|aA whole-system approach to high-performance green buildings /|cDavid Strong, Victoria Burrows.
|aBoston :|bArtech House,|c2017
|axv, 281 p. :|bill., photographs, charts (some color) ;|c26 cm.
|aArtech House integrated microsystems series
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aScope and scale of the challenge -- Whole system approach -- Designing for the future: design quality and future proofing, intelligent buildings, whole life value, and closing the performance gap -- Working with nature and natural systems -- Energy-optimizing architectural design and engineering -- Modeling and simulation as a design tool -- Water: efficient use, sustainable waste water treatment, and management -- Construction phase opportunities -- Post-construction -- Case studies.
|aThis book provides a comprehensive review of the current approaches to the design and construction of sustainable buildings. This hand-on guide features global case studies with practical examples of both successful and unsuccessful designs
David Strong is currently a director of David Strong Consulting and a visiting professor at the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development. He is also an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham, Department of Architecture and Built Environment. He was previously managing director of the UK Building Research Establishment (BRE), Environment Division. He received his D.Phil. from Oxford University and his B.Sc. in building engineering from Bath University. He was awarded the Building Sustainability Leadership award for establishing the UK Green Building Council. Victoria Burrows is currently the head of sustainability for a major international contractor. Her work as a consultant in sustainable development and green building rating systems has spanned across several continents, industries, and perspectives of the development process. She received her B.Sc. in architecture and environmental design from the University of Nottingham and her international baccalaureate diploma from Henley College, UK.