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Author Bovill, Carl, author

Title Sustainability in architecture and urban design / Carl Bovill
Published New York : Routledge, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 264 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents The global sustainability problem -- Ecology and the environment -- Residential scale -- The commercial scale -- The urban scale -- Energy sources
Summary Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design will help you understand the nature of the sustainability problem and show you how to implement your design for a sustainable future. Organized in six parts, the problem, the environment, the residential scale, the commercial scale, the urban scale, and energy sources, the book presents essential information in context, so that you get the full picture. Hundreds of drawings, sketches, charts, and diagrams illustrate points author Carl Bovill makes in his clear and direct style, which communicates the basics in a concise way. You'll learn about environmental economics, how sustainable architectural design relates to ecology, how fractal geometry can lead to a new understanding of the structure of the world around us, how to design energy efficient houses and commercial buildings, how to design and live in our cities to lower energy use per person, about LEED points at all scales
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject City planning -- Environmental aspects.
Renewable energy sources.
Sustainable architecture.
Sustainable buildings.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315856956
1317932277 (electronic bk.)
9781317932277 (electronic bk.)
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