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

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 22, 2008 - Architecture - 464 pages
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.

 

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Contents

A Complete Guide to the Evaluation Selection and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials Chapter 1 Materials for Sustainable Sites Defined
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A Complete Guide to the Evaluation Selection and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials Chapter 2 Background Inputs Outputs and Impacts of C...
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A Complete Guide to the Evaluation Selection and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials Chapter 3 Evaluating the Environmental and Human He...
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A Complete Guide to the Evaluation Selection and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials Chapter 4 Resource Reuse Designing with and Specifyin...
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A Complete Guide to the Evaluation Selection and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials Chapter 5 Concrete
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A Complete Guide to the Evaluation Selection and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials Chapter 6 Earthen Materials
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A Complete Guide to the Evaluation Selection and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials Chapter 7 Brick Masonry
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A Complete Guide to the Evaluation Selection and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials Chapter 8 Asphalt Pavement
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A Complete Guide to the Evaluation Selection and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials Chapter 10 Wood and Wood Products
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A Complete Guide to the Evaluation Selection and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials Chapter 11 Metals
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A Complete Guide to the Evaluation Selection and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials Chapter 12 Plastics and Rubber
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A Complete Guide to the Evaluation Selection and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials Chapter 13 Biobased Materials
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A Complete Guide to the Evaluation Selection and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials Appendix A Embodied Energy and Embodied Carbon ...
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A Complete Guide to the Evaluation Selection and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials Appendix B Health and Environmental Impacts of Haza...
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A Complete Guide to the Evaluation Selection and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials Index
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A Complete Guide to the Evaluation Selection and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials Chapter 9 Aggregates and Stone
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Meg Calkins, LEED AP, holds master's degrees in both architecture and landscape architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, and is currently on the faculty of the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University. She has written numerous articles and book chapters on sustainable site materials and serves as an Editorial Advisory Board Member for Landscape Architecture Graphic Standards. She served for many years on the LEED Sustainable Sites Technical Advisory Group and is currently on the Materials Subcommittee of the Sustainable Sites Initiative.

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