An inside view of how one of the world's leading architecture and engineering practice does business Sustainable Built Environments: Principles and Practice offers detailed, environmentally sound design solutions to a wide range of building engineering challenges. The text uses case examples and project data provided by engineers and designers at Arup Associates. It covers a broad range of relevant issues, with focused commentaries and explanations presented in an accessible format for use by students, busy practitioners and informed clients.
Whilst this book stresses the importance of a unified approach to design, the text is divided into six principal chapters, each addressing an important aspect of sustainable architecture and engineering. These chapters (Master Planning, Transport, Energy, The Building Envelope, Environmental Services, and Materials) may be read on their own or in sequence as part of a narrative. Throughout the book, photographs, architectural and engineering drawings and diagrams, examples, and other data illustrate the case studies. Numerous web links are provided to additional information. This inspirational book:
Focuses on the work of Arup Associates, the award winning architectural and engineering practice Uses real-life examples of functioning buildings and structures to provide information and guidance on the development of sustainable solutions Is packed with informative illustrations Sustainable Built Environments: Principles and Practice is a unique text that will inform and inspire architects and engineers, as well as students of those disciplines, around the globe.
, David Shiers
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication:
01 December 2017
Professional and scholarly
List of Contributors ix Foreword by Dave King: Architect and Founder of Shed-KM xi Acknowledgements xiii 1 Introduction 1 Miles Keeping, David Shiers, Ann-Marie Aguilar and Michael Beavan Environmental Assessment 2 EPCs and DECs 5 Materials and Components 6 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) 7 Environmental Legislation 7 Corporate Social Responsibility - CSR/ESG 9 `Green Value' 10 The Design Process 12 Bibliography 22 2 Master Planning 23 Miles Keeping, David Shiers and Malcolm Smith Regeneration - Master Planning in the Existing City 25 Urban Renewal in History 27 A `New Urbanism' 31 New Settlements and Large-Scale Urban Growth 34 Bicester Eco-town 39 Preston Beach, Western Australia 40 The Business Park 45 Bibliography 46 3 Transport 47 Tim Chatterton, Mark Fisher, Miles Keeping and David Shiers Alternative Fuelled Vehicles 50 Alternative Fuels 51 Ebbsfleet International 56 Stratford International 56 Bibliography 65 4 Energy 69 Hugo Hodgson, Miles Keeping, Katharine Marsden, David Pearce and David Shiers Renewable Energy Options 70 Photovoltaic Panels 70 Combined Heat and Power (CHP) 73 Ground Source 75 Biomass Boilers 75 Wind Turbines 77 Wave and Hydropower 77 Anaerobic Digestion 78 Conclusion 78 Bibliography 78 5 The Building Envelope 83 Michael Beaven, Mick Brundle, Paul Dickenson, Miles Keeping, Robert Pugh and David Shiers Pitched Roofs 85 Flat Roofs 85 Ground Floor Construction 86 Framed Construction 87 Ground Floor and Upper Level Plans 98 Structural Design Strategy 102 Enabling Works 108 Substructure Design 109 Stability Core Design 110 Steel Superstructure Design 111 The Facade Design 113 Projecting Windows 114 Spandrel Panels 117 Product Design: The Wave-Form Ceiling at Ropemaker 121 Completion 124 Bibliography 124 6 Environmental Services 125 Michael Beaven, Miles Keeping, David Pearce and David Shiers Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) 130 Environmental Services Case Examples 130 Chiller Units 140 Equipment Room `Free Cooling' 141 `No Gas' Supply 141 Mixed Mode Ventilation 141 Bibliography 143 7 Materials 145 Jane Anderson, Michael Beavan, Francesca Galeazzi, Miles Keeping, David Shiers and Kristian Steele Hazardous and Deleterious Materials 149 Bibliography 157 Conclusions 158 Appendix A The Arup Story 159 Appendix B Arup Guidance Note on GLA Requirements for Renewables 169 Appendix C Arup Team Members 175 Index 177
Miles Keeping is a Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Environmentalist working in professional practice. He co-founded the Hillbreak consultancy in 2015 and is Visiting Professor in Sustainable Real Estate at Oxford Brookes University. David Shiers trained as an Architect and is currently Reader in Sustainable Architecture in the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University.