EHS for Buildings Books

  • 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 Standards for Whole Building Functionality and Serviceability: 3rd Edition

    Get 32 of the latest ASTM standards for defining the functional requirements and rating the capabilities of a building or facility.Six sections cover:Demand for and supply of serviceability of an office facilityBuilding floor area measurement for facility managementSeismic risk assessment of buildings, and probable maximum lossSingle family ...

  • Clean Technology 2008: CD-ROM

    These proceedings from the 2008 CTSI conference provide the most prestigious forum in the world for leading clean tech scientists. The papers from the conference have been compiled into one easy-to-use CD-ROM to create the most authoritative and comprehensive compendium available across all of clean technology. The CD covers bioenergy fuels, ...

  • 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, ...

  • Participatory Learning and Action 56 : General Issue

    Contains a range of articles of general interest to participatory practitioners. Themes covered include: sequential steps for empowering rural communities for local development; participatory monitoring and evaluation in Bangalore; participatory approaches to public accountability in Ghana; using participatory video for monitoring and evaluation; ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Healthy Villages

    Health is determined by many factors, including income, environmental conditions - such as access to adequate sanitation and safe water supplies - individual behaviour, and health services. More than half of the world's population lives in villages and rural areas and most of those without access to safe water sources or basic sanitation are rural ...

  • 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, ...

  • Dams and Development: A new framework for decision-making

    The World Commission on Dams This paper is a summary of the final report produced by the World Commission on Dams (WCD), which is the product of over two years of intense study by the WCD, the WCD stakeholders' forum and hundreds of individual experts on all aspects of dams. Providing a comprehensive, global review of their performance and ...

  • PLA Notes 41: General Issue

    PLA Notes is the world's leading informal journal on participatory approaches and methods reaching over 10,000 readers in 47 countries. Since its first issue in 1988, it has provided a forum for those engaged in participatory work - community workers, activists, and researchers - to share their experiences and learning with others, providing a ...

  • Lead Hazard Evaluation and Control in Buildings

    This comprehensive ASTM manual provides detailed guidance for developing and implementing a lead hazard management program. It follows the outline described in ASTM E 2052-99 Standard Guide for Identification and Management of Lead Hazards in Facilities. 17 chapters cover the following fundamentals: • Setting up and administering a lead ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Small Business Survival

    Owning a small business can be a fulfilling and financially rewarding experience, but to be successful, you must know what to do before starting a business; what to do while the business is up and running; and, most importantly, what to do when the business runs into ...

  • 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 ...

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