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Sustainable Urban Housing in China

Principles and Case Studies for Low-Energy Design

Editors: Glicksman, Leon, Lin, Juintow (Eds.)

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ENCOUNTERING SUSTAINABILITY IN CHINA Yung-Ho Chang What I am writing is by no means a typical foreword. Instead of introducing the work outside of Beijing, we enclosed a courtyard with buildings and hillside to create a of my colleagues in the Department of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of milder microclimate. We also employed two traditional materials, earth and wood, Technology (MIT), I will use this opportunity to share my own limited but critical specifically rammed-earth walls and laminated wood frames, to build a structure that experience with the development of sustainability in China. However, I would like to is capable of disintegration and would produce less waste once the house is no longer point out that the authors of this book are among the pioneers for sustainability needed. Although ancient wisdom, rather than advanced technology, was engaged, research and design in China, and they have helped to build the foundation of an we were able to address the issue of sustainability for the first time. After all, ecologically sensitive architecture in China. sustainability is about a way of thinking. Step II. UFIDA R&D Center, Beijing: For this project for a software company, the A CHANGING PRACTICE sustainable design focused on the reorganization of workspaces. The circulation system was transformed into public areas where communication and socialization is As an architect in China, I have been confronted by the issue of sustainability and encouraged and located in zones that receive more daylight and better views.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • China — Environment and Culture

    Leon Glicksman, Leslie Norford, Lara Greden

    Pages 8-21

  • Design Principles for Sustainable Urban Housing in China

    Andrew Scott

    Pages 24-43

  • Materials and Construction for Low-Energy Buildings in China

    John Fernandez

    Pages 44-73

  • Low-Energy Building Design

    Leslie Norford

    Pages 76-99

  • Wind in Building Environment Design

    Qingyan Chen

    Pages 100-115

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Hardcover $189.00
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Softcover $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Urban Housing in China
Book Subtitle
Principles and Case Studies for Low-Energy Design
Editors
  • Leon Glicksman
  • Juintow Lin
Series Title
Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4786-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-4786-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4785-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5412-9
Series ISSN
1571-4780
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 267
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