Green building technology is referred to structures that are environmental friendly and resource-efficient throughout a building’s service life, from design to construction. Green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact on the natural environment by efficiently using energy, water, and other resources; reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation.
High Performance Green Buildings provides a comprehensive review of the current approaches to the design and construction of sustainable buildings including case studies with real-world examples of both successful and unsuccessful designs. With broad coverage including architecture, engineering, and construction, this book delivers detailed information on all aspects of the green building process, from materials selection to building systems and more. Green building is one of measures been put forward to diminish significant impacts of the building stock on the environment, society and economy. However, there is lack of a systematic review of this large number of studies that is critical for the future endeavor. The last decades have witnessed rapid growing number of studies on green building.
This book reports on the existing body of knowledge of researches related to green building as well as up-to-date information to all aspects of a project to show you how green building concepts and principles apply throughout the design and construction process.
Providing sustainability concepts to all aspects of construction and design, this book will be of valuable to students and practitioners dealing with this subject.