Monday, February 9, 2009

Book - The HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design

HOK is a prominent architecture firm that has pioneered design-conscious approaches to green architecture.

Penned by top design principals within HOK, the Guidebook is a must-read for anyone looking to create sustainable, high-performance design.

Excerpts from the book:

  • Eighteen case studies reflecting HOK's own application of sustainable design principles to real buildings, several with postoccupancy evaluations that demonstrate how sustainable design can be practical, cost-effective, and good for both buildings and business
  • Coverage of issues and design strategies related to site planning and design, energy and water conservation, materials selection and specification, and interior environmental quality.
  • Concise checklists of issues to consider at each stage of the design process, accompanied by detailed how-to guidance.
  • New chapters on post occupancy evaluations and greening your practice.
  • A detailed glossary of terms.
  • Building type-specific guidance on how to apply sustainable design to airports, convention centers, correctional facilities, health care facilities, laboratories, museums, office buildings, and commercial interiors

Available at Amazon.

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