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Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes and Natural Analogues

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From the author of the bestseller 'Ecohouse' this challenging and exciting text gives you an insight into the real changes that are necessary to give our modern day built environment both 'sustainability' and 'survivability'.

The book is based on the premise that climate change is going to happen and its impacts on our lives are going to be far worse than generally expected. Sue Roaf argues that many modern buildings are not only 'unsustainable' in themselves but are also having a catastrophic effect on the global climate. In a unique argument, she illustrates that the only way we can hope to survive the following century in tact is if we not only begin to radically reduce CO2 emissions from our buildings and stop building climatically disastrous building types but also build only the buildings that can survive in the changed climates of the future.

Throughout the book, traditional and modern building types are used to: explain the history and impacts of climates past, present and future on buildings; set the scene in terms of the history of building development of where we are now and where we are going in terms of sustainability and survivability of buildings; develop two main scenarios of future building development with the 'business as usual' model and the 'survival plan' model, and to make a list of recommendations based on the two scenarios of what actions should be taken by architects, planners and engineers as well as local and national governments, businesses and ordinary people in ensuring the true sustainable nature of the built environment.

A unique text that reassesses the fundamentals of sustainable design

A discussion and design guide providing you with the full picture of true sustainability

Includes case studies supporting the argument that challenges orthodox architectural design

Synopsis:

Many countries are currently exploring the option to dispose of highly radioactive solid wastes deep underground in purpose built, engineered repositories. A number of surface and shallow repositories for less radioactive wastes are already in operation.

About the Author

Sue Roaf is Professor of Architectural Engineering at Heriot Watt University and Visiting Professor at the Open University. She publishes widely on traditional; technologies, sustainable buildings, ecohouse design and adapting buildings and cities for climate change. She designed and lives in the Oxford Ecohouse, the first UK building with a photovoltaic roof and does much to promote resilient low impact buildings through the conferences she organises on Solar Cities, Carbon Counting, Architectural Education, Thermal Comfort and Post Occupancy Evaluation. She is currently co-chairing the Westminster and Scottish Carbon Accounting Groups with Colin Challen MP and Sarah Boyak MSP.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Climate change: the battles begins; 2 The evolution of buildings; 3 Risk, scenarios and climate change; 4 How hot will it get?; 5 Thermal comfort ; 6 How wet will it get?; 7 Wind storms; 8 Sea level rises; 9 Vulnerability, exposure and migration; 10 Air-conditioning - the ultimate solution?; 11 Tall buildings; 12 The fossil fuel crisis; 13 Fuel security: when will the lights go out?; 14 The players; 15 Resilient buildings; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780080553054
Publisher:
Pergamon
Subject:
Technology : Nuclear Energy
Editor:
Miller, W.
Editor:
Alexander, R.
Editor:
Chapman, N.
Author:
Miller, William
Author:
Roaf, Susan
Author:
Crichton, David
Author:
Nicol, Fergus
Subject:
Technology & Engineering : Power Resources - Nuclear
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Design & Drafting
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
Subject:
Technology & Engineering : Environmental - General
Publication Date:
November 2000
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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