Sustainable Communities Design Handbook

Green Engineering, Architecture, and Technology


  • Woodrow Clark, Clark Communications LLC, Los Angeles, CA, USA

The objective of this book is to ensure a better quality of life for everyone, both now and for generations to come. This means creating a better and safer environment internationally through the sustainable use of natural resources, encouraging sustainable development which supports a strong economy, and ensuring a high quality environment that can be enjoyed by all.Sustainable Development Partnerships brings together in one reference today's most cutting edge technologies and methods for creating sustainable communities. With this book, Environmental Engineers, Civil Engineers, Architects, Mechanical Engineers, and Energy Engineers find a common approach to building environmental friendly communities which are energy efficient. The five part treatment starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of sustainable development in practice, followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications.
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Environmental Engineers, Civil Engineers, Architects, Mechanical Engineers, Builders, Contractors and Energy Engineers


Book information

  • Published: June 2010
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-804-4

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Tools for Sustainable Development Chapter 2: Global Warming and Climate Change: The Mechanisms for Community Cases Toward Solutions Part One: Architectural Design and Building in CommunitiesChapter 3: Public Policy: Leadership at the local, state, national and international levels Chapter 4: Government: The Case of Sustainable College CommunitiesChapter 5: Green Buildings: standards and codes that provide environmentally sound technologies and returns on investmentsPart Two: Agile Sustainable Infrastructure SystemsChapter 6: Smart Communities: the public and private sectors integration of infrastructures, technologies and buildingsChapter 7: Technologies, Engineering and ScienceChapter 8: The Environment, Land Use, Natural Resources Today and the FuturePart Three: Economic, Legal and Accounting MechanismsChapter 9: Economics and Accounting: Life Cycle Analysis, Externalities, Markets and ROI (return on investment)Chapter 10: Legal contracts and Power Purchase Agreements Chapter 11: Corporate Governance and ResponsibilityModel Sustainable Communities, Regions and Nation StatesChapter 12: Global Cases of Sustainable CommunitiesChapter 13: Conclusions: the next generation, life styles and beyondAPPENDIX A: Sustainable DevelopmentAPPENDIX B: Greenhouse Gas AnalysisAPPENDIX C: Demand Side ManagementAPPENDICE E: Case of Legal Mechanism: The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)APPENDIC F: References and Web Site Data Sources