Green Building Books

  • Can a City Be Sustainable? (State of the World)

    Cities are the world’s future. Today, more than half of the global population—3.7 billion people—are urban dwellers, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will grow. Will we invest in the physical and social infrastructure necessary for ...

  • Unflooding Asia the Green Cities Way

    A continuing increase in disasters triggered by floods occurs almost daily even though our technological capabilities have grown rapidly and global economic growth per capita has doubled. This paradoxical situation proves that our earlier ways of thinking are inadequate and that we must shift our way of thinking and working. It has become obvious ...

  • Activated Sludge, Past Present & Future

    Introduction - The Road To Public Health Engineering Evans, T., Tim Evans Environment, UK1. The Early Years Of Activated Sludge: Invention, Development, Litigation Horan, N.J., University of Leeds, UK2. Davyhulme Wastewater Treatment – A Works in the Making Hart, M., United Utilities, UK3. Outperformance – 40 Years Of Full Scale Asp Innovations ...

  • The Sustainable Site: The Design Manual for Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Devleopment

    The concepts in this book are so critical to a project’s success and reducing the long-term costs of our infrastructure, you’ll wonder why it wasn’t written sooner.The Sustainable Site is an essential tool for all project engineers, designers, regulators and planners, managers, contractors, engineers, consultants, policymakers, builders, landscape ...

  • Thermal Insulation; Building and Environmental Acoustics

    Volume 04.06 features specifications that establish the property requirements for various types of insulation, including blanket, block, board, loose fill, cement, and pipe. Standards on environmental acoustics address community noise, acoustical materials and systems, mechanical and electrical system noise, open plan spaces, sound absorption, and ...

  • Thermal Insulation; Building and Environmental Acoustics

    Volume 04.06 features specifications that establish the property requirements for various types of insulation, including blanket, block, board, loose fill, cement, and pipe. Standards on environmental acoustics address community noise, acoustical materials and systems, mechanical and electrical system noise, open plan spaces, sound absorption, and ...

  • 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 on Sustainability in Building: 4th Edition

    151 ASTM specifications, test methods, and practices address sustainability or aspects of sustainability relative to building, including sustainable design, construction, and operation of buildings. This edition includes all of the ASTM standards referenced by the: • Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers as of January ...

  • WBCSD Annual Review 2009 - The green race is on

    The role of business in this is evident. Business is the main driving force for resource efficiency in the economy, for technology deployment and development and for infrastructure construction and providing financial services. But business can fulfill its role only if the right regulations and government institutions are in place. Maximizing the ...

  • Thermal Insulation; Building and Environmental Acoustics

    Volume 04.06 features specifications that establish the property requirements for various types of insulation, including blanket, block, board, loose fill, cement, and pipe. Standards on environmental acoustics address community noise, acoustical materials and systems, mechanical and electrical system noise, open plan spaces, sound absorption, and ...

  • Symposium on Air Quality Measurement Methods and Technology - 2008

    This symposium, held in Chapel Hill, NC, November 3-6, 2008, provided a forum for current advances in measurement technology. It covered all aspects of air quality, including ambient air, indoor air, point sources, and area sources. Over 90 presentations are included on the ...

  • Thermal Insulation; Building and Environmental Acoustics

    Volume 04.06 features specifications that establish the property requirements for various types of insulation, including blanket, block, board, loose fill, cement, and pipe. Standards on environmental acoustics address community noise, acoustical materials and systems, mechanical and electrical system noise, open plan spaces, sound absorption, and ...

  • Building Vulnerability Assessments: Industrial Hygiene and Engineering Concepts

    All too often the assessment of structural vulnerability is thought of only in terms of security upgrades, guards, and entrance barriers. However, in order to fully ensure that a building is secure, the process of design and construction must also be considered. Building Vulnerability Assessments: Industrial Hygiene and Engineering Concepts ...

  • ISO 14001 Workbook and Presentation

    Build your ISO 14001 environmental management system The first step in your ISO 14001 project is to define and build an environmental management system (EMS) according to the requirements of the ISO 14001 standard.  Checklists and Exercises The ISO 14001 Workbook is a series of 30 detailed checklists, exercises and instructions that take ...

  • Training Resource Manual : The Use of Economic Instruments for Environmental and Natural Resource Management

    This training resource manual aims to contribute to the capacity building of planners, environments and decision makers to design and implement economic instruments.It is meant to assist trainers prepare and deliver training courses that provide an understanding of economic instruments and basic capability to use such instruments in a practical ...

  • Planning Sustainable Cities : Global Report on Human Settlements 2009

    Current urban planning systems are not equipped to deal with the major urban challenges of the 21st century, including effects of climate change, resource depletion and economic instability, plus continued rapid urbanization with its negative consequences such as poverty, slums and urban informality. These planning systems have also, to a large ...

  • Global Environmental Change: The Threat to Human Health

    SummaryOver the past two-to-three hundred years, humanity’s ecological footprint has ballooned to such an extent that we are now fundamentally altering the planet. We have transformed the Earth’s land surface and altered the function of its ecosystems, and we are triggering the rapid loss of both terrestrial and marine life. We are ...

  • Fair Miles. Recharting the food miles map

    Today’s food is well travelled. A pack of green beans in a Northern supermarket may have journeyed 6000 miles, or 60. But while food miles loom large in our carbon-aware times, transporting it counts for less than you might think. And there is a far bigger picture. Food is more than a plateful of emissions. It’s a social, political and economic ...

  • The Dynamics of Regions and Networks in Industrial Ecosystems

    Industrial ecology provides a rigorous and comprehensive description of human production and consumption processes in the larger context of environmental and socioeconomic change. This volume offers methodologies for such descriptions, with contributions covering both basic and advanced analytical concepts and tools to explore the dynamics of ...

  • Greening Growth in Asia and the Pacific: Follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development

    The book explains three basic principles of Greening growth: quality of economic growth, eco-efficiency of economic growth, and environmental sustainability vis-a-vis environmental performance: and four pillars of Green growth: eco-tax reform, sustainable infrastructure, the greening of business and sustainable consumption. It explores them as ...

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