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.

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.

Regulation and Planning

Regulation and Planning
Author: Yvonne Rydin,Robert Beauregard,Marco Cremaschi,Laura Lieto
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN 10: 1000450627
ISBN 13: 9781000450620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regulation and Planning Book Review:

In Regulation and Planning, planning scholars from the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Sweden, Canada, Australia, and the United States explore how planning regulations are negotiated amid layers of normative considerations. It treats regulation not simply as a set of legal guidelines to be compared against proposed actions, but as a social practice in which issues of governmental legitimacy, cultural understandings, materiality, and power are contested. Each chapter addresses an actual instance of planning regulation including, among others, a dispute about a proposed Apple store in a public park in Stockholm, the procedures by which building codes are managed by planners in Napoli, the role that design plays in regulating the use of public space in a new Paris neighbourhood, and the influence of plans on the regulation of development in Malmö and Cambridge. Collectively, the volume probes the institutions and practices that give meaning and consequence to planning regulations. For planning students learning about what it means to plan, planning researchers striving to understand the influence of planners on urban development, and planning practitioners interested in reflecting on practices that occupy a great deal of their time, this is an indispensable book.

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.

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.

Loose Fit Architecture

Loose Fit Architecture
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-02-05
ISBN 10: 1119152658
ISBN 13: 9781119152651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loose Fit Architecture Book Review:

Loose-Fit Architecture: Designing Buildings for Change September/October 2017 Profile 249 Volume 87 No 5 ISBN 978 1119 152644 Guest-Edited by Alex Lifschutz The idea that a building is 'finished' or 'complete' on the day it opens its doors is hardwired into existing thinking about design, planning and construction. But this ignores the unprecedented rate of social and technological change. A building only begins its life when the contractors leave. With resources at a premium and a greater need for a sustainable use of building materials, can we still afford to construct new housing or indeed any buildings that ignore the need for flexibility or the ability to evolve over time? Our design culture needs to move beyond the idealisation of a creative individual designer generating highly specific forms with fixed uses. The possibilities of adaptation and flexibility have often been overlooked, but they create hugely exciting 'loose-fit' architectures that emancipate users to create their own versatile and vibrant environments. Contributors include: Stewart Brand, Renee Chow, Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson, John Habraken, Edwin Heathcote, Despina Katsakakis, Stephen Kendall, Ian Lambot, Giorgio Macchi, Alexi Marmot, Andrea Martin, Kazunobu Minami, Peter Murray, Brett Steele, and Simon Sturgis.

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]

Old Stories New Ways

Old Stories  New Ways
Author: Vivian Manasc
Publsiher: Brush Education
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2020-12-04
ISBN 10: 1550598627
ISBN 13: 9781550598629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old Stories New Ways Book Review:

Vivian Manasc, one of the founders of Manasc Isaac Architects, has pioneered sustainable architecture in Canada. Her work in partnership with Indigenous communities has been her greatest inspiration, and it has transformed the very nature of her practice. Through the profound lessons of the seven Grandfather Teachings, Vivian came to understand that the process of planning and designing a building should be a circle, with the beginning and end of the story linked together. The stories Vivian tells in Old Stories, New Ways are also framed by these teachings of Courage, Love, Wisdom, Respect, Truth, Humility and Honesty, with each teaching illuminating an aspect of how working with Dene, Cree, Saulteaux, Métis, Inuit and Inuvialuit communities has influenced her design practice.

The New Net Zero

The New Net Zero
Author: Bill Maclay
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2014-04
ISBN 10: 160358448X
ISBN 13: 9781603584487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Net Zero Book Review:

The new threshold for green building is not just low energy, it's net-zero energy. In The New Net Zero, sustainable architect Bill Maclay charts the path for designers and builders interested in exploring green design's new-frontier net-zero-energy structures that produce as much energy as they consume and are carbon neutral. In a nation where traditional buildings use roughly 40 percent of the total fossil energy, the interest in net-zero building is growing enormously--among both designers interested in addressing climate change and consumers interested in energy efficiency and long-term savings. Maclay, an award-winning net-zero designer whose buildings have achieved high-performance goals at affordable costs, makes the case for a net-zero future; explains net-zero building metrics, integrated design practices, and renewable energy options; and shares his lessons learned on net-zero teambuilding. Designers and builders will find a wealth of state-of-the-art information on such considerations as air, water, and vapor barriers; embodied energy; residential and commercial net-zero standards; monitoring and commissioning; insulation options; costs; and more. The comprehensive overview is accompanied by several case studies, which include institutional buildings, commercial projects, and residences. Both new-building and renovation projects are covered in detail. The New Net Zero is geared toward professionals exploring net-zero design, but also suitable for nonprofessionals seeking ideas and strategies on net-zero options that are beautiful and renewably powered.

Net Zero Energy Building

Net Zero Energy Building
Author: Ming Hu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2019-03-25
ISBN 10: 1351256505
ISBN 13: 9781351256506
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.

Structures and Architecture Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders

Structures and Architecture   Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders
Author: Paulo J.S. Cruz
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2019-07-08
ISBN 10: 1351858157
ISBN 13: 9781351858151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structures and Architecture Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders Book Review:

Structures and Architecture – Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders contains the lectures and papers presented at the Fourth International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA2019) that was held in Lisbon, Portugal, in July 2019. It also contains a multimedia device with the full texts of the lectures presented at the conference, including the 5 keynote lectures, and almost 150 selected contributions. The contributions on creative and scientific aspects in the conception and construction of structures, on advanced technologies and on complex architectural and structural applications represent a fine blend of scientific, technical and practical novelties in both fields. ICSA2019 covered all major aspects of structures and architecture, including: building envelopes/façades; comprehension of complex forms; computer and experimental methods; futuristic structures; concrete and masonry structures; educating architects and structural engineers; emerging technologies; glass structures; innovative architectural and structural design; lightweight and membrane structures; special structures; steel and composite structures; structural design challenges; tall buildings; the borderline between architecture and structural engineering; the history of the relationship between architects and structural engineers; the tectonic of architectural solutions; the use of new materials; timber structures, among others. This set of book and multimedia device is intended for a global readership of researchers and practitioners, including architects, structural and construction engineers, builders and building consultants, constructors, material suppliers and product manufacturers, and other professionals involved in the design and realization of architectural, structural and infrastructural projects.

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.

The ZED Book

The ZED Book
Author: Bill Dunster,Craig Simmons,Bobby Gilbert
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis Group
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780415391993
ISBN 13: 0415391997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The ZED Book Book Review:

Based on the experience gained from their involvement in the pioneering Beddington Zero Emission Development (or BedZED) in London, and subsequent innovative schemes, this title presents a coherent vision of a low carbon future. It leads the reader from basic ZEDliving principles through building physics and architectural design.

Architectural Record

Architectural Record
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015047930907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architectural Record Book Review:

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.

Resource Salvation

Resource Salvation
Author: Mark Gorgolewski
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2017-10-25
ISBN 10: 1118928784
ISBN 13: 9781118928783
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.

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.

The Oxford Conference

The Oxford Conference
Author: Susan Roaf,Andrew Bairstow
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 1845642066
ISBN 13: 9781845642068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Conference Book Review:

50 years after the first Oxford Conference on Architectural Education, the 2008 conference brought together over 500 people from 42 countries to share best practice, discuss how, when, where and why we teach architecture now and in the future.

Climate smart agriculture case studies 2021

Climate smart agriculture case studies 2021
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2021-07-07
ISBN 10: 925134616X
ISBN 13: 9789251346167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate smart agriculture case studies 2021 Book Review:

This publication describes climate-smart agriculture (CSA) case studies from around the world, showing how the approach is implemented to address challenges related to climate change and agriculture. The case studies operationalize the five action points for CSA implementation: expanding the evidence base for CSA, supporting enabling policy frameworks, strengthening national and local institutions, enhancing funding and financing options, and implementing CSA practices at field level. The publication provides examples of the innovative roles that farmers, researchers, government officials, private sector agents and civil society actors can play to transform food systems and help meet the Sustainable Development Goals; it also demonstrates how these actors can collaborate. The case studies discuss context-specific activities that sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes, adapt and build resilience of people and food systems to climate change, and reduce and/or remove greenhouse gas emissions where possible.

A Green Vitruvius

A Green Vitruvius
Author: Vivienne Brophy,J Owen Lewis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2012-06-25
ISBN 10: 1136528717
ISBN 13: 9781136528712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Green Vitruvius Book Review:

2000 years ago the roman architect Marcus Vitruvius Pollio wrote the ten books on architecture establishing the concept of the pattern book offering design principles and solutions that is still referred to in every architect's education. A Green Vitruvius is intended as a green pattern book for today. Now fully updated, this well established textbook provides advice suitable for undergraduate and post graduate students on the integration of sustainable practice into the design and construction process, the issues to be considered, the strategies to be adopted, the elements of green design and design evaluation within the process. Classic design elegance is found in the holistic clear solution.