Learn how to integrate green strategies into your building design. Helping you to understand how to save energy, water and material resources this practical handbook provides an essential introduction to green design strategies.
It provides the information required to make judgments about which strategy to use and includes tools to enable you to incorporate the chosen strategy during the early stages of design.
Each of the forty selected environmental strategies include a description of principle and concept, step-by-step procedures for integrating the strategy, annotated tables and charts, key issues to be aware of when implementing the strategy, and references to further resources. Sketches and colour photos illustrate concepts and applications.
Recent case studies are included to show how successful strategies have been implemented and include an assessment of the buildings performance. Using real building projects as a guide, designers will be able to make informed choices about the most competitive and efficient way to design a green building.
The Green Studio Handbook is a reference guide and source of inspiration for students in design studios and architects in professional practice.
* Provides information required to implement green design ideas with confidence and accuracy.
* Practical information provided in an easy-to-use format.
* Full colour images throughout.