Publisher: Birkhauser Architecture 2002 Author: Roberto Gonzalo ISBN: 9783764372538 Format: Hardcover, 224pp, 305x230mm
This is a book for anyone faced with the challenges of climate-conscious, "integrated" building design in the context of the new energy conservation act.
How is an energy efficient building created? Which are the most important criteria pertaining to urban development or the conception of the floor plan? What are the optimal dimensions appropriate for the building's usage but also ensuring energy efficiency? Which building elements and systems are most suitable? This book systematically explains all relevant criteria and parameters as regards urban development, design and the subsequent construction of a sustainable building.
The immense potential for cutting costs by modernising the energy systems in old buildings is also demonstrated.
Completed projects are presented according to their usage and are analysed and evaluated in the light of the above criteria. For this purpose, extensive plans and technical information are used to illustrate the "energy profile" of each building.
An annotated subject index concludes the volume.