This third edition of Green Buildings Pay presents new evidence and new arguments concerning the institutional and business case that can be made for green design. The green argument has moved a long way forward since the previous edition, and this fully updated book addresses the key issues faced by architect, engineer and client today. Green Buildings Pay: Design, Productivity and Ecology examines, through a range of detailed case studies, how different approaches to green design can produce more sustainable patterns of development. These cases are examined from three main perspectives: that of the architect, the client and the user. 


Edwards B, Naboni, E 2012, “GREEN BUILDING PAY: Productivity, Design, Ecology” book, published by Routledge, ISBN-13: 978-0415685344


Today very few buildings are designed without using Environmental Simulation Tools (ESTs). Sustainability and its implementation of simulation tools, oftentimes called “Performative Design” (PD) appear to have changed not only the shape of buildings but also the shape of practice and the design methods. The research, based on interviews, surveys and dialogues with international architecture practices, focuses on sustainable design and highlights how simulation is used as a decision-making tool and how it acts to generate design solutions. SOM, HOK and William McDonough in the US, Foster and Partners, BDP and Aedas in the UK, 3XN, Henning Larsen and CF Moller in Denmark, Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) and Mario Cucinella Architects (MCA) in Italy, and Bennish Architecten in Germany are notable examples of firms that have brought about significant changes in building design in the past decade through their implementation of sustainability simulation. 

Naboni , E. (2014). Sustainable design teams, methods and tools in international practice. DETAIL GREEN, Issue 1, May 2014

SECTION:ECO-DATA. FutuREstorative: Working Towards a New Sustainability

The section spotlights digital design opportunity via big-data, parametric design and new tools which provide unique and powerful opportunities to rapidly advance sustainability thinking, development and action.

Naboni E, Eco-Data, in Brown M, FutuREstorative: Working Towards a New Sustainability, RIBA Publishing, 2016 - ISBN 978-1859466308


The chapter, embodied in the latest edition of Rough Guide to Sustainability, is a simple reference source for all students and practitioners interested in the use of environmental simulation in their design. This guide is essential reading for design and built environment students and professionals – and anyone keen to cut through to the facts about sustainability.

Naboni E, New Tools for Designers, in Edwards B, Rough Guide to Sustainability. A Design Primer, 4th Edition  - RIBA Publishing, 2014 - ISBN 978-1-85946-507-3

Chapter in Healthy Homes - Thermally Optimized House Prototypes for Tanzania and Malaria Regions

Financed by UBS OPTIMUS foundation, this interdisciplinary research aims to develop prototypes for healthy homes in Tanzania. The region has a tropical climate and with it there is a high incidence of Malaria. The prototype, that reproduces a typical Tanzanian house, is used as a tool to understand the role of architecture in separating the disease vector from the building occupants. The research is an integrated project where building physic, architecture, medicine and epidemiology are all contributing factors in the development of the design domains.

Naboni E, contribution to the book by Jakob Knudsen, Lorenz von Seidlein, Healthy Homes in Tropical Zones. Improving Rural Housing in Asia and Africa, 2014, ISBN 978-3-936681-81-9