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

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.

Living Architecture

Living Architecture
Author: Graeme Hopkins,Christine Goodwin
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
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.

Urban Climate Science for Planning Healthy Cities

Urban Climate Science for Planning Healthy Cities
Author: Chao Ren
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030875989
ISBN 13: 9783030875985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Whole System Approach to High Performance Green Buildings

A Whole System Approach to High Performance Green Buildings
Author: David Strong,Victoria Burrows
Publsiher: Artech House
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-12-31
ISBN 10: 1630814415
ISBN 13: 9781630814410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Whole System Approach to High Performance Green Buildings Book Review:

This authoritative new resource provides a comprehensive review of the current approaches to the design and construction of sustainable buildings. This hand-on guide features global case studies with practical examples of both successful and unsuccessful designs. The whole system approach to integrated design is clearly presented. This book includes insight into designing for the future, including design quality and future proofing, intelligent buildings, and whole life value. Nature inspired sustainable designs that can be mimicked in the construction industry are presented. Technical challenges such as energy efficiency, design, and computer modeling are explored along with various construction phase opportunities.

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
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 395021397X
ISBN 13: 9783950213973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ecopolis

Ecopolis
Author: Dimitra Babalis
Publsiher: Alinea Editrice
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 8860550955
ISBN 13: 9788860550958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Guideline for Condition Assessment of the Building Envelope

Guideline for Condition Assessment of the Building Envelope
Author: Structural Engineering Institute
Publsiher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780784404836
ISBN 13: 0784404836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guideline for Condition Assessment of the Building Envelope Book Review:

This Standard provides a guideline and methodology for assessing the condition and performance of existing building envelope systems and components, and identifying problematic and dysfunctional elements. As the adaptive reuse, rehabilitation, and improvement of existing buildings have assumed a more prominent role in meeting national needs, the ability to accurately assess the conditions of a building is imperative. The condition of the building envelope is most important since failures can result in safety and health problems, as well as structural damage. Proper evaluation of the building envelope is often the first step toward stabilization and rehabilitation of the building. This Standard is a compilation of basic information, procedures, and references, and will be an asset to the investigator developing a logical approach to the assessment of the building envelope in order to focus on fundamental defects rather than outward symptoms.

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

Ecoregional Green Roofs

Ecoregional Green Roofs
Author: Bruce Dvorak
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 619
Release: 2021-02-05
ISBN 10: 3030583953
ISBN 13: 9783030583958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecoregional Green Roofs Book Review:

This book studies the application of green roofs in ecoregions of the western United States and Canada. While green roofs were intended to sustain local or regional vegetation, this volume describes how green roofs in their modern form are typically planted with a low-diversity mix of sedums from Europe or Asia. The authors demonstrate how in the western USA and Canada many green roofs have been designed with native plants and have been found to thrive. Part I of this book covers theory and an overview of ecoregions and their implications for green roofs. In Part II vegetation from prairies, deserts, montane meadows, coastal meadows, and scrub and sub-alpine habitats are explored on seventy-three ecoregional green roofs. Case studies explore design concepts, materials, watering and maintenance, wildlife, plant species, and lessons learned. Part III covers an overview of ecoregional green roofs and a future outlook. This book is aimed at professionals, designers, researchers, students and educators with an interest in green roofs and the preservation of biodiversity.

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.

Green Roof Ecosystems

Green Roof Ecosystems
Author: Richard K. Sutton
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 447
Release: 2015-06-04
ISBN 10: 3319149830
ISBN 13: 9783319149837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Roof Ecosystems Book Review:

This book provides an up-to-date coverage of green (vegetated) roof research, design, and management from an ecosystem perspective. It reviews, explains, and poses questions about monitoring, substrate, living components and the abiotic, biotic and cultural aspects connecting green roofs to the fields of community, landscape and urban ecology. The work contains examples of green roof venues that demonstrate the focus, level of detail, and techniques needed to understand the structure, function, and impact of these novel ecosystems. Representing a seminal compilation of research and technical knowledge about green roof ecology and how functional attributes can be enhanced, it delves to explore the next wave of evolution in green technology and defines potential paths for technological advancement and research.

Biophilic Design

Biophilic Design
Author: Stephen R. Kellert,Judith Heerwagen,Martin Mador
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-09-26
ISBN 10: 1118174240
ISBN 13: 9781118174241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biophilic Design Book Review:

"When nature inspires our architecture-not just how it looks buthow buildings and communities actually function-we will have madegreat strides as a society. Biophilic Design provides us withtremendous insight into the 'why,' then builds us a road map forwhat is sure to be the next great design journey of ourtimes." -Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO and Founding Chairman, U.S. GreenBuilding Council "Having seen firsthand in my company the power of biomimicry tostimulate a wellspring of profitable innovation, I can sayunequivocably that biophilic design is the real deal. Kellert,Heerwagen, and Mador have compiled the wisdom of world-renownedexperts to produce this exquisite book; it is must reading forscientists, philosophers, engineers, architects and designers,and-most especially-businesspeople. Anyone looking for the key to anew type of prosperity that respects the earth should starthere." -Ray C. Anderson, founder and Chair, Interface, Inc. The groundbreaking guide to the emerging practice of biophilicdesign This book offers a paradigm shift in how we design and build ourbuildings and our communities, one that recognizes that thepositive experience of natural systems and processes in ourbuildings and constructed landscapes is critical to human health,performance, and well-being. Biophilic design is about humanity'splace in nature and the natural world's place in human society,where mutuality, respect, and enriching relationships can andshould exist at all levels and should emerge as the norm ratherthan the exception. Written for architects, landscape architects, planners,developers,environmental designers, as well as building owners, BiophilicDesign: The Theory, Science, and Practice of Bringing Buildings toLife is a guide to the theory, science, and practice of biophilicdesign. Twenty-three original and timely essays by world-renownedscientists, designers, and practitioners, including Edward O.Wilson, Howard Frumkin, David Orr, Grant Hildebrand, StephenKieran, Tim Beatley, Jonathan Rose, Janine Benyus, Roger Ulrich,Bert Gregory, Robert Berkebile, William Browning, and VivianLoftness, among others, address: * The basic concepts of biophilia, its expression in the builtenvironment, and how biophilic design connects to human biology,evolution, and development. * The science and benefits of biophilic design on human health,childhood development, healthcare, and more. * The practice of biophilic design-how to implement biophilic designstrategies to create buildings that connect people with nature andprovide comfortable and productive places for people, in which theycan live, work, and study. Biophilic design at any scale-from buildings to cities-begins witha few simple questions: How does the built environment affect thenatural environment? How will nature affect human experience andaspiration? Most of all, how can we achieve sustained andreciprocal benefits between the two? This prescient, groundbreaking book provides the answers.

Fire Safety Challenges of Green Buildings

Fire Safety Challenges of Green Buildings
Author: Brian Meacham,Brandon Poole,Juan Echeverria,Raymond Cheng
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 83
Release: 2013-08-05
ISBN 10: 1461481422
ISBN 13: 9781461481423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire Safety Challenges of Green Buildings Book Review:

Environmental concerns and advances in architectural technologies have lead to a greater number of green buildings or buildings with green, eco-friendly elements. However, from a practical standpoint, there is no incident reporting system in the world that tracks data on fire incidents in green buildings. Fire safety objectives are not explicitly considered in most green rating schemes, and green design features have been associated with photovoltaic panels and roof materials, lightweight timber frame buildings, and combustible insulation materials. Fire Safety Challenges of Green Buildings is the result of an extensive global literature review that sought to identify issues related to green building elements or features and ways to ensure those issues are tracked for future improvement. The book identifies actual incidents of fires in green buildings or involving green building elements, points out issues with green building elements that would increase fire risk, clarifies reports and studies that address ways to reduce fire risk in green design elements, and compares research studies that explicitly incorporate fire safety into green building design. The authors also pinpoint gaps and specific research needs associated with understanding and addressing fire risk and hazards with green building design. Using their data, the authors developed a set of matrices relating these green attributes and potential fire hazards. With these comprehensive tools, potential mitigation strategies for addressing the relative increase in fire risk or hazard associated with the green building elements and features have been identified. Fire Safety Challenges of Green Buildings is intended for practitioners as a tool for analyzing building safety issues in green architecture and developing methods for tracking data related to green design elements and their potential hazards. Researchers working in a related field will also find the book valuable.

Urban Climates

Urban Climates
Author: T. R. Oke,G. Mills,A. Christen,J. A. Voogt
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2017-09-14
ISBN 10: 0521849500
ISBN 13: 9780521849500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Climates Book Review:

Urban Climates is the first full synthesis of modern scientific and applied research on urban climates. The book begins with an outline of what constitutes an urban ecosystem. It develops a comprehensive terminology for the subject using scale and surface classification as key constructs. It explains the physical principles governing the creation of distinct urban climates, such as airflow around buildings, the heat island, precipitation modification and air pollution, and it then illustrates how this knowledge can be applied to moderate the undesirable consequences of urban development and help create more sustainable and resilient cities. With urban climate science now a fully-fledged field, this timely book fulfills the need to bring together the disparate parts of climate research on cities into a coherent framework. It is an ideal resource for students and researchers in fields such as climatology, urban hydrology, air quality, environmental engineering and urban design.

Living Systems

Living Systems
Author: Liat Margolis,Alexander Robinson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2008-02-01
ISBN 10: 3764377003
ISBN 13: 9783764377007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Systems Book Review:

The use of innovative new materials is an important trend in landscape architecture today. These materials include biodegradable geotextiles, super-absorbent polymers, and plants that react to changing soil conditions. This book presents the available materials and technologies in the context of practical applications.

Green Roof Systems

Green Roof Systems
Author: Susan Weiler,Katrin Scholz-Barth
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-09-28
ISBN 10: 1118174461
ISBN 13: 9781118174463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Roof Systems Book Review:

Green Roof Systems goes beyond the fashionable green roof movement and provides solid information on building accessible space, often as important public space, over structure. It offers brief coverage of the entire process, including planning and collaboration, and focuses on the technical aspects of these roof systems, their components, and their applications.

Urban Services to Ecosystems

Urban Services to Ecosystems
Author: Chiara Catalano,Maria Beatrice Andreucci,Riccardo Guarino,Francesca Bretzel,Manfredi Leone,Salvatore Pasta
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 533
Release: 2021-09-15
ISBN 10: 3030759296
ISBN 13: 9783030759292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Services to Ecosystems Book Review:

The aim of this book is to bring together multidisciplinary research in the field of green infrastructure design, construction and ecology. The main core of the volume is constituted by contributions dealing with green infrastructure, vegetation science, nature-based solutions and sustainable urban development. The green infrastructure and its ecosystem services, indeed, are gaining space in both political agendas and academic research. However, the attention is focused on the services that nature is giving for free to and for human health and survival. What if we start to see things from another perspective? Our actions shall converge for instance to turn man-made environment like cities from heterotrophic to autotrophic ecosystems. From landscape ecology to urban and building design, like bricks of a wall, from the small scale to the bigger landscape scale via ecological networks and corridors, we should start answering these questions: what are the services that are we offering to Nature? What are we improving? How to implement our actions? This book contains three Open Access chapters, which are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).

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.