Here is the listing of Best reference books on Green Building Design.
|1. “Green Building A to Z: Understanding the Language of Green Building” by Yudelson and Jerry
Book Review: The book provides introduction to the advantages and importance of green buildings along with the history of green building movement. The book also stresses that cost of green buildings along with the advantages. The book also illustrates the vast influence of green buildings. The book also discusses issues like water conservation enhancement, energy usage reduction and conservation economy creation. The book also stresses on the importance of green buildings that is needed for a sustainable future. This book is very useful for manufacturers, developers and industry professionals.
|2. “The HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design” by Mendler, Sandra F., Odell, William, Lazarus, Mary Ann
Book Review: This is a very good guide on the integration of sustainable, high performance design and addresses many sustainability issues at the base level. The book also stresses on project process, cost implications, case studies and many more. The book covers issues related to design and planning of site, water and energy conservation, material selection and many more. The book also contains chapters on post occupancy evaluations and greening.
|3. “Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods Earth Plaster” by Snell, Clarke and Callahan, Tim
Book Review: The book describes various eco-friendly building techniques along with detailed description of them. The book also discusses many alternatives for conventional approaches and alternative building methods like starw bale,cob, cordwood, stacked and living roof and many more. The book also demonstrates real world challenges and processes which is very beneficial to the readers. This book is the best guide to “green” housebuilding.
|4. “Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building” by Keeler, Marian and Burke and Bill
Book Review: This book provides introduction to the green building concepts and also the design approaches that minimize the usage of fossil fuels in buildings as well as conserving materials thereby increasing the efficiency and decreasing the flow of toxic materials into the environment. This book is very suitable for future designers, builders and planners of post carbon world. This book also provides introduction to history, theory as well as the technology of green building. The book contains various design problems, research exercises and various other topics for discussion.
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