Adapting buildings and cities for climate change [electronic resource] : a 21st century survival guide / Sue Roaf, David Crichton and Fergus Nicol.
By: Roaf, Sue.
Contributor(s): Crichton, David | Nicol, F. (Fergus).Material type: BookPublisher: Boston, Mass. : Architectural Press, an imprint of Elsevier, 2009Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xiii, 385 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps.ISBN: 9780080961279 (e-book : PDF).Subject(s): Architecture and climate | Architecture -- Environmental aspects | Architecture and energy conservation | Ecological houses | Dwellings -- Energy conservation | Construction industry -- Appropriate technologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: No titleOnline resources: Click here to view Also available in print edition.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Climate change : the battle begins -- 2. Risk, scenarios and insurance -- 3. How hot will it get? -- 4. How wet will it get? -- 5. Windstorms -- 6. Sea level rises -- 7. Vulnerability, exposure and migration -- 8. Health implications of climate change -- 9. Climate change and thermal comfort -- 10. The adaptive potential of traditional buildings and cities -- 11. The failure of 'modern buildings' -- 12. The end of the age of tall buildings -- 13. The fossil fuel crisis -- 14. Fuel security : when will the lights go out? -- 15. The players -- 16. Designing buildings and cities for 3áAC of climate change.
Also available in print edition.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.