Sustainable Architectures: Cultures and Natures in Europe and North America
Simon Guy, Steven A. Moore
Taylor & Francis, 2005 - Architecture - 269 pages
As buildings are responsible for fifty per cent of CO2 emissions, their design has become the focus of intense technical scrutiny. Knowing how to build more technically efficient, or ecologically responsible, buildings, and being able to assemble the social resources to do so, requires different forms of knowledge and practice. There is wide contestation over the optimal pathways to greener buildings design and great diversity in practices of sustainable architecture.
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Introduction The paradoxes of sustainable architecture
Hybrid environments The spaces of sustainable design
Theory practice and proof Learning from buildings that teach
The social construction of green building codes Competing models by industry government and NGOs
The politics of design in cities Preconceptions frameworks and trajectories of sustainable building
Equal couples in equal houses Cultural perspectives on Swedish solar and biopellet heating design
Policing sustainability Strategies towards a sustainable architecture in Norway
Green buildings in Denmark From radical ecology to consumeroriented market approaches?
Leaky walls Challenges to sustainable practices in postdisaster communities
Social research on energyefficient building technologies Towards a sociotechnical integration
Reflection and engagement Towards pluralist practices of sustainable architecture
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