Passive House Details
Author: Donald B. Corner, Jan C. Fillinger, Alison G. Kwok
Passive House Details introduces the concepts, principles, and design processes of building ultralow-energy buildings. The objective of this book is to provide design goals, research, analysis, systems, details, and inspiring images of some of the most energy-efficient, carbon-neutral, healthy, and satisfying buildings currently built in the region. Other topics included: heat transfer, moisture management, performance targets, and climatic zones. Illustrated with more than 375 color images, the book is a visual catalog of construction details, materials, and systems drawn from projects contributed from forty firms. Fourteen in-depth case studies demonstrate the most energy-efficient systems for foundations, walls, floors, roofs, windows, doors, and more.
Dense + Green
Author: Thomas Schröpfer
The integration of nature in architecture is a key concern of sustainability. However, all too often sustainable design is reduced to improving the energetic performance of buildings and the ornamental application of natural green. Dense + Green explores new architectural typologies that emerge from the integration of green components such as sky terraces, vertical parks and green facades, in high-density buildings. The book describes green strategies in a comparison across different design tasks and climate conditions. In-depth case studies on the most relevant building types, consistently presented with analytical drawings made exclusively for this book, are complemented by expert essays that demonstrate the current paradigm shift in the sustainable urban environment. From the Contents: • Dense + Green Building Types, by Thomas Schröpfer, architect, Singapore University of Technology and Design • Dense + Green Building Technology, by Atelier Ten, environmental design consultants and building services engineers, New York, NY • Dense + Green Landscape Design, by Herbert Dreiseitl, landscape architect, Atelier Dreiseitl/Rambøll Liveable Cities Lab, Überlingen/Singapore/Portland, OR • Dense + Green Botanical Design, by Jean Yong, plant eco-physiologist, Singapore University of Technology and Design • Dense + Green Urbanism, by Kees Christiaanse, urban planner, ETH Zurich • 25 in-depth case studies from Europe, Asia and the USA • Practice Reports by Foster + Partners, WOHA, Ken Yeang, MVRDV and others
The book holistically summarizes the principles of corrective maintenance and energy retrofitting of historic and listed buildings, from diagnosis to intervention: asset preservation, user comfort, and energy efficiency. Constructions, calculations, and test series created by an interdisciplinary team of researchers in eight case studies, make the manual an indispensable planning tool.
Buildings and their associated systems are the largest source of greenhouse gases in the world. The 2030 Challenge aims to produce zero-net energy from new North American construction by 2030 while achieving a 50 percent reduction in carbon emissions from existing buildings. With less than 4 percent of commercial and residential structures in the United States and Canada certified by 2015, we seem destined to fall catastrophically short of this target. Reinventing Green Building combines a unique, insider's critique of the current state of affairs with a potent vision for the future. This highly visual, data-driven analysis brings together the wisdom of today's leading practitioners including: Up-to-date information on green building issues, energy economics, and new technology Dramatic new approaches to certification system design and user experience Creative, outside-the-box solutions using the Internet of Things, big data analytics, and cloud-based technologies for building management The green building revolution has failed to fulfill its promise to transform the marketplace in a meaningful way. Smart, simple, and sustainable: Reinventing Green Building presents a new approach to certification, designed to radically cut costs while dramatically increasing marketplace acceptance integrating true climate mitigation and better building performance. Jerry Yudelson, dubbed "The Godfather of Green" by Wired magazine in 2011, has many years of professional experience in the green building field, elected as a LEED Fellow and having served as the president of the Green Building Initiative. He is the author of thirteen books in the field, including Dry Run, Choosing Green, and Green Building A–Z.
Wie und warum bauen und wohnen immer mehr Menschen in Gemeinschaft? Welche Ausprägungen dieses Phänomens existieren und was können Architektur und Baukultur in diesem Zusammenhang leisten? Das Buch zeigt 26 in Deutschland und überwiegend im europäischen Ausland realisierte Bauten, die als Baugruppenprojekte, von Genossenschaften oder Wohnungsbaugesellschaften errichtet wurden und Antwort auf diese Fragen geben. Sie reagieren mit unterschiedlichen Konzepten auf veränderte Lebensentwürfe und vielfältige Standorte. Mithilfe von innovativen Planungs- und Bauprozessen werden Lösungen entwickelt, die unmittelbar auf die Wünsche und Anforderungen der Bewohner ausgerichtet sind. Dabei steht die Idee im Zentrum, in individuellen Wohnungen und zugleich gemeinschaftlich unter einem Dach zu leben, Nachbarschaft und Freundschaft zu pflegen sowie Raum und soziale Verantwortung zu teilen. Klassische und moderne Lebensmodelle lassen sich somit verbinden. In vertiefenden Essays werden Hintergrundinformationen zum gemeinschaftlichen Bauen und Wohnen gegeben: vom volkswirtschaftlichen Nutzen dieser Wohnformen, über Fragen der Grundstücksvergabe bis hin zu sozialen Anliegen und rechtlichem Reglungsbedarf.
City and Wind
Author: Mareike Krautheim, Ralf Pasel, Sven Pfeiffer, Joachim Schultz-Granberg
Publisher: Dom Pub
Spatial production is inevitably linked to climate issues. In the course of the last 15 years the debate on sustainable architecture and ecological urbanism has risen like a phoenix from the ashes. Architects and urban planners, as well as administrative bodies and developers, face a new responsibility in terms of the complexity of their conventional design and planning methods. Increasing awareness of climate issues in the design process has the potential once more to make architecture in the future more site-specific, giving it back its contextual relevancy. City and Wind – Climate as an Architectural Instrument is a call to see architecture not just as a means of protecting us against the climate, but also as a way of bringing us back to it.
Author: Lilli Licka, Karl Grimm
At the beginning of the 1990s, European landscape architecture started to appear on the international radar with the Parc de la Villette in Paris and the squares in Barcelona. Today, it is an emancipated cultural discipline, and Austrian landscape architecture is on the advance in gardens, on squares and roads, in parks, housing estates and around institutional buildings. 0This book, for the first time, contains a comprehensive presentation of contemporary Austrian landscape architecture: 'Nextland' demonstrates how diverse the briefing, how complex the boundary conditions and how simple and exciting successful designs can be. The richly illustrated book profiles 187 open spaces of the last two decades in Austria, and accompanies these with a photographic essay. Well-known European landscape architects, art historians and specialist journalists provide the historic and international context and comment on the status of landscape architecture in Austria.
Structural Timber Design to Eurocode 5 provides practising engineers and specialist contractors with comprehensive, detailed information and in-depth guidance on the design of timber structures based on the common rules and rules for buildings in Eurocode 5 – Part 1-1. It will also be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil and structural engineering. It provides a step-by-step approach to the design of all of the commonly used timber elements and connections using solid timber, glued laminated timber or wood based structural products, and incorporates the requirements of the UK National Annex. It covers: strength and stiffness properties of timber and its reconstituted and engineered products key requirements of Eurocode 0, Eurocode 1 and Eurocode 5 – Part 1-1 design of beams and columns of solid timber, glued laminated, composite and thin-webbed sections lateral stability requirements of timber structures design of mechanical connections subjected to lateral and/or axial forces design of moment resisting rigid and semi-rigid connections racking design of multi-storey platform framed walls Featuring numerous detailed worked examples, the second edition has been thoroughly updated and includes information on the consequences of amendments and revisions to EC5 published since the first edition, and the significant additional requirements of BSI non contradictory, complimentary information document (PD 6693-1-1) relating to EC5. The new edition also includes a new section on axial stress conditions in composite sections, covering combined axial and bending stress conditions and reference to the major revisions to the design procedure for glued laminated timber.
Author: Ellen Braae
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Security in Computer Networks and Distributed Systems, SNDS 2014, held in Trivandrum, India, in March 2014. The 32 revised full papers presented together with 9 short papers and 8 workshop papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 129 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on security and privacy in networked systems; multimedia security; cryptosystems, algorithms, primitives; system and network security; short papers. The workshop papers were presented at the following workshops: Second International Workshop on Security in Self-Organising Networks (Self Net 2014); Workshop on Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Cryptology and Information Security (CIS 2014); Second International Workshop on Trust and Privacy in Cyberspace (Cyber Trust 2014).
Bad experiences with construction quality, the energy crises of 1973 and 1979, complaints about "sick buildings", thermal, acoustical, visual and olfactory discomfort, the need for good air quality, the move towards more sustainability - all these have accelerated the development of a field that, for a long time, was hardly more than an academic exercise: building physics (in English speaking countries sometimes referred to as building science). The discipline embraces domains such as heat and mass transfer, building acoustics, lighting, indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency. In some countries, fire safety is also included. Through the application of physical knowledge and its combination with information coming from other disciplines, the field helps to understand the physical phenomena governing building parts, building envelope, whole buildings and built environment performance, although for the last the wording "urban physics" is used. Today, building physics has become a key player on the road to a performance based building design. The book deals with the description, analysis and modeling of heat, air and moisture transport in building assemblies and whole buildings with main emphasis on the building engineering applications, including examples. The physical transport processes determine the performance of the building envelope and may influence the serviceability of the structure and the whole building. Compared to the second edition, in this third edition the text has partially been revised and extended.
Low Impact Building
Author: Tom Woolley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This guide to the designs, technologies and materials that really make green buildings work will help architects, specifiers and clients make informed choices, based on reliable technical information. Low Impact Building: Housing using Renewable Materials is about changing the way we build houses to reduce their ‘carbon’ footprint and to minimise environmental damage. One of the ways this can be done is by reducing the energy and environmental impact of the materials and resources used to construct buildings by choosing alternative products and systems. In particular, we need to recognise the potential for using natural and renewable construction materials as a way to reduce both carbon emissions but also build in a more benign and healthy way. This book is an account of some attempts to introduce this into mainstream house construction and the problems and obstacles that need to be overcome to gain wider acceptance of genuinely environmental construction methods. The book explores the nature of renewable materials in depth: where do they come from, what are they made of and how do they get into the construction supply chain? The difference between artisan and self-build materials like earth and straw, and more highly processed and manufactured products such as wood fibre insulation boards is explored. The author then gives an account of the Renewable House Programme in the UK explaining how it came about and how it was funded and managed by Government agencies. He analyses 12 case studies of projects from the Programme, setting out the design and methods of construction, buildability, environmental assessment tools used in the design, performance in terms of energy, air tightness, carbon footprint and post-occupancy issues. The policy context of energy and sustainability in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world is subjected to a critical examination to show how this affects the use of natural and renewable materials in the market for insulation and other construction materials. The debate over energy usage and embodied energy is discussed, as this is central to the reason why even many environmentally progressive people ignore the case for natural and renewable materials. The book offers a discussion of building physics and science, considering energy performance, moisture, durability, health and similar issues. A critical evaluation of assessment, accreditation and labelling of materials and green buildings is central to this as well as a review of some of the key research in the field.
The first time all of Steiner's comments on the Lord's Prayer have been presented together. Steiner called the Lord's Prayer the 'greatest initiation prayer' Brings all of Steiner's perspectives together for a full analysis and understanding Reveals some surprising insights about Christianity
Inspirations from Kant
Author: Leslie Forster Stevenson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
These essays on Kant's theoretical philosophy, besides deriving inspiration from him, bring insights from contemporary analytical philosophy to bear in interpreting some of his most deep and difficult themes. The topics covered include representation and reality, appearances and things in themselves, the given and synthesis, transcendental idealism, the limits of scientific explanation, knowledge, belief and faith, freedom of judgment, different levels of operation within the mind, and determinism and free will. Though written separately (and in some cases already published), the essays bear close relations with each other, and these inter-relations have been emphasized and signposted in preparing revised versions for this book. This collection of essays features a variety of concrete examples (and occasional humor) to illustrate and illuminate the very abstract themes of Kant's philosophy. It is designed to be readable with enjoyment and profit by those who do not count themselves as Kant scholars.