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Sustainable building systems and construction for designers

Author: Lisa M Tucker
Publisher: London ; New York : Fairchild Books, an Imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Sustainable Building Systems and Construction for Designers, Second Edition, continues to be the best resource for viewing building construction and its systems through the lens of sustainability. As a practicing architect and an interior designer, author Lisa M. Tucker covers all systems including structural, mechanical, electrical and lighting, plumbing, and interior building systems as they relate to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Obras ilustradas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa M Tucker
ISBN: 9781628920932 1628920939
OCLC Number: 881064552
Description: xv, 352 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: A holistic approach to building design and construction --
Site considerations and the building enclosure --
Structural systems --
Mechanical systems --
Electrical systems and lighting --
Plumbing systems --
Walls --
Floors --
Ceilings --
Indoor environmental quality: acoustics and indoor air --
Interior building systems --
Regulations.
Responsibility: Lisa M. Tucker, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Sustainable Building Systems and Construction for Designers, Second Edition, continues to be the best resource for viewing building construction and its systems through the lens of sustainability. As a practicing architect and an interior designer, author Lisa M. Tucker covers all systems including structural, mechanical, electrical and lighting, plumbing, and interior building systems as they relate to sustainability and interior design. The technical knowledge and vocabulary presented in the text allows interior designers, architects, engineers, and contractors to communicate effectively with each other while collaborating on projects. This new edition -- produced in an easier-to-use format - contains the latest information on LEED, ADA, Net Zero construction, and sustainable construction practices.

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Easy to read/understand; students like it... I have already adopted this text as a required text, and plan on continuing with it -- Peggy Creasy * Illinois State University * The author's approach is Read more...

 
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