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Carroon, Jean

Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings

Carroon, Jean - Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings, ebook

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Sustainable Preservation takes a nuanced look at the hundreds of choices that adaptive reuse requires architects to make—from ingenious ways to redeploy existing structural elements to time-honored techniques for natural ventilation to creation of wetlands that restore a site's natural biological functions. In addition, Sustainable Preservation presents 50 case studies of projects—schools, houses, offices, stores, museums, and government buildings—that set new standards for holistic approaches to adaptive reuse and sustainability. The author covers design issues, from building location to lighting systems, renewable power options, stormwater handling, and building envelope protection and integrity. The book also reviews operational issues, including materials choices for low lifetime maintenance, green housekeeping, and indoor air quality.

Keywords: sustainable green preservation, sustainable historic preservation, sustainable preservation, greening existing buildings, green technology, architecture and design, sustainable building preservation, building design, Building Design, Building Design

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2011
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
416 pages
Category
Art, Art History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9780470882153
Printed ISBN
9780470169117

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