building environmental impact Books

  • The Impact of Environmental Variability on Ecological Systems

    Fluctuations in the environmental conditions impacting life are ubiquitous. These fluctuations induce changes in the vital processes occurring within individual organisms (such as cellular metabolism) and the ecological processes occurring among individuals (such as competition, mutualism, and predation), ultimately leading to observable ...

  • Environmental Impact Assessment: Training Resource Manual(Second Edition 2002)

    The main objective of the TRM is to enable trainers, particularly, in developing countries and ClTs to develop and produce site and situation specific training courses for the different target groups who are concerned with EIA. The use of the TRM will contribute directly to the building of local capacity to develop EIA procedures and legislation, ...

  • Environmental Aspects of Real Estate and Commercial Transactions: From Brownfields to Green Buildings, Third Edition

    This comprehensive guide examines the issues, problems and pitfalls involved in the intersection of real estate, business, and environmental law. A unique and practical resource, Environmental Aspects of Real Estate and Commercial Transactions, Third Edition, covers the entire range of environmental issues that arise when real estate is developed, ...

  • Revesz` Environmental Law & Policy

    This casebook emphasizes both the basic building blocks of environmental policy and the structure and details of the federal environmental statutes. It seeks to focus the attention of students on how the trade-offs between environmental goals and other social goals are resolved. It pays close attention to the political context in which regulation ...

  • Environmental Hydrology, Second Edition

    The technological advances of recent years include the emergence of new remote sensing and geographic information systems that are invaluable for the study of wetlands, agricultural land, and land use change. Students, hydrologists, and environmental engineers are searching for a comprehensive hydrogeologic overview that supplements information on ...

  • Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives: 3rd Volume

    Twenty-one peer-reviewed papers provide the latest scientific research, gained from laboratory research and field work, in the building and construction industry for all aspects of sealant and adhesive durability. Topics cover:Laboratory Testing and Specialized Outdoor Exposure Testing — a report on a correlation between environmental and ...

  • ASTM International Standards for Sustainability in Building: 3rd Edition

    Includes all of the ASTM standards that are referenced by the U.S. Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers as of January 2007. This new edition, on CD-ROM only, includes nearly 150 ASTM standards that address the sustainable design, construction, and operation of products used in building. These standards deal with various aspects of ...

  • ASTM Standards on Building Economics: 6th Edition (CD-ROM)

    This new edition provides a comprehensive resource for evaluating the economic performance of investments in buildings, building systems, and other constructed facilities. Learn how to:• Decide whether to accept or reject a given investment• Design and size building systems• Establish priority when budgets are limitedSection 1 ...

  • Environmental Assessment of the Areas Disengaged by Israel in the Gaza Strip

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has revealed the results of the first major investigation into the environmental impact of the Israeli disengagement from Gaza last year. By and large, the UNEP scientific assessment report gives the Gaza pull-out an environmental clean bill of health.Prepared at the request of the Palestinian ...

  • Global Environmental Change: Challenges to Science and Society in Southeastern Europe

    Preface.- Introduction.- PART I: Keynotes.- 1 Weather and Climate: Scientific Problems - 2 Climate Change and the Balkans: Real Concern or 'Useless Arithmetic'.- 3 Global change and related impacts.- 4 Society, Science and Action.- PART II: Global change and climate change in Southeastern Europe.- 5 Climate modeling beyond the complexity: ...

  • Judging NEPA: A “Hard Look” at Judicial Decision Making Under the National Environmental Policy Act Report

    This new report shows that federal judges’ political affiliation may be a decisive factor in determining the outcome of cases brought under the nation’s premier environmental law. The study of recent litigation under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which governs a wide variety of federal agency actions that affect ...

  • Water Auditing and Water Conservation, 2nd Edition

    Water auditing is a method of quantifying water flows and quality in simple or complex systems, with a view to reducing water usage and often saving money on otherwise unnecessary water use. There is an increasing awareness around the globe of the centrality of water to our lives. This awareness crosses political and social boundaries. In many ...

  • Education and Training in Indoor Air Sciences

    Many buildings fail to perform adequately, causing illness and productivity loss among the inhabitants. The growing impact of this problem on people and property values - and the increasing litigation to which it gives rise - clearly reveals the limitations in and piecemeal character of the current education of building and health ...

  • Water and Energy: Threats and Opportunities - Second Edition

    For student edition please click here. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rapid and important developments in the area of energy - water nexus over the last two to three years have been significant. This new edition of Water and Energy: Threats and Opportunities is timely and continues to ...

  • Water and Energy: Threats and Opportunities - Second Edition - Student Edition

    This is the Paperback Student Edition of Water and Energy: Threats and Opportunities - Second Edition ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rapid and important developments in the area of energy - water nexus over the last two to three years have been significant. This new edition of Water and Energy: Threats ...

  • Improvement of the life cycle assessment methodology for dwellings

    The aim of this thesis is to improve the environmental life cycle assessment methodology for buildings by incorporating damage to the health of occupants of emissions from building materials and local traffic. It also intends to determine the overall impact reduction by building environmentally improved dwellings. This reduction is referred to as ...

  • Geology and Ecosystems

    This book is the result of an international working group entitled ‘Geology and Ecosystems’ that was organized by the IUGS commission on Geological Sciences for Environmental Planning (COGEOENVIRONMENT). The aim of the working group is to increase awareness and build methodological principles of ecological geology as a new branch of science. This ...

  • Geochemistry of Soil Radionuclides

    Recurring concerns about the environmental fate and potential health impacts of radionuclides continue to focus interest on understanding the mechanisms controlling their transport in soils and their biological availability. This work builds on both basic science and empirical engineering studies to provide a mechanistic approach to facilitate ...

  • Handbook of Globalization and the Environment

    Proponents of globalization argue that it protects the global environment from degradation and promotes worldwide sustainable economic growth while opponents argue the exact opposite. Examining the local, national, and international impacts of globalization, the Handbook of Globalization and the Environment explores strategies and solutions that ...

  • Risk Management and the Environment: Agriculture in Perspective

    This book addresses one of the key features of contemporary government policy: how to integrate the economic role of agriculture with the societal role of the rural environment. Historical agricultural policy has focussed on encouraging production while protecting farmers from market risk. However production surpluses combined with growing concern ...

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