Environmental Design: An Introduction for Architects and Engineers

Written and edited by a specialist team at Max Fordham LLP and now in its third edition, Environmental Design gives guidance for the engineering of 'green architecture'. The book is based on the practice's experience of working in detail on holistic energy-efficient designs.

Environmental Design sets out the principles of our approach, which we teach in many schools of architecture and engineering. It is essential reading for those concerned with the built environment, and its value and accessibility is reflected in its regular use as a course text.

The book addresses some basic scientific principles and issues of air quality, noise and the greenhouse effect and also covers site planning, energy use, materials and building form. Natural ventilation systems, high-efficiency mechanical equipment and alternative sources of energy are all explored.

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