|aSustainability in architecture and urban design /|cCarl Bovill.
|aNew York :|bRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group,|c2015.
|axix, 264 p. :|bill., map ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|gThe global sustainability problem.|tSolar energy use through time ;|tUncontrolled growth causes uncontrollable problems ;|tOur ecological footprint ;|tGlobal warming and climate change --|gEcology and the environment.|tEcosystem example : the Chesapeake Bay ;|tEcology and architecture ;|tEnvironmental economics ;|tNature's geometry --|gThe residential scale.|tBuilding example : WaterShed House ;|tLEED for residential buildings ;|tThe energy design process ;|tBioclimatic design ;|tSolar control and shading ;|tPassive solar heating ;|tPassive cooling ;|tEmbodied energy and thermal mass ;|tHigh insulation levels ;|tGreen materials --|gThe commercial scale.|tBuilding example : The Chesapeake Bay Foundation Building ;|tOverview of the LEED for commercial buildings rating system ;|tDaylighting ;|tElectric lighting ;|tHeating and cooling ;|tIndoor air quality ;|tGreen roofs ;|tMaterial choices --|gThe urban scale.|tUrban example : San Francisco ;|tLEED for neighborhood development ;|tUrbanism ;|tTransit oriented development --|gEnergy sources.|tConventional energy sources ;|tAlternative energy sources.
內容簡介top Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design 簡介 Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design will help you understand the nature of the sustainability problem and show you how to implement your design for a sustainable future. Organized in six parts, the problem, the environment, the residential scale, the commercial scale, the urban scale, and energy sources, the book presents essential information in context, so that you get the full picture. Hundreds of drawings, sketches, charts, and diagrams illustrate points author Carl Bovill makes in his clear and direct style, which communicates the basics in a concise way.You'll learn:-About environmental economics-How sustainable architectural design relates to ecology-How fractal geometry can lead to a new understanding of the structure of the world around us-How to design energy efficient houses and commercial buildings-How to design and live in our cities to lower energy use per person-About LEED points at all scalesA glossary and reading lists encourage you to explore the topics further.