares Gonçalves; Érika Mitie Umakoshi
ISBN: 9781844078127 1844078124
OCLC Number: 505420844
Description: xxxii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Why should we consider the environmental performance and urban sustainability of tall buildings? --
The tall building and the city --
The global perspective --
Towards an environnmental approach --
The environmental paradigm of tall buildings --
Final considerations: Lessons learnt and future issues for the environmental tall building.
Responsibility: Joana Carla Soares Gonçalves with Érica Mitie Umakoshi.

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Tall buildings are not only attractive due to their architectural design but they are here to stay. They 'have been a response and a consequence of economic and industry change' as stated by the Read more...

 
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