Sustainable Development Handbook

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The Fairmont Press, Inc., 2008 - Business & Economics - 468 pages
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Annotation Currently gaining momentum on the world stage, sustainable development is beginning to significantly redefine the policies and decision making of both corporations and governmental entities. Sustainability development initiatives can vary widely in scope, application, and success. This book is intended clarifies critical issues, delineates proven approaches, and examines potential pitfalls associated with such initiatives. It covers underlying concepts, renewable energy solutions, environmental issues, green design and LEEDŽ programs, sustainable industrial processes, sustainable development policy considerations, local government programs, corporate programs, tracking results, and future trends.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1What is Sustainable Development?
1
Chapter 2Sustainable DevelopmentA New Social Concept
35
Chapter 3The Environment and Sustainable Development
81
Chapter 4Sustainable Buildings
113
Chapter 5Sustainable Energy Solutions
149
Chapter 6Corporate Sustainability Programs
179
Chapter 7Local Policies for Sustainable Development
207
Chapter 8How Sustainable Development
247
Chapter 9Tracking Local Sustainable Development
279
Chapter 10Learning from Las Vegas
335
Chapter 11International Sustainability
363
Creating a Sustainable World
393
Bibliography
421
Appendices
443
A5 Changes in Energy Use 1990 2000
451
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