Lisa M. Tucker

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SEP 11, 2014
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eBook 9781609019884

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Please note that exam/inspection copies and instructor resources are only available to instructors and faculty staff at recognized institutions.

What's in the book

The Book

Designing Sustainable Residential and Commercial Interiors: Applying Concepts and Practices is a core text that teaches students and designers how to apply sustainable principles to all stages of the design process for residential and commercial interiors. An overview of the types of design projects emphasizes a three-pronged approach to sustainability: equity, economy, and ecology. Through case studies for a range of project types--including retail, healthcare, hospitality, corporate, adaptive reuse, civic and institutional, and residential--readers will learn how to use a sustainable concept as the foundation for well-designed projects.

-Includes the latest developments in sustainable design, with a discussion of net zero buildings, design for disassembly, and material reuse in addition to what is now the commonly accepted LEED approach to buildings
-Features projects with full color photos by both firms and students highlighting how to solve the design problem for each project type using a variety of sustainability approaches
-Discussion questions at the end of each chapter ask students and instructors alike to explore important topics, like ethical issues, biocentrism in healthcare, changing workplace environments, social responsibility, economic issues, and life-cycle costing
-An Appendix of checklists and guidelines -- including Design Checklists, Checklists for Materials, Plumbing, Lighting, Furnishings, and Building Codes, and a series of LEED Checklists

Instructor's Resources
-Instructor's Guide with in-class activities and outside-of-class assignments/projects, Test Bank, and Answer Key

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Overview of Project Types
Chapter 2 Retail Projects
Chapter 3 Healthcare Projects
Chapter 4 Corporate Projects
Chapter 5 Hospitality Projects
Chapter 6 Cultural, Civic, and Institutional Projects
Chapter 7 Adaptive Reuse Projects
Chapter 8 Single Family Residential Projects
Chapter 9 Project Checklists

About The Authors

Lisa M. Tucker is an Associate Professor of Interior Design in the School of Architecture and Design at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA, 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.

Page count:
Fairchild Books
11 x 8.5 "
540 color illus