Greening Brownfields: Remediation Through Sustainable Development: Remediation Through Sustainable Development

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McGraw Hill Professional, Oct 6, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 320 pages

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Transform brownfields into green development projects

This forward-looking resource discusses sustainable remediation methods for converting a land liability into a high-value asset. Greening Brownfields presents best practices and creative thinking on how to increase property value by viewing contaminated sites as lucrative opportunities. The book covers global trends and business drivers related to brownfields and green development, and outlines U.S. and international guidelines and incentive programs. Detailed case studies of worldwide brownfield redevelopment initiatives are included.

Greening Brownfields covers:

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM)
  • Regulations and financial incentives
  • Frameworks for integrating all phases of brownfield redevelopment
  • Sustainable land planning and land use
  • One Planet Living
  • Green building
 

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Contents

ConvergenceThe USEPA Meets the USGBC
21
Regulatory Drivers
37
Incentives
55
Frameworks For Greening Brownfields
77
Land Planning
91
Green Building
127
Valuing Financial Return or Beyond Asset Conversion
149
Case Studies
177
The Next 20 Years
225
Glossary
267
Index
299
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William Sarni is founder and CEO of Domani Sustainability Consulting, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Roux Associates Inc.), a consultancy that provides innovative business and technical sustainability solutions to firms committed to increasing revenue, mitigating risk, and improving operating efficiency. He has managed a wide range of complex sustainability and environmental programs throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Mr. Sarni is a member of the Environmental Compliance Committee of the Chicago Climate Exchange and active with the Conference Board and Sustainable Life Media/Sustainable Brands.

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