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Building green made easier with new roadmap

Looking to build with an environmentally smart and friendly approach? A University of Oregon professor has pooled virtually all available resources, including color images and diagrams, to help a designer pursue both passive and energy-efficient strategies.

The book The Green Studio Handbook: Environmental Strategies for Schematic Design (Architectural Press) is not intended to serve as a green building checklist nor as a textbook for environmental technology, says Alison G. Kwok, a UO professor of architecture. Instead it provides the necessary information to make judgments about the appropriate use of green strategies and to validate design decisions regarding these strategies, wrote Kwok and co-author Walter T. Grondzik of Florida A&M University, a former visiting professor at the UO, in the preface.

Green architecture refers to a design and building process that incorporates economical, energy-saving, environmentally friendly and sustainable development. A passive approach uses no purchased energy such as electricity or natural gas, utilizes components like windows or floors that are part of another system and closely integrates the choices into the building. Active approaches may use pumps, piping and manufactured devices to collect, store and redistribute the suns energy.

The Green Studio Handbook targets students enrolled in design studio courses, recent graduates entering practice and even more-seasoned professionals who need quick schematic guidance.

The 372-page book contains 422 full-color photographs and line drawings illustrating the application of green strategies during the schematic design of buildings. Kwok and Grondzik identify some 40 environmental strategies, with brief descriptions of principles and concepts, step-by-step advice for integrating green strategies into the early stage of design, annotated tables and charts to assist with preliminary sizing, as well as a summary of key issues to be addre
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Contact: Jim Barlow
jebarlow@uoregon.edu
541-346-3481
University of Oregon
27-Mar-2007


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