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The project has been a joint undertaking of the Energy Research Group at University College Dublin, the Office of Public Works and the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. This ALTENER project represents, for all three, a continuation of long established policies.
Green Design: Sustainable Building for Ireland concentrates primarily on passive solar heating, natural cooling and daylighting. These are currently the most relevant renewable technologies for Irish buildings, but the potential of other forms of renewable energy is not ignored. Also included is guidance on the energy and pollution implications of building materials, on the protection of water resources and the reduction of waste.
While architects are the primary audience for the manual, the content should also be of use to service engineers, to students, and to interested members of the public. It is hoped that it will facilitate interdisciplinary discussion between the building professions during the early design states, when most of the decisions which have major 'green' implications are taken. .

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Authors: MCNICHOLL A, University College Dublin, Energy Research Group (IE);LEWIS J O (EDITORS), University College Dublin, Energy Research Group (IE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16859 EN (1996) 162pp., FS, GBP15.00
Availability: Available from the Government Publications Sales Office, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 (IE) or by mail order from the Publications Division, Government Supplies Agency, 4-5 Harcourt Road, Dublin 2 (IE) or from The Royal Institute of the Archi
ISBN: ISBN 0-7076-2392-8
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