New Carbon Architecture: Building to Cool the Planet
ISBN: 0865718687
EAN13: 9780865718685
Language: English
Publication Date: December 19, 2017
Pages: 184
Dimensions: 0.31" H x 10.00" L x 7.99" W
Weight: 1.11 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
Green buildings that slash energy use and carbon emissions are all the rage, but they aren't enough. The hidden culprit is embodied carbon --the carbon emitted when materials are mined, manufactured, and transported--comprising some ten percent of global emissions. With the built environment doubling by 2030, buildings are a carbon juggernaut threatening to overwhelm the climate. It doesn't have to be this way. Like never before in history, buildings can become part of the climate solution. With biomimicry and innovation, we can pull huge amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere and lock it up as walls, roofs, foundations, and insulation. We can literally make buildings out of the sky with a massive positive impact. The New Carbon Architecture is a paradigm-shifting tour of the innovations in architecture and construction that are making this happen. Office towers built from advanced wood products; affordable, low-carbon concrete alternatives; plastic cleaned from the oceans and turned into building blocks. We can even grow insulation from mycelium. A tour de force by the leaders in the field, The New Carbon Architecture will fire the imagination of architects, engineers, builders, policy makers, and everyone else captivated by the possibility of architecture to heal the climate and produce safer, healthier, and more beautiful buildings. Bruce King , a structural engineer for thirty-five years, is Founder and Director of the Ecological Building Network (EBNet) and author of Buildings of Earth and Straw , Making Better Concrete , and Design of Straw Bale Buildings . He lives in San Rafael, California.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover SOAK UP CARBON INTO BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY BUILDINGS THAT HEAL THE CLIMATE We must go beyond building operations and address embodied carbon -- phasing out carbon emissions in building materials and construction by mid-century; this book illustrates how. -- EDWARD MAZRIA, Founder / CEO Architecture 2030 I recommend this book as a primer for anyone interested in combatting global climate change via building science. -- JERRY YUDELSON, PE, LEED Fellow, The Godfather of Green -- Wired Magazine and author, Reinventing Green Building That same carbon atom that's wreaking havoc in the atmosphere is a building block for many great traditional and new building materials. The New Carbon Architecture shows us how in ways that are both practical and imaginative -- truly a resource for our times. -- NADAV MALIN, President, BuildingGreen, Inc. LIKE NEVER BEFORE in history, buildings can become part of the climate solution. With biomimicry and innovation, we can pull huge amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere and lock it up as walls, roofs, foundations, and insulation. We can literally make buildings out of sky with a massive positive impact. The New Carbon Architecture is a paradigm-shifting tour of the innovations in architecture and construction that are making this happen. Office towers built from advanced wood products; affordable, low-carbon concrete alternatives; plastic cleaned from the oceans and turned into building blocks. We can even grow insulation and bricks! A tour de force from the leaders in the field, The New Carbon Architecture will fire the imagination of architects, engineers, builders, policy makers, and everyone else captivated by the possibility of architecture that heals the climate and produces safer, healthier, and more beautiful buildings. BRUCE KING , a structural engineer for 35 years, is Founder and Director of the Ecological Building Network (EBNet) and author of Buildings of Earth and Straw, Making Better Concrete, and Design of Straw Bale Buildings . He lives in San Rafael, California. With contributing authors in order of appearance: ERIN MCDADE * ANN EDMINSTER * CATHERINE DE WOLF * KATHRINA SIMONEN * BARBARA RODRIGUEZ DROGUETT * LARRY STRAIN * FRANCES YANG * ANDREW LAWRENCE * JASON GRANT * CHRIS MAGWOOD * MASSEY BURKE * CRAIG WHITE * FERNANDO MARTIRENA * PAUL JAQUIN * MIKHAIL DAVIS * WES SULLENS * WIL SRUBAR III *PETE WALKER * ANDREW THOMSON * DANIEL MASKELL