Green Building Trends
energy-efficient, environmentally aware architecture and design. Europe
has been in the forefront of green building technology, and Green
Building Trends: Europe provides an indispensable overview of
these cutting edge ideas and applications.
U.S. green building expert Jerry Yudelson interviewed a number of
Europe’s leading architects and engineers and visited many
exemplary projects. With the help of copious photographs and
illustrations, Yudelson describes some of the leading contemporary
green buildings in Europe, including the new Lufthansa headquarters in
Frankfurt, the Norddeutsche Landesbank in Hannover, a new school at
University 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 in
the journey towards sustainability, describes the current regulatory
and business climates, and predicts what the near future may bring. He
also provides a primer on new technologies, systems, and regulatory
approaches in Western Europe that can be adopted in North America,
including building-integrated solar technologies, radiant heating and
cooling systems, dynamic façades that provide natural ventilation,
innovative methods for combining climate control and water features in
larger buildings, zero-netenergy homes built like Thermos bottles, and
strict government timetables for achieving zero-carbon buildings.
Green Building Trends: Europe is an essential resource for
anyone interested in the latest developments in this rapidly growing
Foreword by David Cook, Behnisch Architekten
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
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
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