The Land and Natural Development (LAND) Code: Guidelines for Environmentally Sustainable Land Development / Edition 1

The Land and Natural Development (LAND) Code: Guidelines for Environmentally Sustainable Land Development / Edition 1

by Diana Balmori
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470049847

ISBN-13: 9780470049846

Pub. Date: 03/16/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Land and Natural Development (LAND) Code offers a pioneering method to develop sites in harmony with natural processes. While the LAND Code can be readily used in conjunction with LEED, EPA, and other guidelines, it features several unique characteristics, including recommendations based on peer-reviewed scientific research, a system that is accessible to

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Land and Natural Development (LAND) Code offers a pioneering method to develop sites in harmony with natural processes. While the LAND Code can be readily used in conjunction with LEED, EPA, and other guidelines, it features several unique characteristics, including recommendations based on peer-reviewed scientific research, a system that is accessible to non-experts, and extensive use of photographs and diagrams to illustrate practices and procedures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470049846
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/16/2007
Series:
Wiley Series in Sustainable Design Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.29(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION.

What This Book is About.

Why This Book.

How to Use This Book.

How Land Code Points Were Determined.

How We Use the Term Sustainability.

How This Book Came About.

CHAPTER 2. WATER.

Site Drainage.

Impervious Surfaces.

Stormwater Quality.

Water Conservation and Reuse.

CHAPTER 3. SOILS.

Erosion Prevention and Control.

Soil Health and Integrity.

CHAPTER 4. AIR QUALITY AND MICROCLIMATE.

CHAPTER 5. LIVING RESOURCES.

Living Resources Conservation Plan.

Preserving and Restoring Habitat.

Buffering Critical Habitat.

Landscape Connectivity.

Road Placement and Design.

Native Species and Landscape Heterogeneity.

Selected Resources for Identifying Native and Invasive Species.

CHAPTER 6. ENERGY.

CHAPTER 7. INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AND MATERIALS.

CHAPTER 8. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING.

Erosion Prevention and Control.

Stormwater Management: Runoff Quality and Quantity.

Renewable Energy.

Computer Models.

CHAPTER 9. DIFFERENT PATHS TO SUSTAINABILITY.

Case Studies.

Points Checklist.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

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