Description

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.

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

Readership

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

Details

No. of pages:
440
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9781856178044
Electronic ISBN:
9780080963365

About the author

Woodrow Clark

Dr. Clark 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 Communications LLC, Los Angeles, CA, USA