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Synergistic Design of Sustainable Built Environments introduces and illustrates a novel systems approach that fosters both design excellence and a leap toward a more biocentric (ecologically sustainable) design paradigm. The book provides a deeper understanding of the theories and principles of biocentric design and offers detailed descriptions of the synergistic design process of integrating theories and principles into practice. It also presents extensive thermal and visual built environment design strategies, along with qualitative and quantitative information that designers can use to generate feasible solutions in response to varying climate and occupant comfort.


Examines the principles and practices of the synergistic design (a fusion of anthropocentric and biocentric) of sustainable built environments and how they relate to practical applications.

Presents climatic data and its analysis along with sun-path diagrams for numerous cities to aid in the design of sustainable built environments in multiple regional contexts.

Includes numerous case studies of sustainable built environments in varying climatic zones.

Explains how renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydro, fuel cells) can be successfully integrated in the built environment.

This forward-thinking and highly illustrated book will be an invaluable reference to all those concerned with sustainable built environments and related architectural issues.

Prof. Dr. Chitrarekha Kabre earned her Doctorate in Architecture from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008 (recipient of the Australian Development Cooperation Scholarship). In 1989 she received her degree of Master of Building Engineering & Management (recipient of gold medal) from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (an institute of National Importance). In 1985 she received her degree of Bachelor of Architecture from the Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal. She has 30 years of academic and professional experience in the field of computer aided architectural design, project management and sustainable architecture. She has developed courses on sustainable architecture at undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels. She introduced M. Tech. (construction & real estate management) an innovative program awarded by the University Grants Commission, Government of India. She has been the pioneer of sustainable architecture education and research at the eminent institutions like the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Manipal University and presently Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal (Sonepat). As Fulbright Visiting Professor, North Dakota State University, Fargo, USA (2012) she contributed in pedagogy of sustainable architecture. She is an active member of the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) and recipient of Jeffrey Cook Memorial Scholarship in 2019. She has authored more than 36 research papers in international conferences and journals (Building & Environment and Architectural Science Review) and has served as a reviewer for the journals Building & Environment (Elsevier Science) and Indoor & Built Environment (Sage Publications). She is the author of the book 'Sustainable Building Design: Application using Climatic Data in India' published by Springer, Germany and the chief editor of the book 'Energy Efficient Design of Buildings and Cities' published by DCR University of Science & Technology, Murthal and Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe (HSOWL), Detmold, Germany. She has an extensive citation index in Google Scholar. She is a life member of the International Association of Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) and an International Associate of American Institute of Architects. She is also LEED (R) Green Associate of US GBC. She is a certified professional as well as an evaluator (architect & construction management) of Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA), a national green rating of India. She is the master trainer for the Energy Conservation Building Code administered by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India. Her biography is published in Marquis Who's Who in the World, the United States, as one of the leading achievers.

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