Integrating Building Performance with Design

Integrating Building Performance with Design : An Architecture Student's Guidebook

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Integrating Building Performance with Design shows you the importance of designing for building performance early in your architectural design process. The book offers you simple tools and exercises, along with examples of built professional work and successful student projects illustrated by more than 200 images to help you with your work. Topics include site, solar orientation, thermal comfort, building enclosure, daylighting, passive heating and cooling, active heating and cooling, indoor air quality, stormwater, and rainwater more

Product details

  • Hardback | 230 pages
  • 174 x 246mm | 589.67g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 199 colour illustrations, 6 colour tables, 126 colour illustrations, 73 colour line drawings
  • 113893092X
  • 9781138930926

Review quote

"Finally, an effective book on fighting the marginalization of performance in architecture. The author makes her arguments through tales from the trenches, humor, and erudite comments, and then goes on to explain how to achieve high performing buildings." - Norbert Lechner, Professor Emeritus & Architect, Auburn University, USA "Integrating Building Performance with Design gives us compelling building stories about process, performance, and perceptions through the lenses of teaching and practice. Grant dissects, observes, and matches architectural expression with narratives of numerous case studies about the functioning of buildings and their services throughout the U.S. and Europe." - Alison G. Kwok, Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Oregon, USA "As a practicing architect, I'm relieved to see an architecture educator helping prepare students for the profession by addressing and integrating building performance early in the design process in order to help with the translation of design concepts into functioning built structures. Architectural graduates who arrive to practice with only their sometimes too precious design concepts are of little practical use to the profession and in fact are delayed in their own development into practicing architects. Professor Grant's book, amply illustrated and written in an engaging, self-deprecating tone, provides such guidance to students in the evolution of their designs into buildings which is what our profession is all about." - Peter Ozolins, PhD RA LEED AP, Peter Ozolins Architect, P.C. Architecture & International Development, USAshow more

About Elizabeth J. Grant

Elizabeth J. Grant is an associate professor at the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. She is a registered architect and the Associate Director of the Center for High Performance Environments. Her interests include environmentally sensitive design, building enclosures, and building systems more

Table of contents

Part 1 1. Why Do I Need This Book? 2. What Does Building Performance Mean, and Why Does it Matter? Part 2 3. How Have Others Done This in Practice? 4. How Have Others Done This in the Design Studio? Part 3 5. How Can You Integrate Building Performance with Design in Your Own Work? 6. What Do Students Need to Know? Indexshow more