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Sustainable Building Design. Principles and Practice. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 4398413
  • Book
  • December 2017
  • 200 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

An inside view of how one of the world's leading architecture and engineering practice does business

Sustainable Built Environments: Principles and Practice offers detailed, environmentally sound design solutions to a wide range of building engineering challenges. The text uses case examples and project data provided by engineers and designers at Arup Associates. It covers a broad range of relevant issues, with focused commentaries and explanations presented in an accessible format for use by students, busy practitioners and informed clients.

Whilst this book stresses the importance of a unified approach to design, the text is divided into six principal chapters, each addressing an important aspect of sustainable architecture and engineering. These chapters (Master Planning, Transport, Energy, The Building Envelope, Environmental Services, and Materials) may be read on their own or in sequence as part of a narrative. Throughout the book, photographs, architectural and engineering drawings and diagrams, examples, and other data illustrate the case studies. Numerous web links are provided to additional information. This inspirational book:

  • Focuses on the work of Arup Associates, the award winning architectural and engineering practice
  • Uses real-life examples of functioning buildings and structures to provide information and guidance on the development of sustainable solutions
  • Is packed with informative illustrations

Sustainable Built Environments: Principles and Practice is a unique text that will inform and inspire architects and engineers, as well as students of those disciplines, around the globe.

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List of Contributors ix

Foreword by Dave King: Architect and Founder of Shed-KM xi

Acknowledgements xiii

1 Introduction 1
Miles Keeping, David Shiers, Ann-Marie Aguilar and Michael Beavan

Environmental Assessment 2

EPCs and DECs 5

Materials and Components 6

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) 7

Environmental Legislation 7

Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR/ESG 9

‘Green Value’ 10

The Design Process 12

Bibliography 22

2 Master Planning 23
Miles Keeping, David Shiers and Malcolm Smith

Regeneration – Master Planning in the Existing City 25

Urban Renewal in History 27

A ‘New Urbanism’ 31

New Settlements and Large-Scale Urban Growth 34

Bicester Eco-town 39

Preston Beach, Western Australia 40

The Business Park 45

Bibliography 46

3 Transport 47
Tim Chatterton, Mark Fisher, Miles Keeping and David Shiers

Alternative Fuelled Vehicles 50

Alternative Fuels 51

Ebbsfleet International 56

Stratford International 56

Bibliography 65

4 Energy 69
Hugo Hodgson, Miles Keeping, Katharine Marsden, David Pearce and David Shiers

Renewable Energy Options 70

Photovoltaic Panels 70

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) 73

Ground Source 75

Biomass Boilers 75

Wind Turbines 77

Wave and Hydropower 77

Anaerobic Digestion 78

Conclusion 78

Bibliography 78

5 The Building Envelope 83
Michael Beaven, Mick Brundle, Paul Dickenson, Miles Keeping, Robert Pugh and David Shiers

Pitched Roofs 85

Flat Roofs 85

Ground Floor Construction 86

Framed Construction 87

Ground Floor and Upper Level Plans 98

Structural Design Strategy 102

Enabling Works 108

Substructure Design 109

Stability Core Design 110

Steel Superstructure Design 111

The Façade Design 113

Projecting Windows 114

Spandrel Panels 117

Product Design: The Wave-Form Ceiling at Ropemaker 121

Completion 124

Bibliography 124

6 Environmental Services 125
Michael Beaven, Miles Keeping, David Pearce and David Shiers

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) 130

Environmental Services Case Examples 130

Chiller Units 140

Equipment Room ‘Free Cooling’ 141

‘No Gas’ Supply 141

Mixed Mode Ventilation 141

Bibliography 143

7 Materials 145
Jane Anderson, Michael Beavan, Francesca Galeazzi, Miles Keeping, David Shiers and Kristian Steele

Hazardous and Deleterious Materials 149

Bibliography 157

Conclusions 158

Appendix A The Arup Story 159

Appendix B Arup Guidance Note on GLA Requirements for Renewables 169

Appendix C Arup Team Members 175

Index 177

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Miles Keeping West Midlands IRIS; Oxford Brookes University.

David Shiers
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