Materials for a Healthy Ecological and Sustainable Built Environment

Principles for Evaluating Building Materials in Sustainable Construction: Healthy and Sustainable Materials for the Built Environment provides a comprehensive overview of the issues associated with the selection of materials for sustainable construction, proposing a holistic and integrated approach. The book evaluates the issues involved in choosing materials from an ecosystem services perspective, from the design stage to the impact of materials on the health of building users. The three main sections of the book discuss building materials in relation to ecosystem services, the implications of materials choice at the design stage, and the impact of materials on building users and their health. The final section focuses on specific case studies that illustrate the richness of solutions that existed before the rise of contemporary construction and that are consistent with a sustainable approach to creating built environments. These are followed by modern examples which apply some, if not all, of the principles discussed in the first three sections of the book. Provides a holistic and integrated approach to the issues associated with the selection of materials for sustainable construction Provides a thorough understanding of ecosystem services based on ecology research for built environment design Provides an original review of the impact of materials on human health Provides case studies to illustrate the points above

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  • Author : Emina K. Petrovic
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Pages : 416 pages
  • ISBN : 008100706X
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Materials for a Healthy, Ecological and Sustainable Built Environment

Materials for a Healthy, Ecological and Sustainable Built Environment
  • Author : Emina K. Petrovic,Brenda Vale,Maibritt Pedersen Zari
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 23 March 2017
GET THIS BOOKMaterials for a Healthy, Ecological and Sustainable Built Environment

Principles for Evaluating Building Materials in Sustainable Construction: Healthy and Sustainable Materials for the Built Environment provides a comprehensive overview of the issues associated with the selection of materials for sustainable construction, proposing a holistic and integrated approach. The book evaluates the issues involved in choosing materials from an ecosystem services perspective, from the design stage to the impact of materials on the health of building users. The three main sections of the book discuss building materials in relation to

Principles for Evaluating Building Materials in Sustainable Construction

Principles for Evaluating Building Materials in Sustainable Construction
  • Author : Emina Petrovic,Maibritt Pedersen Zari,Brenda Vale
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing Limited
  • Release : 01 April 2017
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the issues associated with the selection of materials for sustainable construction and proposes a holistic and integrated approach. It evaluates the issues involved in choosing materials from an ecosystem services perspective, through the process of the design stage to the impact of materials on the health of building users. The core aim of the book is that none of these aspects should be considered in isolation, but rather that a full evaluation of

Building Ecology

Building Ecology
  • Author : Peter Graham
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 12 February 2009
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Buildings consume 40% of our planet’s materials and 30% of its energy. Their construction uses up to three million tonnes of raw materials a year and generates 20% of the soild waste stream. If we want to survive our urban future, there is no option but to build in ways which improve the health of ecosystems. Understanding the concept of ecological sustainability and translating it into practice as sustainable development is a key challenge for today’s built environment professionals. The skill

Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2019

Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2019
  • Author : Peter Ball,Luisa Huaccho Huatuco,Robert J. Howlett,Rossi Setchi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 27 June 2019
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This volume consists of 52 peer-reviewed papers, presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (SDM-19) held in Budapest, Hungary in July 2019. Leading-edge research into sustainable design and manufacturing aims to enable the manufacturing industry to grow by adopting more advanced technologies, and at the same time improve its sustainability by reducing its environmental impact. The topic includes the sustainable design of products and services; the sustainable manufacturing of all products; energy efficiency in manufacturing; innovation for eco-design; circular

Sustainable Design for the Built Environment

Sustainable Design for the Built Environment
  • Author : Rob Fleming,Saglinda H Roberts
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 18 January 2019
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Sustainable Design for the Built Environment marks the transition of sustainable design from a specialty service to the mainstream approach for creating a healthy and resilient built environment. This groundbreaking and transformative approach introduces sustainable design in a clear, concise, easy-to-read format. This book takes the reader deep into the foundations of sustainable design, and creates a holistic and integrative approach addressing the social, cultural, ecological, and aesthetic aspects in addition to the typical performance-driven goals. The first section of

Regenerative Urban Design and Ecosystem Biomimicry

Regenerative Urban Design and Ecosystem Biomimicry
  • Author : Maibritt Pedersen Zari
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 20 May 2018
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It is clear that the climate is changing and ecosystems are becoming severely degraded. Humans must mitigate the causes of, and adapt to, climate change and the loss of biodiversity, as the impacts of these changes become more apparent and demand urgent responses. These pressures, combined with rapid global urbanisation and population growth mean that new ways of designing, retrofitting and living in cities are critically needed. Incorporating an understanding of how the living world works and what ecosystems do

Creating Healthy and Sustainable Buildings

Creating Healthy and Sustainable Buildings
  • Author : Mateja Dovjak,Andreja Kukec
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 28 May 2019
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The open access book discusses human health and wellbeing within the context of built environments. It provides a comprehensive overview of relevant sources of literature and user complaints that clearly demonstrate the consequences of lack of attention to health in current building design and planning. Current designing of energy-efficient buildings is mainly focused on looking at energy problems and not on addressing health. Therefore, even green buildings that place environmental aspects above health issues can be uncomfortable and unhealthy, and

Materials for Sustainable Sites

Materials for Sustainable Sites
  • Author : Meg Calkins
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 22 September 2008
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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

Sustainability of Construction Materials

Sustainability of Construction Materials
  • Author : Jamal Khatib
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 29 April 2009
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Until recently, much of the development of building materials has predominantly focused on producing cheaper, stronger and more durable construction materials. More recently attention has been given to the environmental issues in manufacturing, using, disposing and recycling of construction materials. Sustainability of construction materials brings together a wealth of recent research on the subject. The first part of the book gives a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the sustainability of the following building materials: aggregates; timber, wood and bamboo; vegetable

Examining the Environmental Impacts of Materials and Buildings

Examining the Environmental Impacts of Materials and Buildings
  • Author : Brownell, Blaine Erickson
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 28 February 2020
GET THIS BOOKExamining the Environmental Impacts of Materials and Buildings

Fundamental environmental challenges such as climate change, resource depletion, and pollution are still widely relevant in today’s world. Many of these problems have been associated with the architecture, engineering, and construction industries due to the level of resources used in these professions. In recent years, many manufacturers in these fields have expressed the motivation to make necessary changes that would be beneficial to the environment. Despite this progress, there remains a lack of research and assessment on the methods

Ecological and Health Effects of Building Materials

Ecological and Health Effects of Building Materials
  • Author : Junaid Ahmad Malik,Shriram Marathe
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 26 July 2021
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This book deals with the present adverse effects of using precarious building materials on the ecology and human health. Also, the detailed discussions on the novel and greener construction materials and their utilization as an alternative to the conventional harmful existing methods and materials are also presented in the subsequent chapters. This book helps to fill the research gaps in the existing prior-art knowledge in the field of sustainable construction and green building materials and methods giving due importance to

Sustainable Built Environment - Volume I

Sustainable Built Environment - Volume I
  • Author : Fariborz Haghighat,Jong-Jin Kim
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Release : 10 November 2009
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Sustainable Built Environment is a component of Encyclopedia of Technology, Information, and Systems Management Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Environmental conservation and technological innovation are two principal forces that drive the building industry toward the future. Technological innovation offers many opportunities to make buildings more dynamic and comfortable, and occupants more comfortable and productive. The necessity of environmental conservation, on the other hand, compels all types

Smart Technologies and Design For Healthy Built Environments

Smart Technologies and Design For Healthy Built Environments
  • Author : Ming Hu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 11 November 2020
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Smart Technologies and Design for Healthy Built Environment connects smart technology to a healthy built environmentthat builds upon the sustainable building movement.It provides an overall summary of the state-of-the-art technologies that are applied in the built environment. The book covers a broad spectrum of smart technology categories ranging from dynamic operability, energy efficiency, self-regulating and self-learning systems, and responsive systems. The foreseeable challenges that are associated with smart technologies are discussed and outlined in the book. Firstly, this book

The Ecology of Building Materials

The Ecology of Building Materials
  • Author : Bjorn Berge
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 04 June 2009
GET THIS BOOKThe Ecology of Building Materials

The Ecology of Building Materials explores key questions surrounding sustainability of building materials. It provides technical data to enable design and building professionals to choose the most appropriate materials for a project: those that are least polluting, most energy efficient, and from sustainable sources. The book also gives information and guidance on a wide range of issues such as recycling, detailing for increased durability and Life Cycle Analysis. Berge’s book, translated from the Norwegian by Chris Butters and Filip

Sustainable Urban Environments

Sustainable Urban Environments
  • Author : Ellen M. van Bueren,Hein van Bohemen,Laure Itard,Henk Visscher
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 15 September 2011
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The urban environment – buildings, cities and infrastructure – represents one of the most important contributors to climate change, while at the same time holding the key to a more sustainable way of living. The transformation from traditional to sustainable systems requires interdisciplinary knowledge of the re-design, construction, operation and maintenance of the built environment. Sustainable Urban Environments: An Ecosystem Approach presents fundamental knowledge of the built environment. Approaching the topic from an ecosystems perspective, it shows the reader how to combine