A new paradigm for environmentally sound construction A source of inspiration for those concerned for the environment Audubon House Audubon House tells the story of how a dedicated team of architects, environmentalists, engineers, research scientists, interior designers, and contractors transformed a 19th century structure in downtown Manhattan into one of the most energy efficient, environmentally responsible office buildings ever designed Sixty percent energy efficient than a conventional office building, built at market cost using only off the shelf technology and materials, and supporting an extraordinarily healthy office environment, Audubon House has been hailed as the antidote for many of this century s unhealthy and inefficient building practices Richly illustrated with professional photographs and architectural drawings, Audubon House is both a working model for building professionals and an affirmation of the belief that we can alter our destructive environmental course without sacrificing economic competitiveness Advance Praise for Audubon House Audubon House illustrates a shining example of the future of architecture a future where energy efficiency and the preservation of natural, historic, and human resources are the key to creating spaces that are cost effective, healthy, beautiful, and magical Amory B Lovins Director of Research, Rocky Mountain Institute The Audubon House is an embodiment of the hope that humanity will find its proper place within the natural world What a delight that this practical model can be shared so thoroughly and splendidly I applaud this important contribution to the art of design for sustainability and encourage one and all to enjoy its inspiration William McDonough, AIA Principal, William McDonough Architects Author of The Hannover Principles Design for Sustainability A fine book This shows it can be done efficiency does not mean a retreat to a lower quality of life Dr Paul R Ehrlich Bing Professor of Population Studies Department of Biological Sciences Stanford University A very model of a guide to a major modern building At last we have the book on the building that shows us what sustainable architecture is and should be Jon and Alex Naar, authors of This Land Is Your Land A Guide to North America s Endangered Ecosystems...
|Title||:||Audubon House: Building the Environmentally Responsible, Energy-Efficient Office (Wiley Series in Sustainable Design)|
|Publisher||:||Wiley 1 edition April 6, 1994|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
|File Size||:||984 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Audubon House: Building the Environmentally Responsible, Energy-Efficient Office (Wiley Series in Sustainable Design) Reviews
Audubon House has become one of the finest examples of the possibility inherent in Sustainable Design practices. This book does an excellent job of passing on to the reader the strategy, effort, and technology that was incorporated into the building's renovation. The book has served to embolden my own interest in the subject while simultaneously educating me on facets of design to which I was previously unaware.