Sustainable Environmental Design in Architecture: Impacts on Health

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Stamatina Th. Rassia, Panos M. Pardalos
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 2, 2012 - Business & Economics - 338 pages
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Over the last few decades, there have been dramatic improvements in the understanding and research of environmental design. Numerous methods have been developed to enhance architectural design in order for it to be more energy efficient, sustainable and health enhancing.

This book presents several theories and techniques that can be used to improve how buildings are engineered and designed in order to utilize more sustainable construction methods while promoting the health of the building's occupants.

Contributions to the study of environmental design have come from a diversity of fields including applied mathematics, optimization, computer science, medical research, psychology, management science, architecture, and engineering. The techniques developed in these areas of research can be used to increase building performance, occupant satisfaction, productivity, and well being, and reducing the incidence of health conditions and chronic diseases related to the use of a designed space.

This book provides architectural practitioners, civil engineers as well as other interdisciplinary researchers with the techniques needed to design, implement, and test for sustainability and health promotion in new or existing structures.


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Part I Public Health and Neuroscience for Architecture and Sustainability
Part II Indoor Environmental Design Impacts on Health and WellBeing
Part III Impact of Outdoor Environmental Conditions on Human Behavior and Health
Part IV Remote Sensing Modeling and Assessment of MultiScale Design Dynamics
Part V Sustainability Theory Philosophy and Diplomacy
Part VI Ecology Damage and Pollution in MultiScale Environments

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