In the tradition of Building Construction Illustrated, Francis D.K. Ching and Ian M. Shapiro offer a fully illustrated guide to the theory and practice of sustainable design. This guide provides architects, designers, and builders in the green design professional community a framework and detailed strategies for designing substantively green buildings. With a focus on sustainable sites, approaching and reaching net-zero energy, low and zero-water usage, minimum-impact materials and superior indoor environmental quality, this guide explains why we need to build green, as well as green building theory and advancements in the industry. This Second Edition includes:
All-new case studies featuring geographically diverse buildings with proven zero energy performance
Expanded coverage of zero energy building design, as well as zero water and zero waste buildings
Practical guidance for the schematic design of high-performance buildings, heating and hot water system selection, building envelope details, and integrating renewable energy
Advanced strategies, such as the concept of shape efficiency, and the optimal location for stairwells in buildings
Additional strategies for affordability in green design and construction
Updated references to the latest codes and standards
This Second Edition of Green Building Illustrated is an excellent resource for professionals, students and those interested in the design and construction of sustainable buildings.