Green Buildings Pay: Design, Productivity and Ecology (Hardcover)

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Green Buildings Pay: Design, Productivity and Ecology (Hardcover)


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This third edition of Green Buildings Pay presents new evidence and new arguments concerning the institutional and business case that can be made for green design. The green argument has moved a long way forward since the previous edition, and this fully updated book addresses the key issues faced by architect, engineer and client today.

Green Buildings Pay: Design, Productivity and Ecology examines, through a range of detailed case studies, how different approaches to green design can produce more sustainable patterns of development. These cases are examined from three main perspectives: that of the architect, the client and the user. Completely revised with all new chapters, cases, sections and introductory material the third edition presents:

  • over 20 new researched case studies drawn from the UK, Europe and the USA, written in collaboration with the architects, engineers, clients and user groups
  • examples of office and educational buildings of high sustainable and high architectural quality
  • an exploration of the architectural innovations that have been driven by environmental thinking, such as the new approaches to the design of building facades, roofs, and atria
  • cases which demonstrate current practice in the area of energy/eco-retrofits of existing buildings
  • documentation of the benefit impact assessment schemes such as LEED and BREEAM have had upon client expectations and on design approaches over the past decade
  • beautiful full color illustrations throughout.

In the fast evolving arena of green building, the book shows how architects are reshaping their practices to deal with ever more demanding energy standards and better informed users and corporate clients.

Brian W. Edwards is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at ECA, part of Edinburgh University, and was Associate Professor of Sustainable Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Architecture, Design and Conservation from 2008-11. He has practised as an architect in London, Vancouver, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Professor Edwards has written numerous books on architecture and many journal articles.Emanuele Naboni is Associate Professor of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Architecture, Design and Conservation, specialising in sustainable design and building performance simulation. He has been a researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and has worked with the Performative Design Group at SOM in San Francisco.
Product Details ISBN: 9780415685344
ISBN-10: 0415685346
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: January 7th, 2013
Pages: 296
Language: English