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Sustainable design : a critical guide

Author: David Bergman
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, ©2012.
Series: Architecture briefs.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Written for students and professionals alike, this book presents a concise and well-illustrated overview of the most important techniques available for reducing energy footprints along with the professional context for their use. In addition to tackling the discipline's ethical responsibilities, each chapter takes on specific considerations such as rainwater harvesting, gray-water recycling, passive heating  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Bergman
ISBN: 9781568989419 1568989415
OCLC Number: 607976281
Description: 144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Ecodesign: what and why --
Site issues --
Water Efficiency --
Energy efficiency: passive techniques --
Energy efficiency: active techniques --
Indoor environmental quality --
Materials --
Labels and ratings: measuring ecodesign --
The future of sustainable design.
Series Title: Architecture briefs.
Responsibility: David Bergman.

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"Written for students and professionals alike, this book presents a concise and well-illustrated overview of the most important techniques available for reducing energy footprints along with the professional context for their use. In addition to tackling the discipline's ethical responsibilities, each chapter takes on specific considerations such as rainwater harvesting, gray-water recycling, passive heating techniques, green roofs, wind energy, daylighting, indoor air quality, material evaluation, and green building certification programs. Founded in the three Rs of environmentalism: reduce, reuse, and recycle, Sustainable Design encompasses a critical fourth: rethink"--

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