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Sustainable Building Design

Book Description

An inside view of how one of the world's leading architecture and engineering practice does business

Sustainable Built Environments: Principles and Practice offers detailed, environmentally sound design solutions to a wide range of building engineering challenges. The text uses case examples and project data provided by engineers and designers at Arup Associates. It covers a broad range of relevant issues, with focused commentaries and explanations presented in an accessible format for use by students, busy practitioners and informed clients.

Whilst this book stresses the importance of a unified approach to design, the text is divided into six principal chapters, each addressing an important aspect of sustainable architecture and engineering. These chapters (Master Planning, Transport, Energy, The Building Envelope, Environmental Services, and Materials) may be read on their own or in sequence as part of a narrative. Throughout the book, photographs, architectural and engineering drawings and diagrams, examples, and other data illustrate the case studies. Numerous web links are provided to additional information. This inspirational book:

  • Focuses on the work of Arup Associates, the award winning architectural and engineering practice
  • Uses real-life examples of functioning buildings and structures to provide information and guidance on the development of sustainable solutions
  • Is packed with informative illustrations

Sustainable Built Environments: Principles and Practice is a unique text that will inform and inspire architects and engineers, as well as students of those disciplines, around the globe.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. List of Contributors
  5. Foreword by Dave King: 
Architect and Founder of Shed-KM
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. Environmental Assessment
    2. EPCs and DECs
    3. Materials and Components
    4. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
    5. Environmental Legislation
    6. Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR/ESG
    7. ‘Green Value’
    8. The Design Process
    9. Bibliography
  8. Chapter 2: Master Planning
    1. Regeneration – Master Planning in the Existing City
    2. Urban Renewal in History
    3. A ‘New Urbanism’
    4. New Settlements and Large-Scale Urban Growth
    5. Bicester Eco-town
    6. Preston Beach, Western Australia
    7. Bibliography
  9. Chapter 3: Transport
    1. Alternative Fuelled Vehicles
    2. Alternative Fuels
    3. Bibliography
  10. Chapter 4: Energy
    1. Renewable Energy Options
    2. Photovoltaic Panels
    3. Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
    4. Ground Source
    5. Biomass Boilers
    6. Wind Turbines
    7. Wave and Hydropower
    8. Anaerobic Digestion
    9. Conclusion
    10. Bibliography
  11. Chapter 5: The Building Envelope
    1. Pitched Roofs
    2. Flat Roofs
    3. Ground Floor Construction
    4. Ground Floor and Upper Level Plans
    5. The Façade Design
    6. Product Design: The Wave-Form Ceiling at Ropemaker
    7. Completion
    8. Bibliography
  12. Chapter 6: Environmental Services
    1. Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS)
    2. Environmental Services Case Examples
    3. Chiller Units
    4. Equipment Room ‘Free Cooling’
    5. ‘No Gas’ Supply
    6. Mixed Mode Ventilation
    7. Bibliography
  13. Chapter 7: Materials
    1. Hazardous and Deleterious Materials
    2. Bibliography
    3. Conclusions
  14. Appendix A: The Arup Story
  15. Appendix B: Arup Guidance Note on GLA Requirements for Renewables
  16. Appendix C: Arup Team Members
  17. Index
  18. End User License Agreement