Happy Holidays—Our $30 Gift Card just for you, and books ship free! Shop now>>

Innovative Renewable Energy

Sustainable Vernacular Architecture

How the Past Can Enrich the Future

Editors: Sayigh, Ali (Ed.)

Free Preview
  • Covers the most up-to-date research developments, best practices, and innovations from countries all over the globe 
  • Presents the latest research in vernacular architecture and sustainable building
  • Contains case studies and examples to enhance practical application of the technologies presented
  •  
  •  
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06185-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06184-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

​This book discusses applying vernacular strategies to modern architectural design to adhere to basic green principles of energy efficiency and materials utilization. Written from an international perspective, chapters present the perspectives and experiences of architects and engineers from across the globe. Historically successful approaches are integrated with modern design concepts to create novel, sustainable, and resource conscious solutions. The scope of topics covered include natural ventilation, cooling and heating, daylight and shading devices, and green micro-climate and functional facades, making this a useful reference for a wide range of researchers and workers in the built environment.

  • Covers the most up-to-date research developments, best practices, and innovations from countries all over the globe;
  • Presents the latest research in vernacular architecture and sustainable building;
  • Contains case studies and examples to enhance practical application of the technologies presented.

About the authors

Dr. Ali Sayigh is Chairman and Founder of the World Renewable Energy Congress and Council; Director General of World Renewable Energy Network (WREN); Chairman and Founder of the Arab Solar Energy Society; and Past Chairman of the UK Solar Energy Society. Dr. Sayigh was recently elected to chair the Iraqi Energy Institute, and he actively consults on renewable and sustainable energy issues for a number of international organizations, including UNESCO, ISESCO, UNDP, ESCWA, & UNIDO. Dr. Sayigh was Director of Solar Seminars at ICTP Trieste, Italy from 1977-1995; Professor of Solar Energy at King Saud, Kuwait, and Reading Universities from 1969 to 1994, and Professor of Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire from 1994 to 2004. He was the founding expert in Renewable Energy at AOPEC. He is Fellow of the Institute of Energy; Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers; and Chartered Engineer. He has published more than 400 papers and has contributed to and edited more than 30 books. He has been Editor and Editor in Chief of several international journals including Renewable Energy and the International Journal of Environmental Sciences and Technology and Editor-in-Chief of the Major Reference Work, Comprehensive Renewable Energy.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Sayigh, Ali

  • Contested Legacies: Vernacular Architecture Between Sustainability and the Exotic

    Pages 7-21

    Hamza, Neveen

  • Vernacular Architecture in the MENA Region: Review of Bioclimatic Strategies and Analysis of Case Studies

    Pages 23-53

    Al-Sallal, Khaled A. (et al.)

  • Vernacular Architecture in Portugal: Regional Variations

    Pages 55-91

    Simões, Rui Nogueira (et al.)

  • Seeking Contemporary Urban Comfort Through Vernacular Architectural Principles in Hot Arid Climate

    Pages 93-104

    Azarbayjani, Mona

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06185-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06184-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Vernacular Architecture
Book Subtitle
How the Past Can Enrich the Future
Editors
  • Ali Sayigh
Series Title
Innovative Renewable Energy
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-06185-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-06185-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-06184-5
Series ISSN
2522-8927
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 437
Number of Illustrations
80 b/w illustrations, 428 illustrations in colour
Topics