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Goodhew, Steve

Sustainable Construction Processes: A Resource Text

Goodhew, Steve - Sustainable Construction Processes: A Resource Text, ebook

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This book explores the concepts and practicalities that lead to sustainable construction. It breaks new ground by providing the reader with the underlying principles of how to build sustainably and then assesses many of the tools required for the task. From energy to materials and from procurement to operation, all aspects play their part in turning a theoretically sustainable building project into a reality. There are many guidelines for the designer on how to maximise the sustainability of buildings but this resource text supplements these by focusing on the construction and operational aspects of sustainable buildings, as well as some of the more fundamental design-related considerations.


? Offers an excellent text for those learning to construct, design and operate sustainable buildings.

? Covers the drivers for sustainable construction, definitions, historical impacts, climate change and global, regional and individual responses.

? enables the construction professional to achieve optimum solutions, both in design, process and the aftercare of buildings.

? evaluates the effectiveness of different renewable technologies and provides guidance on the practicalities of their use.

? Alerts the reader to future trends in this field.

Keywords: defining sustainability, drivers for sustainable construction, greenhouse gases, history of environmental influences, IPCC, sustainable procurement, project brief, supply chain, procurement of sustainable materials, construction contracts, behaviour, prediction, thermal, fabric, services, materials, life cycle assessment, embodied energy, embodied carbon, durability, fit for purpose, breathing designs, alternative solutions, site based operations, reducing the site based consumption of water, and energy, biodiversity, use of materials on construction sites, demolition, environmental management, carbon and ecological foot-printing, BIM, BREEAM, SKA, LEED, POE, soft landings, thermography, building simulation, people and buildings, CSR, ethical sourcing, behaviour and design, facilities management, the performance gap, Operating Sustainable Technologies, Solar generation, CHP, heat pumps, biomass, smart energy management, rainwater, greywater, future construction, policies, modern materials, future energy, construction practices, cities, defining sustainability, drivers for sustainable construction, greenhouse gases, history of environmental influences, IPCC, sustainable procurement, project brief, supply chain, procurement of sustainable materials, construction contracts, behaviour, prediction, thermal, fabric, services, materials, life cycle assessment, embodied energy, embodied carbon, durability, fit for purpose, breathing designs, alternative solutions, site based operations, reducing the site based consumption of water, and energy, biodiversity, use of materials on construction sites, demolition, environmental management, carbon and ecological foot-printing, BIM, BREEAM, SKA, LEED, POE, soft landings, thermography, building simulation, people and buildings, CSR, ethical sourcing, behaviour and design, facilities management, the performance gap, Operating Sustainable Technologies, Solar generation, CHP, heat pumps, biomass, smart energy management, rainwater, greywater, future construction, policies, modern materials, future energy, construction practices, cities, Construction: Sustainability

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2016
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
352 pages
Category
Economy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781119247951
Printed ISBN
9781119247937

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