Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide / David Bergman

Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sustainable Design provides a concise overview of all the techniques available for reducing the energy footprint of structures and spaces. With clear, simple language and a practical “can-do” approach, author David Bergman covers everything from the profession’s ethical responsibility, to design structures and spaces that sustain our natural resources, to specific considerations such as rainwater harvesting, graywater recycling, passive heating techniques, solar orientation, green roofs, wind energy, daylighting, indoor air quality, material evaluation and specification, and how to work with green building certification programs.

008 Acknowledgments 010 Introduction 014 Ecodesign: What and Why 028 Site Issues

038 Water Efficiency 044 Energy Efficiency: Passive techniques 066 Energy Efficiency: Active Techniques 092 Indoor Environmental Quality

100 Materials 116 Labels and Ratings: Measuring Ecodesign 127 The Future of Sustainable Design 136 Endnotes

139 Glossary 143 Resources 144 Credits

ISBN 9781568989419 Publication date 6/1/2011 7 x 8.5 inches (17.8 x 21.6 cm), Paperback 144 pages, 175 color illustrations Rights: World; Carton qty: 0; (1601.195)

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Cite: Diego Hernandez. "Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide / David Bergman" 11 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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