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Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments

  • Runming Yao


  • Provides a sound understanding of key subjects required for the design and management of modern built environments to meet carbon emission reduction targets

  • Contains numerous tables, graphs and pictures

  • Includes best practice case studies


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Neil Hirst
    Pages 23-30
  3. Ying Jin
    Pages 53-75
  4. Runming Yao, Koen Steemers
    Pages 77-97
  5. Jian Kang
    Pages 99-118
  6. Li’ao Wang
    Pages 141-156
  7. Ken Parsons
    Pages 157-177
  8. Runming Yao, Alan Short
    Pages 179-202
  9. Tony Day, David Lim, Runming Yao
    Pages 203-224
  10. Runming Yao, David Lim
    Pages 225-252
  11. Baizhan Li, David Lim
    Pages 279-304
  12. Edward Finch, Xiaoling Zhang
    Pages 305-326
  13. Mingyu Yang, Andrew Baldwin
    Pages 327-340
  14. Andrew Miller, Kenneth Ip
    Pages 341-358
  15. Martin Townsend
    Pages 359-384

About this book


Climate change is believed to be a great challenge to built environment professionals in design and management. An integrated approach in delivering a sustainable built environment is desired by the built environment professional institutions. The aim of this book is to provide an advanced understanding of the key subjects required for the design and management of modern built environments to meet carbon emission reduction targets.

In Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments, an international group of experts provide comprehensive and the most up-to-date knowledge, covering sustainable urban and building design, management and assessment. The best practice case studies of the implementation of sustainable technology and management from the BRE Innovation Park are included.

Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments will be of interest to urban and building designers, environmental engineers, and building performance assessors.  It will be particularly useful as a reference book for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the built environment field. 


Building Design Construction Management Green Building Renewable Energy Sustainable Built Environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Runming Yao
    • 1
  1. 1.ReadingUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Runming Yao is a Reader in Sustainable Built Environment and Head of Innovative Sustainable Technology group at the School of Construction Management and Engineering at the University of Reading and Visiting Professor of Chongqing University in China. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), Fellow of Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and member of the American Society of Heating Refrigerating Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). She has broad interests in sustainability of the built environment including energy in buildings; building environmental performance assessment; thermal comfort and wellbeing; occupants’ behaviour; intelligent energy management and control, and low carbon eco-cities. She is the founder and current course director of the Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environment Master’s programme at the University of Reading.

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