Book Reviews: The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment Non Domestic Buildings

Author Nick V Baker
Publisher Earthscan 2009
Co-Publisher RIBA Publishing
Price £49.95

This hard back book succinctly sets out the principles of energy use, economics and environmental impact. It then outlines the pertinent legislation, before moving on to practical and very detailed exploration of all the elements of buildings and their refurbishment. Part 3 contains five detailed case studies from the Netherlands, France, UK, Greece and Italy, each from the objectives through the project to the conclusions which could be drawn.

The book is copiously illustrated with photographs and detailed diagrams and graphs.