Sustainable Living

Sustainable Living

by Nalanie Mithraratne, Brenda Vale, Robert Vale
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750680636

ISBN-13: 9780750680639

Pub. Date: 10/01/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Achieving a sustainable building is not just a matter of design and construction: what happens once the building is occupied is absolutely critical.

This book shows how the choices designers, developers and building users make impact on sustainability over the life span of the building. The authors show how a holistic approach considering costs, energy

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Overview

Achieving a sustainable building is not just a matter of design and construction: what happens once the building is occupied is absolutely critical.

This book shows how the choices designers, developers and building users make impact on sustainability over the life span of the building. The authors show how a holistic approach considering costs, energy use, environmental impact, global warming potential as well as items which a usually disregarded such as finishes, furniture and appliances is needed to achieve best practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750680639
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of Figures; Part A: Construction industry and resource issues; Introduction; Life Cycle Analysis; Life cycle energy of houses; Life cycle costing of buildings; Environmental impact assessment; Part B: Life cycle analysis model, results and lessons; Development of a New Zealand Model; Life Cycle Performance of Average NZ House; Life cycle assessment and the building user

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