Net Zero Energy Building

Net Zero Energy Building
Author: Ming Hu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2019-03-25
ISBN 10: 1351256513
ISBN 13: 9781351256513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Net Zero Energy Building Book Review:

What do we mean by net zero energy? Zero operating energy? Zero energy costs? Zero emissions? There is no one answer: approaches to net zero building vary widely across the globe and are influenced by different environmental and cultural contexts. Net Zero Energy Building: Predicted and Unintended Consequences presents a comprehensive overview of variations in 'net zero' building practices. Drawing on examples from countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, and China, Ming Hu examines diverse approaches to net zero and reveals their intended and unintended consequences. Existing approaches often focus on operating energy: how to make buildings more efficient by reducing the energy consumed by climate control, lighting, and appliances. Hu goes beyond this by analyzing overall energy consumption and environmental impact across the entire life cycle of a building—ranging from the manufacture of building materials to transportation, renovation, and demolition. Is net zero building still achievable once we look at these factors? With clear implications for future practice, this is key reading for professionals in building design, architecture, and construction, as well as students on sustainable and green architecture courses.

New Carbon Architecture

New Carbon Architecture
Author: Bruce King
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-11-27
ISBN 10: 1550926616
ISBN 13: 9781550926613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Carbon Architecture Book Review:

“Green buildings” that slash energy use and carbon emissions are all the rage, but they aren’t enough. The hidden culprit is embodied carbon—the carbon emitted when materials are mined, manufactured, and transported—comprising some ten percent of global emissions. With the built environment doubling by 2030, buildings are a carbon juggernaut threatening to overwhelm the climate. It doesn’t have to be this way. Like never before in history, buildings can become part of the climate solution. With biomimicry and innovation, we can pull huge amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere and lock it up as walls, roofs, foundations, and insulation. We can literally make buildings out of the sky with a massive positive impact. The New Carbon Architecture is a paradigm-shifting tour of the innovations in architecture and construction that are making this happen. Office towers built from advanced wood products; affordable, low-carbon concrete alternatives; plastic cleaned from the oceans and turned into building blocks. We can even grow insulation from mycelium. A tour de force by the leaders in the field, The New Carbon Architecture will fire the imagination of architects, engineers, builders, policy makers, and everyone else captivated by the possibility of architecture to heal the climate and produce safer, healthier, and more beautiful buildings. Bruce King, a structural engineer for thirty-five years, is Founder and Director of the Ecological Building Network (EBNet) and author of Buildings of Earth and Straw, Making Better Concrete, and Design of Straw Bale Buildings. He lives in San Rafael, California.

Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Methods

Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Methods
Author: Ljubomir Jankovic
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2017-06-23
ISBN 10: 1317218353
ISBN 13: 9781317218357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Methods Book Review:

In addition to the application of fundamental principles that lead to a structured method for zero carbon design of buildings, this considerably expanded second edition includes new advanced topics on multi-objective optimisation; reverse modelling; reduction of the simulation performance gap; predictive control; nature-inspired emergent simulation leading to sketches that become ‘alive’; and an alternative economics for achieving the sustainability paradigm. The book features student design work from a Master’s programme run by the author, and their design speculation for a human settlement on Mars. Tasks for simple simulation experiments are available for the majority of topics, providing the material for classroom exercise and giving the reader an easy introduction into the field. Extended new case studies of zero carbon buildings are featured in the book, including schemes from Japan, China, Germany, Denmark and the UK, and provide the reader with an enhanced design toolbox to stimulate their own design thinking.

Wood in Construction 25 cases of Nordic Good Practice

Wood in Construction   25 cases of Nordic Good Practice
Author: Anders Vestergaard Jensen,Nic Craig
Publsiher: Nordic Council of Ministers
Total Pages: 77
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 9289360712
ISBN 13: 9789289360715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wood in Construction 25 cases of Nordic Good Practice Book Review:

Building with wood has an untapped potential to transform the construction industry and create the next generation of low-carbon and healthy buildings. The Nordics, with an abundance of sustainably managed forest resources and a long history of building in wood, are well placed to lead in this construction revolution. Across the wood in construction value chain, from forestry and processing, through production and design, to construction and decommission, the Nordic region is innovating to build bigger and more sustainably with wood than ever before. This publication features 25 Nordic cases from across the value chain working with wood in exciting and innovative ways. These projects demonstrate the benefits and drivers for building with wood, and provide inspiration for architects, land managers, city planners, designers, suppliers and many more. The 25 cases point to five trends within Nordic wood in construction that paint a picture of where the industry is headed: 1) multifunctionality; 2) saving time and costs; 3) investing in scalability; 4) pushing the boundaries; and 5) circular design. The team behind this report – the Nordic Wood in Construction Secretariat – is an initiative commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Swedish Government, and hosted by EIT Climate-KIC. The secretariat’s aim is to support and accelerate the use of wood in Nordic construction through a portfolio of projects, fostering greater dialogue, knowledge-sharing and collaboration between stakeholders from the private sector, public sector, and academia.

Zero Emission Buildings

Zero Emission Buildings
Author: Anne-Grete Hestnes,Nancy Lea Eik-Nes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2017-01-20
ISBN 10: 9788245020557
ISBN 13: 8245020559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zero Emission Buildings Book Review:

Zero Emission Buildings shows what can be achieved when researchers and practitioners work together to develop the building performance level of tomorrow that is needed today. This book is based on the research and development activities performed in the Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings (the ZEB Centre) from 2009 to 2017. Emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases must be reduced to limit global warming. Thus, the goal of the ZEB Centre has been to develop knowledge, competitive products, and solutions for existing and new buildings whose production, operation, and demolition give zero emissions of greenhouse gases, while also considering the users' needs for comfort and flexibility. The results presented here are based on research, as well as experience, from the development of nine real demonstration buildings. The key knowledge areas needed when designing, building, and operating zero emission buildings is discussed in detail. This book should be read by students of architecture and engineering, as well as practitioners looking for ways to contribute to a sustainable future. [Subject: Architecture, Environmental Studies, Sustainability & Green Design]

Regenerative and Positive Impact Architecture

Regenerative and Positive Impact Architecture
Author: Shady Attia
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN 10: 3319667181
ISBN 13: 9783319667188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regenerative and Positive Impact Architecture Book Review:

This book is a guide to energy efficiency and environmental impact assessment in high-performance buildings projects. It compares four state-of-the-art buildings to examine the steps needed for a transition from negative impact reduction architecture to positive impact regenerative architecture, utilizing life cycle analysis. The book provides a solid grounding in the areas of energy-efficient building and building materials life-cycle assessment, discussing carbon efficiency within a wider context that includes its technical, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions and covers the key areas for green buildings performance (operational and embodied energy). The analysis and comparison of four case studies of state-of-art modern building projects in Europe and North America serve as inspiring examples for architects and building professionals in the fields of high performance buildings, ecological materials and carbon efficiency.

Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Methods

Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Methods
Author: Ljubomir Jankovic
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2017-06-23
ISBN 10: 1317218353
ISBN 13: 9781317218357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Methods Book Review:

In addition to the application of fundamental principles that lead to a structured method for zero carbon design of buildings, this considerably expanded second edition includes new advanced topics on multi-objective optimisation; reverse modelling; reduction of the simulation performance gap; predictive control; nature-inspired emergent simulation leading to sketches that become ‘alive’; and an alternative economics for achieving the sustainability paradigm. The book features student design work from a Master’s programme run by the author, and their design speculation for a human settlement on Mars. Tasks for simple simulation experiments are available for the majority of topics, providing the material for classroom exercise and giving the reader an easy introduction into the field. Extended new case studies of zero carbon buildings are featured in the book, including schemes from Japan, China, Germany, Denmark and the UK, and provide the reader with an enhanced design toolbox to stimulate their own design thinking.

Architectural Record

Architectural Record
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015047930907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architectural Record Book Review:

Human Behavior for Social Work Practice

Human Behavior for Social Work Practice
Author: Wendy L. Haight,Edward H. Taylor,Ruth Soffer-Elnekave
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-04-15
ISBN 10: 0190937750
ISBN 13: 9780190937751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Behavior for Social Work Practice Book Review:

Featuring an interdisciplinary, developmental, ecological-systems framework, Human Behavior for Social Work Practice, Third Edition helps students implement a consistent system through which to approach multifaceted social issues in any environment. Students will learn that by effectively connecting theory to practice, they can develop successful strategies to use as they encounter complex issues currently facing social workers, whether it be in inner city schools or rural nursing homes with individuals of different ages, ethnicities, and socioeconomic status. This text examines social work issues at various points in human development using specific programs and policies to illustrate developmentally- and culturally-sensitive social work practice. Excerpts from interviews with practicing social workers highlight real-life experiences and introduce a variety of policy contexts. Part 3 of the text focuses on social work issues affecting individuals across the lifespan and around the globe through chapters on disability and stigmatization; race, racism and resistance; women and gender; and terrorism.

Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2020

Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2020
Author: John Littlewood,Robert J. Howlett,Lakhmi C. Jain
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 587
Release: 2020-12-07
ISBN 10: 9811587833
ISBN 13: 9789811587832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2020 Book Review:

This book contains the proceedings of the 12th KES International Conference on Sustainability and Energy in Buildings 2020 (SEB20) held in Split, Croatia, during 24–26 June 2020 organized by KES International. SEB20 invited contributions on a range of topics related to sustainable buildings and explored innovative themes regarding sustainable energy systems. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers, and government and industry professionals to discuss the future of energy in buildings, neighbourhoods and cities from a theoretical, practical, implementation and simulation perspective. The conference formed an exciting chance to present, interact and learn about the latest research and practical developments on the subject. The conference attracted submissions from around the world. Submissions for the Full-Paper Track were subjected to a blind peer-review process. Only the best of these were selected for presentation at the conference and publication in these proceedings. It is intended that this book provides a useful and informative snapshot of recent research developments in the important and vibrant area of sustainability in energy and buildings.

Cradle to Cradle

Cradle to Cradle
Author: William McDonough,Michael Braungart
Publsiher: North Point Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-03-01
ISBN 10: 9781429973847
ISBN 13: 1429973846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cradle to Cradle Book Review:

A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as this provocative, visionary book argues, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic. Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world? In fact, why not take nature itself as our model? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, beautiful, and highly effective; hence, "waste equals food" is the first principle the book sets forth. Products might be designed so that, after their useful life, they provide nourishment for something new-either as "biological nutrients" that safely re-enter the environment or as "technical nutrients" that circulate within closed-loop industrial cycles, without being "downcycled" into low-grade uses (as most "recyclables" now are). Elaborating their principles from experience (re)designing everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, William McDonough and Michael Braungart make an exciting and viable case for change.

Resource Salvation

Resource Salvation
Author: Mark Gorgolewski
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2017-10-26
ISBN 10: 1118928792
ISBN 13: 9781118928790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resource Salvation Book Review:

A valuable source of information, insight, and fresh ideas about a crucial aspect of the growing sustainable design movement Mounting resource shortages worldwide coupled with skyrocketing extraction costs for new materials have made the prospect of materials reuse and recycling an issue of paramount importance. A fundamental goal of the sustainable design movement is to derive utmost use from construction materials and components, including energy, water, materials, building components, whole structures, and even entire infrastructures. Written by an expert with many years of experience in both industry and academe, this book explores a wide range of sustainable design strategies which designers around the globe are using to create efficient and aesthetically pleasing buildings from waste streams and discarded items. Emphasizing performance issues, design considerations and process constraints, it describes numerous fully realized projects, and explores theoretical applications still on the drawing board. There is a growing awareness worldwide of the need for cyclical systems of materials reuse. Pioneering efforts at “closed-loop” design date as far back as 1960s, but only recently have architects and designers begun to focus on the opportunities which discarded materials can provide for creating high performance structures. A source of insight and fresh ideas for architects, engineers, and designers, Resource Salvation: Reviews the theory and practice of building material and waste reuse and describes best practices in that area worldwide Describes projects that use closed-loop thinking to influence and inspire the design of components, interiors, whole buildings, or urban landscapes Illustrates how using discarded materials and focusing on closed loops can lead to new concepts in architecture, building science, and urban design Demonstrates how designers have developed aesthetically compelling solutions to the demands of rigorous performance standards Resource Salvation is a source of information and inspiration for architects, civil engineers, green building professionals, building materials suppliers, landscape designers, urban designers, and government policymakers. It is certain to become required reading in university courses in sustainable architecture, as well as materials engineering and environmental engineering curricula with a sustainable design component.

Cold Climate HVAC 2018

Cold Climate HVAC 2018
Author: Dennis Johansson,Hans Bagge,Åsa Wahlström
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1095
Release: 2018-12-12
ISBN 10: 303000662X
ISBN 13: 9783030006624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cold Climate HVAC 2018 Book Review:

This volume presents the proceedings of the 9th Cold Climate HVAC conference, which was held in Kiruna, Sweden in 2018. The conference highlighted key technologies and processes that allow scientists, designers, engineers, manufacturers and other decision makers in cold climate regions to achieve good indoor environmental quality (IEQ) with a minimum use of energy and other resources. The conference addressed various technical, economic and social aspects of buildings and HVAC systems in new and renovated buildings. This proceedings volume gathers peer-reviewed papers by a diverse and international range of authors and showcases perspectives and practices in cold climate building design from around the globe. The following major aspects, which include both fundamental and theoretical research as well as applications and case studies, are covered: (1) Energy and power efficiency and low-energy buildings; (2) Renovating buildings; (3) Efficient HVAC components; (4) Heat pumps and geothermal systems; (5) Municipal and city energy systems; (6) Construction management; (7) Buildings in operation; (8) Building simulation; (9) Reference data; (10) Transdisciplinary connections and social aspects; (11) Indoor environments and health; (12) Moisture safety and water damage; (13) Codes, regulations, standards and policies; and (14) Other aspects of buildings in cold climates.

Targeting Zero

Targeting Zero
Author: Simon Sturgis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-06-27
ISBN 10: 1000702359
ISBN 13: 9781000702354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Targeting Zero Book Review:

Embodied and Whole Life Carbon will change the way buildings are designed, yet carbon emissions associated with the construction and life of buildings are not yet wholly understood by the profession. Energy is assumed to be the province of services engineers, yet energy from materials is as big an issue. Architects have the opportunity to take the lead in redefining how buildings are designed to achieve a low carbon future.

Methodology to Calculate Embodied Carbon of Materials

Methodology to Calculate Embodied Carbon of Materials
Author: Sean Lockie,Piotr Berebecki
Publsiher: Rics Books
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781842197950
ISBN 13: 1842197959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methodology to Calculate Embodied Carbon of Materials Book Review:

Young Children s Rights

Young Children s Rights
Author: Priscilla Alderson
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1843105993
ISBN 13: 9781843105992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Young Children s Rights Book Review:

Published in association with Save the Children Priscilla Alderson examines the often overlooked issue of the rights of young children, starting with the question of how the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child applies to the youngest children, from birth to eight years of age. The question of finding a balance between young children's rights to protection, to provision (resources and services) and to participation (expressing their views, being responsible) is discussed. The author suggests that, in the belief we are looking after their best interests, we have become overprotective of children and deny them the freedom to be expressive, creative and active, and that improving the way adults and children communicate is the best way of redressing that balance. This second edition has been updated and expanded to include the relevance of UNCRC rights of premature babies, international examples such as the Chinese one-child policy, children's influence on regional policies, and the influence on young children's lives of policies such as Every Child Matters and those of the World Bank, IMF, OECD and UNICEF. This readable, informative and thought-provoking book is a compelling invitation to rethink our attitudes to young children's rights in the light of new theories, research and practical evidence about children's daily lives. It will be of interest to anyone who works with young children.

Building Scientific Apparatus

Building Scientific Apparatus
Author: John H. Moore,Christopher C. Davis,Michael A. Coplan,Sandra C. Greer
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 647
Release: 2009-06-25
ISBN 10: 0521878586
ISBN 13: 9780521878586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Scientific Apparatus Book Review:

Unrivalled in its coverage and unique in its hands-on approach, this guide to the design and construction of scientific apparatus is essential reading for every scientist and student of engineering, and physical, chemical, and biological sciences. Covering the physical principles governing the operation of the mechanical, optical and electronic parts of an instrument, new sections on detectors, low-temperature measurements, high-pressure apparatus, and updated engineering specifications, as well as 400 figures and tables, have been added to this edition. Data on the properties of materials and components used by manufacturers are included. Mechanical, optical, and electronic construction techniques carried out in the lab, as well as those let out to specialized shops, are also described. Step-by-step instruction supported by many detailed figures, is given for laboratory skills such as soldering electrical components, glassblowing, brazing, and polishing.

Material Strategies

Material Strategies
Author: Blaine Brownell
Publsiher: Princeton Architectural Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN 10: 1616891890
ISBN 13: 9781616891893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Material Strategies Book Review:

Blaine Brownell s best-selling Transmaterial series has introduced designers to hundreds of emergent materials that have the potential to transform our built environment. In our new Architecture Brief, Material Strategies, Brownell shows architects how creative applications of these materials achieve such transformations. Chapters based on fundamental material categories examine historical precedents, current opportunities, and future environmental challenges. Case studies featuring detailed illustrations showcase pioneering buildings from today s most forward-thinking architectural firms.

Materials for Architects and Builders

Materials for Architects and Builders
Author: Arthur Lyons
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2019-08-28
ISBN 10: 1000477983
ISBN 13: 9781000477986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials for Architects and Builders Book Review:

Materials for Architects and Builders provides a clear and concise introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and covers the essential details of their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses. Understanding the basics of materials is a crucial part of undergraduate and diploma construction or architecture-related courses, and this established textbook helps the reader to do just that with the help of colour photographs and clear diagrams throughout. This new sixth edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials research, new images, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use remain an important focus, and this new edition includes a wide range of energy-saving building components.

The Performance Economy

The Performance Economy
Author: W. Stahel
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2010-02-24
ISBN 10: 0230274900
ISBN 13: 9780230274907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Performance Economy Book Review:

This updated and revised edition outlines strategies and models for how to use technology and knowledge to improve performance, create jobs and increase income. It shows what skills will be required to produce, sell and manage performance over time, and how manual jobs can contribute to reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources.