The Environmental Performance of Tall Buildings
Tall buildings represent one of the most energy-intensive architectural typologies, while at the same time offering the high density work and living conditions that many believe will an important constituent of future sustainable communities. How, then, can their environmental impact be lessened?
This insightful book takes in:
Not simply another showcase for future utopian designs and ideals, the information presented here is based on hard research from operating buildings. Highly illustrated and combining analysis with solid detail for practice, this is essential reading for architects, building engineers, design consultants, retrofitters and urban planners interested in or working with tall buildings, and researchers/students in these disciplines.
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Introduction Why Should We Consider the Environmental Performance and Urban Sustainability of Tall Buildings?
1 The Tall Building and the City
2 The Global Perspective
3 Towards an Environmental Approach
4 The Environmental Paradigm of Tall Buildings