“Green Building Illustrated is a must-read forstudents and professionals in the building industry. Thecombination of incredibly expressive illustrations and accessibletechnical writing make concepts of green building on paper asintuitive as they would be if you toured a space with experts insustainable building.” —Rick Fedrizzi,President, CEO, and Founding Chair of the U.S. Green BuildingCouncil
“The authors of Green BuildingIllustrated deliver clear and intelligent text, augmented bystraightforward but compelling illustrations describing greenbuilding basics. This comprehensive book covers everything from thedefinition of green building, to details of high performancedesign, to sensible applications of renewable energy. This is abook with appeal for all architects and designers, because itaddresses general principles such as holistic and integrateddesign, along with practical realities like affordability andenergy codes. Green Building Illustrated describes a pathwayfor reaching Architecture 2030’s carbonemission reduction targets for the builtenvironment.”—Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture2030
“…a neophyte will have a very good overview of allthe factors involved in green building. I see some excellentpedagogy at work!”
— Jim Gunshinan, Editor, Home EnergyMagazine
Francis D.K. Ching brings his signature graphic style to the topicof sustainable design
In the tradition of the classic Building ConstructionIllustrated, Francis D.K. Ching and Ian M. Shapiro offer agraphical presentation to the theory, practices, and complexitiesof sustainable design using an approach that proceeds methodically.From the outside to the inside of a building, they cover allaspects of sustainability, providing a framework and detailedstrategies to design buildings that are substantively green. Thebook begins with an explanation of why we need to build green, thetheories behind it and current rating systems before moving on to acomprehensive discussion of vital topics. These topics include siteselection, passive design using building shape, water conservation,ventilation and air quality, heating and cooling, minimum-impactmaterials, and much more.
- Explains the fundamental issues of sustainable design andconstruction in a beautifully illustrated format
- Illustrated by legendary author, architect, and draftsmanFrancis D.K. Ching, with text by recognized engineer and researcherIan M. Shapiro
- Ideal for architects, engineers, and builders, as well asstudents in these fields
Sure to be the standard reference on the subject for students,professionals, and anyone interested in sustainable design andconstruction of buildings, Green Building Illustrated is aninformative, practical, and graphically beautiful resource.