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Stewardship of the Built Environment: Sustainability, Preservation, and Reuse (Metropolitan Planning + Design)

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When we think of green building, we tend to picture new construction. But Robert A. Young argues that the greenest building is often the one that has already been built. In Stewardship of the Built Environment, he shows howand#160;rehabilitating and reusing existing structures holds untapped potential for achieving sustainable communities. Students and professionals alike will discover the multifaceted benefits of reuse.

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Young begins by describing how historic preservation in the United States, often overlooked because ofand#160; the predominant focus on new construction, is actually an important sustainable design strategy. He then examines theand#160;social, environmental, and economic benefits of preservationand#151;from the societal value of reusing existing buildings to financial incentives available for rehabilitation. Young concludes with insights into the future of reusing buildings as a sustainability strategy.and#160;He also provides several informative appendices,and#160;including a glossary of key terms and acronyms and recommendations for further reading.

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Readers will become familiar with essential terminology; sustainability and historic preservation metrics; government oversight processes; and opportunities for smart growth afforded by rehabilitation. This knowledge is key to preserving the past while building a sustainable future.

Synopsis:

When we think of green building, we tend to picture new construction. But Robert A. Young argues that the greenest building is often the one that has already been built. In Stewardship of the Built Environment, he shows how retrofitting existing structures holds untapped potential for achieving sustainable communities.and#160;

Stewardship of the Built Environment explores the social, environmental, and economic benefits of reuse-from the societal value of reusing existingand#160; buildings to financial incentives available for refurbishment. Readers will become familiar with essential terminology; sustainability and historic preservation metrics; government oversight processes; and opportunities for smart growth afforded by rehabilitation. This knowledge is key to preserving the past while building a sustainable future.

About the Author

Robert A. Young is Professor of Architecture and Director of the Historic Preservation Program at the University of Utah College of Architecture and Planning and is a LEED accredited professional engineer.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

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Chapter 1. Overview and Introduction

Chapter 2. Social Factors

Chapter 3. Environmental Factors

Chapter 4. Economic Factors

Chapter 5. Putting It All Together

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Appendix A. Abbreviations

Appendix B. Recommendations for Further Reading

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781610911801
Author:
Young, Robert A.
Publisher:
Island Press
Author:
Elefante, Carl
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Metropolitan Planning + Design
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
90 photographs
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Adaptive Reuse and Renovation
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Cityscape
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Sustainability and Green Design
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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When we think of green building, we tend to picture new construction. But Robert A. Young argues that the greenest building is often the one that has already been built. In Stewardship of the Built Environment, he shows how retrofitting existing structures holds untapped potential for achieving sustainable communities.and#160;

Stewardship of the Built Environment explores the social, environmental, and economic benefits of reuse-from the societal value of reusing existingand#160; buildings to financial incentives available for refurbishment. Readers will become familiar with essential terminology; sustainability and historic preservation metrics; government oversight processes; and opportunities for smart growth afforded by rehabilitation. This knowledge is key to preserving the past while building a sustainable future.

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