Greening Asia: Emerging Principles of Sustainable Architecture [Book]
Despite a rise in the number of certified green buildings, the approach to greening buildings is fragmented and cautious at best. The green buildings in Asia do not do enough to mitigate impact nor address the diverse needs of the region and its people. An urgent rethink is needed. Asia must get past the current do-less-harm approach towards long-term, locale- and community-specific outcomes.
Greening Asia: Emerging Principles of Sustainable Architecture reports on over 30 recent green building projects in Asia. The author, Nirmal Kishnani, is an educator, architect and green building expert, and he extracts from the different projects six principles for sustainable design that are Asia-centric and scalable.
This book is a guide for building professionals, developers and operators, and is also an important new text for academia. The well-illustrated layout will appeal to anyone interested in the rising tide of green buildings and architecture in Asia.
Here’s some sample pages from the book:
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