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Sustainable Communities Design Handbook


Author: Woodrow ClarkWoodrow Clark

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publish Date: 2nd June 2010

ISBN-13: 9780080963365

Pages: 440

Language: English



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.

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