Published November 27, 2015
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9781859465745 - CAT# Y206205
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People across the world are becoming more aware of the need for the buildings and cities they live and work in to be sustainable, but the issue of how to be sustainable can seem a confusing and complex one.
These rules of thumb provide universal guidelines for the sustainable design of both buildings and the urban realm. It’s a global primer and textbook for anyone interested in understanding sustainability in the built environment, an ideal starting point for students as well as an aide memoir for more experienced readers and practitioners interested in this field.
Introduction 1. The Principles of Sustainability 2. Respecting Global Resources 3. Working in Harmony with the Natural World 4. Designing for Human Well-being 5. Rules and Strategies for Sustainable Buildings and Cities 4 Rules for Sustainable Architecture 4 Rules for Sustainable Cities 3 Rules for a Hot/Humid Climate 3 Rules for a Hot/Dry Climate 3 Rules for a Cold Climate 3 Rules for a Temperate Climate Narrative Bibliography Bibliography