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Author Yudelson, Jerry.
Title Green building trends : Europe / Jerry Yudelson.
Imprint Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2009.

Author Yudelson, Jerry.
Subject Sustainable buildings -- Europe -- Design and construction.
Buildings -- Energy conservation -- Europe.
Description 1 online resource (xxix, 158 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Architecture and the human condition / David Cook -- European green buildings in context -- Ch. 1. PassivHaus concept and European residential design -- Ch. 2. European design innovators -- Ch. 3. European green buildings today: what do they know that we don't? -- Ch. 4. Green buildings in the United Kingdom -- Ch. 5. Sustainable buildings in Germany -- Ch. 6. Green engineering in Europe -- Ch. 7. Eco-towns -- Ch. 8. Green building in the retail sector -- Ch. 9. Looking to the future -- Ch. 10. The challenge and promise of green buildings: lessons from Europe -- Design and development firms and projects.
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Summary The "green building revolution" is a worldwide movement for energy-efficient, environmentally aware architecture and design. Europe has been in the forefront of green building technology, and Green Building Trends: Europe provides an indispensable overview of these cutting edge ideas and applications. In order to write this book, well-known U.S. green building expert Jerry Yudelson interviewed a number of Europe's leading architects and engineers and visited many exemplary projects. With the help of copious photographs and illustrations, Yudelson describes some of the leading contemporary green buildings in Europe, including the new Lufthansa headquarters in Frankfurt, the Norddeutsche Landesbank in Hannover, a new school at University College London, the Beaufort Court Zero-Emissions building, the Merck Serono headquarters in Geneva, and a zero-net-energy, all-glass house in Stuttgart. In clear, jargon-free prose, Yudelson provides profiles of progress in the journey towards sustainability, describes the current regulatory and business climates, and predicts what the near future may bring. He also provides a primer on new technologies, systems, and regulatory approaches in Western Europe that can be adopted in North America, including building-integrated solar technologies, radiant heating and cooling systems, dynamic faȧdes that provide natural ventilation, innovative methods for combining climate control and water features in larger buildings, zero-net energy homes built like Thermos bottles, and strict government timetables for achieving zero-carbon buildings. Green Building Trends: Europe is an essential resource for anyone interested in the latest developments in this rapidly growing field.
ISBN 9781610911344 (electronic bk.)
1610911342 (electronic bk.)
Publisher # MWT11447051
OCLC # 750192356
Additional Format Print version: Yudelson, Jerry. Green building trends. Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2009 9781597264761 (DLC) 2008047818 (OCoLC)247274990

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