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240 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
The issue of sustainability is one of the guiding principles of contemporary architecture. This book brings together contributions from architects, journalists, academics, and consultants to discuss sustainability from a wide range of viewpoints, with a focus on commercial development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471486602 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
175 p. : chiefly col. ill. (some folded) ; 31 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Interactive CD provides a video clip (4 min., 12 sec.) in QT or MPEG-1 formats, which highlights aerial views and provides a virtual tour of the Casa de Retiro Espiritual including interior and exterior views, accompanied by music. Also included are photographs of the structure and links to biographical information of Emilio Ambasz.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

3. Earth from above [2010]

437 p. : col. ill. ; 37 cm.
  • Toward an eco-economy / Lester Brown
  • What does the future hold for the Earth's population / Gilles Pison
  • Eco-efficient cities / Konrad Otto-Zimmerman
  • Agriculture of the world / Marc Dufumier
  • Make peace with water / Riccardo Petrella
  • Biodiversity / Jean-Marie Pelt
  • The silence of the oceans / Philippe Cury
  • Climate change / Nicholas Stern
  • Global energy in crisis / Richard Heinberg
  • Services provided by the ecosystem: Precious, vital, neglected / Pavan Sukhdev and Florian Eppink
  • Microcredit and the future of poverty / Jacques Attali
  • Putting the end of a world to good use / Patrick Viveret.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 17 x 25 cm.
  • Sustainable development : a project for civilization / Dominique Bourg
  • Climate change or climate shock? / Jean-Marc Jancovici
  • Sustainable forest management, conservation, and recovering / Hosny El-Lakany
  • Biodiversity and the biosphere / Brian Groombridge
  • Oceans and seas / Alan Simcock
  • Fresh water / Peter H. Gleick
  • Diverse agriculture : the stakes of well-controlled globalization / Laurence Tubiana
  • Renewable energy / Alain Liebard
  • Transport / John Whitelegg and Gary Haq
  • Abolishing poverty / Pierre Sane
  • Growth, development, and sustainability / Rene Passet
  • The path to responsible and sustainable development / Christian Balmes.
A four page statistical introduction, "The Earth In Numbers," is followed by 366 full-page spreads, from January 01 through December 31, featuring aerial photographs of the earth's surface accompanied by a descriptive paragraph, with an emphasis on ecology and the impact of human culture on the Earth. A brief essay precedes each month's photographs.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
339 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Everyday, millions of tons of garbage are dumped into landfills and consigned to perpetual disuse. But when creativity meets resourcefulness, waste can become the material for building. Never before in history has the impact of man on this planet been so important. The construction industry is one of the most polluting in the world, so contemporary architects can play a fundamental role by using waste, and what s more, ingenuity to convert it into structures that are useful, imaginative, and beautiful. In our society, garbage is considered filthy, and we want only to hide it from sight. Rematerial features projects that rescue discarded materials from paper cups to cargo containers and transform them into imaginative, attractive, efficient buildings and projects that are sustainable, innovative, even daring from a conventional perspective. Rematerial brings to light a movement of diverse professionals from around the world who address this fundamental theme: the reuse of materials with architectonic purpose. Though the results are as varied as the designers, all their proposals stem from the intention of giving new life to what had been thrown out. Complementing the built work shown here, the book presents a series of initiatives aimed at promoting the use of waste in architecture, and articles that illustrate a wide panorama of the contemporary recycling culture.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393733143 20160604
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ix, 335 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans ; 28 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Overview of the Buildings and their Performance Part 1: Buildings in Cold - Temperate Climates 2. NRG Systems Facility, Hinesburg, Vermont, USA 3. Computer Science and Engineering Building, York University, Ontario, Canada 4. Military Families Resource Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 5. SciencePark, Gelsenkirchen, Germany 6. National Works Yard, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 7. Liu Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada Part 2: Buildings in Medium - Temperate Climates 8. Gifford Studios, Southampton, England 9. Arup Campus, Solihull, England 10. Zicer Building, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England 11. Renewable Energy Systems, Kings Langley, England 12. City Hall, London, England 13. The Foundation Building, Eden Project, St Austell, Cornwall, England 14. The Mathematics and Statistics and Computer Science Building, Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand 15. St Mary's Credit Union, Navan, Ireland 16. Scottsdale Forest Ecocentre, Tasmania, Australia 17. Tokyo Gas, Kohoku New Town, Yokohama 18. Nikken Sekkei Building, Tokyo Part 3: Buildings in Warm - Temperate Climates 19. The Landcare Research Laboratory, Auckland, New Zealand 20. The Campus Reception and Administration Building, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand 21. 60 Leicester Street, Melbourne, Australia 22. 40 Albert Road, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 23. The Red Centre Building, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 24. Institute of Languages, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 25. General Purpose Building, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia 26. Student Services Centre, University of Newcastle, Australia 27. Natural Resources Defence Council, Santa Monica, California, USA Part 4: Buildings in Hot - Humid Climates 28. Institute of Technical Education, Bishan, Singapore 29. Ministry of Energy Water and Communications Building, Putrajaya, Malaysia 30. Menara Umno, Penang, Malaysia 31.Torrent Research Centre, Ahmedabad, India.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415399326 20160604
Current assessment methods of sustainable buildings do not adequately account for the users' needs. Given that over the life of a building, total salary costs far outweigh both operating costs and combined capital and rental costs, the occupants' needs are not something which should be sensibly ignored. This book presents an unbiased evaluation of thirty of the most cutting-edge, sustainable buildings in the world, in terms of the users' perceived comfort, health and productivity. The author has visited the buildings, interviewed the design teams and examined the findings of a sixty-question standardized user questionnaire. The book provides: thirty case studies covering mixed-mode, passive and environmentally sustainable commercial and institutional buildings detailed insights into the principles underlying the design of sustainable buildings worldwide, over several climatic zones and eleven countries, together with clear explanations and illustrations of innovative design practice a discussion of common issues and the lessons that may be learnt from a study of the performance of sustainable buildings in practice, from the point of view of the people who use them. This important book will be of great benefit to architects and engineers, facility managers of commercial and institutional buildings, as well as developers and researchers, academics and students in these fields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415399326 20160604
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
208 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps, col. plans ; 31 cm.
  • Part A. The Motivation behind the Green Building Idea.- Part B. Green Building Requirements.- B1 Sustainable Design.- B2 Conscientious Handling of Resources.- Part C. Design, Construction, Commissioning and Monitoring for Green Buildings.- C1 Buildings.- C2 Building Services Engineering.- C3 Commissioning.- C4 Monitoring and Energy Management.- Part D. A closer Look -- Green Buildings in Detail.- D1 Dockland Building in Hamburg.- D2 SOKA Building in Wiesbaden.- D3 KSK Tuebingen.- D4 LBBW Stuttgart.- D5 The Art Museum Stuttgart.- D6 New Building: European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxemburg.- D7 Nycomed, Constance.- D8 DR Byen, Copenhagen.- D9 D&S Advanced Building Technologies Building, Stuttgart.- Appendix.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642006340 20160528
An important consideration for energy-efficient buildings is their primary energy requirements over the entire life cycle. How to determine this? What integrative factors influence the performance of a healthy and sustainable building? This, while it may be important for clients and architects to know, is frequently not very transparent. This book has been written to assist with clarifying target criteria and expanding horizons when it comes to ecological buildings. It is meant as a handbook and source of reference for clients, architects, planners and building operators, to provide them with pertinent information about their design, construction and operation: how to do this in the most energy-efficient and economical manner? Also, there is feedback and documentation about prominent buildings like the Hamburg Dockland or the 'Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg' in Stuttgart. They provide excellent architectural examples for detailed construction and design solutions. Further, there are insightful interviews with architects and clients about many important buildings, which help turn this book into an integrated source of reference for sustainable architecture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642006340 20160528
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
507 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (come color) ; 25 cm
  • Imaging Infrastructure, Part I: Prepositioning, 1. Disorganization of the Book, 2. A Landscape Manifesto, 3. Systems of Systems, Part II: Processing, 4. Redefining Infrastructure, 5. Synthetic Surfaces, 6. Ecologies of Disassembly, Part III: Projecting, 7. Landscape as Infrastructure, 8. Foodshed, 9. Metabolic Landscape, 10. Regionalization, 11. Infrastructural Ecologies, .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138643925 20170703
As ecology becomes the new engineering, the projection of landscape as infrastructure-the contemporary alignment of the disciplines of landscape architecture, civil engineering, and urban planning- has become pressing. Predominant challenges facing urban regions and territories today-including shifting climates, material flows, and population mobilities, are addressed and strategized here. Responding to the under-performance of master planning and over-exertion of technological systems at the end of twentieth century, this book argues for the strategic design of "infrastructural ecologies, " describing a synthetic landscape of living, biophysical systems that operate as urban infrastructures to shape and direct the future of urban economies and cultures into the 21st century. Pierre Belanger is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Co-Director of the Master in Design Studies Program at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. As part of the Department of Landscape Architecture and the Advansed Studies Program, Belanger teaches and coordinates graduate courses on the convergence of ecology, infrastructure and urbanism in the interrelated fields of design, planning and engineering. Dr. Belanger is author of the 35th edition of the Pamphlet Architecture Series from Princeton Architectural Press, GOING LIVE: from States to Systems (pa35.net), co-editor with Jennifer Sigler of the 39th issue of Harvard Design Magazine, Wet Matter, and co-author of the forthcoming volume ECOLOGIES OF POWER: Mapping Military Geographies & Logistical Landscapes of the U.S. Department of Defense. As a landscape architect and urbanist, he is the recipient of the 2008 Canada Prix de Rome in Architecture and the Curator for the Canada Pavilion ad Canadian Exhibition, "EXTRACTION, " at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale (extraction.ca).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138643925 20170703
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.
Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sustainable Design provides a concise overview of all the techniques available for reducing the energy footprint of structures and spaces. With clear, simple language and a practical "can do" approach, author David Bergman covers everything from the profession's ethical responsibility, to design structures and spaces that sustain our natural resources, to specific considerations such as rainwater harvesting, graywater recycling, passive heating techniques, solar orientation, green roofs, wind energy, daylighting, indoor air quality, material evaluation and specification, and how to work with green building certification programs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781568989419 20160608
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
127 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 21 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xii, 689 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Healthy Buildings 2. Conservation and Efficiency 3. Ecocycles 4. Place Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844078332 20160528
"The Whole Building Handbook" is a compendium of all the issues and strategies that architects need to understand to design and construct sustainable buildings for a sustainable society. The authors move beyond the current definition of sustainability in architecture, which tends to focus on energy-efficiency, to include guidance for architecture that promotes social cohesion, personal health, renewable energy sources, water and waste recycling systems, permaculture, energy conservation - and crucially, buildings in relation to their place. The authors offer a holistic approach to sustainable architecture and authoritative technical advice, on: how to design and construct healthy buildings, through choosing suitable materials, healthy service systems, and designing a healthy and comfortable indoor climate, including solutions for avoiding problems with moisture, radon and noise as well as how to facilitate cleaning and maintenance; how to design and construct buildings that use resources efficiently, where heating and cooling needs and electricity use is minimized and water-saving technologies and garbage recycling technologies are used; and, how to 'close' organic waste, sewage, heat and energy cycles. For example, how to design a sewage system that recycles nutrients. This book includes a section on adaptation of buildings to local conditions, looking at how a site must be studied with respect to nature, climate and community structure as well as human activities. The result is a comprehensive, thoroughly illustrated and carefully structured textbook and reference.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844078332 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
192 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
This is a practical book on creating packaging prototypes that reflect sustainable and ecologically sound principles. It challenges the next generation of graphic designers to re-envision packaging design as a less environmentally destructive practice than it presently is, and examines an array of techniques and methodologies for creating innovative and sustainable packaging designs, from first concept to final production. The book is organised into two distinct sections embracing first the theory, including many case studies, and then the practice of eco-friendly packaging design. In the first part of the book, after introducing the student to the background of packaging design and its purpose, the author focuses on issues of sustainability. Through a series of case studies and interviews he looks at some of the companies that are leading the way in sustainable/green packaging.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781856695978 20160527
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
299 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
The most forward-looking spaces designed for rustic living in the twenty-first century. Across the globe, architects are creating innovative houses for country living, reimagining the way we escape into the natural world. Some combine industrial materials like metal and concrete with traditional wood. Others create sophisticated essays in off-grid living, employing the most technologically ambitious green-living strategies. Still others place discreet structures on remote, almost-unbuildable locations. This unique volume profiles new and recent projects that illustrate the inexhaustible potential of the modern house to enter into a dialogue with nature in sustainable yet stylish ways. The collection spans the globe, from the Pacific Northwest to the forests of Japan. Today s architectural vanguard is represented, as well as established architects working at the forefront of twenty-first-century design, including Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Rick Joy, Olson Kundig, and Marcio Kogan.These rustic retreats with comfortable and appealing modern interiors will resonate with readers of shelter magazines, while the cutting-edge reputations of their architects will interest professionals and students.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780847845996 20160619
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Contemporary buildings are major contributors to the environmental crisis. In this book, curator and critic Peter Buchanan uses ten buildings that combine environmental responsibility and design excellence to argue that sustainability is not only good for the planet, but also offers architects new opportunities for creativity and innovation. Generously illustrated with four-colour photographs and plans, the book includes work by international architects including Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, and Herzog Partner.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393731897 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiv, 401 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • FOREWORD ( Richard Moe ). ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. PART 1: OVERVIEW. CHAPTER 1: BUILDINGS AND ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP-UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUES. 1.1 Climate Change and Buildings-the Imperative. 1.2 Historically Green-What Makes Existing Buildings Green. 1.3 Terminology of Evolving Green Design. 1.4 Rethinking Assumptions-Holistic Design. 1.5 There Is No Finish-Creating a Culture of Reuse, Repair, and Renewal. CASE STUDIES. People's Food Co-op, Portland, OR. Harris Center for Conservation Education, Hancock, NH. Trinity Church in the City of Boston, Boston, MA. U. S. Naval Academy Historic Academic Group, Annapolis, MD. Forbes Park, Chelsea, MA. CHAPTER 2: BUILDINGS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT-UNDERSTANDING THE GOALS. 2.1 Sustainable Development versus Sustainable Design. 2.2 The Triple Bottom Line-People, Planet, and Profit. 2.3 The Triple Bottom Line and Historic Preservation. 2.4 Regional/Community Connectivity. 2.5 Interwoven History of Sustainability and Historic Preservation. CASE STUDIES. CCI Center, Pittsburgh, PA. Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago, IL. Philadelphia Forensic Science Center, Philadelphia, PA. Brewers Hill (Natty Boh Building), Baltimore, MD. Denver Dry Building, Denver, CO. CHAPTER 3: TOOLS, GUIDELINES, AND PROCESS-BALANCING THE GOALS. 3.1 Balancing Objective and Subjective Goals-Integrated Design. 3.2 Green Tools and Metrics-Urban and Campus. 3.3 Green Tools and Metrics-Building and Site. 3.4 Historic Property Designation and Treatment Guidelines. 3.5 Balancing Systems and Guidelines-Whole Building Design. CASE STUDIES. Whitaker Street Building, Savannah, GA. Alliance Center for Sustainable Colorado, Denver, CO. Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco, CA. Gerding Theater (Portland Center Stage), Portland, OR. Howard M. Metzenbaum U. S. Courthouse, Cleveland, OH. PART II: TARGETED RESOURCE CONSERVATION. CHAPTER 4: WATER AND SITE. 4.1 Water-The Most Precious Commodity. 4.2 Watersheds, Stormwater, and Site Design. 4.3 Water and Energy Systems. 4,4 Water and Mechanical Systems. 4.5 Water and Sewage Systems. 4.6 Closing the Circle-Reuse, Management, Education, Delight. CASE STUDIES. The Welcome and Admission Center at Roger H. Perry Hall, Champlain College, Burlington, VT. Chicago Center for Green Technology, Chicago, IL. Blackstone Station Offi ce Renovation, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Immaculate Heart of Mary Motherhouse, Monroe, MI. Lazarus Building, Columbus, OH. CHAPTER 5: ENERGY-NOT THE ONLY, ISSUE BUT ... 5.1 Energy Overview. 5.2 Less Is More-Avoided Impacts. 5.3 Reducing and Shifting Electrical Loads. 5.4 The Building Enclosure. 5.5 Avoiding Silos. CASE STUDIES. Cambridge City Hall Annex, Cambridge, MA. S.T. Dana Building, U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Lion House, Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY. Scowcroft Building, Ogden, UT. John W. McCormack Federal Building, Boston, MA. CHAPTER 6: INDOOR HEALTH-LIGHT, AIR, AND HEALTH. 6.1 Indoor Air Pollution. 6.2 Air Quality and Ventilation. 6.3 Light and Connections to Nature. 6.4 Healthy Spaces and Productivity. 6.5 Renewal and Delight. CASE STUDIES. AIA Honolulu, Honolulu, HI. Boulder Associates Office, Boulder, CO. NRDC Southern California Office (Robert Redford Building), CA. Alberici Corporate Headquarters, Overland, MO. Montgomery Park Business Center, Baltimore, MD. CHAPTER 7: MATERIALS AND RESOURCES-REDUCE, REPAIR, REUSE, RECYCLE. 7.1 Consumption and Waste-A Throwaway Culture. 7.2 Diverting Waste-Reuse, Recycle, Downcycle. 7.3 Identifying Better Products. 7.4 Resource Optimization-Extending Service Life. 7.5 Changing Priorities Ahead-Respecting both Past and Future. CASE STUDIES. StopWaste, Oakland, CA. The Barn at Fallingwater, Mill Run, PA. Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA. North Dakota State University School of Visual Arts & Architecture, Fargo, ND. Children's Museum of Pittsburgh Expansion, Pittsburgh, PA. PART III: OF SPECIAL NOTE. CHAPTER 8: BEST PRACTICES-OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE, AND CHANGE. 8.1 Opportunities-Essential and Immediate. 8.2 Implementation Tools. 8.3 Housekeeping-Continual Improvement. 8.4 O & M-the User Impact. 8.5 Best Practice-Facilitating Change. CASE STUDIES. St. Stephen's Episcopal K-8 School, Harrisburg, PA. Candler Library Renovation, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, Portland, OR. Eastern Village Cohousing Condominiums, Silver Spring, MD. Felician Sisters Convent and School, Coraopolis, PA. CHAPTER 9: HOUSES. 9.1 Houses-The Impact of Our Choices. 9.2 Energy Conservation, Envelope, and Alternative Energy. 9.3 Holistic Water Conservation. 9.4 Materials-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair, and Renew. 9.5 Changing Behavior and Options-Living Sustainably. CASE STUDIES. Hanvey House, North Vancouver, BC. Solar Umbrella House, Venice, CA. Capitol Hill House, Seattle, WA. Adeline Street Urban Salvage Project, Berkeley, CA. Chicago Bungalows, Chicago, IL. CHAPTER 10: THE RECENT PAST. 10.1 The Recent Past-Modern Architecture, Boomer Buildings. 10.2 Preservation Challenges. 10.3 Environmental Dilemmas. 10.4 Strategies for Renewal. 10.5 Lessons Learned. CASE STUDIES. Karges-Faulconbridge Offi ce Building, Roseville, MN. Crown Hall, Chicago, IL. North Boulder Recreation Center, Boulder, CO. California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Vancouver Island Technology Park, Victoria, BC. INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470169117 20160605
Sustainable Preservation takes a nuanced look at the hundreds of choices that adaptive reuse requires architects to make-from ingenious ways to redeploy existing structural elements to time-honored techniques for natural ventilation to creation of wetlands that restore a site's natural biological functions. In addition, Sustainable Preservation presents 50 case studies of projects-schools, houses, offices, stores, museums, and government buildings-that set new standards for holistic approaches to adaptive reuse and sustainability. The author covers design issues, from building location to lighting systems, renewable power options, stormwater handling, and building envelope protection and integrity. The book also reviews operational issues, including materials choices for low lifetime maintenance, green housekeeping, and indoor air quality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470169117 20160605
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
[35] p. : ill. (mostly col.) ; 22 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
179 p. : ill.(chiefly col.), plans ; 29 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiv, 232 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Preface. Acknowledgments. About the Authors. Chapter 1 Introduction to Sustainability. Introduction. Historical Perspective. Emergence of the Sustainability Movement. Sustainable Landscapes. Summary. Study Questions. Suggested Reading. Chapter 2 Sustainable Landscape Design. Introduction. The Process of Sustainable Landscape Design. Selecting Plants to Increase Sustainability. Creating Aesthetically Pleasing Landscapes. Creating Functional Landscapes. Creating Landscapes that Meet Basic Human Physical and Cognitive Needs. Designing to Minimize Maintenance. Designing to Enhance a Landscape's Short- and Long-term Cost-Effectiveness. Integrating Specialized Design Approaches to Maximize Short- and Long-term Sustainability. Summary. Study Questions. Suggested Reading. Chapter 3 Sustainable Landscape Construction Process, Irrigation Systems and Hardscape Materials. Introduction. The Conventional Landscape Construction Process. A Sustainable Landscape Construction Process Alternative. Sustainable Irrigation Design and Installation Strategies. Sustainable Hardscape Materials. Summary. Study Questions. Suggested Reading. Chapter 4 Retrofitting Existing Landscapes for Sustainability. Introduction. Site Analysis for Retrofitting. Identifying Opportunities to Improve Landscape Sustainability. Summary. Study Questions. Chapter 5 Ecosystem Development and Management in the Context of Sustainable Landscapes. Introduction. Sustainable Landscapes and Ecosystem Services. Historical Review of Ecological Design. How Landscapes Function as Ecosystems. Considerations in Designing a New Landscape Ecosystem. Establishment Strategies for a New Landscape Ecosystem. Management Strategies for a Landscape Ecosystem. Summary. Study Questions. Chapter 6 Environmental Issues. Introduction. Nutrient Leaching and Runoff. Pesticide Leaching and Runoff. Health Concerns Associated With Pesticides. Fish and Wildlife Issues Associated With Pesticides. Air Pollution Due to Power Equipment Emissions. Depletion of Water Resources. Sustainability and Environmental Rhetoric. Perspectives on Environmental Issues Regarding Pesticide Use. Summary. Study Questions. Chapter 7 Sustainable Soils for Landscapes. Introduction. Healthy Soils. Sustainable Options in Developing Soils for Landscapes. Managing Soils Sustainably. Summary. Study Questions. Chapter 8 Managing Trees, Shrubs and Beds Sustainably. Introduction. Planting. Fertilization. Irrigation. Pruning. Managing the Waste Stream. Summary. Study Questions. Chapter 9 Lawns in Sustainable Landscapes. Introduction. Matching Grass Types to Climate in Theory and Practice. Impact of Grass Breeding Programs. Species for Sustainable Lawns. Sustainable Maintenance Strategies. Summary. Study Questions. Chapter 10 Sustainable Pest Management. Introduction. Definition of Integrated Pest Management. Components of Integrated Pest Management. Insect Control Strategies. Disease Control Strategies. Weed Control Strategies. Summary. Study Questions. Suggested Reading. References. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470480939 20160605
The landscape industry is in the midst of major changes as the demand for environmentally responsible landscapes increases. This book offers a practical framework for the development of sustainable management strategies. Beginning with an overview of sustainable design and construction strategies, Sustainable Landscape Management focuses on key landscape management topics including ecosystem development, managing landscape beds, managing trees and shrubs, lawn care, and retro-fitting existing landscapes for sustainability, as it maps out a sound plan promoting green initiatives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470480939 20160605
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
599 p. : col. ill., plans (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs, drawings, floor and aerial plans, "The Sourcebook of Contemporary Green Architecture" features today's most noteworthy environmentally-friendly architectural projects. A range of sustainable design ideas are covered, from bioclimatic strategies to more complex off-the-grid constructions that include passive designs, prefab systems, water-harvesting mechanisms, and green renovations. Projects include building eco-certifications and eco-design solutions that utilize advanced technologies as well as cost management plans. All projects included in "The Sourcebook of Contemporary Green Architecture" have been completed or are ongoing in the twenty-first century and were chosen as highly successful examples of green architects meeting the individual needs and tastes of their clients. It is the perfect resource for architects, city-planners, engineers, and designers looking for both knowledge and inspiration.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780062004628 20160605
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
224 p. : col. ill., maps ; 26 cm.
  • 1. Identity Snow Culture Project, Yasuzuka, Japan-- OASIS, New York Common Ground-- Invisible Zagreb, Croatia-- 2. Utility Elemental, Chile Duisburg Nord Landschaftspark, Germany-- Stanica Zilna, Slovakia-- Slum Networking, India-- Playpump, Africa-- 3. Citizenship Edible Schoolyard, Berkeley-- CLEAN-India, India-- Hotel Neustadt, Halle, Germany-- Ala Plastica, Argentina-- 4. Rural Cattle Trucks, Osuna, Spain-- Nelson Mandela Museum, South Africa-- Now Here: A Park for Las Asenas, Spain-- Rural Studio, Alabama-- 5. Urban Xochilmico Park, Mexico City, Mexico-- Project Row Houses, Houston-- De Strip, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands-- Mobile City Farm, Chicago-- Ivory Park Ecocity, Johannesburg-- Play or Rewind, Siena.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500342336 20160528
In the past decade, a new generation of planners from diverse backgrounds - architecture, landscape, even art and performance - have sought fresh, creative ways of working with communities to build modern and sustainable societies that reflect the needs and dreams of their inhabitants. This book presents and explains, for the first time, the rise and success of this new global sensibility. With important lessons and invaluable ideas for architects, planners and landscape designers around the world, this book - set to be the volume that establishes the agenda for going forward - is just as essential for anyone interested in the future of our countryside and cities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500342336 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)


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