Green Walls in High-Rise Buildings
This technical guide offers an extensive overview of the use of vertical vegetation in high-rise buildings, an indepth analysis of green walls, definitions and typology, including standards, policies and incentives. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has produced four Technical Guides to date, since the series launched in late 2012. Each of these guides is the product of a CTBUH Working Group committees formed specifically to address focused topical subjects in the industry. The intention of each guide is the same to provide working knowledge to the typical building owner or professional who wants a better understanding of available options for improving tall buildings, and what affects their design. The object of the series is to provide a tool-kit for the creation of better-performing tall buildings, and to spread the understanding of the considerations that need to be made in designing tall. The CTBUH is the world's leading resource for professionals focused on the design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future cities. A not-for-profit organisation based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, the group facilitates the exchange of the latest knowledge available on tall buildings around the world. AUTHOR: Antony Wood has been Executive Director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat since 2006. He is chair of the CTBUH Tall Buildings and Sustainability Working Group. SELLING POINTS: - An output by the CTBUH, the world's leading resource for professionals focused on the design and construction of tall buildings and future cities - A technical guide offering comprehensive case studies from around the globe (including experimental-based studies, simulation-based studies and a CTBUH study on energy savings), climate data, information on structural support systems and plant selections - Richly illustrated text, with detailed statistical infographics and full-colour images 220 col.
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 219 x 276 x 20.32mm | 1,088.62g
- 15 Dec 2014
- Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd
- Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia
- illustrations (colour)
About Payam Bahrami
Antony Wood has been Executive Director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat since 2006. He is chair of the CTBUH Tall Buildings and Sustainability Working Group. Based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Antony is an Associate Professor in the College of Architecture and is also a Special Professor of Tall Buildings at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University, Shanghai. His field of specialism is the sustainable design of tall buildings. Payam Bahrami is a Senior Research Associate at the CTBUH. He is responsible for preparing research proposals and conducting and developing research projects, in conjunction with CTBUH members and institutes. He has worked on research development in the areas of sustainability, energy efficiency, and smart habitat. Daniel Safarik is Editor of Publications at the CTBUH. A technical and marketing writer who also trained as an architect, he was the director of marketing for Brooks + Scarpa Architects (formerly Pugh + Scarpa Architects) from 2008 to 2011. Safarik has covered technology for business publications for 16 years, and the web editor for The Wall Street Journal.