Despite an increasing demand for energy-efficient design, architects rarely ensure that their creations are performing as intended: to talk to users, observe how the buildings work and have been adapted, and whether the environments created are enjoyable places to be in.
Better Buildings provides architects with the inspiration and tools they need to deliver truly sustainable design. Through essays and illustrated case studies, this essential book explores how sustainable buildings are occupied and work and sheds light on the methods used to observe this. It illustrates that in observing building performance in-use, sustainable architecture has moved beyond simply creating beautiful spaces, to deliver on the low-energy performances promised.
Better Buildings: Learning from buildings in use can be purchased from RIBA Bookshops.
Client: RIBA Publishing
Status: Published 2017