Low Energy Low Carbon Architecture: Recent Advances & Future Directions

Khaled Al-Sallal

May 5, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 310 Pages - 85 Color & 41 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138027480 - CAT# K25551
Series: Sustainable Energy Developments

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  • Explains how to reduce a building’s carbon footprint using design startegies and and building technologies
  • Presents strategies sustainable energy policies/standards and performance modeling
  • Discusses several greenhouse gas counting tools for buildings
  • Emphasizes architectural design strategies
  • Includes more than 150 figures & tables in full color


Providing a complete and in-depth overview of the available knowledge in the area of low energy and low carbon architecture. The scope of this edited book includes several important topics ranging from chapters giving a broad view of the progressing models in ecologically responsible environments to other chapters focussing on recent advances in design strategies and building technologies in low energy heating, cooling, daylighting, materials, and building sustainable systems. Two other essential topics are covered, providing a link between theory and implementation: sustainable energy policies/standards and performance modeling in low energy architecture. Finally, the book will give the readers insight into the future of low energy and low carbon architecture in the beyond-green era and discussed in the broader context of the progressing theories of regenerative design.


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