The Environmental Design Pocketbook 2nd edition 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 of the Environmental Design Pocketbook is now fully up-to-date with the latest UK Building Regulations, legislation and guidance, the 2013 RIBA Plan of Work and BREEAM credits. New material includes care and maintenance of buildings and LEED credits throughout the book, with new information on the performance gap, Zero Carbon, and the Green Deal. It contains updated references, weblinks and further reading sections throughout, while the retrofit chapter and the ventilation, airtightness and heat-loss sections have been expanded.
The new edition also continues to provide:
- Guidance on all core sustainability topics
- Handy tools, allowing quick design estimates
- Design guidance, technology, building science and best practice
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.