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The objective of this book 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.

Synopsis:

With sustainability becoming an increasing concern worldwide, existing markets for environmental consultancies are growing and new ones are emerging all the time.

Sustainable Communities Design Handbook is one of the first books to bring together professional knowledge from every aspect of the subject. The book provides this market with a reference that will foster a common understanding across environmental construction, architecture, and government communities. This includes the brief history of development, technology outlines, infrastructure outlines (such as monitoring and accounting systems), codes, standards, guidelines and recommendations, worldwide showcase examples, and more.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Tools for Sustainable Development — Chapter 2: Global Warming and Climate Change: The Mechanisms for Community Cases Toward Solutions — Part One: Architectural Design and Building in Communities — Chapter 3: Public Policy: Leadership at the local, state, national and international levels — Chapter 4: Government: The Case of Sustainable College Communities — Chapter 5: Green Buildings: standards and codes that provide environmentally sound technologies and returns on investments — Part Two: Agile Sustainable Infrastructure Systems — Chapter 6: Smart Communities: the public and private sectors integration of infrastructures, technologies and buildings — Chapter 7: Technologies, Engineering and Science — Chapter 8: The Environment, Land Use, Natural Resources Today and the Future — Part Three: Economic, Legal and Accounting Mechanisms — Chapter 9: Economics and Accounting: Life Cycle Analysis, Externalities, Markets and ROI (return on investment) — Chapter 10: Legal contracts and Power Purchase Agreements — Chapter 11: Corporate Governance and Responsibility — Model Sustainable Communities, Regions and Nation States — Chapter 12: Global Cases of Sustainable Communities — Chapter 13: Conclusions: the next generation, life styles and beyond — APPENDIX A: Sustainable Development — APPENDIX B: Greenhouse Gas Analysis — APPENDIX C: Demand Side Management — APPENDICE E: Case of Legal Mechanism: The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) — APPENDIC F: References and Web Site Data Sources —

Product Details

ISBN:
9780080963365
Publisher:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Ecology
Author:
Clark, Woodrow
Author:
II Woodrow W Clark
Author:
Clark II, Woodrow W.
Author:
Clark, Woodrow , III
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Industrial Management
Subject:
Power Resources - General
Subject:
Development - Sustainable Development
Subject:
Sustainability & Green Design
Subject:
Environmental - General
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
Sustainable Development
Subject:
Architecture-Green Architecture
Subject:
Business-Manufacturing and Product Development
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Subject:
Home Construction-Alternative Construction
Subject:
Business & Economics : Industrial Management
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Technology & Engineering : Agriculture - General
Publication Date:
July 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
440

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"Synopsis" by , With sustainability becoming an increasing concern worldwide, existing markets for environmental consultancies are growing and new ones are emerging all the time.

Sustainable Communities Design Handbook is one of the first books to bring together professional knowledge from every aspect of the subject. The book provides this market with a reference that will foster a common understanding across environmental construction, architecture, and government communities. This includes the brief history of development, technology outlines, infrastructure outlines (such as monitoring and accounting systems), codes, standards, guidelines and recommendations, worldwide showcase examples, and more.

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