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Towards Sustainable Building

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ISBN-10: 140200012X

ISBN-13: 9781402000126

Edition: 2001

Authors: Nicola Maiellaro

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This text sets out the important principles which may assist in the practice of sustainable building. The conceptual frameworks and studies should help clients and designers to overcome non-technological barriers and to advance their knowledge.
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Book details

List price: $169.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 10/31/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 254
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Preface
Policies
Planning in evolution
Planning scenaries
Planning paradigms
Integrating expert and common knowledge for sustainable housing management
Introduction
Sustainable building
Reframing housing problems
A new form of knowledge
The case study
The role of technicians
Conclusions
Sustainable building policies: exploring the implementation gap
Introduction
The contested nature of sustainable building
Decision-making in a complex multi-actor setting
Barriers to the implementation of sustainable building measures
How can we make good decisions?
Conclusions
Eco-labelling for buildings
Theoretical cornerstones
Examples
Attitudes and expectations of interest groups in the building sector
Conclusions
Bio-climatic technologies in Mediterranean Countries
How climate affects traditional architecture. A comparison between different countries of the Mediterranean Region
The sector of construction and the economic situation
The energy regulation in the building sector
Methodology of research
The region of Puglia: results of the research
Conclusions: a brief look at Mediterranean Architecture
Actions towards professionals and the general public to overcome the barriers to the development of bioclimatic technologies
Introduction
Study of the barriers to the development of bioclimatics
Results of our study
The players' role
Action axis
Hierarchy of the axis
Before taking action
Conclusions
Tools
Environmental impact assessment methods in the Netherlands
Introduction
Materials and products
Buildings and constructions
Spatial plans
Developing an environmental impact assessment method for spatial plans
Conclusions
Environmental impact of Dutch dwellings: Priorities for reduction and benefits of sustainable construction
Introduction
Sustainable construction and renovation in "The Ecological City"
Environmental assessment method
Environmental analysis of Dutch traditional housing
Environmental benefits of Dutch sustainable housing
Conclusions
Modelling environmental complexity for sustainable design practice
Introduction
The qualitative physical modelling approach
Complexity of natural ventilation problems in design
Modelling physical behaviour using Bayesian networks
Causal model of natural ventilation
Merging networks to deal with model interaction
Conclusion
Epiqr-Tobus: a new generation of refurbishment decision aid methods
Introduction
Software modules
Building deterioration state
Building characteristics
Heating/cooling energy demand and energy saving potential
Occupants and indoor environment quality
Building a refurbishment scenario
Cost analysis
Conclusions
Support measures for sustainable building
Introduction
Qualitative tools for designers
Guides and handbooks
Guidelines
Database
Software
Performance assessment tools
Labeling systems
Rating systems
Web-based tools
The challenge of sharing knowledge
Conclusions
Challenges
Research in construction engineering and technology: the international context
Introduction
Sustainable Construction
Improvement of life quality, safety and value of the built-up environment
Re-engineering the construction process
Conclusions
The life cycle of building
Introduction
Life Cycle
Effects
Dutch contributions
Complexity
Rules of thumb
Innovations
Conclusions
Sustainable construction: some economic challenges
Introduction
Sustainable development and construction
Review of recent literature on sustainable construction
Some economic challenges facing sustainable construction
Conclusions
On the way towards sustainable building
Introduction
Sustainable building
Methods and tools
Sustainable building indicators
Discussion