Rough Guide to Sustainability

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RIBA Enterprises, 2005 - Architecture - 218 pages
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Equips the contemporary architect to deal with the profession's most important challenge, designing buildings for sustainability. This student primer includes material on vernacular buildings, offices, schools and housing, a useful history of green architecture education and a guide to the international conventions and agreements.

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The Environmental Environmental Stress
3
Context Nature as Design Guide
11
Resources Energy Use and Global Warming
55
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Dr Brian Edwards is Professor of Architecture at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh College of Art. He is an internationally recognised expert on sustainable architecture and a highly respected author of many books, six of which have been specifically on green issues. Brian has held numerous positions of responsibility within the field of architecture, including that of sustainability advisor to the Royal Institute of British Architects, 2000-2002.

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