Designing the sustainable site : integrated design strategies for small-scale sites and residential landscapes
- Venhaus, Heather.
- Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2012.
- Physical description
- xi, 235 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Foreword Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1. Building a Sustainable Future Chapter 2. The Sustainable Site Design Process Chapter 3. Human Health and Well-Being Chapter 4. Sustainable Solutions: Air Pollution Chapter 5. Sustainable Solutions: Urban flooring and water pollution Chapter 6. Sustainable Solutions: Water Shortages Chapter 7. Sustainable Solutions: Invasive Species W. Matthew McCaw Chapter 8. Sustainable Solutions: Loss of Biodiversity W. Matthew McCaw Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publisher's Summary
- Here is a design manual for those interested in gaining the knowledge and skills necessary for achieving sustainability in residential settings. The book introduces the concept of regenerative design whereby built landscapes sustain and restore vital ecological functions. It guides readers through a design process relevant to new or retrofit residential landscapes that not only minimizes environmental damage, but help repair it. Photos, sketches and case studies from built projects illustrate concepts and practices. The text offers an excellent tool for a wide range of professionals involved in the residential landscape industry.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Heather Venhaus.
- Title Variation
- Integrated design strategies for small-scale sites and residential landscapes