Understanding Sustainable Architecture
Taylor & Francis, 2003 - 160 pages
Understanding Sustainable Architecture is a review of the assumptions, beliefs, goals and bodies of knowledge that underlie the endeavour to design (more) sustainable buildings and other built developments.
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it must be grounded in a coherent theoretical framework. This book sets out to provide that framework.
The aim of this book is to be transformative by promoting understanding and discussion of commonly ignored assumptions behind the search for a more environmentally sustainable approach to development. It is argued that design decisions must be based on both an ethical position and a coherent understanding of the objectives and systems involved. The actions of individual designers and appropriate broader policy settings both follow from this understanding.
The manageable but fragile earth
Rights and duties
Buildings as systems
Life cycle sustainability assessment
The science of global warming
Global warming and building design
The appropriate objectives
Credibility transferability dependability and confirmability