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Sustainable Luxury: The New Singapore House, Solutions for a Livable Future

by Paul McGillick, Ph.D & Masano Kawana

Singapore is celebrated as one of the most livable cities in Asia, and Sustainable Luxury shows how the prosperous, forward-looking nation is pioneering innovative solutions for environmental, economic, social,...


Abitare la Terra n.29/2011 - Dwelling on Earth

by Aa. Vv. & Paolo Portoghesi

EDUARDO SOUTO DE MOURA Luca Nicotera ALESSANDRO ANSELMI Stefania Tuzi LAKE|FLATO Maria Luna Vetrani ANTONIO MONESTIROLI Gaetano Fusco BOGDAN BOGDANOVIC Slobodan Selinkic CINO ZUCCHI Alessandra Sgueglia EMILIO...


Wet Weather Design and Operation in Water Resource Recovery Facilities

by Water Environment Federation

Wet Weather Design and Operation in Water Resource Recovery Facilities provides professionals involved in the field with a comprehensive reference of current design and operational practices for dealing with...


Sustainability Reporting Statements for Wastewater Systems

by Water Environment Federation

Sustainability Reporting Statements for Wastewater Systems proposes a set of standard environmental performance report formats for wastewater utilities and facilitates uniform reporting similar to what is...


Facade Refurbishment Toolbox.

by Thaleia Konstantinou, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

The starting point of the research is the need to refurbish existing residential building stock, in order to reduce its energy demand, which accounts for over one fourth of the energy consumption in the European...


Spatial planning and urban resilience in the context of flood risk.

by Pei-Wen Lu, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Spatial planning is increasingly being considered as an important mechanism in coping with flood risk due to climate change. One of the reasons for this is that engineering approaches are increasingly expensive...


Green Home Building: Money-Saving Strategies for an Affordable, Healthy, High-Performance Home

by Miki Cook & Doug Garrett

Build a truly green home for the same total net cost as the conventional alternative


Why I Walk: Taking a Step in the Right Direction

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


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

by Chris Magwood

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


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...


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...


Urban Landscape Strategies

by Giuseppe Marinoni

The projects illustrated here exemplify the way contemporary urban planning is moving in practice, and how it is precisely in the effective transformation of cities and landscapes that it is finding the theoretical...


The Passive Solar House: Using Solar Design to Cool and Heat Your Home, 2nd Edition

by James Kachadorian

Revised and Expanded Edition - Includes CD-ROM with Custom Design Software

For the past ten years The Passive Solar House has offered proven techniques for building homes that heat and cool themselves, using...


Me and the Biospheres: A Memoir by the Inventor of Biosphere 2

by John Allen

2009 Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Biography/Memoir, Me and the Biospheres is the definitive autobiography of John P. Allen, inventor of the largest laboratory for global ecology ever built...


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,...


How to Build a Global Model Earthship Operation II: Concrete Work

by Michael Reynolds

This booklet is the second in a twelve part series that walks the owner/builder through the construction of a Global Model Earthship. This installment covers the concrete and steel strength of the building,...


How to Build a Global Model Earthship Operation I: Tire Work

by Michael Reynolds

This booklet is the first in a twelve part series that walks the owner/builder through the construction of a Global Model Earthship. This installment covers building the thermal mass walls out of tires, the...


The Green Museum: A Primer on Environmental Practice

by Sarah S. Brophy & Elizabeth Wylie

The Green Museum shows museum professionals how they can incorporate green design into new construction and day to day operations, using sustainable practices to save on operating costs and make museums attractive...


Building Reuse

by Kathryn Rogers Merlino

In Building Reuse: Sustainability, Preservation, and the Value of Design, Kathryn Rogers Merlino makes an impassioned case that truly sustainable design requires reusing and reimagining existing buildings. The...