"This handy illustrated pocketbook focuses on how to design new low carbon architecture. It does all the hard work for you, distilling the most relevant information about design theory, technology, building science, current legislation and best practice into a simple format that is quick and easy to use.
Focusing principally on housing design, it covers the Building Regulations, the Code for Sustainable Homes and the latest in zero-carbon thinking and deals with technological solutions to cope with both climate change mitigation and adaptation. Rules of thumb allow you to design and test your designs straightforwardly but without over-simplification. Twelve core topics offer professional solutions for different situations.
Written for architects and students of architecture as well as consultants, planners, clients and developers, this handy new pocketbook for low energy building design is the answer to the professional designer’s prayers."
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The Environmental Design Pocketbook
by Sofie Pelsmakers
The Environmental Design Pocketbook, published by the RIBA, is generously sponsored by Architecture for Change, Greenspec and Levitt Bernstein.