Regenerative Design Techniques: Practical Applications in Landscape Design

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 12, 2002 - Architecture - 410 pages
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A hands-on resource for applying regenerative design technologies

Regenerative Design Techniques provides practical and applied information on sustainable and regenerative principles, as well as techniques for analyzing and implementing these principles into the design of a structure or site. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book enables readers to easily and immediately apply all the material presented.

Environmental concerns that affect design are covered, along with issues such as water and waste, as well as information on energy and shelter. Specific topics examined within these broad issues include:

  • Water quality, harvesting, runoff, and gray water
  • Solid waste, recycling, reuse, and treatment
  • Heat transfer, solar energy, and sun control
  • Foundations, greenhouses, and indoor air quality
  • Shelter design using overhangs and passive heating
  • And many more

Complete with a companion Web site (www.wiley.com/go/melby) providing supplemental images, text, calculations, and additional resources, Regenerative Design Techniques is an invaluable resource to landscape architects, architects, environmental engineers, planners, and civil engineers, as well as students in these disciplines.

 

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Contents

Blending the Human Landscape with the Natural Ecological System
11
Estimating Costs in the Sustainable Landscape
22
Water Quality
29
Rainwater Harvesting
38
Using Domestic Gray Water
56
Shelter Design
67
Earth Sheltering
83
Computing Overhangs for Solar Energy Control
100
Using the Earth as a Cooling and Heating Source
219
Photovoltaic Energy Production
230
Using Biomass to Heat Your Home
270
Use of Trees for Sun and Wind Control
278
Waste Processing in the Sustainable Landscape
293
Treating Sewage Using Constructed Wetland Ecosystems
295
Recycling
337
Landscape Management in the Sustainable Landscape
353

Heating Shelters with the Sun
114
Surface Reflectivity
138
Energy in the Sustainable Landscape
147
Energy Conservation as a Sustainable Practice
149
Heat Value of the Sun
167
Controlling Heat Transfer In and Out of Buildings
173
Determining Sun Path
192
SolarPowered Hot Water and Space Heating
206
Managing Human Landscapes
355
Composting Kitchen and Yard Wastes
371
Managing Runoff Water
381
APPENDIXES Appendix A
393
Appendix B
398
Index
404
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About the author (2002)

PETE MELBY, ASLA, MLA, is Professor of Landscape Architecture at Mississippi State University (MSU), in Starkville, Mississippi. He is Codirector of the Center for Sustainable Design at MSU.

TOM CATHCART, PhD, is Professor of Agriculture and Biological Engineering at MSU. He also is Codirector of the Center for Sustainable Design at MSU.

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