The role of the built environment on global warming is seen to be of increasing relevance. In this book, contributors of international repute offer a wide perspectivet on the subject. This new paperback edition offers insights and techniques regarding design and management of buildings and urban settlement and discusses the issues of accountability and responsibility.

chapter 1|18 pages

Environmental accountability: users, buildings and energy

ByRobert Samuels

chapter 2|16 pages

Environmental auditing and the built environment

ByGerald Vinten

chapter 4|12 pages

The greenhouse effect and future urban development

ByIan Lowe

chapter 5|16 pages

Urban design, transportation and greenhouse

ByPeter Newman

chapter 6|25 pages

Sustainable development, energy policy issues and greenhouse

ByAllan Rodger

chapter 7|11 pages

Energy and architectural form

ByPatrick O’Sullivan

chapter 8|28 pages

Environmentally benign architecture: beyond passive

ByJeffrey Cook

chapter 9|15 pages

Energy efficiency and the non-residential building sector

ByDeo K. Prasad

chapter 10|18 pages

Principles of energy efficient residential design

ByJohn A. Ballinger Deborah Cassell

chapter 11|31 pages

Technological options and sustainable energy welfare

ByJorgen S.Norgard Bente L.Christensen

chapter 12|30 pages

Materials selection and energy efficiency

ByGeorge Baird