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TitleBioclimatic Architecture in Warm Climates [electronic resource] : A Guide for Best Practices in Africa / edited by Manuel Correia Guedes, Gustavo Cantuaria
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
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Descript XII, 491 p. 387 illus., 318 illus. in color. online resource


This book provides a comprehensive, hands-on approach to bioclimatic building design in Africa. Bioclimatic design is at the core of urban sustainability, and is a critical issue in Africa, where “imported” building typologies are being used at an increasing pace, disregarding the local context and consequently causing damage to the environment, to the economy, and to the culture itself. This book provides a concise set of sustainable design guidelines to be applied in both new buildings and the refurbishment of old buildings, and integrates bioclimatic design strategies with other sustainability issues such as: cultural aspects, affordability, and urban planning. Chapters are fully illustrated with photographs and drawings and include best-practice examples and strategies making it accessible to engineers, architects, students and a broad range of professionals in the building industry. Encompasses all climatic regions in Africa; Integrates bioclimatic design strategies with other sustainability issues; Discusses new design to refurbishment, from urban to rural, including office buildings, residential, tourism, social housing and self building


Chapter1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Climatic Contexts -- Chapter3: Bioclimatic project: general guidelines -- Chapter4: Vernacular architecture in arid climates: adaptation to climate change -- Chapter5: Vegetation and environmental comfort -- Chapter6: Shading, Daylighting and Ventilation: Learning from Maputo -- Chapter7: Software Tools -- Chapter8: Slums in African cities -- Chapter9: Sustainability challenges for Sub-Saharan Africa: Vulnerability, Justice and Human capabilities -- Chapter10: Towards sustainable and smart cities in Africa: A review and challenges -- Chapter11: Urban Management the building permit in an urban land development context -- Chapter12: Energy saving strategies -- Chapter13: Masonry -- Chapter14: Timber -- Chapter15: Bamboo -- Chapter16: Water, sanitation and drainage -- Chapter17: Built environment assessment systems in Africa

Renewable energy sources Sustainable development Renewable and Green Energy. Building Construction and Design. Building Physics HVAC. Sustainable Development.


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