Environmental Design Sourcebook: Innovative Ideas for a Sustainable Built Environment

Environmental Design Sourcebook: Innovative Ideas for a Sustainable Built Environment

William McLean, Pete Silver
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How do we design in a climate emergency?

A new social and ecological prerogative demands appropriate material choices, a re-invention of construction and evolving building programmes that look at lifecycle, embodied energy and energy use.

Highly illustrated with practical information and simple explanations for design ideas, this book is the perfect introduction to sustainable design for architecture students.

It presents key concepts in relation to the embodied energy of construction, material properties and environmental performance of buildings in an accessible way.

In explaining the principles and technologies by which we heat, cool, moderate and mitigate, it demystifies environmental design as a technical exercise and enables students to create sustainable buildings with impact.

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Features: Amphibious House (Baca Architects), Ashen Cabin (HANNAH), Bunhill 2 Energy Centre (Ramboll, Cullinan Studio, McGurk Architects and Colloide), Cork House (Matthew Barnett Howland, Oliver Wilton and Dido Milne), Dymaxion House (Richard Buckminster Fuller), Eastgate Centre (Mick Pearce), Neuron Pod (Will Alsop - aLL Design and AKT II), Quik House (Adam Kalkin) and Tension Pavilion (StructureMode and Weber Industries).

Covers: Acoustics, bamboo construction, biopolymer, bioremediation, CLT, climatic envelope, computational fluid dynamics, earthen architecture, fabric formwork, hempcrete, insulation, mycelium biofabrication, paper construction, passive solar heating, pneumatic structures, solar geometry, tensegrity structures, thermal mass and more.


Author: William McLean, Pete Silver

Publisher: RIBA Publishing

Format: Paperback

Pages: 192

ISBN: 9781859469606

Publication Date: August 2021