Handbook of sustainable building: an environmental preference method for selection of materials for use in construction and refurbishment

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James & James, 1996 - Architecture - 175 pages
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"... I thoroughly recommend this book. It is easy to use, very readable, and transparent and defensible in its methodology. Buy it and use it " -- Solar Progress "... illustrates how a better understanding of energy is bringing about a revolution in the type of buildings constructed " -- New Scientist ... the most designer-friendly yet ... 25.00 for this book will be money well spent" -- The Architects " Journal "... offers what many builders and designers have been clamoring for" -- Environmental Building News This handbook is the first to give concise, comprehensive guidance to the architect or planner wishing to make environmentally conscious choices when selecting building materials. The authors clearly and simply grade the options available when selecting materials at each stage of construction. The recommendations made in the handbook are based upon extensive evaluation of the environmental impact of the materials, and practical experience of project and pilot studies conducted in the Netherlands. More and more housing associations, private housing administrators, councils, architects and builders are developing initiatives relating to sustainable building. This handbook plays a significant role in forwarding these initiatives, demonstrated by the fact that over 50% of local authorities in the Netherlands have now used the original Dutch edition to draw up guidelines. The accessible presentation makes this an appropriate reference tool for all members of the building planning team. An excellent book to use alongside the "European Directory of Sustainable and Energy Efficient Building".

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Contents

Environmental selection of materials for use in construction
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Environmental selection of materials for use in Refurbishment
5
Foundation posts and dampproof courses
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David Anink is from w/e Energy Consultants in the Netherlands.

Boonstra is a researcher and consultant.

John Mak is from w/e Energy Consultants in the Netherlands.

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