Sustainable Communities Design Handbook

Sustainable Communities Design Handbook
Publisher Elsevier
Release Date
Category Science
Total Pages 440
ISBN 0080963366
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The objective of Sustainable Communities Design Handbook is to ensure a better quality of life for everyone, both now and for generations to come. This means creating a better and safer environment internationally through the sustainable use of natural resources, encouraging sustainable development which supports a strong economy, and ensuring a high quality environment that can be enjoyed by all. Sustainable Development Partnerships brings together in one reference today's most cutting edge technologies and methods for creating sustainable communities. With this book, Environmental Engineers, Civil Engineers, Architects, Mechanical Engineers, and Energy Engineers find a common approach to building environmental friendly communities which are energy efficient. The five part treatment starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of sustainable development in practice, followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications. Methods for the sustainable use of natural resources in built communities Clearly explains the most cutting edge sustainable technologies Provides a common approach to building sustainable communities Coverage of sustainable practices from architecture to construction

Sustainable Communities Design Handbook
  • Author : Woodrow W. Clark
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-07-03

The objective of Sustainable Communities Design Handbook is to ensure a better quality of life for everyone, both now and for generations to come. This means creating a better and safer environment internationally through the sustainable use of natural resources, encouraging sustainable development which supports a strong economy, and ensuring

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Sustainable Cities and Communities Design Handbook
  • Author : Woodrow W. Clark
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2017-11-27

Sustainable Communities Design Handbook: Green Engineering, Architecture, and Technology, Second Edition, brings together the major players responsible for sustainable development at both community and metropolitan scales. The book aims to explain and demonstrate the practice, planning, design, building and managing of the engineering, architectural and economic development of cities and

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Global Sustainable Communities Handbook
  • Author : Woodrow W. Clark III
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2014-02-10

Global Sustainable Communities Handbook is a guide for understanding and complying with the various international codes, methods, and legal hurtles surrounding the creation of sustainable communities all over the world. The book provides an introduction to sustainable development, technology and infrastructure outlines, codes, standards, and guidelines written by experts from

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Dynamic Urban Design
  • Author : Michael A. von Hausen
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2013-01-04

Advance Praise for Dynamic Urban Design “Finally, in one book a complete guide to the theory, practice, and potential of urban design by one of Canada’s preeminent urban designers.” —David R. Witty, former dean, School of Architecture, University of Manitoba, Canada “Michael von Hausen has given us a clear

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Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities
  • Author : Patrick M. Condon
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-13

Questions of how to green the North American economy, create a green energy and transportation infrastructure, and halt the deadly increase in greenhouse gas buildup dominate our daily news. Related questions of how the design of cities can impact these challenges dominate the thoughts of urban planners and designers across

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Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities
  • Author : Patrick M. Condon
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-26

A step-by-step guide to more synthetic, holistic, and integrated urban design strategies, Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities is a practical manual to accomplish complex community design decisions and create more green, clean, and equitable communities. The design charrette has become an increasingly popular way to engage the public and stakeholders

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Creating Cohousing
  • Author : Kathryn McCamant,Charles Durrett
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-05-17

The cohousing "bible" by the US originators of the concept.

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Light Imprint Handbook
  • Author : Thomas E. Low
  • Publisher : Civic by Design
  • Release Date : 2010-01

What is Light Imprint (LI)? Light Imprint is a green approach to neighborhood design. It employs New Urbanist principles to create compact, walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods. To this, it adds a tool box of techniques to manage stormwater and natural drainage-an ever present environmental challenge that plays a major role in

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A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering
  • Author : Dejan Mumovic,Mat Santamouris
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17

The combined challenges of health, comfort, climate change and energy security cross the boundaries of traditional building disciplines. This authoritative collection, focusing mostly on energy and ventilation, provides the current and next generation of building engineering professionals with what they need to work closely with many disciplines to meet these

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Sustainability   Scarcity
  • Author : Peter Ozolins
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-08-13

Sustainability & Scarcity addresses a gap in the literature on green building recognized by many in the fields of international development, architecture, construction, housing and sustainability. Rather than being based on the experiences of more economically-developed countries, this book describes the nature of green building in the developing world, elaborating the

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The Environmental Planning Handbook for Sustainable Communities and Regions
  • Author : Thomas L. Daniels,Katherine Daniels
  • Publisher : Amer Planning Assn
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01

Gives guidance on the process of inspecting buildings for timber damage and on the identification of the causes of damage. This title provides spiral-bound for convenience.

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The Handbook of Design for Sustainability
  • Author : Stuart Walker
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-11-07

Sustainability has emerged as a central issue for contemporary societies and for the world community as a whole. Furthermore, many of the social and environmental concerns that are embodied in the term 'sustainability' are directly or indirectly related to design. Designers help to define our human made environment - how

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Sustainable Communities
  • Author : Hugh Barton
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release Date : 2000

'This book re-addresses the concepts of neighbourhood and community in a refreshing and challenging way. It will be of immense benefit, not only to town planners but also to al those professional and voluntary groups and politicians who seek to create the new communities of tomorrow' From the Foreword by

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The Housing Design Handbook
  • Author : David Levitt,Jo McCafferty
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-04

Everyone deserves a decent and affordable home, a truth (almost) universally acknowledged. But housing in the UK has been in a state of crisis for decades, with too few homes built, too often of dubious quality, and costing too much to buy, rent or inhabit. It doesn’t have to

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Sustainable Urbanism
  • Author : Douglas Farr
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-01-09

Written by the chair of the LEED-Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) initiative, Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature is both an urgent call to action and a comprehensive introduction to "sustainable urbanism"--the emerging and growing design reform movement that combines the creation and enhancement of walkable and diverse places with the

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