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Description - Sustainable Design by Daniel A. Vallero

Scientific Principles to Guide Sustainable Design Decisions From thermodynamics to fluid dynamics to computational chemistry, this book sets forth the scientific principles underlying the need for sustainable design, explaining not just the "hows" of sustainable design and green engineering, but also the "whys." Moreover, it provides readers with the scientific principles needed to guide their own sustainable design decisions. Throughout the book, the authors draw from their experience in architecture, civil engineering, environmental engineering, planning, and public policy in order to build an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of sustainable design. Written to enable readers to take a more scientific approach to sustainable design, the book offers many practical features, including: Case studies presenting the authors' firsthand accounts of actual green projects Lessons learned from Duke University's Smart House Program that demonstrate the concepts and techniques discussed in the book Exercises that encourage readers to use their newfound knowledge to solve green design problems Figures, tables, and sidebars illustrating key concepts and summarizing important points For architects, designers, and engineers, this book enables them to not only implement green design methods, but also to choose these methods based on science. With its many examples, case studies, and exercises, the book is also an ideal textbook for students in civil and environmental engineering, construction, and architectural engineering.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470130629
ISBN-10: 0470130628
Format: Hardback
(237mm x 209mm x 27mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Daniel A. Vallero

Daniel Vallero, PhD, is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, where he leads the Engineering Ethics Program and teaches courses in green engineering and professional ethics. He has also conducted research related to environmental exposures and risk in human populations and ecosystems and has advised policy-makers around the world on a variety of human health risks and ecological issues. Chris Brasier, AIA, LEED AP, is a Principal with SmithGroup, an architectural, engineering and planning practice. He is also a Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University where he is Director of the Architectural Engineering Certificate Program and co-teachesa course with Dr. Vallero in green engineering.

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