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 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: 2020-11-25
ISBN 10: 1000116158
ISBN 13: 9781000116151
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.

Sustainable Construction Techniques

Sustainable Construction Techniques
Author: Sebastian El Khouli,Viola John,Martin Zeumer
Publsiher: Unknown
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies for Building and Environmental Applications

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies for Building and Environmental Applications
Author: Mardiana Idayu Ahmad,Mazran Ismail,Saffa Riffat
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2018-04-22
ISBN 10: 9783319811338
ISBN 13: 3319811339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies for Building and Environmental Applications Book Review:

This diverse resource on renewable energy and sustainable technologies highlights the status, state of the art, challenges, advancements and options in areas such as energy recovery systems, turbine ventilators, green composites, biofuels and bio-resources for energy production, wind energy, integrated energy-efficient systems, thermal energy storage, natural ventilation & day-lighting systems, and low carbon technologies for building and environmental applications. It is designed to serve as a reference book for students, researchers, manufacturers and professionals working in these fields. The editors have gathered articles from world-leading experts that clearly illustrate key areas in renewable energy and sustainability. The distinct role of these technologies in future endeavors is stressed by taking into account the opportunities to contribute with new approaches, methods and directions for building and environmental applications. The in-depth discussion presented in this book will give readers a clear understanding of every important aspect of each technology’s applications, optimum configuration, modifications, limitations and their possible improvements.

Sustainable Construction Processes

Sustainable Construction Processes
Author: Steve Goodhew
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-04-13
ISBN 10: 1119247950
ISBN 13: 9781119247951
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. • Offers an excellent text for those learning to construct, design and operate sustainable buildings. • Covers the drivers for sustainable construction, definitions, historical impacts, climate change and global, regional and individual responses. • enables the construction professional to achieve optimum solutions, both in design, process and the aftercare of buildings. • evaluates the effectiveness of different renewable technologies and provides guidance on the practicalities of their use. • Alerts the reader to future trends in this field.

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.

Sustainability and Automation in Smart Constructions

Sustainability and Automation in Smart Constructions
Author: Hugo Rodrigues,Florindo Gaspar,Paulo Fernandes,Artur Mateus
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2020-10-16
ISBN 10: 3030355330
ISBN 13: 9783030355333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability and Automation in Smart Constructions Book Review:

This book gathers outstanding papers presented at the Conference on Automation Innovation in Construction (CIAC-2019). In recent years, there have been significant transformations in the construction sector regarding production and the use of computers and automation to create smart and autonomous systems. At the same time, innovative construction materials and alternative technologies are crucial to overcoming the challenges currently facing the building materials industry. The book presents numerous examples of smart construction technologies, discusses the applications of new construction materials and technologies, and includes studies on recent trends in automation as applied to the construction sector.

Concrete Technology for a Sustainable Development in the 21st Century

Concrete Technology for a Sustainable Development in the 21st Century
Author: Odd E. Gjorv,Koji Sakai
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1999-12-23
ISBN 10: 9780419250609
ISBN 13: 0419250603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concrete Technology for a Sustainable Development in the 21st Century Book Review:

Concrete technology for a sustainable development in the 21st century focuses on the problems and challenges for the concrete industry today and in the future with particular emphasis on environmental consiousness. Primary topics include: the improvement of concretes service life to ease technical and economical problems and the waste of natural resources; environmentally friendly concrete production including new production methods and recycling materials; and actually using concrete to solve environmental problems, for example through the containment of hazardous waste. The book is the result of the international workshop held in Lofoton, Norway. With very select contributions from the most distinguished international professional experts, this book provides a basic framework and guidelines for national and international bodies.

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

Sustainable Construction and Building Materials

Sustainable Construction and Building Materials
Author: Bibhuti Bhusan Das,Narayanan Neithalath
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 906
Release: 2018-12-30
ISBN 10: 9811333173
ISBN 13: 9789811333170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Construction and Building Materials Book Review:

This book presents select proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Construction and Building Materials (ICSCBM 2018), and examines a range of durable, energy-efficient, and next-generation construction and building materials produced from industrial wastes and byproducts. The topics covered include alternative, eco-friendly construction and building materials, next-generation concretes, energy efficiency in construction, and sustainability in construction project management. The book also discusses various properties and performance attributes of modern-age concretes including their durability, workability, and carbon footprint. As such, it offers a valuable reference for beginners, researchers, and professionals interested in sustainable construction and allied fields.

Construction Materials Methods and Techniques

Construction Materials  Methods and Techniques
Author: William P. Spence,Eva Kultermann
Publsiher: Nelson Education
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN 10: 1305086279
ISBN 13: 9781305086272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Materials Methods and Techniques Book Review:

This book explores the most up-to-date green and sustainable methods for residential and commercial building construction as well as the latest materials, standards, and practices. This book is organized based on the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Masterformat standards.

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.

Sustainable Buildings and Structures

Sustainable Buildings and Structures
Author: Stephen P. Wilkinson,Jun Xia,Chen Bing
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2015-10-07
ISBN 10: 1315647133
ISBN 13: 9781315647135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Buildings and Structures Book Review:

Sustainable Buildings and Structures collects the contributions presented at the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Structures (Suzhou, China, 29 October-1 November 2016). The book aims to share thoughts and ideas on sustainable approaches to urban planning, engineering design and construction. The topics discussed include:-

A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering

A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering
Author: Dejan Mumovic,Mat Santamouris
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 113657316X
ISBN 13: 9781136573163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering Book Review:

The combined challenges of health, comfort, climate change and energy security cross the boundaries of traditional building disciplines. This authoritative collection, focusing mostly on energy and ventilation, provides the current and next generation of building engineering professionals with what they need to work closely with many disciplines to meet these challenges. A Handbook of Sustainable Building Engineering covers: how to design, engineer and monitor a building in a manner that minimises the emissions of greenhouse gases; how to adapt the environment, fabric and services of existing and new buildings to climate change; how to improve the environment in and around buildings to provide better health, comfort, security and productivity; and provides crucial expertise on monitoring the performance of buildings once they are occupied. The authors explain the principles behind built environment engineering, and offer practical guidance through international case studies.

Sustainable Technologies for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

Sustainable Technologies for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings
Author: Sašo Medved,Suzana Domjan,Ciril Arkar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2019-01-28
ISBN 10: 3030028224
ISBN 13: 9783030028220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Technologies for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Book Review:

This book presents cutting-edge work on the energy efficiency and environmental sustainability of buildings, examining EU policies, regulations and technologies for complex systems such as passive buildings, sustainable buildings and, as part of the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD), nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) requirements. It explores a wide range of topics, including indoor environment requirements, building physics, in-situ experiments to determine the thermal properties of buildings, nZEB requirements, building service technology, and methods of evaluating energy efficiency and environmental impacts. It also provides an overview of the best available technologies for nZEB, including those for the rational use of energy, utilization of renewable energy sources, EPBD systems and calculation methods. This book is a valuable resource for students, researchers and practitioners of urban planning, and architecture, civil and mechanical engineering.