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The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Non-Domestic Buildings

Handbook / Manual
By: Nick V Baker(Author)
224 pages, photos, illustrations, tables
Publisher: Earthscan
The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Non-Domestic Buildings
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  • The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Non-Domestic Buildings ISBN: 9781138992108 Paperback Dec 2015 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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About this book

The refurbishment of existing buildings is a neglected subject within sustainable architecture; attention is usually focused on new buildings. Old buildings can use large amounts of energy and provide poor internal conditions for occupants. They may have high heating demand, poor lighting, poor ventilation, solar penetration and glare, and poor control of heating and cooling. Demolition is an option but the alternative of refurbishment is starting to be seen as more sustainable in terms of architectural value, materials use, neighborhood disruption and waste disposal. Building new is more carbon intensive and carries many wider environmental impacts. In addition, the potential impact of low energy refurbishment is much greater than that for new build since there are many more existing buildings than will be built in the next 10 – 20 years, the period over which many CO2 emission targets apply.

The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Non-Domestic Buildings offers architects, engineers and a wide range of building professionals practical advice, illustrated by real examples. It moves from principles of sustainable refurbishment to specific design and engineering guidance. It emphasizes the need for an integrated approach by showing how refurbishment measures interact with one and other, and with the occupants, and how performance is ultimately influenced by this interaction.


Part I
1: Strategies for sustainable refurbishment

Part II
2: Floors
3: Walls
4: Roofs
5: Windows
6: Atria and Double Skins
7: Mechanical Plant and Controls
8: Renewable Energy Options

Customer Reviews


Nick V. Baker is an independent consultant and technical expert on the energy efficient refurbishment and the development of LT software.

Handbook / Manual
By: Nick V Baker(Author)
224 pages, photos, illustrations, tables
Publisher: Earthscan
Media reviews

"An incisive book that provides practical strategies and tactics for sustainable refurbishment, literally from the ground up. Richly illustrated with informative diagrams, supported by accessible quantitative analysis, and reinforced by detailed case study examples, this book is a triumph."
– Koen Steemers PhD RIBA/ARB, Professor of Sustainable Design and Head of the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge

"Nick Baker tackles head on what many eminent scientists in Cambridge regard as most pressing contemporary problems, the sustainable refurbishment of the existing building stock, much of which is going to be with us still in 2050. Dr. Baker delivers his profound understanding of these difficult issues in a wholly intelligible and compelling way. I cannot commend this book to my profession and its patrons highly enough."
– Professor Alan Short, University of Cambridge and Short and Associates Architects

"Definitely worth reading, learning from and implementing the practical experience of the REVIVAL team."
Building Engineer Magazine

"Innovative ideas for improvements, which may become increasingly necessary in the coming years [...] a challenging and interesting read, providing complex technical solutions to issues which require a full understanding of building pathology."
Context Journal, Institute of Historic Building Conservation

"The Hanbook of Sustainable Refurbishment offers practical advice illustrated by real examples."
DETAIL Magazine

"A very useful introduction to the subject [...] appropriate for younger professionals and also for their more experienced colleagues who may be contemplating undertaking sustainable refurbishment for the first time."
Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers

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