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By Vivienne Brophy

2000 years in the past the roman architect Marcus Vitruvius Pollio wrote the 10 books on structure constructing the concept that of the trend ebook providing layout rules and recommendations that remains mentioned in each architects schooling. A eco-friendly Vitruvius is meant as a eco-friendly trend publication for at the present time. Now absolutely up-to-date, this good demonstrated textbook offers recommendation appropriate for undergraduate and submit graduate scholars at the integration of sustainable perform into the layout and development procedure, the problems to be thought of, the innovations to be followed, the weather of eco-friendly layout and layout review in the strategy. vintage layout attractiveness is located within the holistic transparent answer.

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Use of water solar systems and collectors for sanitary hot water requirements and low temperature space heating. • Integrate photovoltaic panels within roofs and southern-oriented façades, appropriate in size and peak power for electricity production and energy load management. • Facilitate the use of local district heating with biomass. SPECIFY LOW ENERGY SYSTEMS AND APPLIANCES Design should incorporate energy conscious solutions at both building and district level. The successful application and implementation of innovative measures in energy technologies requires cooperation with energy suppliers at the building concept stage, in anticipation of smarter utility grids.

Ventilation grilles should be provided with sound baffles. • Resilient layers under floating floors and suspended ceilings reduce impact noise transmission in apartment buildings. • Indirect sound transmission through cavity walls should be reduced by sound- absorbing materials in the cavity. • Where excessive interior noise pollution is expected, specify sound-absorbant building components and materials. • Reduce noise transmission in office environments, by incorporating high level baffles, which reflect sound back into the space.

Architect: dRMM. Source: Photo © Jonas Lencer • Provide internal and external planting to absorb pollutants and reduce dust. • Avoid gaps in the external envelope which allow unplanned infiltration of external air. • Where outdoor air is of unacceptable quality provide sealed windows and mechanical ventilation. • Locate the intake of any mechanical ventilation system to avoid sources of airborne contaminants. Control pollutants from processes within the building The occupants and activities within a building are sources of emissions.

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