Sustainable Practices in the Built Environment
Craig A. Langston, Grace K. C. Ding
Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
Sustainability is a key issue and its impact on the construction industry, as one of the major users of the Earth's resources, is starting to take hold. This book deals with sustainability as it affects the construction industry, looking at the techniques and issues which designers, engineers, planners and construction managers will have to deal with in their day-to-day activities. It covers methods of analysis such as environmental impact assessment and cost-benefit analysis as well as topics on design and energy regulation and conservation. The book is an important introduction to the subject for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students. Given the importance and novelty of the subject, professionals in the construction industry will also find the book valuable.
addresses a wide range of subjects providing an overview and introduction to the subject.
first book to address this important subject for those working in the construction industry
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