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The Sociology of Energy, Buildings and the Environment

The Sociology of Energy, Buildings and the Environment

Constructing Knowledge, Designing Practice

  • Author: Simon Guy,Elizabeth Shove
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317798341
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 176
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Bringing the social sciences to the heart of environmental debate, this book demonstrates the relevance of sociological analysis for environmentally critical issues like energy consumption. Focusing on energy efficiency and the built environment, the authors take a critical look at the production and use of technical knowledge and energy-related expertise. Challenging the conventional assumptions of scientists and energy policy-makers, the book outlines a new role for social research and a new paradigm for environmental policy.

Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change

Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change

  • Author: Stewart Lockie,David A. Sonnenfeld,Dana R. Fisher
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136707999
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 360
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The Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change explores the causes, contradictions and consequences of global social-ecological change, along with the uncertainties and governance dilemmas these create. Case studies are drawn from a variety of sectors across the developed and developing worlds to illustrate the inter-connectedness of ecosystem health, natural resource condition, livelihood security, social justice and development.

The Business of Greening

The Business of Greening

  • Author: Stephen Fineman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134591756
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 224
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Industry cannot be separated from nature. Indeed, linked to the current high profile of environmental issues is a growing sense that industrialization has now caused damage to the environment that will be difficult, if not impossible, to rectify. The Business of Greening debates the relationship between business and greening, and the future form this relationship could take. The book gives voice to industrial actors - employees, employers, managers, technical specialists, regulators - in the context of their organizations, within industrial sectors or as part of wider institution regimes. The business of greening is taken as socially constructed, shaped through tensions and competing interests which produce outcomes that are sometimes unexpected, sometimes hopeful. Contributors write from a wide range of different social sciences including sociology, geography, organizational science and psychology. This is a unique collection of findings from field projects within the Global Environmental Change research programme of the UK Economic and Social Research Council, and will be of particular interest to students and researchers of environmental and business studies, and to those who shape environmental policy in government and industry. Stephen Fineman University of Bath Andrea Coulson University of Strathclyde Frances Drake Leeds University Ken Green UMIST Simon Guy University of Newcastle

Industry and Environment in Latin America

Industry and Environment in Latin America

  • Author: Rhys Jenkins
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415234474
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 272
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This text examines the much debated issue of the impact of globalization on the environment. Using case studies from Latin America, this book sets out these debates and presents new empirical evidence on the key questions.

Design and Construction of High-performance Homes

Design and Construction of High-performance Homes

Building Envelopes, Renewable Energies and Integrated Practice

  • Author: Franca Trubiano
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415615283
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 298
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Both professionals and students are increasingly committed to achieving high-performance metrics in the design, construction and operation of residential buildings. This book responds to this demand by offering a comprehensive guide which features: architectural innovations in building skin technologies which make lighter more transparent buildings high performing energy-free architectural design principles and advances in building-integrated photovoltaics essential engineering principles, controls and approaches to simulation for achieving net zero the advantages of integrated design in residential construction and the challenges and opportunities it engenders detailed case studies of innovative homes which have incorporated low-energy design solutions, new materials, alternative building assemblies, digital fabrication, integrated engineering systems and operational controls. Divided into four parts, the book discusses the requisite AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) knowledge needed when building a high-performance home. It also communicates this information across four case studies, which provide the reader with a thorough overview of all aspects to be considered in the design and construction of sustainable homes. With contributions from experts in the field, the book provides a well-rounded and multi-faceted approach. This book is essential reading for students and professionals in design, architecture, engineering (civil, mechanical and electrical), construction and energy management.

The Passivhaus Designer’s Manual

The Passivhaus Designer’s Manual

A technical guide to low and zero energy buildings

  • Author: Christina J. Hopfe,Robert S. McLeod
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317536916
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 328
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Passivhaus is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world, with almost 50,000 buildings realised to date. Applicable to both domestic and non-domestic building types, the strength of Passivhaus lies in the simplicity of the concept. As European and global energy directives move ever closer towards Zero (fossil) Energy standards, Passivhaus provides a robust ‘fabric first’ approach from which to make the next step. The Passivhaus Designers Manual is the most comprehensive technical guide available to those wishing to design and build Passivhaus and Zero Energy Buildings. As a technical reference for architects, engineers and construction professionals The Passivhaus Designers Manual provides: State of the art guidance for anyone designing or working on a Passivhaus project; In depth information on building services, including high performance ventilation systems and ultra-low energy heating and cooling systems; Holistic design guidance encompassing: daylight design, ecological materials, thermal comfort, indoor air quality and economics; Practical advice on procurement methods, project management and quality assurance; Renewable energy systems suitable for Passivhaus and Zero Energy Buildings; Practical case studies from the UK, USA, and Germany amongst others; Detailed worked examples to show you how it’s done and what to look out for; Expert advice from 20 world renowned Passivhaus designers, architects, building physicists and engineers. Lavishly illustrated with nearly 200 full colour illustrations, and presented by two highly experienced specialists, this is your one-stop shop for comprehensive practical information on Passivhaus and Zero Energy buildings.

Integrating Information in Built Environments

Integrating Information in Built Environments

  • Author: Adriana X Sanchez,Keith Hampson,Geoffrey London
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351783270
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 284
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In an increasingly globalised built environment industry, achieving higher levels of integration across organisational and software boundaries can lead to improved economic, social and environmental outcomes. This book is the direct result of a collaborative global network of industry and academic researchers spread across nine countries as part of CIB’s (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction) Task Group 90 (TG90) Information Integration in Construction (IICON). The book provides a broad view of some of the opportunities and challenges brought by integrating information across organisational and system boundaries in the built environment industry. Chapters cover a large range of topics and are separated into three sections: resources, processes and added value. They provide a much-needed international perspective on a current global evolution in the industry and present leading original research and valuable lessons for researchers, industry practitioners, government clients and policy makers across the industry. Key features include: a broad range of topics that are not covered elsewhere in the literature; contributions from a diverse group of industry research leaders from across the globe; exemplar case studies providing real-world examples of where information integration has been a key factor for success or lack thereof has been at the root cause of failure; an analysis of future priority areas for research and development investment as well as their strategic implications for public and private decision-makers; the book will deliver innovation in best practice methodology for information sharing across disciplines and between the design, construction and asset management sectors.

Environment and Planning

Environment and Planning

Government & policy

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political planning
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Publishes interdisciplinary research on issues of Government and Policy with an international perspective. Committed to a broad range of policy questions, not just those related to government and public policy. Topics covered include nonstate agents, private-public collaboration, and NGOs (nongovernmental organisations). All areas of economic, social and environmental institutions, and policy are included. Disciplines from which papers are derived include political science, planning, geography, economics, law, sociology, and public administration.

The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Economics in Asia

The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Economics in Asia

  • Author: Shunsuke Managi
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317597877
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 668
  • View: 360
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Problems of climate change, biodiversity and air pollution are clearly growing globally, but more particularly in Asia because of its economic importance and richness in nature. The increasing interest in environmental and resource economics applied in regions of Asia will make this book an outstanding resource to the existing literature, particularly in the fields of environmental and resource economics and the integration of applied content in traditional and agricultural development. At present there is no single handbook or text on the state of current knowledge in environmental economics in Asia or one which offers a comprehensive guide to students and academics on the subjects of environmental economics research. This book will help to fill the gap in the existing literature.

Environment and development economics

Environment and development economics

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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Comfort, cleanliness and convenience

Comfort, cleanliness and convenience

the social organization of normality

  • Author: Elizabeth Shove
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 221
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This title interrogates the meaning and supposed "normality" of practices which over the past few generations have become "de rigeur". It considers daily showers, heating, air conditioning, and clothes washing.

Negotiating environmental change

Negotiating environmental change

new perspectives from social science

  • Author: Frans Berkhout,Melissa Leach,Ian Scoones
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 304
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The Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Consumption

The Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Consumption

  • Author: Tim Jackson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 9781844071654
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 402
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From technology to financing issues, Renewable Energyoffers a comprehensive and authoritative review of the determining factors that drive worldwide dissemination of renewable energy technologies. With a clear emphasis on policy and action, contri

Built Environment

Built Environment

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Regional Planning
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Dynamic Sustainabilities

Dynamic Sustainabilities

Technology, Environment, Social Justice

  • Author: Melissa Leach,Ian Scoones,Andy Stirling
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1849710937
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 212
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Introducing a new pathways approach for understanding and responding to sustainability challenges, this title explores practical ways forward for building pathways to sustainability.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice

  • Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317650220
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 452
  • View: 1516
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences

Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences

A Pluralist Perspective

  • Author: Donatella Della Porta,Michael Keating
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139474596
  • Category: Political Science
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A revolutionary textbook introducing masters and doctoral students to the major research approaches and methodologies in the social sciences. Written by an outstanding set of scholars, and derived from successful course teaching, this volume will empower students to choose their own approach to research, to justify this approach, and to situate it within the discipline. It addresses questions of ontology, epistemology and philosophy of social science, and proceeds to issues of methodology and research design essential for producing a good research proposal. It also introduces researchers to the main issues of debate and contention in the methodology of social sciences, identifying commonalities, historic continuities and genuine differences.

The Social Construction of Reality

The Social Construction of Reality

A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge

  • Author: Peter L. Berger,Thomas Luckmann
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453215468
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 219
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The classic work that redefined the sociology of knowledge and has inspired a generation of philosophers and thinkers In this seminal book, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann examine how knowledge forms and how it is preserved and altered within a society. Unlike earlier theorists and philosophers, Berger and Luckmann go beyond intellectual history and focus on commonsense, everyday knowledge—the proverbs, morals, values, and beliefs shared among ordinary people. When first published in 1966, this systematic, theoretical treatise introduced the term social construction,effectively creating a new thought and transforming Western philosophy.

Adaptation to Climate Change

Adaptation to Climate Change

From Resilience to Transformation

  • Author: Mark Pelling
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134022018
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 224
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The impacts of climate change are already being felt. Learning how to live with these impacts is a priority for human development. In this context, it is too easy to see adaptation as a narrowly defensive task – protecting core assets or functions from the risks of climate change. A more profound engagement, which sees climate change risks as a product and driver of social as well as natural systems, and their interaction, is called for. Adaptation to Climate Change argues that, without care, adaptive actions can deny the deeper political and cultural roots that call for significant change in social and political relations if human vulnerability to climate change associated risk is to be reduced. This book presents a framework for making sense of the range of choices facing humanity, structured around resilience (stability), transition (incremental social change and the exercising of existing rights) and transformation (new rights claims and changes in political regimes). The resilience-transition-transformation framework is supported by three detailed case study chapters. These also illustrate the diversity of contexts where adaption is unfolding, from organizations to urban governance and the national polity. This text is the first comprehensive analysis of the social dimensions to climate change adaptation. Clearly written in an engaging style, it provides detailed theoretical and empirical chapters and serves as an invaluable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in climate change, geography and development studies.

Political Ecologies of Meat

Political Ecologies of Meat

  • Author: Jody Emel,Harvey Neo
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317816404
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 392
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Livestock production worldwide is increasing rapidly, in part due to economic growth and demand for meat in industrializing countries. Yet there are many concerns about the sustainability of increased meat production and consumption, from perspectives including human health, animal welfare, climate change and environmental pollution. This book tackles the key issues of contemporary meat production and consumption through a lens of political ecology, which emphasizes the power relations producing particular social, economic and cultural interactions with non-human nature. Three main topics are addressed: the political ecology of global livestock production trends; changes in production systems around the world and their implications for environmental justice; and existing and emerging governance strategies for meat production and consumption systems and their implications. Case studies of different systems at varying scales are included, drawn from Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe. The book includes an editorial introduction to set the context and synthesize key messages for the reader.