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1 online resource (155 pages) : illustrations (some color)
In its current strategic plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describes a cross-agency strategy to advance sustainable environmental outcomes and optimize economic and social outcomes through Agency decisions and actions. Sustainability has evolved from an aspiration to a growing body of practices. The evolution includes a transition from the development of broad goals toward the implementation of specific policies and programs for achieving them and the use of indicators and metrics for measuring progress. Without losing focus on implementing its existing regulatory mandates, EPA's incorporation of sustainability considerations into its decision-making about potential environmental, social, and economic outcomes involves shifting from a focus on specific pollutants in an environmental medium (air, water, or land) to a broader assessment of interactions among human, natural, and manufactured systems. EPA has indicated that it will need to consider the use of a variety of analytic tools and approaches to assess the potential sustainability-related effects of its decisions and actions in response to complex environmental challenges. Sustainability Concepts in Decision-Making: Tools and Approaches for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency examines scientific tools and approaches for incorporating sustainability concepts into assessments used to support EPA decision making. Using specific case studies, this report considers the application of analytic and scientific tools, methods, and approaches presented in the 2011 NRC report Sustainability and the U.S. EPA. This report examines both currently available and emerging tools, methods, and approaches to find those most appropriate for assessing and/or evaluating potential economic, social and environmental outcomes within an EPA decision context. Sustainability Concepts in Decision Making also discusses data needs and post-decision evaluation of outcomes on dimensions of sustainability. A broad array of sustainability tools and approaches are suitable for assessing potential environmental, social, and economic outcomes in EPA's decision-making context. The recommendations of this report will assist the agency to optimize environmental, social, and economic outcomes in EPA decisions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309312325 20160618
1 online resource (462 pages)
Transactional lawyers are needed, en masse, to aid in an epic reinvention of our economic system. This reinvention is referred to by many names-the "sharing economy, " "collaborative consumption, " the "grassroots economy"-and involves different ways of meeting people's needs, participating in production, and transacting with each other. This book illustrates the nine primary areas of work that a sharing lawyer must know, including drafting agreements, structuring entities, employment regulations, intellectual property, and much more. The work of a sharing lawyer will often be challenging, but will always be interesting and demand creativity. Perhaps best of all, the work of sharing lawyer will contribute importantly to the creation of a world in which innumerable people have now decided they want to live.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781614385462 20180129
xxxvi, 458 pages ; 26 cm
  • Green building 101 / Mark J. Stempler and Daniel Dorfman
  • Nuts and bolts of green / Ian Forshner and Ryan Manies
  • Sources of green building law / Monica Freeman and Sean Hanlon
  • The LEEDing criteria / Logan Hollobaugh and William R. Broz
  • Green building case law survey / Matthew J. DeVries and Christopher G. Hill
  • Matching owner and architect expectations : green advocacy and the necessity for informed consent / Ujjval K. Vyas
  • Identifying design and construction provisions impacted by and impacting on desired green building goals/objectives raised by LEED rating system / Angela Stephens and Deborah Bovarnick Mastin
  • Contractual definition of the project's green goals, green risk allocation, and project delivery methods / Joyce Hackenbrach
  • Understanding the ConsensusDocs 310 Green Building Addendum / Steve M. Charney
  • The American Institute of Architects and the Design-Build Institute of America develop approaches for green/sustainable design, construction and design-build contracting / Ed Gentilcore
  • Green property insurance / Asha A. Echeverria and Matthew Meaker
  • Bonding considerations for green projects / Matthew Meaker
  • How green are these projects when it comes to energy and water performance? / Theresa Ringle and Anthony C. Alfonso
  • A scientific look at LEED, Green Globes, and Energy Star / Kevin Garrison and Julia Holden-Davis
  • Achievable energy performance / Cathy Lilford Altman and Rachael Green
  • Litigation issues for the project owner / Stephen Del Percio
  • Litigation issues for the design professional / Jason A. Lien, Vic L. McConnell, and Ryan N. Stringfellow
  • Litigation issues for the prime contractor / Rhonda R. Caviedes and Sonal Hope Mithani
  • Third-party claims / Kimberly A. Davison and Jason L. Cagle.
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 304 p. : form ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction and background considerations
  • Site selection
  • Financing, leasing, and contracting
  • Residential context
  • Governmental context
  • Law firm perspective.
Law Library (Crown)
xxvii, 509 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Sustainable development and the United States / John C. Dernbach
  • Progress toward sustainability : a report card
  • Agenda for a sustainable America
  • Local governance and sustainability : growing progress, major challenges / Jonathan Weiss
  • Brownfields redevelopment : from individual sites to smart growth / Joel B. Eisen
  • Business and industry : transitioning to sustainability / Ira Robert Feldman
  • Higher education : emerging laboratories for inventing a sustainable future / Wynn Calder and Julian Dautremont-Smith
  • Kindergarten through twelfth grade : piecemeal but significant progress in preparing students to create a more sustainable future / Carmela Federico and Jaimie Cloud
  • Religion and ethics focused on sustainability / Dieter T. Hessel
  • Sustainable and unsustainable developments in the U.S. energy system / Mark D. Levine and Nathaniel T. Aden
  • Materials : from high consumption to more sustainable resource use / Amit Kapur and Thomas E. Graedel
  • The importance of population stabilization to sustainability / Anne H. Ehrlich and James Salzman
  • Poverty : greening the tax and transfer system to create more opportunities / Jonathan Barry Forman
  • Freshwater : sustaining use by protecting ecosystems / Robert W. Adler
  • Oceans and estuaries : the Ocean Commissions' unfulfilled vision / Robin Kundis Craig
  • Air quality : the need to replace basic technologies with cleaner alternatives / David Driesen
  • Climate change : the unmet obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions / Donald A. Brown
  • Biodiversity conservation : an unrealized aspiration / A. Dan Tarlock and Andrew Zabel
  • Sustainable forestry : moving from concept to consistent practice / Federico Cheever and Ward J. Scott
  • Toxic chemicals and pesticides : not yet preventing pollution / Lynn R. Goldman
  • Hazardous waste and Superfund : few changes and little progress / Joel A. Mintz
  • Municipal solid waste : building stronger connections to jobs and the economy / Marian Chertow
  • Land use : blending smart growth with social equity and climate change mitigation / Patricia Salkin
  • Transportation : challenges and choices / Trip Pollard
  • International trade : sustainability as a multilateral, bilateral, and regional effort / Kevin C. Kennedy
  • Official development assistance : toward funding for sustainability / Royal C. Gardner and Ezequiel Lugo
  • Financing sustainable development / Frances Seymour, Smita Nakhooda, and Sabina Ahmed
  • Lead poisoning and pollution : opportunities for internationalized solutions / K.W. James Rochow
  • State governance : leadership on climate change / Kirsten H. Engel and Marc L. Miller
  • Public access to information, participation, and justice : forward and backward steps toward an informed and engaged citizenry / Carl Bruch, Frances Irwin, and Gary D. Bass
  • National governance : still stumbling toward sustainability / John C. Dernbach.
'Sustainability' is quickly becoming a household word in the United States. Public alarm over climate change has helped to make sustainable development a major public policy issue and a topic of growing importance in the daily lives of Americans.This book is a comprehensive assessment of U.S. progress toward sustainable development and a roadmap of necessary next steps toward achieving a sustainable America. Packed with facts, figures, and the well-informed opinions of thirty-two experts, it provides an illuminating 'snapshot' of sustainability in the United States today. And each of the contributors suggests where we need to go next, recommending three to five specific actions that we should take during the next five to ten years. It thus offers a comprehensive agenda that citizens, corporations, non-governmental organizations, and government leaders and policy-makers can use to make decisions today and to plan for the future.Sustainable development holds enormous promise for improving the quality of life for Americans over the coming decades. "Agenda for a Sustainable America" describes what we need to do to make the promise a reality. It assesses trends in twenty-eight separate areas of American life - including forestry; transportation; oceans and estuaries; religion; and state, local, and national governance. In every area, contributors reveal what sustainable development could mean, with suggestions that are specific, desirable, and achievable. Their expert recommendations point the way toward greater economic and social well-being, increased security, and environmental protection and restoration for current and future generations of Americans. Together they build a convincing case for how sustainable development can improve our opportunities and our lives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781585761333 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
xxxix, 479 p. ; 19 cm.
  • Historical, scientific, and legal background
  • The Federal, state, and local legal systems
  • Federal policy, regulation, and markets
  • State and regional climate change policy and regulation
  • Local climate action plans, sustainability, and comprehensive planning
  • Energy efficient buildings
  • Green buildings and sites
  • Green neighborhoods and transit oriented development
  • Renewable energy : wind, solar, and beyond
  • Sequestration
  • Sea level rise adaptation and resiliency
  • Appendix: Internet guide to climate change & sustainable development research.
Law Library (Crown)
314 p. ; 24 cm.
  • The land use stabilization wedge strategy : shifting ground to mitigate climate change / John R. Nolon
  • Should owners and developers of low-performance buildings pay impact or mitigation fees to finance green building incentive programs and other sustainable development initiatives? / Carl J. Circo
  • Sustainability and land use planning : greening state and local land use plans and regulations to address climate change challenges and preserve resources for future generations / Patricia E. Salkin
  • Creating state incentives for commercial green buildings : did the Nevada experience set an example or alter the approach of other jurisdictions? / Darren A. Prum
  • Biophilic urbanism : inviting nature back to our communities and into our lives / Timothy Beatley
  • Revisiting Allied Tube and Noerr : the antitrust implications of green building legislation & case law considerations for policymakers / Stephen Del Percio
  • Who should regulate? Federalism and conflict in regulation of green buildings / Shari Shapiro.
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 316 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Symposium foreword / J.B. Ruhl
  • Linguistic silos as barriers to sustainable environment / John Mixon
  • Sustainability, complexity, and the negotiation of constraint / Gregory Todd Jones
  • Natural resource sustainability from the geographical side of ecological economics / Christopher L. Lant
  • The hand is invisible, nature knows best, and justice is blind : markets, ecosystems, legal instrumentalism, and the natural law of systems / Bruce Pardy
  • Navigating the U.S. transition to sustainability : matching national governance challenges with appropriate legal tools / John C. Dernbach
  • The sustainability principle in sustainable energy / Irma S. Russell
  • Sustainable federal land management : protecting ecological integrity and preserving environmental principal / Robert L. Glicksman
  • Biodiversity baking and boiling : Endangered Species Act turning down the heat / Anna T. Moritz, Kassie R. Siegel, Brendan R. Cummings, William H. Rogers, Jr.
  • Carbon sequestration and sustainability / Alexandra B. Klass, Sara E. Bergan
  • Beyond the myth of everglades settlement : the need for a sustainability jurisprudence / Alfred R. Light
  • A case of sustainable development : the River God and the forest at the end of the world / Oliver A. Houck.
Law Library (Crown)
lii, 1529 p. ; 26 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xxv, 408 p. ; 26 cm.
  • Overview of green buildings / J. Cullen Howe
  • Green building rating systems and green leases / Geoffrey M. White, Joshua Nichols, and Jeff York
  • Federal government initiatives to promote green building and sustainable development / Walter Mugdan and Gregory Hoffnagle
  • State and local green building laws and initiatives / Steven Del Percio and Preston D. Koerner
  • Green building financing / Michael J. Zimmer and Jennifer M. Rohelder
  • Alternative energy options for buildings : distributed generation : power generation at or near buildings / Frederick R. Fucci with the assistance of Clara Vondrich and Annette Nichols
  • Energy performance contracting for buildings / Frederick R. Fucci
  • Site selection and land use planning / Patricia Salkin and Amy Lavine
  • Green materials and construction / Michael J. Baker ... [et al.]
  • Water use and management in buildings / Alexandra Dapolito Dunn
  • Retrofitting / Kenneth Block, Hilary Semel, and Erica Brabon
  • Emerging legal issues in marketing green buildings / Randal Shaheen
  • Environmental review and climate change adaptation / J. Kevin Healy, Margery Perlmutter, and L. Margaret Barry
  • Emerging legal issues in green construction / Shari Shapiro and Chris Cheatham.
Examining the most important issues in achieving the goal of building more efficient and less damaging buildings, this book highlight the significant statutes and regulations as well as other legal issues that need to be considered when advising clients in the development, construction, financing, and leasing of a green building. Topics include federal incentive programs, financing, alternative energy, site selection, land use planning, green construction practices and materials, emerging legal issues, and the effects of climate change on planning and architectural design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781616320140 20160604
Law Library (Crown)
xi, xxxvii, 994 p. ; 26 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xxxi, 471 p. ; 26 cm.
  • The politics of greening governmental operations / Jared Lang
  • Government entrepreneurs : incentivizing sustainable businesses as part of local economic development strategies / Jonathan Rosenbloom
  • Sustainable procurement policies and practices at the state and local government levels / Danielle M. Conway
  • The legal implications for green policies by state and local government employers / Rosemary Queenan
  • Paperless government : moving toward sustainability / Patricia E. Salkin and Howard F. Gross
  • Sustainable development codes / Chad D. Emerson
  • Green buildings and building energy codes / J. Cullen Howe
  • Green transportation : " roadblocks" and "avenues" from promoting low-impact transportation choices / David S. Silverman and Brent O. Denzin
  • Sustainable waste management : tools for resource recovery / Art von Lehe
  • Greening the gird / Jessica Reinhardt
  • Water quality and local governments : stormwater control and low-impact development / Nicole C. Kibert
  • Use of conservation easements by local governments / Jessica Owley
  • Urban forests as green infrastructure / Keith H. Hirokawa
  • Building equity into communities : sustainability and climate justice / Lora A. Lucero
  • Tribes as essential partners in achieving sustainable governance / Elizabeth Burleson
  • When cities sue : the standing of municipalities in nuisance litigation to combat climate change / Raymond H. Brescia
  • Preemption and green building codes / H. Lawrence Hoyt
  • Ensuring government is getting the green projects expected / Patricia E. Salking and Susan Herendeen
  • Public, private, and nonprofit collaboration in sustainable community development : the Noisette community master plan, North Charleston, South Carolina / W. Andrew Gowder, Jr.
  • Greening New Orleans city government after Katrina / Brandon David Sousa and Colin Crawford
  • Building a sustainable city : the Miami 21 zoning code / Nancy E. Stroud.
This volume is a compilation of essays and research related to the rapidly changing dynamics of emerging government-focused sustainability efforts at the state and local levels. Specifically, the book explores the level of experimentation taking place by governments in their quest to become more "green." The book is organized into three main issue areas: greening of governmental operations; using land use planning and community development tools to create greener communities; and litigation issues surrounding the green movement. There are countless approaches and creative strategies that can achieve sustainability goals and at the same time, make government more efficient, less costly and more transparent. This book is designed to introduce government lawyers to opportunities and benefits when lawmakers and policymakers rethink "business as usual" in the name of sustainability and "greener" governments. Each chapter identifies the legal tools that can be used to accomplish these goals in a given topic area, and each chapter identifies legal issues for consideration by government lawyers to best accommodate new approaches and to incorporate the use of emerging technological innovations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781614384274 20160607
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 158 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Understanding sustainability : steps toward a successful project
  • Laying the foundation for sustainable development with codes and ordinances
  • Engineering a sustainable community
  • Sustainable nuisances and preventing "green clutter"
  • From the ground up : sustainable building projects.
Law Library (Crown)
192 pages ; 26 cm
  • Foreword / Kaitlyn Cramer
  • Promoting local empowerment and regional cooperation : the Detroit metro legislature / David Adetokunbo Williams
  • Moderating citizen "visioning" in town comprehensive planning : dialog processes / Michael N. Widener
  • Reconstructing short selling regulatory regimes / Tyler A. O'Reilly.
Law Library (Crown)
xix, 348 p. ; 26 cm.
  • Paradigms of positive change : reordering the nation's land-use system / John R. Nolon
  • Planning reform in the new century : a century ago / Fred Bosselman
  • Notes on planning statute reform in the United States : guideposts for the road ahead / Stuart Meck
  • Development review wars : failing the fairness test / John J. Delaney
  • Comments on Delaney and Meck papers / Jerry Weitz
  • Smart growth planning : America's future in the 21st century / Robert H. Freilich
  • A requiem for smart growth? / Gerrit-Jan Knaap
  • Smart growth : a conservative political movement? / Rolf J. Pendall
  • Answered prayers : the dilemma of binding plans / Edward J. Sullivan
  • The role of the local comprehensive plan as law : some lessons from Florida / Thomas G. Pelham
  • Commentary : the role of the comprehensive plan / Nancy E. Stroud
  • Trying to remove regulatory barriers to affordable housing / Anthony Downs
  • Intersections, roadblocks, and dead ends : sketching a housing social efficiency analysis / Charles E. Daye
  • Commentary on the affordable housing : presentations with a practitioner's perspective / Dwight H. Merriam
  • Land-use law in the courts : one judge's observations / Shirley S. Abrahamson
  • State and local planning programs have had quite an impact; perhaps it is time for a rest / Michael M. Berger
  • Lessons to take to heart / Vicki L. Been
  • Frameworks for thinking about reform / Robert C. Einsweiler
  • A view from the outside : the role of cross-national learning in land-use law reform in the U.S. / Rachelle Alterman.
Do urban growth boundaries actually manage growth? How can the chaotic common law of vested rights be tamed? How can we make the development review process fair? Should housing policies be taken out of the hands of local boards? Planning's leading thinkers tackled these questions and others in a December 2004 conference sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at the Washington University School of Law and the American Planning Association. Planning Reform in the New Century ? is the record of their spirited debate. Planning has reached a turning point. Problems the profession has grappled with for years remain unsolved. Programs once heralded as panaceas are stumbling. Current legislation is inadequate for the demands of the new century. With tough criticisms and bold ideas, these planners, lawyers, and researchers offer their perspectives on the pitfalls and opportunities that await the profession. Their observations on statutory reform, affordable housing, growth management and the role of the comprehensive plan in land-use decisions are a blueprint for planning reform.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781932364101 20160605
Law Library (Crown)
p. 361-530 ; 26 cm.
  • Keynote address: An approach to a more sustainable architecture / Stefan Behnisch
  • Articles. Does a building need a green lease? / Stuart D. Kaplow
  • Legal implications for green buildings within condominium and homeowners association regimes in Maryland : striking a balance between the promotion of green retrofits to existing housing stock and maintaining aesthetics by homeowners associations and condominium associations / Nicole M. Lacoste.
Law Library (Crown)
xvii, 335 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
  • A brief history of U.S. agricultural policy and the farm bill
  • An overview of the modern farm bill
  • The environmental impacts of industrial fertilizers and pesticides
  • Agricultural irrigation
  • The industrialization of animal agriculture : connecting a model with its impacts on the environment
  • Genetically modified organisms and the environment
  • Environmental and climate impacts of food production, processing, packaging, and distribution
  • The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
  • Agriculture and the Clean Water Act
  • Agriculture and the Clean Air Act
  • Agriculture and the Endangered Species Act
  • Agriculture, food, and the National Environmental Policy Act
  • The food statutes
  • Agriculture and ecosystem services : paying farmers to do the new right thing
  • Achieving a sustainable farm bill
  • Registering transgenic crops pursuant to the Plant Protection Act
  • The future of food eco-labeling : a comparative analysis
  • Into the future : building a sustainable and resilient agricultural system for a changing global environment.
In the groundbreaking "Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Law, " leading environmental legal scholars Mary Jane Angelo, Jason Czarnezki, and Bill Eubanks, along with five distinguished contributing authors, undertake an exploration of the challenging political and societal issues facing agricultural policy and modern food systems through the lens of environmental protection laws. Through this exploration, the authors seek to answer difficult questions about the need for new approaches to agricultural policy and environmental law to meet 21st Century concerns surrounding climate change, sustainable agriculture, accessibility to healthy foods, and the conservation of natural resources and ecosystem services. This is the first book to examine both the impact of agricultural policy on the environment and the influence of environmental law on food and agriculture. The authors present a brief historical overview of agricultural policy as it has adapted to satisfy shifting demands and new technologies, and its role in shaping not only the current farming system and the rural economy, but also the value which we ascribe to our natural resources relative to agricultural production. The authors then explain in detail the components of the current farm bill; analyze the ecological impacts of the modern farming system encouraged by our nation's agricultural policy; and examine the interplay between agriculture, food production and distribution, and existing environmental and related laws. They conclude with several concrete proposals to reform agricultural policy that serve as models of how to enhance sustainability in our farming and food system. This book supplies a comprehensive, timely, .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781585761609 20160614
Law Library (Crown)
xxi, 257 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Unsafe at any feed
  • "Big food" bigger thanks to "big government"
  • Wasting your money wasting food
  • I say "tomato," you say "no"
  • There are good food rules.
Food waste, hunger, inhumane livestock conditions, disappearing fish stocks - these are exactly the kind of issues we expect food regulations to combat. Yet, today in the United States, law sexist at all levels of government that actually make these problems worse. Baylen Linnekin argues that, too often, government rules handcuff America's most Sustainable farmers, producers, sellers, and consumer's, while rewarding those whose practices are anything but sustainable. Biting the Hands that Feed Us introduces readers to the perverse consequences of many food rules. Some of these rules constrain the sale of "ugly" fruits and vegetables, relegating bushels of tasty but misshapen carrots and strawberries-to food waste. Other rules have threatened to treat manure, the lifeblood of organic fertilisation as a toxin. Still other rules prevent sharing food with the homeless and others in need. There are even rules that prohibit people from growing fruits and vegetables in their own gardens.Linnekin also explores what makes for a good food law, often, he explains, these emphasise good outcomes rather than rigid processes. But he urges readers to be wary of efforts to regulate-our way to a greener food system, calling instead for empowerment of those working to feed us, and themselves, sustainably.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781610916752 20161213
Law Library (Crown)


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