Eco-design for Buildings and Neighbourhoods
- Covers the important topic of eco-construction
- Outlines various methods for environmentally friendly building
- Provides examples of already existing eco-friendly structures for reference
A growing number of urban inhabitants are aware of pressing environmental concerns. This book aims to provide information about relevant environmental quality criteria in urban construction settings, before methods are proposed for assessing these criteria. These will be extremely helpful to eco-building designs, commencing from the very early stages of a project (site selection, program, architectural designs) to the detailed design, construction and management of buildings. The book covers eco-technologies in the field of energy and water conservation, renewable energy, waste management and environmentally-friendly materials, but does not lose sight of comfort and health aspects.
By CRC Press