EHS for Buildings Books

  • Managing Sustainable Performance In Facilities

    Performance monitoring tools are becoming necessity for facility management as the profession is turning increasingly into the provider of performance to meet the user requirements. The paper is aimed at presenting the needs to monitor building performance and a description of tools for the purpose. The need arises mainly from the necessity to ...

  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Business Realities and Opportunities - Facts and Trends

    This Study highlights opportunities to promote green building know-how and technologies as the WBCSD pushes for zero net energy construction worldwide through its Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) project. Zero net energy buildings will reduce demand by design, be highly efficient and generate at least as much energy as they ...

  • Modeling Mineral and Energy Markets

    This book provides a framework for analyzing and forecasting a variety of mineral and energy markets and related industries. Such modeling activity has been at the forefront of the economic and engineering professions for some time, having received a major stimulus following the first oil price shock in 1973. Modeling Mineral and Energy ...

  • 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 ...

  • How to Make Poverty History: The central role of local organizations in meeting

    Whether or not most of the MDGs are met depends on more effective and pro-poor local organizations being engaged in all aspects – from determining what should be done, to doing it, and to monitoring progress. So it also depends on donor agencies changing to support this. If this is neglected, it is unlikely that most of the MDGs will be met. If ...

  • Promoting Partnerships: Managing Wildlife Resources in Central and West Africa

    This volume examines community wildlife initiatives from a range of different contexts in the region of West and Central Africa and explores what can be learnt about the conditions necessary for community wildlife management and its spread. A case-study approach was used to focus on specific countries and initiatives including the Kilum-Ijum ...

  • Advances in Tourism Economics

    'Advances in Tourism Economics' follows his predecessor 'Advances in Modern Tourism Research' (2007) in providing a thorough assessment of state-of-the-art economic research in this rapidly developing field. The authors start by analyzing the recent upsurge of model-based economic research in the field, which builds on powerful tools in ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • INSULATION MATERIALS: Testing and Applications, Fourth Volume

    Twenty-seven peer-reviewed papers give you the latest research in thermal engineering. Topics cover:Materials—vacuum panel insulations, a new category of high performance products, are used wherever high thermal resistance is desired in confined space applications, such as transportation, equipment, and appliances.Global Climate ...

  • COMMON GROUND, CONSENSUS BUILDING, and CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT: International Standards and Sustainable Building

    Thirteen peer-reviewed papers examine current and developing sustainable building and product standards for manufacturers, designers, retailers, the general public, and government regulators. The key objectives for a high performance building include: accessibility, aesthetics, cost effectiveness, functionality, historic preservation, security, ...

  • Green Building

    An important consideration for energy-efficient buildings is their primary energy requirements over the entire life cycle. How to determine this? What integrative factors influence the performance of a healthy and sustainable building? This, while it may be important for clients and architects to know, is frequently not very transparent.This book ...

  • Practical Atlas for Bacterial Identification

    Biologists and zoologists have the luxury of being readily able to view, touch, measure and observe the life cycles of their organisms of interest without great difficulty. For bacteriologists such tangible examinations are denied. Only recently has it become possible to build up an understanding of the nature of these communities of ...

  • 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, ...

  • Building Healthy, High Performance Schools: A Review of Selected State and Local Initiatives Report

    “Seventy-five percent of our nation’s school buildings remain inadequate to meet the needs of school children,” according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. Public school districts nationwide have spent over $20 billion each year over the past three years on school building projects, and spending levels are expected to ...

  • 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 ...

  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings Executive Brief #1: Our vision: A world where buildings consume zero net energy

    Buildings use about one-third of the world’s energy. Leading companies in the building, equipment and energy industries launched Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) with the WBCSD in March 2006. The project brings together companies worldwide, which are determined to remove barriers to energy-efficient concepts in new and existing ...

  • Monitoring Ecological Change

    The state of ecosystems, biological communities and species are continuously changing as a result of both natural processes and the activities of humans. In order to detect and understand these changes, effective ecological monitoring programmes are required. This book offers an introduction to the topic and provides both a rationale for ...

  • 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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