Materials for Sustainable Sites : A Complete Guide to the Evaluation, Selection, and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials (Hardcover)

Author: Calkins, Meg

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This complete guide to the evaluation, selection, and use of sustainable materials in the landscape features strategies to minimize environmental and human health impacts of conventional site construction materials as well as green materials. Providing detailed current information on construction materials for sustainable sites, the book introduces tools, techniques, ideologies and resources for evaluating, sourcing, and specifying sustainable site materials. Chapters cover types of materials, both conventional and emerging green materials, environmental and human health impacts of the material, and detailed strategies to minimize these impacts. Case studies share cost and performance information and lessons learned.

Content from this book is available as an online continuing professional education course at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-320255.html#resource_efficiency. WileyCPE courses are available on demand, 24 hours a day, and are approved by the American Institute of Architects.

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Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Mfg Part# 9780470134559
SKU 209001510
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0470134550
Release Date 10/6/2008
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0480
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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