Rough guide to sustainability
RIBA Enterprises, 2005 - 218 páginas
"The Rough Guide to Sustainability" is a no-nonsense student primer which equips the contemporary architect to deal with the profession's most important challenge, designing buildings for sustainability. Brian Edwards' book pulls together all the disparate, complex strands of sustainability into one simple reference source. It sets out the environmental, professional and governmental context underlying sustainable principles, as well as outlining the science, measures and design solutions that designers must adopt to meet twenty-first century definitions of responsible architecture. This comprehensively and expanded second edition includes completely new material on vernacular buildings, offices, schools and housing, a useful history of green architecture education and a guide to the international conventions and agreements, including those from the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. Stunningly redesigned and extensively illustrated throughout, "Rough Guide to Sustainability" will appeal to design and built environment students and professionals, and anyone keen to cut through to the real facts about sustainability.