Towards Sustainable Building / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer Netherlands
In December of 1999, a conference on sustainable building was held at the Polytechnic of Bari (Italy). This volume contains 15 papers originally presented at the conference by Maiellaro (National Research Council of Italy) and other researchers. Topics include, for example, criteria for labeling buildings and building products as "environmentally friendly," bio-climactic technologies in Mediterranean countries, and economic challenges to sustainable construction. The volume is not indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of ContentsPreface. Part I: Policies. 1. Planning in evolution; D. Borri. 2. Integrating expert and common knowledge for sustainable housing management; E. Conte, V. Monno. 3. Sustainable building policies: exploring the implementation gap; E. van Bueren. 4. Eco-labelling for buildings; A. Blum, et al. 5. Bioclimatic technologies in Mediterranean Countries; N. Cardinale, et al. 6. Actions towards professionals and the general public to overcome the barriers to the development of bioclimatic technologies; D. Raulin, D. Flahaut. Part II: Tools. 7. Environmental impact assessment methods in the Netherlands; E. van Keeken. 8. The environmental benefits of sustainable housing in the Netherlands; G. Klunder. 9. Modelling environmental complexity for sustainable design practice; M. De Grassi, B. Naticchia. 10. EPIQR-TOBUS: a new generation of refurbishment decision aid methods; F. Flourentzou, et al. 11. Support measures for sustainable building; A. Lerario, N. Maiellaro. Part III: Challenges. 12. Research in construction engineering and technology: the international context; V. Esposti. 13. The life cycle of building; P. Schmid. 14. Sustainable construction: some economic challenges; R. Bon. 15. On the way towards sustainable building; P. Huovila.