Fundamentals of Sustainable Dwellings

Authors: Friedman, Avi

  • Focuses on residential building (currently over 12,000 LEED certified homes in the US)
  • Increasing number of incentive programs for greening residential buildings
  • Accessible guide for anyone who needs to understand the components of residential green building.
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About this book

Despite a prolonged slump in the housing market, the demand for residential green building remains strong. More than ever, professionals need reliable information about how to construct or retrofit livable, sustainable, and economical homes. With Fundamentals of Sustainable Dwellings, Avi Friedman provides that resource.

The book begins with a concise overview of green building principles, covering topics such as sustainable resources and common certification methods. Each following chapter examines a critical aspect of green home construction, from siting to waste management options, and features a contemporary project in which designers strove to achieve sustainability while adhering to real-world constraints. The result is a practical guide for every professional in the burgeoning field of residential green building.

About the authors

Avi Friedman is a world-renowned architect, award winning professor and Director of the Affordable Homes Research Group at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is also the recipient of the World Habitat Award.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Sustainable Dwellings
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Avi Friedman
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-211-2
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-211-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 257
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