Environmental Issues for Architecture

Product Number: EB00061546
Released: Aug 19, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780470644355
Publisher: Wiley
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Description

This primer for architects explores the basic physical principles and requirements of every aspect of passive and active controls in buildings. Avoiding needless jargon, Environmental Issues for Architecture supports an understanding of environmental systems in order to inform architectural design. With topics ranging from lighting, acoustics, thermal control, plumbing, fire protection and egress, to elevators and escalators, all of the latest technologies are supported. Designer-friendly, this rich resource gives just enough technical information for architects to design buildings that are efficient and comfortable.

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Author(s): David Lee Smith
Original Publish Date: Feb 16, 2011

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