Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building (2nd Edition)

December 2, 2020
Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building (2nd Edition)

The Fully Updated, Indispensible Study of SustainableDesign PrinciplesFundamentals of Integrated Design for SustainableBuilding is the first textbook to merge principles, theory,and practice into an integrated workflow. This book introduces thetechnologies and processes of sustainable design and shows how toincorporate sustainable concepts at every design stage. Thiscomprehensive primer takes an active learning approach that keepsstudents engaged.This book dispenses essential information from practicingindustry specialists to provide a comprehensive introduction to thefuture of design. This new second edition includes:Expansive knowledge—from history and philosophy to technologyand practiceFully updated international codes, like the CAL code, andcurrent legislationsUp-to-date global practices, such as the tools used forLife-Cycle AssessmentThorough coverage of critical issues such as climate change,resiliency, health, and net zero energy buildingExtensive design problems, research exercise, study questions,team projects, and discussion questions that get students trulyinvolved with the materialSustainable design is a responsible, forward-thinking method forbuilding the best structure possible in the most efficient way.Conventional resources are depleting and building professionals arethinking farther ahead. This means that sustainable design willeventually be the new standard and everyone in the field must befamiliar with the concepts to stay relevant. Fundamentals ofIntegrated Design for Sustainable Building is the idealprimer, with complete coverage of the most up to dateinformation.