Sustainaspeak: A Guide to Sustainable Design Terms

Sustainaspeak: A Guide to Sustainable Design Terms

by Elizabeth Lewis

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Architecture 2030; BUG; Biophilic Design; BIPV; Circular Economy; LEED; Passive Design; Solar Chimney; Systems Thinking; WELL; Xeriscaping.

What does it all mean?

The complex and evolving language used in the sustainable design community can be very challenging, particularly to those new to environmentally friendly and resource-efficient design strategies that are needed today.

  • Definitions of over two hundred terms with further sources.
  • Clearly cross-referenced with Sustainaspeak, Theoryspeak, and Archispeak terms.
  • Illustrated throughout with sustainable award-winning buildings by e.g. Behnisch, Brooks + Scarpa, EHDD, KieranTimberlake, Lake|Flato, Leddy Mahtum Stacy, SmithGroup, Perkins+Will, ZGF, VMDO, and McDonough + Partners.

Sustainaspeak: A Guide to Sustainable Design Terms provides a current guide to the sustainable design strategies, terms, and practices needed for the next generation of designers, architects, students, and community leaders to design a carbon-neutral world for future generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351981729
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/01/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 330
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Elizabeth Lewis, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Professor at Florida A&M University School of Architecture, USA, has over twenty-five years of design teaching experience with a research focus on high-performing and net-zero buildings. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, she is active in the profession and AIA leadership, a founder of USGBC Florida Capital Region Chapter, and a contributor to Decoding Theoryspeak.

Table of Contents

Illustrations.  List of Contributors.  Acknowledgements.  Preface.  Introduction.  List of Terms.  Acronyms for Further Sources.  Sustainaspeak.  Further Reading.  Index.

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