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Green building: illustrated

Green building: illustrated

Ching, Frank, 1943-, author; Shapiro, Ian M., author

"Francis D.K. Ching brings his signature graphic style to the topic of sustainable designIn the tradition of the classic Building Construction Illustrated, Francis D.K. Ching and Ian M. Shapiro offer a graphical presentation to the theory, practices, and complexities of sustainable design using an approach that proceeds methodically. From the outside to the inside of a building, they cover all aspects of sustainability, providing a framework and detailed strategies to design buildings that are substantively green. The book begins with an explanation of why we need to build green, the theories behind it and current rating systems before moving on to a comprehensive discussion of vital topics. These topics include site selection, passive design using building shape, water conservation, ventilation and air quality, heating and cooling, minimum-impact materials, and much more. Explains the fundamental issues of sustainable design and construction in a beautifully illustrated format Illustrated by legendary author, architect, and draftsman Francis D.K. Ching, with text by recognized engineer and researcher Ian M. Shapiro Ideal for architects, engineers, and builders, as well as students in these fields Sure to be the standard reference on the subject for students, professionals, and anyone interested in sustainable design and construction of buildings, Green Building Illustrated is an informative, practical, and graphically beautiful resource"-- Provided by publisher

Book. English.
Published Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, [2014]
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  • Kimberlin – Earliest copy due back 27th August

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    0710815013 720.47/CHI Normal Due back 27th August

Details

Statement of responsibility: Francis D. K. Ching, Ian M. Shapiro
ISBN: 1118562372, 9781118562376
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: viii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Subject: ARCHITECTURE / Sustainability & Green Design.; Sustainable buildings Design and construction