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101 Rules of Thumb for Sustainable Buildings and Cities
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
Date Published: Nov 2015
Stock Code: 83144
Total votes: 6
Following the success of its enormously popular predecessor (101 Rules of Thumb for Low Energy Architecture) the next title in this pithy series now focuses our attention on the bigger picture in sustainability: the overarching design of our buildings and cities.
With ever-increasing pressure on the planet’s ecosystems, resulting from population growth, urbanisation and climate change, people across the world are becoming more aware of the need for the cities they live and work in to be sustainable. Yet the issue of how to be sustainable – and what sustainability actually means – can seem a confusing and complex one.
Fortunately, here is a book to shed light on this complex area. Providing both definition and guidance, these 101 rules illustrate an approach to sustainability that relates to the processes which are commonly adopted for the design, construction and operation of buildings and cities. Universally applicable no matter where you are in the world, the rules serve as an ideal starting point for students as well as an aide-memoire for more experienced readers and practitioners.
- Distils a complex and often confusing field into simple, practical principles
- Contains almost no complex science or maths
- Global appeal; all principles are universal
- Simple, attractive illustrations appeal to architects/designers
- Draws on and summarises many sources (texts, research papers) – outlined in the narrative bibliography, so that readers can look deeper and read further into the subject if they choose. Also gives scientific grounding to the rules.
This special bundle combines both books in this popular series on sustainable design at one unmissable price 101 Rules for Sustainable Buildings...
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Sian Moxon, Senior Lecturer & Technology Coordinator: Sustainability, London Met University
101 Rules of Thumb for Sustainable Buildings and Cities is an excellent complement to Heywood's previous book. The broader scope, spanning all scales of architecture and most aspects of sustainable design, is welcome. The addition of links makes the book easier to navigate than its predecessor. The graphics are appealing and make the content easily digestible. Both of the books in the series offer an excellent introduction to sustainability for students and a useful aide-memoir for professionals. I would love to see an edition for interior designers next.
Sofie Pelsmakers, Sheffield School of Architecture
The narrative bibliography is overall outstanding and the author’s discipline to draw out the main issues from key texts for the reader is to be applauded.
Lynne Sullivan, sustainableBYdesign
Very accessible and refreshing for the initiated as well as those who are less familiar. A good present too.
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