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Design For Sustainability

Author : Janis Birkeland
ISBN : 9781136568404
Genre : Architecture
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With radical and innovative design solutions, everyone could be living in buildings and settlements that are more like gardens than cargo containers, and that purify air and water, generate energy, treat sewage and produce food - at lower cost. Birkeland introduces systems design thinking that cuts across academic and professional boundaries and the divide between social and physical sciences to move towards a transdiciplinary approach to environmental and social problem-solving. This sourcebook is useful for teaching, as each topic within the field of environmental management and social change has pairs of short readings providing diverse perspectives to compare, contrast and debate. Design for Sustainability presents examples of integrated systems design based on ecological principles and concepts and drawn from the foremost designers in the fields of industrial design, materials, housing design, urban planning and transport, landscape and permaculture, and energy and resource management.

Positive Development

Author : Janis Birkeland
ISBN : 9781136559440
Genre : Nature
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Janis Birkeland presents the innovative new paradigm of 'Positive Development' in which the built environment provides greater life quality, health, amenity and safety for all without sacrificing resources or money. With a different form of design, development itself can become a 'sustainability solution'. A cornerstone of this new paradigm is the eco-retrofitting of the vast urban fabric we already inhabit. The author presents a revolutionary new tool called SmartMode to achieve this end. This book challenges everyone working in or studying the areas of sustainable development, planning, architecture or the built environment to rethink their current ideas and practices.

Design For Sustainability

Author : Tracy Bhamra
ISBN : 9781317152354
Genre : Business & Economics
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Design for Sustainability is a practical approach to design which focuses on the challenges and issues faced by those designing consumer products in the 21st Century. It is written from a design perspective and aimed at both professional and student industrial and product designers, and those involved in managing design. The book begins by summarising the historical and current issues of the environmental debate in the context of sustainable product development, highlighting the benefits gained from considering the impact on the environment and issues of sustainability when designing. The authors answer the questions: What is sustainable product development and why is it important? What are the main drivers of sustainable product development? They explain how design can help to control human impact on the environment by not only minimising pollution, waste, energy use and use of scarce resources, but also by thinking outside the box to create systems and services that can reduce the number of products manufactured. The aim is to put sustainable development within a commercial context and introduce a new focus for design. Design for Sustainability outlines and assesses the methods, tools and techniques available to designers, both for design innovation and design improvement. A wide range of case studies are presented across a number of product sectors including electrical goods, IT and furniture. Initially they demonstrate product improvement and redesign, examples include those that reduce waste, pollution and energy consumption, designing for recycling and reuse of parts. Further examples are then provided exemplifying the more radical approach of system and service design. The final section takes the reader through a whole sustainable design project from start to finish, from brief to manufacture. References and sources of information are also included.

Building Services Design For Energy Efficient Buildings

Author : Paul Tymkow
ISBN : 9781136893667
Genre : Architecture
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The role and influence of building services engineers is undergoing rapid change and is pivotal to achieving low-carbon buildings. However, textbooks in the field have largely focused on the detailed technicalities of HVAC systems, often with little wider context. This book addresses that need by embracing a contemporary understanding of energy efficiency imperatives, together with a strategic approach to the key design issues impacting upon carbon performance, in a concise manner. The key conceptual design issues for planning the principal systems that influence energy efficiency are examined in detail. In addition, the following issues are addressed in turn: Background issues for sustainability and the design process Developing a strategic approach to energy-efficient design How to undertake load assessments System comparison and selection Space planning for services Post-occupancy evaluation of completed building services In order to deliver sustainable buildings, a new perspective is needed amongst building and services engineering designers, from the outset of the conceptual design stage and throughout the whole design process. In this book, students and practitioners alike will find the ideal introduction to this new approach.

Increasing Affordable Housing Through Green Architecture

Author : Melanie Folkert
ISBN : MSU:31293026378095
Genre : Housing
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The Natural Advantage Of Nations

Author : Karlson Hargroves
ISBN : IND:30000111357236
Genre : Business & Economics
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The energy-environment connection has been the subject of many studies over the years, as has the interrelation between energy and development. This book is the first to look at the links between all three.Unlike most studies, which rely on GNP as the

Design And Nature Iii

Author : C. A. Brebbia
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114453306
Genre : Design
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Throughout history, many leading thinkers have been inspired by the parallels between nature and human design, in mathematics, engineering and other areas. This book publishes the results of a conference on the significance of nature for design.

Creating A Better World

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105215503249
Genre : Industrial design
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Grundlagen Des Designmanagements

Author : Kathryn Best
ISBN : 9783830713913
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Materialrevolution

Author : Sascha Peters
ISBN : 9783034610780
Genre : Design
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Da inzwischen klar ist, dass uns viele Rohstoffe zukünftig nur noch begrenzt zur Verfügung stehen werden, wird seit einiger Zeit intensiv an Alternativen geforscht: Nachhaltigkeit ist das Gebot der Stunde und für Politik wie Industrie das Zauberwort für eine bessere Zukunft. Zudem ist das Bewusstsein für einen umweltverträglichen Umgang mit Werkstoffen und das Denken in Materialkreisläufen beim Konsumenten angekommen: Die Verwendung umweltverträglicher Materialien und Produktionsverfahren wird vom Kunden gewünscht, ja gar vorausgesetzt. Designern und Architekten kommt somit eine besondere Rolle und Verantwortung zu. Denn sie sind es, die bei ihren Projekten die Auswahl über die eingesetzten Werkstoffe treffen und damit entscheidenden Einfluss auf die Nachhaltigkeit unserer Produktwelt nehmen. Gleichzeitig haben wir es mit einer Flut neuer Materialien zu tun, was besondere Kenntnisse in Bezug auf ihre Eigenschaften, den möglichen Einsatz und ihre Verarbeitung erfordert. Materialrevolution schlägt hier die Brücke von Forschung und Industrie zu den Designern und Architekten, indem es einen systematischen Überblick über die derzeit verfügbaren nachhaltigen Materialien bietet und alle relevanten Information liefert, um die Eignung und das Potential eines neuen Materials für das eigene Projekt zu beurteilen. Dabei werden sowohl natürliche und biologisch abbaubare Materialien beleuchtet, als auch Werkstoffe mit multifunktionalen Eigenschaften und Potenzialen zur Verringerung des Energieeinsatzes vorgestellt.

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