Environment, Technology and Sustainability

1st Edition

Hocine Bougdah, Stephen Sharples

Taylor & Francis
Published July 22, 2009
Textbook - 320 Pages
ISBN 9780415403795 - CAT# RU03790
Series: Technologies of Architecture

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Summary

This second volume in the Technologies of Architecture series – the only series of books tuned to the architectural technology syllabus – explores the environmental influences on building design.

Looking particularly at sustainable building, a holistic view is taken, so that the influence of any one set of choices on other areas – such as the trade-off of daylighting against thermal insulation, or the balance needed between heating and ventilation – are not overlooked. The authors discuss available technologies for establishing a suitable microclimate within buildings, for managing the transmission of sound and for minimizing the exploitation of scarce energy and of other resources.

Using the perspective of a designer who needs a sound scientific basis for arriving at the optimum outcome, this valuably informative volume is ideal for architectural technology students, as well as first and second year architecture students.

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