Green buildings pay : design, productivity and ecology / Brian W. Edwards and Emanuele Naboni.

Edwards, Brian, 1944- [Browse]
3rd ed.
New York : Routledge, 2013.
1 online resource (297 p.)


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"There is growing recognition that the environmental quality of workplaces has a measurable impact on health, wellbeing and hence productivity. There is also increasing evidence that the environmental design of classrooms enhances learning and that green schools bring wider social and economic benefits beyond that of reduced energy consumption. The third edition of Green Buildings Pay presents new evidence and new arguments concerning the institutional and business case that can be made for green design. Green Buildings Pay examines, through case studies of commercial and educational buildings, how different approaches to green design can produce more sustainable patterns of development. Completely revised with all new chapters, cases, sections and introductory material the third edition provides the reader with:Over 20 new researched case studies drawn from the UK, Europe and the USA/CanadaExamples of buildings of high sustainable and high architectural quality Coverage of office buildings, universities, colleges and schools Each case study is written in collaboration with the architects, engineers, clients and user groups Cases which demonstrate current practice in the area of energy/eco-retrofits of existing buildingsDocumentation of the beneficial impact assessment schemes such as LEED and BREEAM have had upon client expectations and on design approaches over the past decadeBeautiful full colour illustrations throughout The green argument has moved a long way forward since the last edition and this is an extremely timely updating of a book which addresses some of the key bottom line issues faced by architect, engineer and client today. "-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
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Description based on online resource; title from title page (ebrary, viewed September 4, 2013).
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  • Cover ; Green Buildings Pay Design, productivity and ecology Third Edition; Copyright; Contents; List of image credits; Notes on contributors; Foreword by Brian Carter; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction to the third edition; Part One The Greening of The Property Industry; 1. How do green buildings pay?; 1.1 New evidence that green buildings produce wide economic and social benefits; 1.2 The procurement and marketability of green offices: experiences from Sheppard Robson and the British Council for Offices; 1.3 2009 BCO Guide to Specification
  • Part Two The Greening of Architectural Practice And Design2. Designing green buildings; 2.1 Designing green buildings: the impact of LCA, BREEAM and LEED; 2.2 How do architectural practices deal with sustainability? An international comparison; 3. Research and development for green buildings; 3.1 Developing the knowledge base for practice; 3.2 Environmental simulation tools for designers; 3.3 Post-occupancy evaluation (POE) and the responsibility of architects; 3.4 Occupancy satisfaction in different types of offices; 4. New approaches to the design of offices
  • 4.1 Innovation, institutional change and the design of offices: green strategies and varying typologies4.2 Performance and productivity in the workplace; 4.3 Form, technology and energy: efficiency through architectural and mechanical means; 4.4 The importance of the façade; 4.5 The importance of roofs to sustainability; 4.6 The importance of the atrium; Part Three Case Studies of Green Office Design; Introduction to Part Three and a note on methodology and objectives; 5. The US and Canadian cases; 5.1 Hearst Tower, New York, by Foster + Partners
  • 5.2 Bank of America Tower, New York, by Cook + Fox Architects5.3 New York Times Building by Renzo Piano with Fox & Fowle; 5.4 San Francisco Federal Building by Morphosis Architects; 5.5 Genzyme HQ, Cambridge, MA, by Behnisch Architects; 5.6 US Census Bureau, Maryland, by SOM; 5.7 NASA Sustainability Base by William McDonough + Partners; 5.8 Manitoba Hydro Place, Winnipeg, by KPMB Architects; 6. The UK cases; 6.1 Environmental Building, Watford, by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios; 6.2 BDP Office, Manchester, by BDP; 6.3 Wessex Water HQ, Bath, by Bennetts Associates
  • 6.4 The Woodland Trust HQ, Grantham, by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios7. Green office refurbishments; 7.1 New business realities; 7.2 West End House, London, by 3D Reid Architects; 7.3 Queen Elizabeth II Court, Winchester, by Bennetts Associates; 8. Danish green offices; 8.1 VKR Group HQ, near Copenhagen, by Hvidt & Mølgaard; 8.2 Rambøll HQ, Copenhagen, by Dissing+Weitling; Part Four Educational Buildings; 9. Sustainability and education: buildings as carriers of ecological messages; 9.1 Kroon Hall Forestry Building, Yale University, by Hopkins Architects
  • 9.2 Global Ecology Center, Stanford University, by EHDD
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