Sustainability, Energy and Architecture Case Studies in Realizing Green Buildings

Published in: Google Books > Science > Sustainability | Published on 14/Dec/2020 23:53

552 pages , Academic Press , 2013-09-25
This unique volume offers insights from renowned experts in energy efficient building from the world over, providing a multi-faceted overview of the state-of-the-art in energy efficient architecture. It opens by defining what constitutes a sustainable building, suggesting bases for sorely needed benchmarks, then explains the most i...[Read More]

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Sustainable Value Chain Management Delivering Sustainability Through the Core Business

Published in: Google Books > Business & Economics > Sustainability | Published on 14/Dec/2020 22:33

426 pages , Springer , 2016-10-06
This book introduces the integrated management concept of "Sustainable Value Creation", which delivers sustainability ‘inside-out’ from the core business. It is based on the premise that sustainability can provide a platform for growth, if it is implemented in a company’s products, services and supply chains (combined also known as...[Read More]

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Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design

Published in: Google Books > Architecture > Sustainability | Published on 14/Dec/2020 20:49

538 pages , Routledge , 2017-07-28
The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design considers the design, not only of artifacts, but of structures, systems, and interactions that bear our decisions and identities in the context of sustaining our shared planet. In addressing issues of design for global impact, behavior change, systems and strategy, ethics and values, this han...[Read More]

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Decent Work, Green Jobs and the Sustainable Economy Solutions for Climate Change and Sustainable Development

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204 pages , Routledge , 2017-09-08
The challenges of achieving environmental sustainability and of generating decent work for all are closely linked. In this timely book, Poschen argues that an integrated approach to tackle these challenges is a necessity: the goal of environmentally sustainable economies will not be attained without the active contribution of the world ...[Read More]

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Perspectives on Radical Changes to Sustainable Consumption and Production

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470 pages , Routledge , 2008
This work examines what sustainable consumption and production (SCP) is and what it could be, provides a state-of-the-art review on the governance of change in SCP policy and looks at the strengths and weaknesses of current projects.

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Sustainability A Philosophy of Adaptive Ecosystem Management

Published in: Google Books > Nature > Sustainability | Published on 14/Dec/2020 16:12

607 pages , University of Chicago Press , 2005-11
While many disciplines contribute to environmental conservation, there is little successful integration of science and social values. Arguing that the central problem in conservation is a lack of effective communication, Bryan Norton shows in Sustainability how current linguistic resources discourage any shared, multidisc...[Read More]

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The Sustainable City

Published in: Google Books > Technology & Engineering > Sustainability | Published on 14/Dec/2020 14:06

245 pages , Columbia University Press , 2017-11-21
Living sustainably is not just about preserving the wilderness or keeping nature pristine. The transition to a green economy depends on cities. For the first time in human history, the majority of the people on the planet live in urban areas. If we are to avert climate catastrophe, we will need our cities to coexist with...[Read More]

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Pricing and Sustainability of Urban Real Estate

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164 pages , Routledge , 2016-08-28
Urban sustainability has become a political and social agenda of global significance, of which real estate is an integral dimension. Sustainable urban development includes much more than green building standards, yet in practice, other aspects such land use plans and locations are often overlooked. This book demonstrates that the issue ...[Read More]

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Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials

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4252 pages , Elsevier , 2020-01-09
Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials provides a comprehensive overview, covering research and development on all aspects of renewable, recyclable and sustainable materials. The use of renewable and sustainable materials in building construction, the automotive sector, energy, textiles and others can create markets for agr...[Read More]

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Sustainability RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide

Published in: Google Books > Construction industry > Sustainability | Published on 14/Dec/2020 11:16

256 pages , Riba Publishing , 2015-10-20
Sustainability is part of a brand new series providing must-read practical guidance to running efficient and successful projects using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Each guide takes a core project task - in this case those associated with achieving sustainable design and construction - and explains the essential activities requi...[Read More]

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Sustainability, Human Well-Being, and the Future of Education

Published in: Google Books > Education > Sustainability | Published on 14/Dec/2020 09:29

434 pages , 2020-10-08
This open access book explores the key dimensions of a future education system designed to enable individuals, schools, and communities to achieve the twin twenty-first century challenges of sustainability and human well-being. For much of the twentieth century, Western education systems prepared students to enter the workforce, contribute to society and s...[Read More]

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Planning for Sustainability Creating Livable, Equitable and Ecological Communities

Published in: Google Books > Political Science > Sustainability | Published on 14/Dec/2020 08:30

288 pages , Routledge , 2004-08-19
Existing patterns of urbanization are unsustainable in the long run. Current development practices consume enormous amounts of land and resources, damage local ecosystems, produce pollutants, create huge inequalities between groups of people and undermine local community and quality of life. Unfortunately planning has itself led to many...[Read More]

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