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Construction ecology : nature as the basis for green buildings

Author: Jan Sendzimir; G Bradley Guy
Publisher: New York : Spon Press, 2002.
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Industrial ecology provides a sound means of systematising the various ideas which come under the banner of sustainable construction and provides a model for the design, operation and ultimate  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Sendzimir; G Bradley Guy
ISBN: 0415260922 9780415260923
OCLC Number: 46975175
Description: xxiv, 305 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Defining an ecology of construction / Charles J. Kibert, Jan Sendzimir and G. Bradley Guy --
Material circulation, energy hierarchy, and building construction / Howard T. Odum --
On complexity theory, exergy, and industrial ecology / James J. Kay --
Applying the principles of ecological emergence to building design and construction / Timothy F.H. Allen --
Using ecological dynamics to move toward an adaptive architecture / Garry Peterson --
Minimizing waste emissions from the built environment / Robert U. Ayres --
Industrial ecology and the built environment / Iddo K. Wernick --Construction ecology and metabolism / Stefan Bringezu --
Construction ecology / Fritz Balkau --
Ecologic analogues and architecture / Sim van der Ryn and Rob Peña --
Natural metabolism as the basis for "intelligent" architecture / Jürgen Bisch --
Green architecture / Malcolm Wells.
Responsibility: edited by Charles J. Kibert, Jan Sendzimir, and G. Bradley Guy.
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'This volume contains a stimulating discussion on an interesting new aspect of building science, and the contributions are by no means uniformly pro-green.' - Architectural Science Review

 
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