Sustainability & Scarcity: A Handbook for Green Design and Construction in Developing Countries

Sustainability & Scarcity: A Handbook for Green Design and Construction in Developing Countries

by Peter Ozolins

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415689243
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/02/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Peter Ozolins, PhD established his architectural practice ( in 1998 after more than 20 years’ experience as an architect in Africa, the Middle East and the U.S. During a 9 year residence in Madagascar and Tanzania he designed education and health-related projects for a variety of non-governmental organizations. He has also done consulting work for USAID, UNESCO and NGO's in various African countries, Iraq and Nepal. His U.S.-based work includes university, commercial and residential projects as well as continued overseas work. Peter Ozolins earned his PhD from Virginia Tech in Environmental Design and Planning, is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a LEED accredited professional with the US Green Building Council.

Table of Contents

Preface P.1 Why this book? P.2 What best way to help in the Least Developed Regions (LDR’s) P.3 For whom this book is intended and how might it be used Introduction 0.1 What is this book? 0.2 Green building rating systems and their role 0.3 Organization of this book 1. Sustainability, Green Building and the Least Developed Regions (LDR’s) 1.1 Sustainability and green building 1.2 Sustainable development in the LDR’s 1.3 Building construction in the LDR’s 1.4 Applicability of first world green building concepts in LDR’s 2. Principal Green Building Issues in the LDR’s 2.1 Green Building in the LDR’s 2.2 Appropriate design 2.3 Building techniques and materials 2.4 Poverty, labour and employment 2.5 Security 2.6 Infrastructure 2.7 Food production 3. Components of Green Building in the LDR’s 3.1 Design considerations 3.2 Site / environment 3.3 Building materials and technique 3.4 Infrastructure 3.5 Administration 4. Case Studies 4.1 Case studies: purpose & utility 4.2 Tanzania – DCMC Guest House 4.3 Madagascar – Centre ValBio 4.4 Haiti – Helping Hands Workshop 4.5 Nepal – Summit Hotel 4.6 Vietnam – Private House Epilogue Promulgation of green building concepts in the LDR’s

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