Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design

Selected Proceedings from the International Conference of Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS)

  • Mohammad Dastbaz
  • Chris Gorse
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Sustainability and the Policy Landscape

  3. Sustainability and Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Benjamin A. J. Martin, Dawa Masih, Benson Lau, Paolo Beccarelli, John Chilton
      Pages 47-58
    3. David Farmer, Chris Gorse, Dominic Miles-Shenton, Matthew Brooke-Peat, Callum Cuttle
      Pages 73-93
    4. Christopher Allen, Katharina Crafford
      Pages 95-109
    5. Houssem Eddine Fathallah, Vincent Lecuire, Eric Rondeau, Stéphane Le Calvé
      Pages 111-123
  4. Surveying, Measuring and Modelling

  5. Measuring

  6. Building and Infrastructure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Joe Williams, Mike Lawrence, Pete Walker
      Pages 225-238
  7. Water

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Martin Pritchard, Alan Edmondson, Tom Craven, Theresa Mkandawire
      Pages 259-277
    3. Nicola Caravaggio, Martina Iorio
      Pages 279-292
  8. Cities and Neighbourhoods

  9. Comfort, Behaviour and Payback

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Fiona Fylan, Chris Gorse, David Glew
      Pages 355-366
    3. Fisayo Caleb Sangogboye, Olaf Droegehorn, Jari Porras
      Pages 367-381
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 383-389

About these proceedings


This book focuses on the impacts of the built environment, and how to predict and measure the benefits and consequences of changes taking place to address sustainability in the development and building industries. It draws together the best treatments of these subjects from the Leeds Sustainability Institute’s inaugural International Conference on Sustainability, Ecology, Engineering, Design for Society (SEEDS). The focus of discussion is on understanding how buildings and spaces are designed and nurtured to obtain optimal outcomes in energy efficiency and environmental impacts. In addition to examining technical issues such as modeling energy performance, emphasis is placed on the health and well-being of occupants. This holistic approach addresses the interdependence of people with the built and natural environments. The book’s contents reflect the interdisciplinary and international collaboration critical to assembly of the knowledge required for positive change.


sustainable building green building sustainable development leeds sustainability institute sustainable urbanism sustainable cities energy efficient buildings sustainable engineering design eco-cities net zero building

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Dastbaz
    • 1
  • Chris Gorse
    • 2
  1. 1.Dean of Faculty of Arts, Enviro & TLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Leeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32645-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32646-7
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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