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Main Title Audubon House : building the environmentally responsible, energy-efficient office /
Publisher Wiley,
Year Published 1994
OCLC Number 29521796
ISBN 0471024961; 9780471024965
Subjects Office buildings--Energy conservation ; Office buildings--Environmental engineering ; National Audubon Society--Buildings ; Architektur ; Bauèokologie ; Verwaltungsbau ; Architektur--(DE-588)4002851-3 ; Bauèokologie--(DE-588)4069183-4 ; Verwaltungsbau--(DE-588)4063323-8
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EJAM  TJ163.5.O35A93 1994 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 12/09/1994
Collation xxvi, 207 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-182) and index.
Contents Notes
Foreword / Peter A.A. Berle -- Foreword / Randolph Croxton -- The Audubon Team: Key Players -- pt. I. Toward A Sustainable Architecture. 2. The Built Environment: Counting the Costs. 3. Dimensions of Sustainable Design -- pt. II. Inside Audubon House. 4. Lighting and Other Energy Efficiencies. 5. Heating, Cooling, and Energy at Audubon. 6. The Healthy Workplace: Ventilation and Materials. 7. Recycling at Audubon: Closing the Loop -- 8. Conclusion: A Success in the Making. Audubon House is the inspiring story of how the Audubon/Croxton team converted a 19th-century architectural masterpiece into one of the most environmentally advanced buildings ever designed. Providing a model that can be followed by owners, developers, architects, and building professionals, this book demonstrates how environmental criteria, such as sustainable use of resources, energy efficiency, and air quality can be achieved without sacrificing traditional considerations of cost, functionality, and aesthetics. Built at market cost and using only off-the-shelf technology, Audubon House is sixty percent more energy efficient than the conventional approach would have been. It saves its owners a projected $100,000 dollars annually in operating expenses, and supports an extraordinarily practical, healthy, and handsome office environment. The book is organized into two parts. Part I introduces the project and describes what members of the Audubon team discovered about the environmental impact of buildings and the types of systems that can mitigate this impact. Part II presents four essential systems at Audubon House: lighting, heating and cooling, ventilation and indoor air quality, and recycling. Particular attention is paid to the way in which these systems work together, each contributing to the performance of the whole. These goals could only be realized through the close cooperation of the architects, interior designers, environmentalists, engineers, research scientists, and contractors who collaborated on the project. The description of this collaborative process is as central to the theme of this book as the building's many design innovations and energy-saving features. Richly illustrated with professional photographs and architectural drawings, Audubon House is both a guidepost for environmentally sound construction and an inspiring chronicle of hope for all environmentally concerned citizens.