The practical reference guide on the integration of sustainable, high performance design covers major sustainability issues on an introductory level. Newly updated, this edition emphasizes the project process, cost implications, case studies, and lessons learned from HOK's wide range of project experiences. You'll find:
Coverage of issues and design strategies related to site planning and design, energy and water conservation, materials selection and specification, and interior environmental quality.
Concise checklists of issues to consider at each stage of the design process, accompanied by detailed how-to guidance.
New chapters on post occupancy evaluations and greening your practice.
A detailed glossary of terms.
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There were days when sustainable design in architecture meant that the building did not fall down, but now it means design that minimizes the impact on the environment by such means as site planning and design, energy and water conservation, materials selection and specification, and interior environmental quality. Two design principles with the HOK architectural and engineering design firm present 24 case studies of the company's projects around the world. A major point they make is that sustainable design is not an all-or-nothing proposition, and that some measure of it can be integrated into almost any budget, schedule, and market constraints. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)