The rise of living standards and the deterioration of thermal conditions in the urban environment are mainly responsible for the increase in the energy consumption in buildings. Low energy design of urban environment and buildings in densely populated areas requires consideration of a wide range of factors, including urban setting, transport planning, energy system design…


The Rocky Mountain area is noted for challenging growing conditions and a great diversity of plant life. From this plant diversity, the authors have selected 518 species of native plants suitable for use in horticulture and native plant landscaping. The selected species include trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, cacti, grasses, and wildflowers. Culture and propagation information…