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Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning

A Multi-Scale Approach

by Karen Firehock

<p>From New York City's urban forest and farmland in Virginia to the vast Sonoran Desert of Arizona and riverside parks in Vancouver, Washington, green infrastructure is becoming a priority for cities, counties, and states across America. ...

ISBN: 9781610916936

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Straw Bale Building Details

An Illustrated Guide for Design and Construction

by CASBA

<p><strong>The devil is in the details the science and art of designing and building durable, efficient, straw bale buildings</strong></p> <p>Straw bale buildings promise superior insulation and flexibility across a range of design aesthetics, ...

ISBN: 9781771422925

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Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs

The Thrivalist's Guide to Life Without Oil

by Wendy Brown

<div>Based on the premise that we have 21 days before we lose our modern conveniences, <I>Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs</I> is packed with practical solutions for becoming more self-reliant and transitioning to a lower energy ...

ISBN: 9781550924718

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Sustainable Asian House

Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines

by Paul McGillick

<p><strong>With over 350 vibrant photographs, extensive commentary and architectural plans, this architecture and design book showcases the modern luxury homes of Asia.</strong></p> <p><em>The Sustainable Asian House</em> celebrates modern ...

ISBN: 9781462913527

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Sustainable Building Adaptation

Innovations in Decision-making

by Sara J. Wilkinson, Craig Langston & Hilde Remøy

<p>How to adapt existing building stock is a problem being addressed by local and state governments worldwide. In most developed countries we now spend more on building adaptation than on new construction and there is an urgent need for greater ...

ISBN: 9781118477182

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Sustainable Building Design

Principles and Practice

by David Shiers & Miles Keeping

<p><strong>An inside view of how one of the world's leading architecture and engineering practice does business</strong></p> <p><em>Sustainable Built Environments: Principles and Practice</em> offers detailed, environmentally sound design ...

ISBN: 9781119063766

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Sustainable Heritage

Merging Environmental Conservation and Historic Preservation

by Amalia Leifeste & Barry L. Stiefel

<p>This book brings together ecological-conservation theory and heritage-preservation theory and shows how these two realms have common purpose. Through theoretical discussion and illustrative examples, <em>Sustainable Heritage</em> reframes the

ISBN: 9781317607588

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Sustainable Housing Reconstruction

Designing resilient housing after natural disasters

by Esther Charlesworth & Iftekhar Ahmed

<p>Through 12 case studies from Australia, Bangladesh, Haiti, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and the USA, this book focuses on the housing reconstruction process after an earthquake, tsunami, cyclone, flood or fire. Design of post-disaster housing is not ...

ISBN: 9781317563891

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Sustainable Steel Buildings

A Practical Guide for Structures and Envelopes

by Milan Veljkovic

<p><em>Sustainable Steel Buildings</em> reviews steel and its potential as a sustainable building material and shows how steel can be used to deliver buildings and structures with a high level of sustainability. The book's main focus is on the ...

ISBN: 9781118740811

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Sustainable Turtle House Design Brief (Aztec context) for Gifted and Talented Students.

by William Van Zyl

<p><strong>THE DESIGN BRIEF: SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE –TURTLE HOUSE DESIGN WITHIN AN AZTEC CULTURAL CONTEXT.</strong></p> <p><strong>Who should read this ebook?</strong></p> <p>This book is for design teachers and their gifted and talented ...

ISBN: 9780473452292

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Sustainable Use of Wood in Construction

by Jim Coulson

<p>There is a great deal of innovation in the use of wood in construction, from impressive modern buildings to new construction products that reduce build times and improve building performance. As a renewable resource with proven low embodied ...

ISBN: 9781118539644

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Sustainaspeak

A Guide to Sustainable Design Terms

by Elizabeth Lewis

<p>Architecture 2030; BUG; Biophilic Design; BIPV; Circular Economy; LEED; Passive Design; Solar Chimney; Systems Thinking; WELL; Xeriscaping.</p> <p>What does it all mean?</p> <p>The complex and evolving language used in the sustainable ...

ISBN: 9781351981729

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The Community Resilience Reader

Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval

by Daniel Lerch

<p>The sustainability challenges of yesterday have become today's resilience crises. National and global efforts have failed to stop climate change, transition from fossil fuels, and reduce inequality. We must now confront these and other ...

ISBN: 9781610918619

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The Design-Build Studio

Crafting Meaningful Work in Architecture Education

by Tolya Stonorov

<p><em>The</em> <em>Design-Build Studio</em> examines sixteen international community driven design-build case studies through process and product, with preceding chapters on community involvement, digital and handcraft methodologies and a ...

ISBN: 9781317307952

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The Green Studio Handbook

Environmental Strategies for Schematic Design

by Alison G Kwok & Walter Grondzik

<p><em>The Green Studio Handbook</em> remains an essential resource for design studios and professional practice. This extensive and user-friendly tool presents practical guidelines for the application of green strategies during the schematic ...

ISBN: 9781317228639

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The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy

Achieving Energy Independence Through Solar, Wind, Biomass, and Hydropower

by Dan Chiras

<div><I>The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy</I> shows home and business owners how to make dramatic improvements in energy efficiency and tap into clean, affordable sources of renewable energy for heating, cooling, and generating ...

ISBN: 9781550924794

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The Joy of Efficiency

by Paul Westbrook

<p>People always seem to be short of time or money—sometimes both. Efficiency is a way to get more of both. It's not a compromise; it's an optimization where everything is better. It's a way to live lighter on the planet, and to live better. ...

ISBN: 9781733956321

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The Nature of Urban Design

A New York Perspective on Resilience

by Alexandros Washburn

The best cities become an ingrained part of their residents' identities. Urban design is the key to this process, but all too often, citizens abandon it to professionals, unable to see a way to express what they love and value in their own ...

ISBN: 9781610915168

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The Paris Framework for Climate Change Capacity Building

by Mizan R Khan, J. Timmons Roberts, Saleemul Huq & others

<p><em>The Paris Framework for Climate Change Capacity Building</em> pioneers a new era of climate change governance, performing the foundational job of clarifying what is meant by the often ad-hoc, one-off, uncoordinated, ineffective and ...

ISBN: 9781351715317

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The Passivhaus Designer’s Manual

A technical guide to low and zero energy buildings

by Christina J. Hopfe & Robert S. McLeod

<p>Passivhaus is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world, with almost 50,000 buildings realised to date. Applicable to both domestic and non-domestic building types, the strength of Passivhaus lies in the simplicity of the ...

ISBN: 9781317536901

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