The HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design

The HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design

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A real-world DESIGN tool for sustainable design
In this comprehensive guide, the world's largest architectural/engineering design firm helps architects, engineers, planners, interior designers, and landscape architects integrate sustainable design strategies into their work. Featuring twenty-four case studies of a variety of international HOK projects, it shows how, far from being an all-or-nothing proposition, sustainable design thinking can improve projects within the conventional constraints of budget, schedule, and market demand. It provides practical guidelines that enhance real projects, including urban planning, site design, buildings, interiors, and renovations. This book:
* Demonstrates how real, completed, sustainable design projects are economically viable and increase client satisfaction
* Provides a clear road map for the integrated multidisciplinary design process that is critical to the successful development of sustainable design projects
* Captures the key principles of sustainable design in a list of "Ten Simple Things You Can Do"
* Provides concise checklists of issues to consider at each stage of the design process,followed by detailed how-to guidance
* Contains a detailed glossary of terms and a list of top print and Internet resources
* Covers issues and design strategies related to site planning and design, energy and water conservation, materials selection and specification, and interior environmental quality

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There were days when sustainable design in architecture meant that the building did not fall down, but now it means design that minimizes the impact on the environment by such means as site planning and design, energy and water conservation, materials selection and specification, and interior environmental quality. Two design principles with the HOK architectural and engineering design firm present 24 case studies of the company's projects around the world. A major point they make is that sustainable design is not an all-or-nothing proposition, and that some measure of it can be integrated into almost any budget, schedule, and market constraints. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Wiley, c2000
ISBN: 9780471379065
Branch Call Number: 720.47 MEN
Characteristics: xvii, 412 p. : ill. ; 29 cm


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