Eco-Architecture

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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title explores numerous aspects of eco-friendly architecture, including whether it is financially beneficial, whether it can also be stylish, whether it protects human health, and whether it benefits the environment. This volume also examines ways gr; "Each volume ...
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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title explores numerous aspects of eco-friendly architecture, including whether it is financially beneficial, whether it can also be stylish, whether it protects human health, and whether it benefits the environment. This volume also examines ways gr; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th
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  • ISBN-13: 9780737763218
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/2012
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Is Eco-Architecture Beneficial?

Chapter Preface 19

1 Eco-Architecture Has Many Benefits Alanna Stang Christopher Hawthorne 21

2 Eco-Architecture Is Economically Beneficial: DNA: Daily News & Analysis 34

3 Eco-Architecture Is Economically Risky Teresa Burney 39

4 The LEED Building Standards Protect Human Health Shannon D. Sentman 50

5 The LEED Building Standards Do Not Protect Human Health John Wargo 61

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 69

Chapter 2 How Does Eco-Architecture Impact the Environment?

Chapter Preface 71

1 Eco-Architecture Benefits the Environment: Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) 73

2 Eco-Architecture Does Not Benefit the Environment Jane Powell 83

3 Large Houses Can Be Eco-Friendly Blair Kamin 90

4 Large Houses Cannot Be Eco-Friendly Jason F. McLennan 95

5 Urban Sprawl Can Be Beneficial Robert Bruegmann 104

6 Urban Sprawl Is Not Beneficial Pamela Blais 110

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 117

Chapter 3 How Is Eco-Architecture Being Implemented?

Chapter Preface 119

1 More College Campuses Are Building Green Peter W. Bardaglio 121

2 More School Campuses Are Building Green Jonathan Hiskes 130

3 Hospitals Go Green Karen Sandrick 139

4 False Claims of Green Building Practices Create Confusion Jay B. Freedman 150

5 Current Green Building Certification Is Not Enough Jason F. McLennan Jonathan Hiskes 157

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 163

Chapter 4 How Can Eco-Architecture Be Encouraged in the Future?

Chapter Preface 165

1 Stylish Design Will Encourage More People to Opt for Eco-Architecture Inken Herzig 167

2 Green Building Blues: Is "Well-Designed Green Architecture" an Oxymoron? Kriston Capps 175

3 The LEED Rating System Helps Create Greener Buildings Helen Kessler 183

4 The LEED Rating System Is Not Effective Anya Kamenetz 190

5 Some Homeowners Associations Will Take Eco-Friendly Practices into Consideration T.Q. Jones 198

6 Obtaining Homeowners Associations' Approval of Eco-Friendly Practices Is Difficult J. Roger Wood 205

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 212

For Further Discussion 213

Organizations to Contact 215

Bibliography of Books 220

Index 223

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