Best Reference Books – Green Building Design Technology

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Green Building Design Technology subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Green Building Design Technology along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Green Building Design Technology subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Green Building Design Technology" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery” by Charles J Kibert

“Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery” Book Review: This book describes the design, construction and operation for green buildings. Chapters mentioned are green building foundations, ecological design, green building assessment, the green Globes building assessment system. Other chapters mentioned are the green building design process, the sustainable site and landscape, energy reduction, built environment hydrologic cycle. Case studies in every chapter are discussed to provide practical knowledge. Summary and conclusions are also mentioned in each unit. Students studying civil engineering can refer to this book.

2. “Green Home Building: Money-Saving Strategies for an Affordable, Healthy, High-Performance Home” by Miki Cook and Doug Garrett

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“Green Home Building: Money-Saving Strategies for an Affordable, Healthy, High-Performance Home” Book Review: This book mentions how to design and build a green home. Chapters mentioned are location, size matters, design: everything you need to know, building products and materials. Other topics included are construction waste equipment and systems, health and environment, outdoor living. Figures and images are provided to explain the concept easily. This book guides on how to create a green home without spending a lot of money. This book is useful for constructors and civil engineering students.

3. “Sustainable Energy System Engineering: The Complete Green Building Design Resource” by Peter Gevorkian

“Sustainable Energy System Engineering: The Complete Green Building Design Resource” Book Review: This book explains the concepts of green building design. Chapters included are solar power technology, solar power generation design, solar power generation project implementation. Other topics mentioned are energy conservation, California energy consumption rebate incentive plans, economics of solar power systems. All the topics are discussed in detail with proper examples. Figures and line drawings which are labelled properly are discussed. This book is beneficial for civil engineering students in the field of sustainable energy.

4. “Green Building with Concrete: Sustainable Design and Construction, Second Edition” by Gajanan M Sabnis

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“Green Building with Concrete: Sustainable Design and Construction, Second Edition” Book Review: This book covers the topics on sustainable design and construction of green buildings with concrete. Chapters mentioned are sustainability in the cement industry and chemical admixtures, principles of sustainable building design, sustainability through thermal mass of concrete. Other chapters such as hate island effects, previous concrete for sustainable development, future sustainable city: the case of master city, global sustainability and concrete are mentioned. Images and figures are provided to explain the text easily. Data tables are also included. This book is beneficial for civil engineering students.

5. “Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction: LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes” by Sam Kubba

“Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction: LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes” Book Review: This book is a handbook for construction and design of green buildings. Topics included are green concepts and vocabulary, components of sustainable design construction, the green design and construction process. Other chapters such as green project cost monitoring and closeout, building information modelling, green building materials and products are discussed. Plenty of images and figures are provided to explain the topics easily. Sketches with proper labelling are also included for easy understanding of the topic. Various case studies are also discussed in this book. This book is useful for civil engineering students.

6. “Large-Scale Solar Power System Design (GreenSource Books): An Engineering Guide for Grid-Connected Solar Power Generation (P/L Custom Scoring Survey)” by Peter Gevorkian

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“Large-Scale Solar Power System Design (GreenSource Books): An Engineering Guide for Grid-Connected Solar Power Generation (P/L Custom Scoring Survey)” Book Review: This book explains the large-scale solar power system design topics mentioned are solar power system physics, solar power system technologies, solar power system costing. Other chapters mentioned are solar power system project management, smart grid systems, solar thermal power, solar power financing and feed in tariff programs. This book explains the complicated technical and management problems including large scale grid connected solar system implementations. Images are provided to support the text. Detailed installation diagrams are also mentioned to provide practical knowledge. This book is beneficial for civil engineering students working in the field of green technology.

7. “Tall Wood Buildings: Design, Construction and Performance” by Michael Green and Jim Taggart

“Tall Wood Buildings: Design, Construction and Performance” Book Review: This book describes the construction, design and performance of tall wood buildings. Chapters mentioned are buildings taller with wood, materials, and structural systems. Other topics mentioned are building performance, design and construction, technology. Various case studies are discussed to explain the topics easily. Frame systems and hybrid systems are also included in this book. colourful images are provided to explain the text. This book is useful for civil engineering students.

8. “The Hand-Sculpted House: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage: 10 (The Real Goods Solar Living Book)” by Ianto Evans and Michael G Smith

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“The Hand-Sculpted House: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage: 10 (The Real Goods Solar Living Book)” Book Review: This book guides in building a cob cottage. Chapters mentioned are natural building, Oregon cob, tilt and spin, the site you build on. Other chapters included are designing with cob, redefining house, materials and tools command drainage and foundations. A total of 16 chapters are discussed in this book at great length. Images and Figures with proper labelling are provided in this book. This book is suitable for Anyone who wants to build a cob cottage.

9. “Effective Daylighting with High-Performance Facades: Emerging Design Practices (Green Energy and Technology)” by Kyle Konis and Stephen Selkowitz

“Effective Daylighting with High-Performance Facades: Emerging Design Practices (Green Energy and Technology)” Book Review: This book explains the effective performance of daylighting facades. Topics included are diverse energy, human factor performance metrics, glazing and facade systems. Simulation based design workflows, innovative technologies and net zero energy solutions are described in this book. Real world case studies of projects are also mentioned in this book to provide practical knowledge. This book is useful for architects, civil engineers, lighting designers.

10. “The Eco-Home Design Guide: Principles and practice for new-build and retrofit (Sustainable Building)” by The Prince of Wales and Christopher Day

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“The Eco-Home Design Guide: Principles and practice for new-build and retrofit (Sustainable Building)” Book Review: This book describes the practices and principles of designing an eco-home. Topics included are Eco home design, natural methods rather than expensive technology, aesthetics and comfort. This book provides important guidance in working with surroundings, eco building without using any technology. Images with proper instructions are provided to explain the topics. This book is useful for anyone who wants to design eco-friendly homes or civil engineering students working in the field of sustainable building.

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