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Sustainability at the Cutting Edge

By: Peter Smith

224 pages, 80 line illus


Paperback | Feb 2007 | Edition: 2 | #162059 | ISBN-13: 9780750683005
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Introduces the latest technologies and techniques being developed to create optimum eco-efficiency in the built environment. Valuable reference for architects, engineers and designers.

'An absorbing study of the technology available for low energy buildings.' Permaculture Magazine '...the book is well written and illustrated. There are copious graphs, diagrams and photographs. The author backs up his arguments with statistics.' Northeast Sun 'This book is a useful guide to a comprehensive range of established and developing technologies.' EcoTech, Sustainable Architecture Today


Introduction; Solar Thermal Power; Low Energy Techniques for Cooling; Geothermal Energy; Wind Power; Photovoltaic Cells; Fuel Cells; Biogas; Micro-power; Small-scale hydro; Wave and tide; Prospects for the Energy Infrastructure; Materials; The Photonic Revolution; Building Integrated Renewable Energy: Case Studies including Malmo City of the Future, Sweden; BIPV at Government training center, Herne-Sodingen, Germany; Bedzed Housing Scheme, Sutton, UK; Conclusion: Sustainability on a Knife Edge.

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Special Professor in Sustainable Energy, University of Nottingham. Emeritus Professor of Architecture, Leeds Metropolitan University. Director of the Pilkington Energy Efficiency Trust. Former Vice President of the RIBA for Sustainable Development and chairman of its Sustainable Futures Committee

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