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The Ecology of Building Materials (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

Bjorn Berge

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The Ecology of Building Materials explores key questions surrounding sustainability of building materials. It provides technical data to enable design and building professionals to choose the most appropriate materials for a project: those that are least polluting, most energy efficient, and from sustainable sources. The book also gives information and guidance on a wide range of issues such as recycling, detailing for increased durability and Life Cycle Analysis.

Berge s book, translated from the Norwegian by Chris Butters and Filip Henley, offers safe and environmentally friendly material options. It provides an essential and easy-to-use reference guide to this complex subject for the building industry professional.

New to this edition:
Thorough exploration of building materials in relation to climate change issues
Extensive updating of basic data, as well as the introduction of a wide range of new materials
Methods for recycling and reuse of materials
More information on the interaction between materials and the indoor environment, ventilation and energy use
Full colour text and user-friendly larger format

Bjorn Berge is a practicing architect, researcher and lecturer. Since the 1970s, he has written several books on building ecology for the Scandinavian public. He is one of the founders of Gaia Architects who have developed a wide range of pioneering techniques in sustainable building.

General

Imprint: Architectural Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2009
First published: April 2009
Authors: Bjorn Berge
Dimensions: 280 x 210 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 427
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-85617-537-1
Barcode: 9781856175371
Categories: Books > Professional & Technical > Civil engineering, surveying & building > Building construction & materials
Books > Professional & Technical > Civil engineering, surveying & building > Building construction & materials > General
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LSN: 1-85617-537-5

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