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Department: BSc in Architecture
Module Description: The module introduces the fundamental principles of sustainability including avoidance or minimization of negative impacts on the environment; Conservation and efficient use of natural resources; preservation of cultural patterns; and Ecological harmony and respect for biodiversity. It emphasises the importance of creating a liveable environment and the practical goal that our interaction with the natural world should be working towards.
- Bell, S. and Morse, S. (2008). Sustainability indicators: measuring the immeasurable? Earthscan Publications.
- Birkeland, J. (2002). Design for sustainability: a source of integrated, ecological solutions. London; Sterling, VA: Earthscan Publications.
- Jones, L. (2008). Environmentally responsible design. Wiley.
- McMullan, R. (2018). Environmental science in buildings. 8th edn. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Rubin, E. S. (2007). Introduction to engineering and the environment. Boston: McGraw-Hill.
- Santamouris, M. (2006). Environmental design of urban buildings: an integrated approach. Earthscan Publications.
- Smith, P. (2005). Architecture in climate of change. 2nd edn. Elsevier.
- Smith, M.A.F., John, W. and Williams, N.J. (1998). Greening the built environment. Earthscan Ltd.
- Walker, S. (2006). Sustainable by design: explorations in theory and practice. London: Earthscan Publication.
- Williams, D. E. (2007). Sustainable design: ecology, architecture and planning for a sustainable environment. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.
- Wines, J. (1997). The architecture of ecology. John Wiley & Sons.
- Yang, J., Brandon, P.S. and Sidwell, A.C. (2005). Smart and sustainable built environments. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.