P. - Strategies for Sustainable Architecture
Taylor Francis, 2006
for Sustainable Architecture
was shortlisted for the RIBA International Book Award 2007 and came second.
The Back Cover Description
Strategies for Sustainable Architecture introduces the principal aspects
of sustainability and their relation to the built environment. Environmental
and social issues are analysed and sustainable design and technical solutions
are discussed through the use of case studies in the UK, USA, Australia,
Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
There are six chapters covering the topics of land and ecology, community,
health and well-being, materials, energy, and water. Each chapter includes
an overview of the current environmental or social problems and explores
ways that buildings and urban developments can be developed to mitigate
the impacts of these problems. The author discusses different approaches
and uses completed examples to illustrate how theoretical principles work
in practice. Nearly one hundred case studies of sixty buildings and urban
developments demonstrate the strategies adopted by designers, clients
and planners to address sustainability.
This book should be of great interest to all those learning about sustainability
as well as building industry clients and professionals involved in setting
targets and developing design solutions.
for Sustainable Architecture is currently being translated into Italian.