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Healthy Homes: Designing with light and air for sustainability and wellbeing

Author/EditorBaker, Nick & Koen Steemers (Author)
Steemers, Koen (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781859467138
Pub Date01/10/2019
BindingHardback
Pages224
Dimensions (mm)250(h) * 210(w)
$68.01
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It is widely acknowledged that there is an urgent need to transform our housing stock to a better energy performance level. However, improving energy performance should not result in a negative impact on the health, wellbeing and the comfort of building occupants. There are many energy-neutral features that can be incorporated at small or zero cost which have a positive effect on wellbeing. This book aims to outline and discuss these aspects of building design.
The issue of health and wellbeing has already entered into design advice for the workplace, where productivity and absenteeism are often used as indicators. This book concentrates on residential buildings, notably mass housing and affordable strategies, for which new, more socially and health-oriented indicators are being developed.
Provides practical design guidance based on scientific evidence

Explores both physical and psychological wellbeing

Focuses on the home and immediate domestic environment

Structured in an accessible way for architects and designers

It is widely acknowledged that there is an urgent need to transform our housing stock to a better energy performance level. However, improving energy performance should not result in a negative impact on the health, wellbeing and the comfort of building occupants. There are many energy-neutral features that can be incorporated at small or zero cost which have a positive effect on wellbeing. This book aims to outline and discuss these aspects of building design.
The issue of health and wellbeing has already entered into design advice for the workplace, where productivity and absenteeism are often used as indicators. This book concentrates on residential buildings, notably mass housing and affordable strategies, for which new, more socially and health-oriented indicators are being developed.
Provides practical design guidance based on scientific evidence

Explores both physical and psychological wellbeing

Focuses on the home and immediate domestic environment

Structured in an accessible way for architects and designers

Nick Baker is a course tutor at the Architectural Association. While he originally studied physics he has nevertheless spent most of his professional life working in architecture and building. His interests include energy modelling, daylight design, natural ventilation and thermal comfort, as well as the broader field of sustainable design. He has written and contributed to several books on these topics, including a book on Sustainable Refurbishment partly based on material from a recent EU funded demonstration project, where he served on the expert panel. More recently he has become interested in the way occupants interact with buildings, and in particular, the way their behaviour influences energy use. Now retired, for much of his career Nick was a lecturer at Cambridge University Department of Architecture, and is a visiting lecturer and external examiner at several other universities. Koen Steemers is Professor of Sustainable Design in the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, Professorial Fellow at Jesus College, and is a Director of the architectural practice CH+W Design. Previously he was Head of Department (2008-14) and Director of the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies, the research arm of the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge (2003-08). An architect and environmental design specialist, Koen was recently listed as one of the "top 50 most influential people in UK sustainability" by Building Design. His current work deals with the architectural and urban implications of environmental issues ranging from energy use to human well-being.

PART I Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Physical and psychological health and wellbeing (an overview of the current knowledge) PART II Chapter 3: The house and its surroundings Chapter 4: The building envelope Chapter 5: The building interior and services PART III Chapter 6: Synthesis and Design Studies Appendices

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