This text views building construction and its systems through the lens of sustainability, providing an integrated approach to the principles of sustainable design as the way a building is created. As a practicing architect and interior designer, Tucker covers all systems including construction systems, mechanical systems, electrical and plumbing systems, and interior systems. The technical knowledge and vocabulary presented here allow interior designers, architects, engineers, and contractors to communicate more effectively among themselves while collaborating on projects.
Includes Life-Cycle Costing and Sustainable Design issues throughout
Goes beyond traditionally accepted methods to include alternative construction techniques
Discussions of energy use and other factors of sustainability related to mechanical and electrical systems
Features use of water, energy, and other factors of sustainability related to plumbing systems
Case studies of actual interiors and buildings to supplement text
Clear line drawings and photographs support the text
A Holistic Approach to Building Design and Construction
Site Considerations and Foundations
Electrical Systems and Lighting
Acoustics and Indoor Air Quality
Interior Building Systems
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Lisa M. Tucker
, PhD, LEED AP BD+ C, AIA, ASID, CID, IDEC, is an Associate Professor of Interior Design in the School of Architecture and Design at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) where she serves as the Program Chair and Graduate Program Coordinator for Interior Design and teaches courses on lighting, building systems, and upper level design studios. She is a practicing interior designer and architect with a BS in Architecture, Masters of Architectural History, a Certificate of Historic Preservation from the University of Virginia and a PhD in Architectural Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Tucker was honored by Design Intelligence as one of the Most Admired Design Educators in 2010 and has won multiple teaching awards. She is an active member of both the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) and in 2012 assumed the position of IDEC President.