Critical Explorations of Green Building Practice in Europe and North America
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Sustainable Architectures by Simon Guy
Book DescriptionAs buildings are responsible for fifty per cent of CO2 emissions, their design has become the focus of intense technical scrutiny. Knowing how to build more technically efficient, or ecologically responsible, buildings, and being able to assemble the social resources to do so, requires different forms of knowledge and practice. There is wide contestation over the optimal pathways to greener buildings design and great diversity in practices of sustainable architecture. This volume brings together leading researchers from across the European Union and North America both to illustrate the diversity of practice and to provide a critical commentary on this key debate. The reader is provided with an introduction to competing perspectives on the sustainable architecture debate, international exemplars of differing practice and an overview of new theoretical and methodological resources for understanding and meeting the conceptual, social and technical challenges of sustainable architecture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415700450
(246mm x 174mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Simon Guy
Sustainable Architectures, Hardback (December 2004)
Buildings are responsible for 50 per cent of CO^O2 emissions and their design has become the focus of intense technical scrutiny. Knowing how to build more technically efficient, or more ecologically and being able to assemble the social resources to do so
Development and Developers, Paperback (April 2002)
This book presents for the first time an interdisciplinary view of property development and property developers. Fourteen contributions are brought together here from leading researchers and respected practitioners, including property analysts, economists, geographers, planners and sociologists.
Sociology of Energy, Buildings and the Environment, Hardback (December 2000)» View all books by Simon Guy
Focusing upon energy conservation and the built environment, this book engages with areas of debate and policy currently dominated by technologists and natural scientists. It develops a sociological analysis of the science and technology of sustainability and energy efficiency.
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