Materials for a Healthy Ecological and Sustainable Built Environment

Written By Emina K. Petrovic
Materials for a Healthy  Ecological and Sustainable Built Environment
  • Publsiher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 23 March 2017
  • ISBN : 008100706X
  • Pages : 416 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
GET THIS BOOKMaterials for a Healthy Ecological and Sustainable Built Environment


Read or download book entitled Materials for a Healthy Ecological and Sustainable Built Environment written by Emina K. Petrovic which was release on 23 March 2017, this book published by Woodhead Publishing. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Principles for Evaluating Building Materials in Sustainable Construction: Healthy and Sustainable Materials for the Built Environment provides a comprehensive overview of the issues associated with the selection of materials for sustainable construction, proposing a holistic and integrated approach. The book evaluates the issues involved in choosing materials from an ecosystem services perspective, from the design stage to the impact of materials on the health of building users. The three main sections of the book discuss building materials in relation to ecosystem services, the implications of materials choice at the design stage, and the impact of materials on building users and their health. The final section focuses on specific case studies that illustrate the richness of solutions that existed before the rise of contemporary construction and that are consistent with a sustainable approach to creating built environments. These are followed by modern examples which apply some, if not all, of the principles discussed in the first three sections of the book. Provides a holistic and integrated approach to the issues associated with the selection of materials for sustainable construction Provides a thorough understanding of ecosystem services based on ecology research for built environment design Provides an original review of the impact of materials on human health Provides case studies to illustrate the points above

Materials for a Healthy Ecological and Sustainable Built Environment

Materials for a Healthy  Ecological and Sustainable Built Environment
  • Author : Emina K. Petrovic,Brenda Vale,Maibritt Pedersen Zari
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-03-23
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 008100706X
GET BOOK

Summary : Principles for Evaluating Building Materials in Sustainable Construction: Healthy and Sustainable Materials for the Built Environment provides a comprehensive overview of the issues associated with the selection of materials for sustainable construction, proposing a holistic and integrated approach. The book evaluates the issues involved in choosing materials from an ecosystem ...

Principles for Evaluating Building Materials in Sustainable Construction

Principles for Evaluating Building Materials in Sustainable Construction
  • Author : Emina Petrovic,Maibritt Pedersen Zari,Brenda Vale
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing Limited
  • Release Date : 2017-04-01
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 008100706X
GET BOOK

Summary : This book provides a comprehensive overview of the issues associated with the selection of materials for sustainable construction and proposes a holistic and integrated approach. It evaluates the issues involved in choosing materials from an ecosystem services perspective, through the process of the design stage to the impact of materials ...

Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2019

Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2019
  • Author : Peter Ball,Luisa Huaccho Huatuco,Robert J. Howlett,Rossi Setchi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-06-27
  • Total pages : 627
  • ISBN : 008100706X
GET BOOK

Summary : This volume consists of 52 peer-reviewed papers, presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (SDM-19) held in Budapest, Hungary in July 2019. Leading-edge research into sustainable design and manufacturing aims to enable the manufacturing industry to grow by adopting more advanced technologies, and at the same time improve its ...

Ecological and Health Effects of Building Materials

Ecological and Health Effects of Building Materials
  • Author : Junaid Ahmad Malik,Shriram Marathe
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-08-07
  • Total pages : 609
  • ISBN : 008100706X
GET BOOK

Summary : This book deals with the present adverse effects of using precarious building materials on the ecology and human health. Also, the detailed discussions on the novel and greener construction materials and their utilization as an alternative to the conventional harmful existing methods and materials are also presented in the subsequent ...

Creating Healthy and Sustainable Buildings

Creating Healthy and Sustainable Buildings
  • Author : Mateja Dovjak,Andreja Kukec
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-05-28
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 008100706X
GET BOOK

Summary : The open access book discusses human health and wellbeing within the context of built environments. It provides a comprehensive overview of relevant sources of literature and user complaints that clearly demonstrate the consequences of lack of attention to health in current building design and planning. Current designing of energy-efficient buildings ...

Regenerative Urban Design and Ecosystem Biomimicry

Regenerative Urban Design and Ecosystem Biomimicry
  • Author : Maibritt Pedersen Zari
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-05-20
  • Total pages : 260
  • ISBN : 008100706X
GET BOOK

Summary : It is clear that the climate is changing and ecosystems are becoming severely degraded. Humans must mitigate the causes of, and adapt to, climate change and the loss of biodiversity, as the impacts of these changes become more apparent and demand urgent responses. These pressures, combined with rapid global urbanisation ...

Ecologies Design

Ecologies Design
  • Author : Maibritt Pedersen Zari,Peter Connolly,Mark Southcombe
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-07-07
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 008100706X
GET BOOK

Summary : The notion of ecology has become central to contemporary design discourse. This reflects contemporary concerns for our planet and a new understanding of the primary entanglement of the human species with the rest of the world. The use of the term ‘ecology’ with design tends to refer to how to ...

Sustainable Built Environment Volume I

Sustainable Built Environment   Volume I
  • Author : Fariborz Haghighat,Jong-Jin Kim
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Release Date : 2009-11-10
  • Total pages : 490
  • ISBN : 008100706X
GET BOOK

Summary : Sustainable Built Environment is a component of Encyclopedia of Technology, Information, and Systems Management Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Environmental conservation and technological innovation are two principal forces that drive the building industry toward the future. ...

Building Ecology

Building Ecology
  • Author : Peter Graham
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-02-12
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 008100706X
GET BOOK

Summary : Buildings consume 40% of our planet’s materials and 30% of its energy. Their construction uses up to three million tonnes of raw materials a year and generates 20% of the soild waste stream. If we want to survive our urban future, there is no option but to build in ways which improve ...

Modern Apartment Design

Modern Apartment Design
  • Author : Guy Marriage
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-13
  • Total pages : 356
  • ISBN : 008100706X
GET BOOK

Summary : Modern Apartment Design provides guidelines to the design of modern apartment buildings as well as a summation of current cutting-edge practice in engineered timber construction. The book covers a brief history of apartment buildings around the world, with a broad outline of different types of apartment blocks. It has a ...

Sustainable Design for the Built Environment

Sustainable Design for the Built Environment
  • Author : Rob Fleming,Saglinda H Roberts
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-01-18
  • Total pages : 342
  • ISBN : 008100706X
GET BOOK

Summary : Sustainable Design for the Built Environment marks the transition of sustainable design from a specialty service to the mainstream approach for creating a healthy and resilient built environment. This groundbreaking and transformative approach introduces sustainable design in a clear, concise, easy-to-read format. This book takes the reader deep into the ...

Synergistic Design of Sustainable Built Environments

Synergistic Design of Sustainable Built Environments
  • Author : Chitrarekha Kabre
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-15
  • Total pages : 402
  • ISBN : 008100706X
GET BOOK

Summary : Synergistic Design of Sustainable Built Environments introduces and illustrates a novel systems approach that fosters both design excellence and a leap toward a more biocentric (ecologically sustainable) design paradigm. The book provides a deeper understanding of the theories and principles of biocentric design and offers detailed descriptions of the synergistic ...

Everyday Lifestyles and Sustainability

Everyday Lifestyles and Sustainability
  • Author : Fabricio Chicca,Brenda Vale,Robert Vale
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-04-09
  • Total pages : 238
  • ISBN : 008100706X
GET BOOK

Summary : The impact of humanity on the earth overshoots the earth’s bio-capacity to supply humanity’s needs, meaning that people are living off earth’s capital rather than its income. However, not all countries are equal and this book explores why apparently similar patterns of daily living can lead to ...

Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design

Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design
  • Author : Lloyd Scott,Mohammad Dastbaz,Christopher Gorse
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-06-29
  • Total pages : 500
  • ISBN : 008100706X
GET BOOK

Summary : Through research and proven practice, the aim of the International Conference of Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) is to foster ideas on how to reduce negative impacts on the environment while providing for the health and well-being of society. The professions and fields of research required to ensure ...

Sustainable Built Environment Volume II

Sustainable Built Environment   Volume II
  • Author : Fariborz Haghighat,Jong-Jin Kim
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Release Date : 2009-11-10
  • Total pages : 472
  • ISBN : 008100706X
GET BOOK

Summary : Sustainable Built Environment is a component of Encyclopedia of Technology, Information, and Systems Management Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Environmental conservation and technological innovation are two principal forces that drive the building industry toward the future. ...