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Carle, David. 2006. Introduction to air in California. Berkeley: University of California Press. TD883.145.C2 C37 2006
Croome, Derek J. 1997. Naturally ventilated buildings buildings for the senses, economy and society. London: E & FN Spon. (Ebrary e-book)
Lawson, Tom. 2001. Building aerodynamics. London: Imperial College Press. (Ebrary e-book)
Brock, Linda. 2005. Designing the exterior wall: an architectural guide to the vertical envelope. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley. TH2235 .B76 2005
Ching, Frank, Barry Onouye, and Douglas Zuberbuhler. 2008. Building structures illustrated. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons. TH146 .C52 2008
Horowitz, Cara. 2011. Bright roofs, big city keeping L.A. cool through an aggressive cool-roof program. [Los Angeles, Calif.]: Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA School of Law.
Journal of Architectural Engineering. Journal available via Ebscohost.
Knaack, Ulrich, and Tillmann Klein. 2008. The future envelope 1 a multidisciplinary approach. Amsterdam: IOS Press. (Ebrary e-book)
Knaack, Ulrich. 2007. Facades: principles of construction. Basel, Swizerland: Birkhaeuser. (SpringerLink e-book)
Schunck, Eberhard. 2003. Roof construction manual: pitched roofs. Basel: Birkhäuser. Office-TH2401 .R65 2003
Watts, Andrew. 2005. Modern construction facades. Wien: Springer. Reference-NA2840 .W34 2005
Watts, Andrew. 2011. Modern construction envelopes. New York: Springer. TH2231 .W388 2011
Weiler, Susan K., and Katrin Scholz-Barth. 2009. Green roof systems: a guide to the planning, design, and construction of landscapes over structure. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons. SB419.5 .W45 2009
Wigginton, Michael, and Jude Harris. 2002. Intelligent skins. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann. Office-TH6021 .W53 2002
Allen et al, Fundamentals of building construction: materials and methods, TH145 .A417 2009
Ambrose et al, Building Construction, TA658 .A49 2012
Schittish, Cost-effective building: economic concepts and constructions, TH437 .C678 2007
U. S. Green Building Council, New construction & major renovation reference guide version 2.2, TH6021 .N48 2007
Advances in Building Energy Research. Journal available via Ebscohost.
Beukers, Adriaan, and Ed van Hinte. 1999. Lightness: the inevitable renaissance of minimum energy structures. Rotterdam: 010 publishers. TA663 .B48 1999
Cangelli E, Fais L. Energy and environmental performance of tall buildings: state of the art. Advances In Building Energy Research. May 2012; 6:36-60. (Available via Ebsco Art & Architecture Complete)
Fernández-Galiano, Luis. 2000. Fire and memory: on architecture and energy. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. NA2542.3 .F4713 2000
Gonzalo, Roberto, and Karl J. Habermann. 2006. Energy-efficient architecture: basics for planning and construction. Basel: Birkhäuser-Publishers for Architecture. TJ163.5.B84 G6613 2006
Kapsalaki M, Leal V. Recent progress on net zero energy buildings. Advances In Building Energy Research. May 2011;5 (1):129-162. (Available via Ebsco Art & Architecture Complete)
Rosser, Roselin E., and Philip Kerrigan. 2012. Performance evaluation of a hot-humid climate community. [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program.
Vale, Brenda, and Robert James Dennis Vale. 2000. The new autonomous house: design and planning for sustainability. New York, N.Y.: Thames & Hudson. TH4815.V34 2000
Guzowski, Mary. 2010. Towards zero-energy architecture: new solar design. London, U.K.: Laurence King. NA2542.S6 G89 2010
Watson, Andrea. 2012. Solar ready an overview of implementation practices. Golden, Colo: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Blumberg, Mark Samuel. 2002. Body heat: temperature and life on earth. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press. QP-135 .B584 2002
Egan, M. David. 1975. Concepts in thermal comfort. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall. TH6021 .E4 1975
Heschong, Lisa. 1979. Thermal delight in architecture. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. NA2541 .H47
Lechner, Norbert. 2001. Heating, cooling, lighting design methods for architects. New York: J. Wiley. TH7222 .L33 2001
Moe, Kiel. 2010. Thermally active surfaces in architecture. New York: Princeton Architectural Press. TA418.52 .M64 2010
Tuohy et al. Twenty first century standards for thermal comfort: fostering low carbon building design and operation. Architectural Science Review. March 2010;53(1):78-86. (Available via Ebsco Art & Architecture Complete)
Addis, Building: 3000 years of design engineering and construction, TH15 .A33 2007
Banham, Reyner. 1969. The architecture of the well-tempered environment. Chicago: University of Chicago. TH6021 .B28 1984
"Eco-Chic: the unfashionability of ecological design," Design Book Review, #20, 1991 (Theme issue)
Ogle, Maureen. 1996. All the modern conveniences: American household plumbing, 1840-1890. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. TH6116 .O36 1996
Ogle, Maureen. Domestic Reform and American Household Plumbing, 1840-1870. Winterthur Portfolio , Vol. 28, No. 1 (Spring, 1993), pp. 33-58 (Available via Jstor)
Willmert, Todd. Heating Methods and Their Impact on Soane's Work. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians , Vol. 52, No. 1 (Mar., 1993), pp. 26-58 (Available via Jstor)
Wright, Lawrence, and Leon Banov. 1960. Clean and decent: the fascinating history of the bathroom & the water closet, …. New York: Viking Press. QT-240 W933c 1960
Bruegmann, Robert. Central Heating and Forced Ventilation: Origins and Effects on Architectural Design. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians , Vol. 37, No. 3 (Oct., 1978), pp. 143-160 (Available via Jstor)
Avgelis A, Papadopoulos A. On the evaluation of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. Advances In Building Energy Research. May 2010; 4:23-44. (Available via Ebsco Art & Architecture Complete)
Burdick, Arlan. 2012. Strategy guideline HVAC equipment sizing. [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Dept. of Egg, Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program.
Walker, Iain S. 2003. Best practices guide for residential HVAC Retrofits. Berkeley, Calif: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Barrett R. The Case for daylighting in architecture. Archnet-IJAR. July 2009;3 (2):6-21. (Available via Ebsco  Art & Architecture Complete)
United States, and Energy Star (Program). 2008. Lighting. Washington, DC: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Leatherbarrow, David. 2000. Uncommon ground: architecture, technology, and topography. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. NA2540.5 .L433 2002
Marsh, William M. 2005. Landscape planning: environmental applications. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. HD108.6 .M37 2005
McHarg, Ian L., Lynn Margulis, James Corner, and Brian Hawthorne. 2007. Ian McHarg: conversations with students : dwelling in nature. New York: Princeton Architectural Press. HD108.6 .M39 2007
Albrechtslund A, Ryberg T. Participatory Surveillance in the Intelligent Building. Design Issues. Summer 2011 2011;27 (3):35-46. (Available via Ebsco Art & Architecture Complete)
Bradshaw, Vaughn. 1993. Building control systems. New York: Wiley. TH6012 .B73 2006
Lovell, Jenny. 2010. Building envelopes: an integrated approach. New York: Princeton Architectural Press. (Ebrary e-book)
Crisinel, Michel. 2007. Glass & interactive building envelopes. Amsterdam: IOS Press. (Ebrary e-book)
Fox, Michael, and Miles Kemp. 2009. Interactive architecture. New York: Princeton Architectural Press. (Ebrary e-book)
McCullough, Malcolm. 2004. Digital ground: architecture, pervasive computing, and environmental knowing. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. QA76.9.A73 M45 2004
SmartHome, the “home automation superstore”
Vassigh, Shahin, and Jason R. Chandler. 2011. Building systems integration for enhanced environmental performance. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla: J. Ross Pub. (Ebrary e-book)
Lahiji, Nadir, and Daniel S. Friedman. 1997. Plumbing: sounding modern architecture. New York: Princeton Architectural Press. (Ebrary e-book)

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