Sustainable Communities Design Handbook: Green Engineering, Architecture, and Technology, Second Edition, brings together the major players responsible for sustainable development at both community and metropolitan scales. The book aims to explain and demonstrate the practice, planning, design, building and managing of the engineering, architectural and economic development of cities and communities to meet sustainable development objectives. Offering a holistic approach to creating sustainable communities, the book includes a 40 percent increase in new methods and technology over the last edition, and 50 percent more case studies from around the world to illustrate how common sustainability problems are solved.
As the concept and practices of a sustainable built environment have evolved over the years, it is increasingly recognized that the scope should be expanded beyond individual buildings to the community scale. Written by an international team of engineers, architects, and environmental experts this second edition includes new HVAC technologies for heating and cooling, energy effect technologies for lighting, and new construction materials which improve heating and cooling efficiencies. This new edition will also include critical updates on international codes: LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes.
- Explains the most cutting-edge green technologies and methods for use in built communities
- Provides a common approach in using natural resources when building and designing green communities
- Features coverage of green practices from architecture to construction
- Covers compliance with various international codes, methods and legal frameworks
1. The Tools for Sustainable Development 2. Global Warming and Climate Change: The Mechanisms for Community Cases Toward Solutions
Part One: Architectural Design and Building in Communities 3. Public Policy: Leadership at the local, state, national and international levels 4. Government: The Case of Sustainable College Communities 5. Green Buildings: standards and codes that provide environmentally sound technologies and returns on investments
Part Two: Agile Sustainable Infrastructure Systems 6. Smart Communities: the public and private sectors integration of infrastructures, technologies and buildings 7. Technologies, Engineering and Science 8. The Environment, Land Use, Natural Resources Today 9. Economics and Accounting: Life Cycle Analysis, Externalities, Markets and ROI (return on investment) 10. Legal contracts and Power Purchase Agreements 11. Corporate Governance and Responsibility Model Sustainable Communities, Regions and Nation States 12. Global Cases of Sustainable Communities 13. Conclusions: the next generation, life styles and beyond
APPENDIX A. Sustainable Development B. Greenhouse Gas Analysis C. Demand Side Management E. Case of Legal Mechanism: The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) F. References and Web Site Data Sources
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."