Green Roofs Facades and Vegetative Systems

Green Roofs  Facades  and Vegetative Systems
Author: Elena Giacomello
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2020-11-25
ISBN 10: 0128176954
ISBN 13: 9780128176955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Roofs Facades and Vegetative Systems Book Review:

Green Roofs, Facades, and Vegetative Systems: Safety Aspects in the Standards analyzes codes, standards and official documents from countries around the world, including: the United States and Canada in North America, Germany, France and Italy in Europe, and Australia, Singapore, Japan and Thailand in Asia. This essential resource for building design professionals covers a full range of living technologies, such as vegetative systems, green architecture/urban design, construction efficiency, facades, fire protection, sustainability aspects in buildings, landscape design, tall buildings and wind design. The book provides an invaluable tool on international codes and standards and how to incorporate them into projects. Provides expert advice for complying with the international codes and standards governing the use of green living technology Covers codes and standards for façades, fire protection, landscape design and wind design Includes case studies and excepts from major international codes and standards Peer reviewed by some of the top experts and construction firms currently applying this technology around the world

GDF Green Density Factor and GCF Green Cooling Factor

GDF   Green Density Factor and GCF   Green Cooling Factor
Author: Florian Betzler
Publsiher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2016-04-07
ISBN 10: 3828864015
ISBN 13: 9783828864016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GDF Green Density Factor and GCF Green Cooling Factor Book Review:

The GDF and GCF are two factors invented and designed by German Architect and Developer Florian Betzler. They demonstrate the possibilities to cool the microclimates of hot cities and let estates function as cooling units within an overheated climate for any city, starting from a small scale and ending with megacities. The GDF and GCF emphasize the potentials of plants as a generally required implementation into future city planning and individual architecture, aiming towards a clean, healthy, cool and beautiful urban habitat.

Living Architecture

Living Architecture
Author: Graeme Hopkins,Christine Goodwin
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2011-05-16
ISBN 10: 0643103082
ISBN 13: 9780643103085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Architecture Book Review:

Extensively illustrated with photographs and drawings, Living Architecture highlights the most exciting green roof and living wall projects in Australia and New Zealand within an international context. Cities around the world are becoming denser, with greater built form resulting in more hard surfaces and less green space, leaving little room for vegetation or habitat. One way of creating more natural environments within cities is to incorporate green roofs and walls in new buildings or to retrofit them in existing structures. This practice has long been established in Europe and elsewhere, and now Australia and New Zealand have begun to embrace it. The installation of green roofs and walls has many benefits, including the management of stormwater and improved water quality by retaining and filtering rainwater through the plants’ soil and root uptake zone; reducing the ‘urban heat island effect’ in cities; increasing real estate values around green roofs and reducing energy consumption within the interior space by shading, insulation and reducing noise level from outside; and providing biodiversity opportunities via a vertical link between the roof and the ground. This book will appeal to a wide range of readers, from students and practitioners of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and ecology, through to members of the community interested in how they can more effectively use the rooftops and walls of their homes or workplaces to increase green open space in the urban environment.

Growing Green Guide

Growing Green Guide
Author: Victoria. Department of Environment and Primary Industries
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9781743267141
ISBN 13: 1743267142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Growing Green Guide Book Review:

The information published in this guide is provided by the Growing Green Guide partners (City of Melbourne, City of Stonnington, City of Yarra, City of Port Phillip, the State of Victoria and The University of Melbourne) to disseminate information in regards to the design, construction and maintenance of green roofs, walls and facades.

Greening Affordable Housing

Greening Affordable Housing
Author: Abdullateef Olanrewaju,Zalina Shari,Zhonghua Gou
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN 10: 1351595415
ISBN 13: 9781351595414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greening Affordable Housing Book Review:

Books on green building theories, principles and strategies applicable to life cycles of all kinds of buildings and building types are already widely available. However, those specifically on greening affordable housing that guide various housing stakeholders at different life cycles are still very limited. This book intends to fill this gap. Integrating green building enables stakeholders to address the environmental component that has not traditionally been seen as an integral part of affordable housing development. The book presents theories and principles with practical methods, strategies and processes not only to make affordable housing green but also to support economic stability and social equity.

Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design

Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design
Author: Ashok Sharma,Ted Gardner,Don Begbie
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN 10: 0128128445
ISBN 13: 9780128128442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design Book Review:

Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design: Potential, Design, Ecological Health, Economics, Policies and Community Perceptions covers all aspects on the implementation of sustainable storm water systems for urban and suburban areas whether they are labeled as WSUD, Low Impact Development (LID), Green Infrastructure (GI), Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) or the Sponge City Concept. These systems and approaches are becoming an integral part of developing water sensitive cities as they are considered very capable solutions in addressing issues relating to urbanization, climate change and heat island impacts in dealing with storm water issues. The book is based on research conducted in Australia and around the world, bringing in perspectives in an ecosystems approach, a water quality approach, and a sewer based approach to stormwater, all of which are uniquely covered in this single resource. Presents a holistic examination of the current knowledge on WSUD and storm water, including water quality, hydrology, social impacts, economic impacts, ecosystem health, and implementation guidelines Includes additional global approaches to WSUD, including SUDS, LID, GI and the Sponge City Concept Covers the different perspectives from Australia (ecosystem based), the USA (water quality based) and Europe (sewer based) Addresses storm water management during the civil construction stage when much of the ecological damage can be done

Green Infrastructure in Chinese Cities

Green Infrastructure in Chinese Cities
Author: Ali Cheshmehzangi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2022-03-19
ISBN 10: 9811691746
ISBN 13: 9789811691744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Infrastructure in Chinese Cities Book Review:

Since 2014, and the start of the New-type Urbanization Plan (NUP), we see a turning point in the sustainability agenda of China. One of the main indicators is greening cities and the built environments, which will be covered holistically in this edited book. From the perspective of green infrastructure, in particular, the book approaches key areas of ‘forest city development’, ‘sponge city program’, ‘green roofing’, ‘nature-based solutions’, ‘urban farming’, ‘eco-city development’, etc. This is the first time that such important areas of research come together under the perspective of green Infrastructure. The results would be beneficial to policymakers, practitioners, and researchers in China and across the globe. The comprehensive set of findings from this book will benefit other countries, as we aim to highlight some of the best practices of the current age. The main aim of the book is to put together an excellent group of scholars and practitioners from the field, focusing on the topic of ‘Green Infrastructure in Chinese Cities’. In doing so, we aim to cover some of the key ‘best practices’ for sustainable urbanism. Divided into four parts, the book covers four key areas of (1) Policy Interventions, (2) Planning Innovation, (3) Design Solutions, and (4) Technical Integration. In doing so, we cover an array of best practices related to green infrastructures of various types and their impacts on cities and communities in China. We expect the book to be a valuable resource for researchers in the areas of sustainability, urbanism, urban planning, urban geography, urban design, geographical sciences, environmental sciences, landscape architecture, and urban ecology. The book covers essential factors such as policy, regulations, and programs (in Part 1), planning paradigms and their impacts on urban development (in Part 2), integrated design solutions that suggest sustainable urbanization progression (in Part 3), and technical knowledge that would be utilized for the future development of green infrastructure practices in China and beyond. Lastly, this edited book aims to provide a collaborative opportunity for experts and researchers of the field, who could contribute to the future pathways of sustainable urbanization of China. Lessons extracted from these contributions could be utilized for other contexts, which will benefit a wider group of stakeholders.

Planning Development and Management of Sustainable Cities

Planning  Development and Management of Sustainable Cities
Author: Tan Yigitcanlar,Md. (Liton) Kamruzzaman
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 3038979066
ISBN 13: 9783038979067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning Development and Management of Sustainable Cities Book Review:

The concept of ‘sustainable urban development’ has been pushed to the forefront of policymaking and politics as the world wakes up to the impacts of climate change and the destructive effects of the Anthropocene. Climate change has emerged to be one of the biggest challenges faced by our planet today, threatening both built and natural systems with long-term consequences, which may be irreversible. While there is a vast body of literature on sustainability and sustainable urban development, there is currently limited focus on how to cohesively bring together the vital issues of the planning, development, and management of sustainable cities. Moreover, it has been widely stated that current practices and lifestyles cannot continue if we are to leave a healthy living planet to not only the next generation, but also to the generations beyond. The current global school strikes for climate action (known as Fridays for Future) evidences this. The book advocates the view that the focus needs to rest on ways in which our cities and industries can become green enough to avoid urban ecocide. This book fills a gap in the literature by bringing together issues related to the planning, development, and management of cities and focusing on a triple-bottom-line approach to sustainability.

The Sustainable City VII

The Sustainable City VII
Author: M. Pacetti,G. Passerini,C.A. Brebbia,G. Latini
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 1279
Release: 2012-05-07
ISBN 10: 1845645782
ISBN 13: 9781845645786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sustainable City VII Book Review:

Containing research on sustainable urban redevelopment presented at the latest in a biennial series organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology, this book addresses an area of growing interest. The conference series was first held in 2000. These proceedings are split into two volumes. Urban areas produce a series of environmental challenges arising from the consumption of natural resources and the consequent generation of waste and pollution, contributing to the development of social and economic imbalances. All these problems, which continue to grow in our society, require the development of new solutions. Topics include: Volume I – Urban Strategies; Eco-town Planning; Planning, development and management; Planning, development and management for urban conservation and regeneration; Case studies; Landscape planning and design; Environmental management; Intelligent environments and emerging technologies. Volume II – Sustainable energy and the city; Waterfront developments; The community and the city; Quality of life; Cultural heritage issues; Transportation; Planning for risk; Planning for risk; Transport models in emergency conditions; Industrial wastes as raw materials; Waste management; Safety and security; The city heritage.

Beitr ge Zur 14 Internationalen Konferenz Zu Stadtplanung Regionalentwicklung und Informationsgesellschaft

Beitr  ge Zur 14  Internationalen Konferenz Zu Stadtplanung  Regionalentwicklung und Informationsgesellschaft
Author: Manfred Schrenk
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 395021397X
ISBN 13: 9783950213973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beitr ge Zur 14 Internationalen Konferenz Zu Stadtplanung Regionalentwicklung und Informationsgesellschaft Book Review:

Issues in Environmental Economics Engineering and Technology 2013 Edition

Issues in Environmental Economics  Engineering  and Technology  2013 Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ScholarlyEditions
Total Pages: 1122
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN 10: 1490109331
ISBN 13: 9781490109336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Issues in Environmental Economics Engineering and Technology 2013 Edition Book Review:

Issues in Environmental Economics, Engineering, and Technology: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Environmental Economics. The editors have built Issues in Environmental Economics, Engineering, and Technology: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Environmental Economics in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Environmental Economics, Engineering, and Technology: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Greening The Urban Habitat A Quantitative And Empirical Approach

Greening The Urban Habitat  A Quantitative And Empirical Approach
Author: Ho David Kim Hin
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2020-01-08
ISBN 10: 9811207275
ISBN 13: 9789811207273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greening The Urban Habitat A Quantitative And Empirical Approach Book Review:

This book is a good reference book for city planners, architects and civil engineers involved in the conceptualisation, design and building of urban habitations, who aspire to increase the liveability of their cities. It introduces the Singapore Green Plot Ratio (GnPR) as an Urban Planning Metric to promote the widespread and intensive use of greenery for new and existing buildings in towns and cities like Singapore — a former third world city that has transformed into one of the world's most liveable metropolises.Increasing urban greenery has been observed to enhance the quality of our built environment, and in turn, the quality of life of its inhabitants. The book shows readers how to do so using the GnPR, which it presents as an important urban complement of the leaf area ratio (LAI) concept, through an in-depth discussion of three key aspects of the GnPR. It proposes optimal levels of GnPR for various land-use types and how these levels are benchmarked against current levels of greenery provision; stipulates the greenery quantum which encourages the concentration of some plants, especially native trees and certain local species; and advocates the development of ecological or natural landscapes over manicured gardens. The book also discusses the impact of various levels of GnPR provision with the inevitable capital and maintenance costs of greening built environments, and how they affect the application of the GnPR guidelines.

Eco architecture IV

Eco architecture IV
Author: C. A. Brebbia
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN 10: 1845646142
ISBN 13: 9781845646141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eco architecture IV Book Review:

Containing the proceedings of the latest in a series of conferences on the emerging topic of eco-architecture, this book presents the newest research in the field. Eco-architecture requires that buildings be in harmony with nature, including their immediate environs. Locations, siting and orientation, as well as the materials used, should be chosen based on ecological appropriateness. Practitioners make every effort to minimize the use of energy at each stage of a building's life cycle, including that embodied in the extraction and/or fabrication as well as the transportation of the materials used and their assembly into the building. There is even consideration given to the ease and value of changing use of a building and component recycling when the building's life is over. Designers may also carefully control the energy required for building maintenance, not to mention lighting, heating and cooling, especially when the energy consumed is related to greenhouse gas emissions. Passive energy systems such as natural ventilation, summer shading and winter solar heat gain also play a role, as do alternative sources of energy for heat and electricity, e.g. solar and wind power.Papers presented cover topics such as: Ecological and cultural sensitivity; Design by passive systems ; Life cycle assessment; Quantifying sustainability in architecture; Resource and rehabilitation; Building technologies; Ecological impact of materials; Durability of materials; Adapted reuse ; Carbon neutral design ; Education and training; Case studies; New architecture frontiers; Art and kraft; Quality in architecture; Temporary architecture; Selection.

Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability

Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability
Author: Gabriel Perez,Katia Perini
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2018-02-14
ISBN 10: 0128123249
ISBN 13: 9780128123249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability Book Review:

Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability reviews the current state-of-the-art on the topic. In the introduction, the editors review the fundamental concepts of nature elements in the built environment, along with the strategies that are necessary for their inclusion in buildings and cities. Part One describes strategies for the urban environment, discussing urban ecosystems and ecosystem services, while Part Two covers strategies and technologies, including vertical greening systems, green roofs and green streets. Part Three covers the quantitative benefits, results, and issues and challenges, including energy performances and outdoor comfort, air quality improvement, acoustic performance, water management and biodiversity. Provides an overview of the different strategies available to integrate nature in the built environment Presents the current state of technology concerning systems and methodologies on how to incorporate nature in buildings and cities Features the latest research results on operation and ecosystem services Covers both established and new designs, including those still in the experimental stage

Guideline for Condition Assessment of the Building Envelope

Guideline for Condition Assessment of the Building Envelope
Author: American Society of Civil Engineers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9780784413258
ISBN 13: 0784413258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guideline for Condition Assessment of the Building Envelope Book Review:

Standard ASCE/SEI 30-14 provides a guideline and methodology for assessing the condition and performance of existing building envelope systems and components.


Author: Pablo La Roche
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1304146650
ISBN 13: 9781304146656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Counteracting Urban Heat Island Effects in a Global Climate Change Scenario

Counteracting Urban Heat Island Effects in a Global Climate Change Scenario
Author: Francesco Musco
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 331910425X
ISBN 13: 9783319104256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Counteracting Urban Heat Island Effects in a Global Climate Change Scenario Book Review:

Urban heat islands are a new type of microclimatic phenomenon that causes a significant increase in the temperature of cities compared to surrounding areas. The phenomenon has been enforced by the current trend towards climate change. Although experts consider urban heat islands an urgent European Union public health concern, there are too few policies that address it. The EU carried out a project to learn more about this phenomenon through pilot initiatives. The pilots included feasibility studies and strategies for appropriately altering planning rules and governance to tackle the problem of urban heat islands. The pilots were carried out in eight metropolitan areas: Bologna/Modena, Budapest, Ljubljana, Lodz, Prague, Stuttgart, Venice/Padova, and Vienna. The feasibility studies carried out in these pilot areas focused on the specific morphology of EU urban areas, which are often characterised by the presence of historical old towns.

Global Urban Heat Island Mitigation

Global Urban Heat Island Mitigation
Author: Ansar Khan,Hashem Akbari,Francesco Fiorito,Sk Mithun,Dev Niyogi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2022-06-24
ISBN 10: 0323897940
ISBN 13: 9780323897945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Urban Heat Island Mitigation Book Review:

Global Urban Heat Island Mitigation provides a comprehensive picture of global UHI micro-thermal interaction in different built environments. The book explains physical principles and how to moderate undesirable consequences of swift and haphazard urban development to create more sustainable and resilient cities. Sections provide extensive discussion on numerous UHI mitigation technologies and their effectiveness in cities around the globe. In addition, the book proposes novel UHI mitigation technologies and strategies while also assessing the effectiveness and suitability of UHI mitigation interventions in various climates and urban forms. Adopts a multidisciplinary approach, bridging theoretical and applied urban climatology with urban heat mitigation Compiles disparate urban climate research concepts and technologies into a coherent framework Includes contributions from leaders in fields from around the globe

Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls

Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls
Author: Nigel Dunnett,Noël Kingsbury
Publsiher: Timber Press (OR)
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780881926408
ISBN 13: 088192640X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls Book Review:

This book introduces a revolutionary new concept to gardeners. Planting on roofs and walls began in Europe, but it is now becoming popular all over the world. Green roofs and walls reduce pollution and run-off, and also help insulate and reduce the maintenance needs of buildings. Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls discusses the practical techniques required to make planting on roofs and walls a reality. It describes how roofs may be modified to bear the weight of vegetation, considers the different options for drainage layers and growing media, and lists the plants suitable for different climates and environments. This informative book will encourage gardeners everywhere to consider the enormous benefits to be gained from planting on their roofs and walls.

Management of Water Quality and Quantity

Management of Water Quality and Quantity
Author: Martina Zelenakova,Petr Hlavínek,Abdelazim M. Negm
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN 10: 3030183599
ISBN 13: 9783030183592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management of Water Quality and Quantity Book Review:

This book focuses on water pollution, water management and water structures. Presenting contributions on water quality and quantity issues from the engineering point of view, it discusses a variety of issues, from storm water management in urban areas and water quantity, to hydraulic structures, hydrodynamic modeling and flood protection. The book also provides state-of-the-art insights, which that can be used to effectively solve a variety of problems in integrated water resources management, and introduces the latest research advances. Edited and authored by pioneers in the field who have been at the forefront of water management development in the Czech Republic, this book is a valuable resource for environmental professionals, including scientists and policymakers, interested in water-related issues both in the Czech Republic and elsewhere.