Sustainable Communities Design Handbook

Sustainable Communities Design Handbook
Author: Woodrow W. Clark
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2010-07-03
ISBN 10: 9780080963365
ISBN 13: 0080963366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

Global Sustainable Communities Handbook

Global Sustainable Communities Handbook
Author: Woodrow W. Clark III
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2014-02-10
ISBN 10: 0123979293
ISBN 13: 9780123979292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 across the globe. Includes methods for the green use of natural resources in built communities Clearly explains the most cutting edge green technologies Provides a common approach to building green communities Covers green practices from architecture to construction

Sustainable Cities and Communities Design Handbook

Sustainable Cities and Communities Design Handbook
Author: Woodrow W. Clark
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2017-11-27
ISBN 10: 012813965X
ISBN 13: 9780128139653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 communities to meet sustainable development objectives. Offering a holistic approach to creating sustainable communities, the book includes a 40 percent increase in new methods and technology over the last edition, and 50 percent more case studies from around the world to illustrate how common sustainability problems are solved. As the concept and practices of a sustainable built environment have evolved over the years, it is increasingly recognized that the scope should be expanded beyond individual buildings to the community scale. Written by an international team of engineers, architects, and environmental experts this second edition includes new HVAC technologies for heating and cooling, energy effect technologies for lighting, and new construction materials which improve heating and cooling efficiencies. This new edition will also include critical updates on international codes: LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes. Explains the most cutting-edge green technologies and methods for use in built communities Provides a common approach in using natural resources when building and designing green communities Features coverage of green practices from architecture to construction Covers compliance with various international codes, methods and legal frameworks

Sustainable Communities Design Handbook

Sustainable Communities Design Handbook
Author: Woodrow W. Clark
Publsiher: Butterworth Heinemann
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781856178044
ISBN 13: 1856178048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

The Green Industrial Revolution

The Green Industrial Revolution
Author: Woodrow W. Clark,Grant Cooke
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2014-11-26
ISBN 10: 0128025530
ISBN 13: 9780128025536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The new green industrial revolution is driven by a variety of global environmental concerns. In some regions, it is spurred by the scarcity of cheap affordable renewable energy that will also lead to a reduced reliance on fossil fuel in the production of power. In others, it is driven by a need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power generation. This book provides a comprehensive review of the most popular green “disruptive technologies in energy production as well as their economic impact. In addition, the book includes a multitude of international case studies where these technologies are currently deployed and their economic impact on the region. Clearly explains the scientific, engineering, technological, and economics driving the Green Revolution in power generation A guide to technologies such as renewable energy, smart green grids, and emission control technologies Packed with international case studies that provides real-world examples of how these technologies are currently being deployed around the world Explains the economic impact which these new technologies will play in building global sustainability

Sustainable Mega City Communities

Sustainable Mega City Communities
Author: Woodrow W. Clark, II
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN 10: 0128187948
ISBN 13: 9780128187944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Mega City Communities scrutinizes the challenges encountered when designing, planning and constructing sustainable megacities. Chapters explain the role of national and local governments for the strategic planning, development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of standards of water, air, food and products used by the community. Other chapters cover Water Delivery Systems, Sanitation and Waste Disposal Systems, Power Systems, and Public Health Systems, new green technologies, practices, and standards predicated by the need for sustainable office building and housing. Provides an in-depth look at critical infrastructural systems, charting problems and providing possible solutions Addresses new green technologies, practices and standards predicated by the need for sustainable office building and housing Explains the role of national and local governments for strategic planning, development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement

Climate Preservation in Urban Communities Case Studies

Climate Preservation in Urban Communities Case Studies
Author: Woodrow W. Clark
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2018-11-12
ISBN 10: 0128154365
ISBN 13: 9780128154366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Preservation in Urban Communities Case Studies delivers a firsthand, applied perspective on the challenges and solutions of creating urban communities that are adaptable and resilient to climate change. The book presents valuable insights into the real-life challenges and solutions of designing, planning and constructing urban sustainable communities, providing real world examples of innovative technologies that contribute to the creation of sustainable, healthy and livable cities. Examples of successes, failures and solutions are presented based on a cross disciplinary approach for infrastructural systems, including discussions of drinking water, wastewater, power systems, broadband, Wi-Fi, transportation and green buildings technologies. Presents a cross-disciplinary approach for anticipating, mitigating and designing effective infrastructure solutions Includes practical and project-proven best practices in applying climate preservation tools to maintain healthy cities Covers green practices, from architecture, to construction, also including international codes, methods and legal frameworks

Agile Energy Systems

Agile Energy Systems
Author: Woodrow W. Clark
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-07-22
ISBN 10: 0081017618
ISBN 13: 9780081017616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Agile Energy Systems: Global Distributed On-Site and Central Grid Power, Second Edition, offers new solutions to the structure of electricity provision made possible by new energy technologies. The book begins by showing how five precipitating forces led to the deregulation debacle in California, including major technological changes and commercialization, regulatory needs mismatched to societal adjustments, inadequate and flawed economic models, a lack of vision, goals, and planning that lead to energy failures, and questionable finance and lack of economic development. The second half of the book examines the civic market paradigm for new economic models and how to plan for complexity using California as an example of how the problem of centralized power systems can be seen in the worst drought that California has ever seen. Offers new approaches to energy systems, providing the tools and plans to achieve these objectives Presents specific and actionable public policy and program tools Illustrates how lessons learned from California can be used to create an agile energy system for any country

Zenox

Zenox
Author: Jafry, Zaghi, Silvers
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-11-14
ISBN 10: 1496947819
ISBN 13: 9781496947819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Zenox is a true story; or rather it is the most optimistic of possible true stories about the survival of the human race after an explosion in the year AD 2020 hurled a stockpile of bio germs high into the stratosphere where jet streams dispersed its lethal spores. As the spores drifted back to Earth, they wiped out all humans. Except 175 scientists and engineers of mixed age, race, religion and genders orbiting Earth in Space Station, Skylab 10, and 25 female scientists aboard Lady Endeavor halfway on a multiyear expedition to explore the moons of Saturn. The survivors sardonically called their abode in the sky Heaven. They sought new mates; engaged in risky space missions to make room for their growing families; and remotely programmed from Heaven the super computers (Zenox) on Earth with artificial intelligence and the instinct to survive. As a result, super Zenox began to evolve and by the year AD 2100, they had evolved into conscious beings called Zenox. But it was war, and the threat of war between the various Zenox factions that spurred their rapid evolution onward climaxed in the year AD 2270, with war with humans for mastery of Earth.

The Environmental Planning Handbook for Sustainable Communities and Regions

The Environmental Planning Handbook for Sustainable Communities and Regions
Author: Thomas L. Daniels,Katherine Daniels
Publsiher: Amer Planning Assn
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781884829666
ISBN 13: 188482966X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

The Environmental Planning Handbook for Sustainable Communities and Regions

The Environmental Planning Handbook for Sustainable Communities and Regions
Author: Tom Daniels
Publsiher: Amer Planning Assn
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2014-09-07
ISBN 10: 9781611901511
ISBN 13: 1611901510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Environmental protection is a global issue. But most of the action is happening at the local level. How can communities keep their air clean, their water pure, and their people and property safe from climate and environmental hazards? Newly updated, The Environmental Planning Handbook gives local governments, nonprofits, and citizens the guidance they need to create an action plan they can implement now. It's essential reading for a post-Katrina, post-Sandy world.

Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities

Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities
Author: Patrick M. Condon
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2012-02-13
ISBN 10: 9781597268202
ISBN 13: 1597268208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 the U.S. and Canada. With admirable clarity, Patrick Condon discusses transportation, housing equity, job distribution, economic development, and ecological systems issues and synthesizes his knowledge and research into a simple-to-understand set of urban design rules that can, if followed, help save the planet. No other book so clearly connects the form of our cities to their ecological, economic, and social consequences. No other book takes on this breadth of complex and contentious issues and distills them down to such convincing and practical solutions. And no other book so vividly compares and contrasts the differing experiences of U.S. and Canadian cities. Of particular new importance is how city form affects the production of planet-warming greenhouse gases. The author explains this relationship in an accessible way, and goes on to show how conforming to seven simple rules for community design could literally do a world of good. Each chapter in the book explains one rule in depth, adding a wealth of research to support each claim. If widely used, Condon argues, these rules would lead to a much more livable world for future generations—a world that is not unlike the better parts of our own.

Handbook for Sustainable Projects Global Sustainability and Project Management

Handbook for Sustainable Projects Global Sustainability and Project Management
Author: Paola Morgese
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2014-05-20
ISBN 10: 9781499397406
ISBN 13: 1499397402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A book about environmental protection, social rights, and economic well-being combining the passion for sustainability with the passion for project management. The handbook details an organized and structured methodology for managing projects sustainably and includes the following subjects: general definitions, environmental sustainability, social sustainability, economic sustainability, business environmental sustainability, types of sustainable projects, difference between investment and project, how to manage a project sustainably, and glossary of terms used in sustainability. Only some projects are sustainable by nature, but all projects can be managed sustainably.

Dynamic Urban Design

Dynamic Urban Design
Author: Michael A. von Hausen
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2013-01-04
ISBN 10: 147594988X
ISBN 13: 9781475949889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 and hopeful path to the creation of a sustainable urbanism, one that will be inspiring and instructive to practitioners, students, and all those who are focused on the most fundamental issue of our time.” —Jim Adams, architect and principal, McCann Adams Studio, Austin, Texas “Dynamic Urban Design establishes Michael von Hausen as a sustainable urban design authority. Sharing insights taken from six millennia ... von Hausen articulates a clearly understandable and masterfully illustrated process.” —Kevin Harris, architect and principal, Kevin Harris Architect, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Whether we are practicing urban designers or interested citizens, virtually all of us want to live in communities that are safe, attractive, and healthy. Yet our good intentions face conflicting goals. How are we going to improve community health, reduce crime, and improve mobility in cities while at the same time expanding our cities to accommodate growth? How are we going to do all this with seemingly limited financial resources? How do we do more with less, live within our means, and still create a higher quality of life? The list of challenges is almost endless. Urban design is emerging as a critical interface that brings various professions together to address these challenges and improve our communities. For future human survival and quality of life, the world needs a more inclusive, rigorous, socially inspired, and comprehensive urban design model integrated with sustainable development. This book delivers that model—a reference guide for doing it right.

Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research

Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research
Author: Walter Leal Filho
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 991
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 3319630075
ISBN 13: 9783319630076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This multidisciplinary handbook explores concrete case studies which illustrate how sustainability science and research can contribute to the realization of the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It contains contributions from sustainability researchers from across the world.

Handbook of Research on Social Economic and Environmental Sustainability in the Development of Smart Cities

Handbook of Research on Social  Economic  and Environmental Sustainability in the Development of Smart Cities
Author: Vesco, Andrea
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 519
Release: 2015-04-30
ISBN 10: 1466682833
ISBN 13: 9781466682832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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As population growth accelerates, researchers and professionals face challenges as they attempt to plan for the future. Urban planning is a significant component in addressing the key concerns as the world population moves towards the city and leaves the rural environment behind, yet there are many factors to consider for a well rounded community. The Handbook of Research on Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability in the Development of Smart Cities brings together the necessary research and interdisciplinary discussion to address dilemmas created by population growth and the expansion of urban environments. This publication is an essential reference source for researchers, academicians, investors, and practitioners interested in the urban planning and technological advancements necessary for the creation of smart cities.

Creating Cohousing

Creating Cohousing
Author: Kathryn McCamant,Charles Durrett
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-05-17
ISBN 10: 1550924656
ISBN 13: 9781550924657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

Qualitative Economics

Qualitative Economics
Author: Woodrow W. Clark II,Michael Fast
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 3030059375
ISBN 13: 9783030059378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book provides a new paradigm of economics that is called Qualitative Economics. The authors take an approach to economics that is entirely different from the established neo-classical economics paradigm. Arguing that the basis of neo-classical economic theory with its focus on perfect information in a balanced equilibrium system of supply and demand is fundamentally flawed, the authors propose an inclusive philosophical and scientific perspective to explain economic structures and activities and how best to understand the dynamics of economics. Furthermore, the authors argue that a qualitative approach allows for greater understanding of not only the actors, actions and situations in economics, but also defines the context in which the more traditional quantitative and statistical methods are applied. The book includes case studies to further illustrate the applications of qualitative economics. Challenging orthodox paradigms and schools of economic thought, the book proposes a new way of looking at economics, and as such will be of use to researchers and students of economics, business, social sciences and the sciences as well as think tanks and advocacy groups interested in heterodox economics.

The Senior Cohousing Handbook 2nd Edition

The Senior Cohousing Handbook 2nd Edition
Author: Charles Durrett
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-05-01
ISBN 10: 1550924133
ISBN 13: 9781550924138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How to make your senior years healthy, safe, social, and stimulating. "Architect and author Chuck Durrett's recently released book Senior Cohousing Handbook comes at a time of high interest in greening, sustainable housing and affordable living concerns. Durrett's new book is a comprehensive guide for baby boomers wishing to continue vibrant, active lifestyles." - EPR Real Estate News "Make your senior years safe and socially fun with the idea of senior cohousing and a book on the topic that shows how seniors can custom-build their neighborhood to fit their needs. This is housing built by seniors, not for them, and emphasizes independence and social networking. Any library strong in gerontology or social science and many a general lending library needs this. - James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review "As a Baby Boomer, I've joked for a few years that we'll all end up living communally again because Social Security will be broke...This is one of the better ways to envision it."-- Sacramento Bee No matter how rich life is in youth and middle age, the elder years can bring on increasing isolation and loneliness as social connections lessen, especially if friends and family members move away. Senior cohousing fills a niche for this demographic—the healthy, educated, and proactive adults who want to live in a social and environmentally vibrant community. These seniors are already wanting to ward off the aging process, so they are unlikely to want to live in assisted housing. Senior cohousing revolves around custom-built neighborhoods organized by the seniors themselves in order to fit in with their real needs, wants, and aspirations for health, longevity, and quality of life. Senior Cohousing is a comprehensive guide to joining or creating a cohousing project, written by the US leader in the field. The author deals with all the psychological and logistical aspects of senior cohousing and addresses common concerns, fears, and misunderstandings. He emphasizes the many positive benefits of cohousing, including: Better physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health Friendships and accessible social contact Safety and security Affordability Shared resources Successful aging requires control of one’s life, and today's generation of seniors—the baby boomers—will find that this book holds a compelling vision for their future. Charles Durrett is a principal at McCamant & Durrett in Nevada City, California, a firm that specializes in affordable cohousing. He co-authored the groundbreaking Cohousing with his wife and business partner, Kathryn McCamant.

Building Sustainable Communities

Building Sustainable Communities
Author: Md. Nurul Momen
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9811523932
ISBN 13: 9789811523939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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