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Sustainable architecture and urbanism : concepts, technologies, examples

Author: Dominique Gauzin-Müller; Nicolas Favet
Publisher: Basel ; Boston : Birkhauser, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The concept of sustainability is at the core of the development of an architecture which is fit for the future. In urban planning, design and construction, it calls for the use of materials and structures which will ensure value whilst respecting natural resources. Intelligent technologies, innovative construction techniques, ecologically sound building materials and environmentally sensitive energy management form
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dominique Gauzin-Müller; Nicolas Favet
ISBN: 3764366591 9783764366599
OCLC Number: 49760690
Notes: "List of abbreviations" inserted.
Description: 255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Part 1. The environmental alternative: issues, practice and perspectives : Issues in sustainable development ; The political and economic context ; Trends in environmental architecture ; European practice ; Timber in sustainable development ; Rational use of energy ; Experimental programmes ; The future of green building --
Part 2. Urbanism and sustainable development : Towards global sustainable development ; Sustainability in European cities ; Sustainable development and urban planning ; Land use and management ; Pollution and noise abatement ; Journey management ; Energy management ; Environmental water management ; Green spaces ; Controlling waste ; Social aspects ; Utopia into reality --
6 European examples : Mäder, Austria: a rural town sets the standard ; Stuttgart, Germany: pragmatism for the long term ; Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany: social and environmental activism ; Amsterdam, Netherlands, GWL district: a car-free zone on reclaimed industrial land ; Helsinki, Finland, Viikki district: an innovative urban development beside a nature reserve ; Rennes, France: the methodical and "anticipatory" approach --
Part 3. Architecture and environmental quality : The environmental quality ; Rational use of energy ; Thermal regulations and European standards ; Renewable energy ; Controlling the water cycle ; The impact of materials on the environment ; Timber construction and environmental quality ; Optimising construction ; Site management ; Environmental management of buildings ; Funding environmental quality ; Towards sustainability as a way of life --
23 European examples : Housing ; Public buildings ; Commercial and service buildings.
Responsibility: Dominique Gauzin-Müller with contributions by Nicolas Favet.

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Provides an overview of the various approaches and developments in sustainable architecture, followed by a section on urbanism looking at several European towns. Technologies, materials and methods  Read more...

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