Green Building Trends
192 pages, 8 x 10
Tables, Figures
Paperback
Release Date:29 Jun 2009
ISBN:9781597264778
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Green Building Trends

Europe

Island Press
The “green building revolution” is a worldwide movement forenergy-efficient, environmentally aware architecture and design. Europehas been in the forefront of green building technology, and GreenBuilding Trends: Europe provides an indispensable overview ofthese cutting edge ideas and applications.
U.S. green building expert Jerry Yudelson interviewed a number ofEurope’s leading architects and engineers and visited manyexemplary projects. With the help of copious photographs andillustrations, Yudelson describes some of the leading contemporarygreen buildings in Europe, including the new Lufthansa headquarters inFrankfurt, the Norddeutsche Landesbank in Hannover, a new school atUniversity College London, the Beaufort Court Zero-Emissions building,the Merck Serono headquarters in Geneva, and a zero-net-energy,all-glass house in Stuttgart.
In clear, jargon-free prose, Yudelson provides profiles of progress inthe journey towards sustainability, describes the current regulatoryand business climates, and predicts what the near future may bring. Healso provides a primer on new technologies, systems, and regulatoryapproaches in Western Europe that can be adopted in North America,including building-integrated solar technologies, radiant heating andcooling systems, dynamic façades that provide natural ventilation,innovative methods for combining climate control and water features inlarger buildings, zero-netenergy homes built like Thermos bottles, andstrict government timetables for achieving zero-carbon buildings.
Green Building Trends: Europe is an essential resource foranyone interested in the latest developments in this rapidly growingfield.
Jerry Yudelson is president of Yudelson Associates inTucson, Arizona, and a former board member of the U.S. Green BuildingCouncil, and author of The Green Building Revolution.

Foreword by David Cook, Behnisch Architekten

Preface

Introduction: European Green Buildings in Context

1     The PassivHaus Concept and European Residential Design

2     European Design Innovators

3     European Green Buildings Today: What Do They Know That We Should?

4     Green Buildings in the U.K.

5     Sustainable Buildings in Germany

6     Green Engineering in Europe

7     Ecotowns

8     Green Building in the Retail Sector

9     Looking to the Future

10    The Challenge and Promise of Green Buildings: Lessons from Europe

Index of Firms and Projects

Bibliography

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