Techne Press, The Netherlands
Due to exhaustible resources, large urban developments, and the current impetus given to climate control, sustainable building is back on the agenda. This goes for governments in both well-developed countries like France, Spain, the US, and the UK, as well as in fast developing countries, like China, the Eastern European countries, Middle-Eastern, Latin-American, and South-Asian countries.
Sustainable Housing Projects takes a wide, conceptual approach for sustainably-built projects, which allows an integral approach to the various stakes and stakeholders. Such an approach is particularly suitable for a medium scale level, involving neighbourhood development, and a number of examples on this scale level are included.
This book presents knowledge gained over the last 15 years developing new sustainable housing projects in the Netherlands. It is written by a team of specialists in sustainable building, both practitioners and researchers, and is meant for colleagues world-wide, who want to implement a sustainable building project. The compact, practical tone, the many colour illustrations, tables and boxes, make the book an accessible and practical read.
1. Sustainable building: the concept and the context
A conceptual approach
Policies: transforming the market
Legislation and Standards
2. Comfort and Climate
> Indoor comfort
Acoustics and noise nuisance
> Outdoor comfort
Sunshine and shade
4. Planning and Design
Project and Process management
Links and bibliography
About the editor and the contributors