Sustainable Construction Technologies

Sustainable Construction Technologies
Author: Vivian Y. Tam,Khoa N. Le
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2019-01-03
ISBN 10: 0128117508
ISBN 13: 9780128117507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Construction Technologies Book Review:

Sustainable Construction Technologies: Life-Cycle Assessment provides practitioners with a tool to help them select technologies that are financially advantageous even though they have a higher initial cost. Chapters provide an overview of LCA and how it can be used in conjunction with other indicators to manage construction. Topics covered include indoor environment quality, energy efficiency, transport, water reuse, materials, land use and ecology, and more. The book presents a valuable tool for construction professionals and researchers that want to apply sustainable construction techniques to their projects. Practitioners will find the international case studies and discussions of worldwide regulation and standards particularly useful. Provides a framework for analyzing sustainable construction technologies and economic viability Introduces key credit criteria for different sustainable construction technologies Covers the most relevant construction areas Includes technologies that can be employed during the process of construction, or to the product of the construction process, i.e. buildings Analyzes international rating systems and provides supporting case studies

Sustainable Construction Processes

Sustainable Construction Processes
Author: Steve Goodhew
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN 10: 140518759X
ISBN 13: 9781405187596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Construction Processes Book Review:

This book explores the concepts and practicalities that lead to sustainable construction. It breaks new ground by providing the reader with the underlying principles of how to build sustainably and then assesses many of the tools required for the task. From energy to materials and from procurement to operation, all aspects play their part in turning a theoretically sustainable building project into a reality. There are many guidelines for the designer on how to maximise the sustainability of buildings but this resource text supplements these by focusing on the construction and operational aspects of sustainable buildings, as well as some of the more fundamental design-related considerations. ï¿1⁄2 Offers an excellent text for those learning to construct, design and operate sustainable buildings. ï¿1⁄2 Covers the drivers for sustainable construction, definitions, historical impacts, climate change and global, regional and individual responses. ï¿1⁄2 enables the construction professional to achieve optimum solutions, both in design, process and the aftercare of buildings. ï¿1⁄2 evaluates the effectiveness of different renewable technologies and provides guidance on the practicalities of their use. ï¿1⁄2 Alerts the reader to future trends in this field.

Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability

Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability
Author: Asif Syed
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-07-03
ISBN 10: 0470546034
ISBN 13: 9780470546031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability Book Review:

Practical solutions for sustainability In this timely guide, one of the world's leaders in advanced building technology implementation shows architects and engineers proven and practical methods for implementing these technologies in sustainably-designed buildings. Because of the very limited time architects are given from being awarded a project to concept design, this book offers clear and workable solutions for implementing solar energy, radiant heating and cooling floors, displacement ventilation, net zero, and more. It provides helpful tips and suggestions for architects and engineers to work together on implementing these technologies, along with many innovative possibilities for developing a truly integrated design. This book also explores and explains the many benefits of advanced technologies, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions, lower operating costs, noise reduction, improved indoor air quality, and more. In addition, Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability: Offers detailed coverage of solar energy systems, thermal energy storage, geothermal systems, high-performance envelopes, chilled beams, under-floor air distribution, displacement induction units, and much more Provides case studies of projects using advanced technologies and demonstrates their implementation in a variety of contexts and building types Covers the implementation of advanced technologies in office towers, large residential buildings, hospitals, schools, dormitories, theaters, colleges, and more Complete with a clear and insightful explanation of the requirements for and benefits of acquiring the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification, Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability is an important resource for architects, engineers, developers, and contractors involved in sustainable projects using advanced technologies.

Sustainable Construction Techniques

Sustainable Construction Techniques
Author: Sebastian El Khouli,Viola John,Martin Zeumer
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN 10: 9783955532383
ISBN 13: 3955532380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Construction Techniques Book Review:

What makes building materials sustainable? How to reduce the amount of embodied energy in building constructions? And how does a Life Cycle Analysis work? These are questions which are becoming increasingly more common in the context of sustainable construction. The DETAIL Green Book "Sustainable Construction Techniques" offers a thorough guide to ecological building design and sustainable construction methods, which will be particularly valuable for architects. The authors provide an overview of the most relevant databases and certification standards for building products and illustrate how a Life Cycle Analysis is conducted. They also identify key ways of optimising the planning process in line with ecological criteria, while offering advice for the selection of building materials and elements. Detailed documentation from five buildings constructed in Europe and North America serve to illustrate the associated assessment processes in this book.

Making Better Buildings

Making Better Buildings
Author: Chris Magwood
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2014-03-01
ISBN 10: 1550925156
ISBN 13: 9781550925159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Better Buildings Book Review:

Sustainable building from the ground up - the pros and cons of the latest green and natural materials and technologies From foundation to finish, a wealth of information is available on sustainable construction methods-entire volumes have been published on individual green and natural building techniques. But with so many different ideas to choose from, there is no single resource that allows an owner or builder to quickly and objectively compare the merits of each system for their particular project. Making Better Buildings cuts through the hype and provides the unvarnished facts about the upsides and downsides of the most widely discussed materials and technologies. Drawing on the real-world experiences of designer/builders, this comparative guide systematically and comprehensively examines each approach in terms of: Cost, sourcing, labor intensity, and ease of construction Energy efficiency, embodied energy, and environmental impacts Availability/accessibility Viable applications and future potential. Each chapter is rounded out by a chart which summarizes the material in a quick and accessible manner. Whether you are an owner preparing to build a green or natural home, or a conventional contractor determined to integrate sustainable alternatives into your existing construction practices, this up-to-the minute resource will help you make the best decisions for your project, while meeting your energy, efficiency, budgetary, and site-specific needs.

Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies

Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies
Author: Yoon-Moon Chun,Peter Claisse,Tarun R. Naik,Eshmaiel Ganjian
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2007-05-31
ISBN 10: 0415415861
ISBN 13: 9780415415866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies Book Review:

The construction materials industry is a major user of the world’s resources. While enormous progress has been made towards sustainability, the scope and opportunities for improvements are significant. To further the effort for sustainable development, a conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies was held at Coventry University, Coventry, U.K., from June 11th - 13th, 2007, to highlight case studies and research on new and innovative ways of achieving sustainability of construction materials and technologies. This book presents selected, important contributions made at the conference. Over 190 papers from over 45 countries were accepted for presentation at the conference, of which approximately 100 selected papers are published in this book. The rest of the papers are published in two supplementary books. Topics covered in this book include: sustainable alternatives to natural sand, stone, and Portland cement in concrete; sustainable use of recyclable resources such as fly ash, ground municipal waste slag, pozzolan, rice-husk ash, silica fume, gypsum plasterboard (drywall), and lime in construction; sustainable mortar, concrete, bricks, blocks, and backfill; the economics and environmental impact of sustainable materials and structures; use of construction and demolition wastes, and organic materials (straw bale, hemp, etc.) in construction; sustainable use of soil, timber, and wood products; and related sustainable construction and rehabilitation technologies.

Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials

Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials
Author: Rathish Kumar Pancharathi,Bhaskar Sangoju,Sandeep Chaudhary
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-04-18
ISBN 10: 9789811533600
ISBN 13: 9811533601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials Book Review:

This book presents select proceedings of the National Conference on Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials (ASCM 2019) held at the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India. The book includes contributions from academics and practitioners on low-energy cement technologies, innovative materials and structural technologies towards cost-effective, environment friendly, durable, energy-efficient, and sustainable construction. The topics covered emphasize on cutting-edge, economically viable, and sustainable solutions with an aim to increase profitability, and decrease construction time and overall impact on the built environment. The book will be useful for researchers and practitioners interested in sustainable construction and allied fields.

Sustainability in Engineering Design and Construction

Sustainability in Engineering Design and Construction
Author: J. K. Yates,Daniel Castro-Lacouture
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 1315359979
ISBN 13: 9781315359977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability in Engineering Design and Construction Book Review:

Successfully Measure the Benefits of Green Design and Construction Sustainability in Engineering Design and Construction outlines the sustainable practices used in engineering design and construction operations for all types of engineering and construction projects. Aimed at ushering the engineering and construction industry into embracing sustainable practices and green construction techniques, this book addresses sustainability in engineering design and construction operations from a historical and global perspective, and delves into specific sustainability concepts and processes. The book explains the concepts of sustainable development, corporate social responsibility (CSR), the Dow Jones Global Sustainability Index (DJGSI), key performance indicators (KPIs), corporate sustainability, and the triple bottom line (economic, environmental, and social values in design and construction). Relevant to sustainability in every facet of engineering and construction, it also covers life-cycle environmental cost analysis, discusses sustainable engineering and site selection, the economic considerations evaluated when making sustainability decisions, and explains how to measure and quantify sustainable performance and apply these practices in the real world. It also covers project and corporate level sustainability practices, sustainable construction materials and processes, sustainable heavy construction equipment, traditional and alternative energy sources, provides implementation resources for starting and evaluating sustainability programs, and includes a checklist for measuring the sustainability of construction operations. The text contains detailed information on sustainable construction materials and processes, heavy construction equipment, and traditional and alternative energy sources. It presents information on sustainable designs, selecting sustainable sites, designing for passive survivability, designing for disassembly, and the ISO 14,000 standards. It provides implementation resources for starting and evaluating sustainability programs and a checklist for measuring the sustainability of construction operations In addition, it provides definitions of sustainability terms and expressions, as well as case studies, examples, discussion questions, and a list of supplemental references at the end of each chapter. This book provides information on: Definitions for sustainability terms Sources for locating global sustainability requirements Current sustainability issues Environmental laws related to sustainability and their implications Sustainable design Life-cycle cost assessment models Sustainable practices currently being used in the engineering and construction (E&C) industry Corporate-level sustainability practices Project-level sustainability practices Global sustainability trends and implications Sustainable materials Sustainable heavy construction equipment Traditional and alternative energy sources LEED Green Building Rating System Sustainability organizations and certification programs Sustainability implementation resources A summary of sustainable engineering design and construction

SCMT3

SCMT3
Author: Nihon Konkurīto Kōgaku Kyōkai,Coventry University,University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee).
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:864852382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Constructing Green

Constructing Green
Author: Nicole Woolsey Biggart
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2013-08-02
ISBN 10: 0262019418
ISBN 13: 9780262019415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constructing Green Book Review:

Experts consider green construction and the social, institutional, and cultural changes associated with it, through a sociological and organizational lens.

Green Building Technologies and Materials II

Green Building Technologies and Materials II
Author: Zhi Li Cheng,Li Qun Guo,Jing Wu
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 590
Release: 2013-05-14
ISBN 10: 3038260681
ISBN 13: 9783038260684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Building Technologies and Materials II Book Review:

Selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2nd International Conference on Green Buildings Technologies and Materials (GBTM 2012), December 27-28, Wuhan, China

Portugal SB07 Sustainable Construction, Materials and Practices

Portugal SB07 Sustainable Construction, Materials and Practices
Author: Luís Bragança
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 1154
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 1586037854
ISBN 13: 9781586037857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Portugal SB07 Sustainable Construction, Materials and Practices Book Review:

The construction industry is a vibrant and active industry. The building sector is responsible for creating, modifying and improving the living environment of humanity. This volume presents solutions that facilitate and promote the adoption of policies, methods and tools to accelerate the movement towards a global sustainable built environment.

Green Building

Green Building
Author: Michael Bauer,Peter Mösle,Michael Schwarz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2009-12-03
ISBN 10: 9783642006357
ISBN 13: 3642006353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Building Book Review:

An important consideration for energy-efficient buildings is their primary energy requirements over the entire life cycle. How to determine this? What integrative factors influence the performance of a healthy and sustainable building? This, while it may be important for clients and architects to know, is frequently not very transparent. This book has been written to assist with clarifying target criteria and expanding horizons when it comes to ecological buildings. It is meant as a handbook and source of reference for clients, architects, planners and building operators, to provide them with pertinent information about their design, construction and operation: how to do this in the most energy-efficient and economical manner? Also, there is feedback and documentation about prominent buildings like the Hamburg Dockland or the Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg in Stuttgart. They provide excellent architectural examples for detailed construction and design solutions. Further, there are insightful interviews with architects and clients about many important buildings, which help turn this book into an integrated source of reference for sustainable architecture. - A Guideline for Planning, Construction and Operation of sustainable Buildings - A source of reference for clients, architects, planners and building operators - Innovative architectural examples with sustainable concepts and design

Sustainable Construction

Sustainable Construction
Author: Charles J. Kibert
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2012-10-03
ISBN 10: 1118330137
ISBN 13: 9781118330135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Construction Book Review:

The classic reference for high-performance green building delivery systems No longer just a buzzword, sustainable construction is going mainstream—and soon will be the norm. Revised to reflect the latest developments of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and other tools, Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery, Third Edition guides construction and design professionals through the process of developing commercial and institutional high-performance green buildings in today's marketplace. Charles Kibert provides an introduction to green building, covering the theory, history, and state of the industry as well as best practices in building procurement and delivery systems. From green building and Green Globes assessments to building hydrological systems and materials and product selection, this comprehensive text covers all of the factors involved with sustainable construction. In a clear and accessible writing style, Kibert addresses issues so that the reader can think critically and independently as part of the cutting edge in green building. The Third Edition includes up-to-date coverage of: The latest developments leading up to LEED version 4 Carbon neutral design and carbon accounting Green Globes and international building assessment systems The Living Building Challenge Environmental product declarations (EPDs) as the norm for green building products The trends in net-zero energy building design and policies Broad enough to cover the needs of faculty and students and detailed enough to serve as a professional reference, Sustainable Construction, Third Edition is a must for the builder/owner and construction manager looking to take advantage of the opportunities in this rapidly evolving field, the designer looking to be LEED certified, or anyone interested in sustainability.

Strategies for Sustainable Technologies and Innovations

Strategies for Sustainable Technologies and Innovations
Author: John R. McIntyre,Silvester Ivanaj,Vera Ivanaj
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1781006830
ISBN 13: 9781781006832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategies for Sustainable Technologies and Innovations Book Review:

ÔThere is no debate about the fact that a Òbusiness as usualÓ approach is an environmentally unsustainable one. Given the magnitude of the environmental challenges the world faces today, extensive changes in corporate strategies and significant innovation advances are absolutely necessary if we are to avoid substantial decreases in our quality of living. This set of internationally recognized authors provides some fresh and informative perspectives on this topic along with a path for a more sustainable future.Õ Ð Mark Ferguson, University of South Carolina, US Corporations across the world are becoming increasingly aware of the threat of environmental degradation and the growing importance of sustainable business practices. This raises a vital question: How can for-profit firms (and other profit-conscious enterprises such as government organizations) implement more environmentally friendly policies without sacrificing profitability? This innovative volume tackles that complex question, offering detailed recommendations for making strategic technological choices that are economically advantageous, ecologically sustainable and socially responsible. Expert contributions examine the contextual factors that affect implementation of more sustainable technology and innovation practices, offering a number of empirical methodologies to describe and explain these multidimensional influences. What emerges is a compelling argument in favor of balanced strategies that merge profitability concerns with ecological consciousness, allowing for controlled sustainable development and stable, long-term economic success. Discussion of companies in both developed and emerging countries makes this book useful on a truly global scale. Students and professors of business, management studies and economics will find much to admire in this path-breaking volume. Managers, policymakers and other practitioners will also benefit greatly from this bookÕs timely and insightful recommendations.

Construction Technology 1: House Construction

Construction Technology 1: House Construction
Author: Mike Riley,Alison Cotgrave
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2013-06-11
ISBN 10: 1137121262
ISBN 13: 9781137121264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Technology 1: House Construction Book Review:

Construction Technology 1: House Construction is a widely used and popular textbook designed specifically to support the study of domestic house construction at undergraduate degree and HNC/HND level. This third edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect new technology and construction methods. Its student-friendly layout and features take you through each step of the building process from planning to internal finishes. Construction Technology 1: House Construction • has a clear and accessible text structure for ease of use, with each chapter including definitions of key terms, review tasks and reflective summaries • features a wealth of case studies drawn from real-life building sites • includes comparative studies that allow critical evaluation of different build details or design solutions • includes an entirely new chapter on sustainable construction • uses an enhanced page layout, with improved figures and new photos, including a new plate section of colour photos A companion website featuring photographs and outline answers to the review tasks can be found at: www.palgrave.com/engineering/riley1

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction
Author: Sam Kubba
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 820
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0123851289
ISBN 13: 9780123851284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction Book Review:

Packed with conceptual sketches and photos, real world case studies and green construction details, Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction provides a wealth of practical guidelines and essential insights that will facilitate the design of green buildings. Written in an easy to understand style, the Handbook draws on over 35 years of personal experience across the world, offering vital information and penetrating insights into two major building rating systems such as LEED and BREEAM both used extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Develop a project schedule that allows for systems testing and commissioning. Create contract plans and specifications to ensure building performance A step-by-step approach for integrating technologies into the different stages of design and execution.

Sustainable Buildings

Sustainable Buildings
Author: Amjad Almusaed,Asaad Almssad
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2018-07-18
ISBN 10: 1789234026
ISBN 13: 9781789234022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Buildings Book Review:

This book has been written to represent the efficient applications of sustainability upon building designs. The book intends to illustrate various techniques of action of sustainability on building conceptions. The book is divided into four parts and eight chapters. Part I "Introduction into Target Theme" includes a chapter with title "Introductory Chapter." It makes an overview of the meaning and the target of sustainable building and sustainable building material. Part II "Sustainable Building Design, Process, and Management" discusses many forms and concepts of sustainable building and includes three chapters. Part III "Sustainable Building by Using Energy Efficiency in Building Design" includes one chapter. Part IV "Sustainability in Building Materials: Study Cases" includes three chapters.

Green Architecture (GreenSource Books)

Green Architecture (GreenSource Books)
Author: Osman Attmann
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Professional Pub
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822036428308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Architecture (GreenSource Books) Book Review:

Chapter 1.Green Architecture: An Overview;Chapter 2.Definitions and Operationalizations of Green Architecture;Chapter 3.Brief History of Green Architecture;Chapter 4.Green Technologies: Energy Generation;Chapter 5.Green Technologies: Energy Retention;Chapter 6.Green Materials;Chapter 7.Smart Materials;Chapter 8.Case Studies;BibliographyIndexOsman Attmannis an architect and associate professorat the College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado.

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies
Author: Martin Abraham
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 2262
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN 10: 0128047925
ISBN 13: 9780128047927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies Book Review:

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies provides an authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development. Sustainable technology includes the scientific understanding, development and application of a wide range of technologies and processes and their environmental implications. Systems and lifecycle analyses of energy systems, environmental management, agriculture, manufacturing and digital technologies provide a comprehensive method for understanding the full sustainability of processes. In addition, the development of clean processes through green chemistry and engineering techniques are also described. The book is the first multi-volume reference work to employ both Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approaches to assessing the wide range of technologies available and their impact upon the world. Both approaches are long established and widely recognized, playing a key role in the organizing principles of this valuable work. Provides readers with a one-stop guide to the most current research in the field Presents a grounding of the fundamentals of the field of sustainable technologies Written by international leaders in the field, offering comprehensive coverage of the field and a consistent, high-quality scientific standard Includes the Life Cycle Analysis and Triple Bottom Line approaches to help users understand and assess sustainable technologies