The Environmental Design Pocketbook 2nd ed places the information you need for sustainable, low energy building design at your fingertips.

Packed with diagrams, tools and tips, it cuts through the complex mass of technical data and legislation that faces the designer, and distils all the key guidance into a single reference that is quick, easy to use and points to the facts, figures and performance data that are most important.

This 2nd edition is now fully up-to-date with the latest Building Regulations Part L and F legislation (England and Wales), RIBA Plan of Work 2013, new information on the Green Deal and Zero Carbon and contains revised references and further reading sections throughout.

Whether used in the classroom, office or on-site, the book guides the designer through the entire process; from the fundamentals to the building details. From future-proofing for a changing climate to rainwater harvesting, retrofit, and zero-carbon technologies - the Pocketbook has got it covered.

chapter Chapter 3|26 pages

Environmental site planning

chapter Chapter 4|30 pages

Urban greenery and biodiversity

chapter Chapter 5|34 pages

Water and flooding

chapter Chapter 6|44 pages

The internal environment: space, warmth, light and air

chapter Chapter 7|84 pages

The building fabric

chapter Chapter 8|22 pages

Retrofit of existing housing stock

chapter Chapter 9|36 pages

Key details

chapter Chapter 10|28 pages

Energy supply and demand

chapter Chapter 11|14 pages

Zero carbon buildings

chapter Chapter 12|75 pages

Low and zero carbon technologies and renewables