Sustainable Communities Design Handbook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781856178044, 9780080963365

Sustainable Communities Design Handbook

1st Edition

Green Engineering, Architecture, and Technology

Authors: Woodrow W. Clark
eBook ISBN: 9780080963365
Hardcover ISBN: 9781856178044
Paperback ISBN: 9780128102046
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 2nd June 2010
Page Count: 440
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The objective of Sustainable Communities Design Handbook 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.

Key Features

  • Methods for the sustainable use of natural resources in built communities
  • Clearly explains the most cutting edge sustainable technologies
  • Provides a common approach to building sustainable communities
  • Coverage of sustainable practices from architecture to construction


Environmental Engineers, Civil Engineers, Architects, Mechanical Engineers, Builders, Contractors and Energy Engineers

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 Communities Chapter 3: Public Policy: Leadership at the local, state, national and international levels Chapter 4: Government: The Case of Sustainable College Communities Chapter 5: Green Buildings: standards and codes that provide environmentally sound technologies and returns on investments Part Two: Agile Sustainable Infrastructure Systems Chapter 6: Smart Communities: the public and private sectors integration of infrastructures, technologies and buildings Chapter 7: Technologies, Engineering and Science Chapter 8: The Environment, Land Use, Natural Resources Today and the Future Part Three: Economic, Legal and Accounting Mechanisms Chapter 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 Responsibility Model Sustainable Communities, Regions and Nation States Chapter 12: Global Cases of Sustainable Communities Chapter 13: Conclusions: the next generation, life styles and beyond APPENDIX A: Sustainable Development APPENDIX B: Greenhouse Gas Analysis APPENDIX C: Demand Side Management APPENDICE E: Case of Legal Mechanism: The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) APPENDIC F: References and Web Site Data Sources


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About the Author

Woodrow W. Clark

Woodrow W. Clark, II, MA3 , PhD, is an internationally recognized scholar and expert in economics, renewable energy, sustainability, and sustainable communities. He was a contributing scientist to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC), which as an organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2007 along with Al Gore and his film “An Inconvenient Truth."

Affiliations and Expertise

Clark Strategic Partners, California, USA