My basket contains:

0 items £0.00

View Basket

£25.00

Add to basket
Price in Euros €31.44
Price in USD $39.10
Select your currency
Calculated price

FREE UK Postage for online orders over £60

Terms and conditions apply

The Environmental Design Pocketbook

Sofie Pelsmakers

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 416

  • Publisher: RIBA Publishing

  • Date Published: Mar 2012

  • Stock Code: 74334

  • ISBN: 9781859463741

  • Binding: Paperback

Average Rating:
Your Rating:
Total rating: 4.62 out of 5
Total votes: 84

Description

  • The new edition is coming soon. Pre-order now

The Environmental Design Pocketbook places the information you need for sustainable, low-energy building design at your fingertips.

Packed with diagrams, tools, and tips, it cuts through the complex mass of technical data and legislation that faces the designer, and distils all the key guidance into a single reference that is quick and easy to use. Pointing to the facts, figures, and performance data that are most important, it includes:

  • Succinct guidance on all core sustainability topics
  • Concise explanations and reference to the latest legislation and codes
  • Invaluable checklists
  • Handy tools that allow you to quickly estimate the values relevant to your design
  • Design guidance, technology, building science, and best practice.

Twelve sections guide the designer from the fundamentals through to the building details themselves. From future-proofing for a changing climate to rainwater harvesting, retrofit, and zero-carbon technologies – the Pocketbook has got it covered.

Written for architects, as well as engineers, planners, clients and developers, this handy new pocketbook will help the professional designer to meet and exceed sustainable standards.

Get regular updates on book content, articles for further reading and more on the Pocketbook blog

Related Items



Guide to BREEAM Book by  book cover | Buy Guide to BREEAM from the RIBA Bookshops bookstoreExtract is available for this book

Guide to BREEAM

BREEAM is the leading environmental assessment method for buildings, setting the standard for best practice in sustainable design. Yet many...

£30.00

Add to basket
The Whole Building Handbook Book by  book cover | Buy The Whole Building Handbook from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

The Whole Building Handbook: Designing Healthy, Efficient and Sustainable Buildings

The Whole Building Handbook is a compendium of all the issues and strategies that architects need to understand to design and construct sustainable...

£53.99

Add to basket
Guide to BREEAM Book by  book cover | Buy Guide to BREEAM from the RIBA Bookshops bookstoreExtract is available for this book

Guide to BREEAM

BREEAM is the leading environmental assessment method for buildings, setting the standard for best practice in sustainable design. Yet many...

£30.00

Add to basket
The Whole Building Handbook Book by  book cover | Buy The Whole Building Handbook from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

The Whole Building Handbook: Designing Healthy, Efficient and Sustainable Buildings

The Whole Building Handbook is a compendium of all the issues and strategies that architects need to understand to design and construct sustainable...

£53.99

Add to basket
The Sustainable Building Bible Book by  book cover | Buy The Sustainable Building Bible from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

The Sustainable Building Bible

Are you looking for a clear and authoritative explanation of sustainable building? This book delivers the choices available to you in an easy-to...

£15.95

Add to basket
The 100 Best Projects with Reclaimed Materials Book by  book cover | Buy The 100 Best Projects with Reclaimed Materials from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

The 100 Best Projects with Reclaimed Materials

This innovative new series documents, through the use of stunning colour photographs, 100 of the very best designs and projects relating to a...

£52.50

Add to basket
The Green Building Bible Volume 1 Book by  book cover | Buy The Green Building Bible Volume 1 from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

The Green Building Bible Volume 1: Fourth edition

The new edition of The Green Building Bible Volume 1 builds upon the great success of the previous edition and has been completely updated and...

£9.95

Add to basket
Biomimicry in Architecture Book by  book cover | Buy Biomimicry in Architecture from the RIBA Bookshops bookstoreExtract is available for this book

Biomimicry in Architecture

Read the Foreword and Introduction to 'Biomimicry in Architecture' by Michael Pawlyn

£25.00

Add to basket

About the Author

Sofie Pelsmakers

Sofie Pelsmakers is a PhD doctoral researcher at UCL’s Energy Institute. She co-founded Architecture for Change with Stephen Choi in 2011 and has worked as a consultant at the STBA,  UK Passivhaus Trust and Levitt Bernstein Architects. Sofie taught environmental design at the University of East London for almost 10 years, where she also led the MA Architecture: Sustainability & Design programme from January 2009 to the end of July 2011.

Customer Reviews

Morris Richards

Date Reviewed: October 2013

A book packed with information which for me is spoiled by the typeface in grey. Its light coloured and thus not easy to read. Perhaps in a reprint black typeface could be used.

Post a Review

You need to be logged in to post a review

Customers Who Bought This Also Bought



JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2011: (MW)

JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2011: (MW)

The JCT Contracts 2011 edition reflects new payment legislation and makes other changes which include: A revised Insolvency definition in the... (more)

£27.79

Add to basket
The Environmental Design Pocketbook JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2011: (MW)

JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2011: (MW)

JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2011: (MW)

The JCT Contracts 2011 edition reflects new payment legislation and makes other changes which include: A revised Insolvency definition in the... (more)

£27.79

Add to basket
The Environmental Design Pocketbook JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2011: (MW)

JCT Minor Works Building Contract with Contractor's Design 2011: (MWD)

JCT Minor Works Building Contract with Contractor's Design 2011: (MWD)

The JCT Contracts 2011 edition reflects new payment legislation and makes other changes which include: A revised Insolvency definition in the... (more)

£27.79

Add to basket
The Environmental Design Pocketbook JCT Minor Works Building Contract with Contractor's Design 2011: (MWD)

A Client's Guide to Engaging an Architect (2013 edition): Guidance on hiring an architect for your project

A Client's Guide to Engaging an Architect (2013 edition): Guidance on hiring an architect for your project

If you need to know about engaging the services of an architect, this RIBA guide is for you. Straightforward and completely up to date, it sets out... (more)

£10.00

Add to basket
The Environmental Design Pocketbook A Client's Guide to Engaging an Architect (2013 edition): Guidance on hiring an architect for your project

JCT 05 Building contract and consultancy agreement for a home owner/occupier HO/C + HO/CA pack: Revised 2009

JCT 05 Building contract and consultancy agreement for a home owner/occupier HO/C + HO/CA pack: Revised 2009

Building contract and consultancy agreement for a home owner/occupier The pack contains: - Building contract for a home owner/occupier who has... (more)

£27.31

Add to basket
The Environmental Design Pocketbook JCT 05 Building contract and consultancy agreement for a home owner/occupier HO/C + HO/CA pack: Revised 2009

101 Rules of Thumb for Low Energy ArchitectureExtract is available for this book

101 Rules of Thumb for Low Energy Architecture

101 Rules of Thumb sets out the essential elements of low energy architecture in a fresh, intuitive way. In an area where ever-changing technology... (more)

£17.99

Add to basket
The Environmental Design Pocketbook 101 Rules of Thumb for Low Energy Architecture

Recently Viewed