Environment, Technology and Sustainability

Environment, Technology and Sustainability

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This second volume in the Technologies of Architecture series a€“ the only series of books tuned to the architectural technology syllabus a€“ explores the environmental influences on building design. Looking particularly at sustainable building, a holistic view is taken, so that the influence of any one set of choices on other areas a€“ such as the trade-off of daylighting against thermal insulation, or the balance needed between heating and ventilation a€“ are not overlooked. The authors discuss available technologies for establishing a suitable microclimate within buildings, for managing the transmission of sound and for minimizing the exploitation of scarce energy and of other resources. Using the perspective of a designer who needs a sound scientific basis for arriving at the optimum outcome, this valuably informative volume is ideal for architectural technology students, as well as first and second year architecture students.To this effect, the readera#39;s attention is drawn to planning legislation and guidance that national and local governments use. An example of such guidance is the Planning Policy Guidance 24: Planning and Noise, which applies to England and anbsp;...

Title:Environment, Technology and Sustainability
Author:Hocine Bougdah, Stephen Sharples
Publisher:Taylor & Francis - 2009-09-11


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