Smart Building in a Changing Climate

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Andy van den Dobbelsteen, Arjen van Timmeren, Machiel van Dorst
Techne Press, 2009 - Architecture - 250 pages
Climate change and peak fuel are issues that affect society, technology, politics, markets--and also our built environment. Rather than just adapting to these changes, a proactive and integrated approach is needed, combining sustainable policy, planning, and design.

Smart Building in a Changing Climatepresents the latest developments in the area of climate-responsive, energy-effective policy, planning, and design. New approaches include designing with nature, energy-based planning, bioclimatic architecture, adaptable building strategies, and innovative technology such as the Breathing Window.

Subjects include: Indoor & Outdoor Climate; Regional & Urban Planning; Building Design; The Building Skin; Flexibility & Transformation; Policy & Management. Also with Ronald Waterman, Ken Yeang, Wubbo Ockels, John Worthington, and Jón Kristinsson.

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Preface by Ronald Waterman
special Sustainable Real Estate for a Changing Climate
Regional Planning for a Changing Climate in the Province

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About the author (2009)

Andy van den Dobbelsteen is professor of Climate Design & Sustainability, Machiel van Dorst is Associate professor of Environmental Design, and Arjan van Timmeren is assistant professor of Climate Design & Sustainability, all at the Technical University of Delft, Netherlands.

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