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Strategic investment of embodied energy during the architectural planning process

by Linda Hildebrand, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

This year's fifth issue of A+BE outlines the relevance of the building substance as factor for the overall sustainable performance of the built environment. It wants to sensibilize the designer for the ecological...


Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice

by Sukita Reay Crimmel & James Thomson

Down and dirty – a complete step-by-step guide to making, installing, and living with beautiful, all-natural earthen floors


Humanitarian Architecture: 15 stories of architects working after disaster

by Esther Charlesworth

Never has the demand been so urgent for architects to respond to the design and planning challenges of rebuilding post-disaster sites and cities. In 2011, more people were displaced by natural disasters (42...


Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Around the Globe

by Sheri Koones & Robert Redford

The rising cost of fuel and the growing commitment to protect the environment have sparked exciting innovations in prefab home construction. Showcasing the unlimited possibilities offered by prefabrication to...


Ecology for architecture

by Antonia Chiesa

This book analyzes themes and concepts of environmental design from a composition stand point. A selection of case studies from a larger regional scale to the small and local scale demonstrates how architectural...


The Return of Nature: Sustaining Architecture in the Face of Sustainability

by Preston Scott Cohen & Erika Naginski

The Return of Nature asks you to critique your conception of nature and your approach to architectural sustainability and green design. What do the terms mean? Are they de facto design requirements? Or are they...


Making Better Buildings: A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and Contractors

by Jen Feigin & Chris Magwood

Sustainable building from the ground up – the pros and cons of the latest green and natural materials and technologies


Resilient Sustainable Cities: A Future

by Leonie Pearson, Peter Newton & Peter Roberts

Urbanization is occurring at an unprecedented rate; by 2050 three quarters of the world's people will live in urban environments. The cars we drive, products we consume, houses we live in and technology we use...


Explosion Green: One Man's Journey To Green The World's Largest Industry

by David Gottfried

Explosion Green tells the twenty-year story of the global green building movement through the eyes of David Gottfried, the man who helped start it all.  Explosion Green reveals the inner workings of the building...


Eaea 11 2013

by Eugenio Morello & Barbara E.A. Piga

The 11th European Architectural Envisioning Association Conference (Politecnico di Milano, Milan, 25-28 September 2013) is a platform for communicating and exchanging experimental research, applications and...


Sustainable Healthcare Architecture

by Robin Guenther & Gail Vittori

"With this book, Robin Guenther and Gail Vittori show us how critical our green building mission is to the future of human health and secures a lasting legacy that will continue to challenge and focus the green...


Ecoedge Charlesworth: Urgent Design Challenges in Building Sustainable Cities

by Esther Charlesworth & Rob Adams

Presenting diverse case studies of contemporary sustainable urban practice from Europe, Africa, India, South America, the USA and Australia, this book offers the reader a fantastic wealth of practical material...


Becoming Human by Design

by Tony Fry

The last in Tony Fry's trilogy of books published by Berg continues his radical rethinking of design. Becoming Human by Design presents a provocative reading of human 'evolution' centred on ontological design,...


Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide.

by David Bergman

Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sustainable Design provides a concise overview of all the techniques available for reducing...


Smart Cities: Governing, Modelling and Analysing the Transition

by Mark Deakin

Smart city development has emerged a major issue over the past 5 years. Since the launch of IBM's Smart Planet and CISCO's Smart Cities and Communities programmes, their potential to deliver on global sustainable...


Green Buildings Pay: Design, Productivity and Ecology

by Brian W. Edwards & Emanuele Naboni

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...


Lessons from Vernacular Architecture

by Willi Weber & Simos Yannas

The architectural community has had a strong and continuing interest in traditional and vernacular architecture. Lessons from Vernacular Architecture takes lessons directly from traditional and vernacular architecture...


Motivating Change: Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environment

by Robert Crocker & Steffen Lehmann

Multi-disciplinary exploration of how behaviour change in our built environment can affect long term sustainability.


The Green Museum: A Primer on Environmental Practice

by Sarah S. Brophy & Elizabeth Wylie

The Green Museum remains the leading handbook for museums seeking to learn ways to implement environmentally sustainable practices at their institutions. This new edition features updated standards, techniques,...


Planning for Sustainability: Creating Livable, Equitable and Ecological Communities

by Stephen M. Wheeler

This book presents a straightforward, systematic analysis of how more sustainable cities and towns can be brought about, considering each scale of planning: international, national, regional, municipal, neighbourhood,...