English | Mar 26, 2008 | ISBN: 007149474X | 250 Pages | PDF | 45,6 MB
Let a Team of Leading Architects Take You through 20 Large-Scale, Sustainable Facilities Designed with Green Methods and Materials!
A vital working tool for all building professionals interested in green architecture and construction, Sustainable Facilities presents an in-depth look at 20 facilities that were designed for environmental organizations and were constructed and now operate using green building methods and materials.
Featuring contributions by leading architects in green building, this expert resource examines each building_from planning through operations-- covering new construction, energy-efficient design, operational cost savings, historic preservation, renovation and expansion, land conservation, and LEED ratings.
Packed with 200 black & white and full-color illustrations, Sustainable Facilities takes readers through the Woods Hole Research Center… Chesapeake Bay Foundation Environmental Center…Conservation Law Foundation Headquarters… Marion Art and Environmental Center… …Thoreau Center for Sustainability… California EPA Headquarters Building…Forestech Centre…Institute for Forestry and Nature Research…and many other facilities. This skills-building reference features:
- Discussions of 20 facilities_from planning to operations
- Contributions by leading architects in green building
- Answers to FAQs about sustainable methods and materials
- Guidance on the advantages and obstacles involved with green projects
- Methods for weighing up-front costs against operating costs for facilities