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Author Yudelson, Jerry
Title Green Building Trends : Europe
Imprint Washington : Island Press, 2009
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Edition 2nd ed
Descript 1 online resource (192 pages)
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Note Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword: Architecture and the Human Condition, David Cook, Behnisch Architekten -- Introduction: European Green Buildings in Context -- Driving Forces in Europe -- Driving Forces in the United States and Canada -- Impressions from Designers -- Ch. 1: The PassivHaus Concept and European Residential Design -- What's a PassivHaus? -- What Can We Learn from the PassivHaus Approach -- Ch. 2: European Design Innovators -- Foster + Partners, U.K. -- David Lloyd Jones and Studio E, U.K. -- Thomas Herzog and Partners, Germany -- White Design, U.K. -- Bennetts Associates Architects, U.K. -- Hopkins Architects, U.K. -- Make Architects, U.K. -- Arup Associates, U.K. -- Short and Associates, U.K. -- Ingenhoven Architeckten, Germany -- Behnisch Architekten, Germany -- Atelier Dreiseitl, Germany -- Ch. 3: European Green Buildings Today: What Do They Know That We Don't? -- The U.K. Example -- Germany Goes Green(er) -- The French HQE System -- Green Building in Switzerland -- Green Building in Italy -- Green Building in The Netherlands -- Ch. 4: Green Buildings in the United Kingdom -- Beaufort Cort, Hertfordshire -- 30 St. Mary Axe ("The Gherkin"), London -- 40 Grosvenor Place, London -- Brighton and Hove Central Library, Brighton -- Wessex Water Operations Centre, Bath -- New Street Square, London -- City Hall and Greater London Authority Headquarters, London -- The Inland Revenue Centre, Nottingham -- New Parliamentary Offices, Portcullis House, London -- Noho Square, London -- Plantation Place, London -- Stratford City, East London -- Corporate Campus for Sky Television, London -- School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College, London -- University of Coventry -- Natural Ventilation at Queens Building, Demontfort University, Leicester -- The Helicon, London
Wolseley Sustainable Building Centre, Leamington Spa -- The Green Office at Thorpe Park, Leeds -- Ch. 5: Sustainable Buildings in Germany -- Lufthansa Aviation Center, Frankfurt -- Commerzbank Headquarters, Frankfurt -- European Investment Bank, Luxembourg -- Norddeutsche Landesbank, Hannover -- RWE Tower, Essen -- Ozeaneum, Stralsund -- Uptown Munich Office Tower, Munich -- Main Train Station, Stuttgart -- Therme, Bad Aibling -- Debis Tower at Potsdamer Platz, Berlin -- Prisma Nürnberg -- New German Parliament, Reichstag, Berlin -- GSW Building, Berlin -- Free University, Berlin -- Trumpf International, Ditzingen -- Ch. 6 Green Engineering in Europe -- European Systems Already in Use in the United States and Canada -- Transsolar and the New Science of Climate Engineering -- Schüco E-Squared Façade Concept -- Technology Overview -- What's On the Horizon? -- What Can We Use Today? -- Ch. 7: Eco-Towns -- Freiburg, Germany -- Linz, Austria -- Malmö, Sweden -- Vaxjö, Sweden -- Greenwich Millennium Village, U.K. -- The Carbon Challenge Project -- U.K. Eco-Towns Project -- Tallinn, Estonia -- Ecotowns Spread Beyond Europe -- Ch. 8: Green Building in the Retail Sector -- Multi Development, The Netherlands -- Sonae Sierra, Portugal -- Shopping Center Technologies -- SES Development, Austria -- Lessons Learned -- Ch. 9: Looking to the Future -- The 2,000-Watt Society -- Tackling the Problem of Existing Buildings -- Life-Cycle Design Tools -- Soft Landings for Green Buildings -- EPCs and DECs -- Zero-Carbon Homes and Buildings -- Smart, Slim Buildings -- European Green Design Goes East -- Ch. 10: The Challenge and Promise of Green Buildings: Lessons from Europe -- Lessons Learned -- What Will We Need to Change to Use the European Experience? -- Where Should We Be Heading? -- Design and Development Firms and Projects -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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In clear, jargon-free prose, Green Building Trends: Europe provides profiles of progress in the journey towards sustainability, describes the current regulatory and business climates, and predicts what the near future may bring. Jerry Yudelson 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 façades that provide natural ventilation, innovative methods for combining climate control and water features in larger buildings, zero-netenergy 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
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Yudelson, Jerry Green Building Trends : Europe Washington : Island Press,c2009 9781597264778
Subject Buildings - Energy conservation - Europe
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Alt Author Cook, Dr David
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