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Materials for sustainable sites : a complete guide to the evaluation, selection, and use of sustainable construction materials

Author: Meg Calkins
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2009.
Series: Wiley book on sustainable design.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title provides current information on construction materials for sustainable sites. Part one introduces tools, techniques, ideologies and resources for evaluating, sourcing and specifying sustainable site materials. Part two devotes a chapter each to 16 types of materials - both conventional and emerging green materials.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Meg Calkins
ISBN: 9780470134559 0470134550
OCLC Number: 191024146
Description: vi, 457 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Materials for sustainable sites defined --
Background : inputs, outputs and impacts of construction materials --
Evaluating the environmental and human health impacts of materials --
Resource reuse : designing with and specifying reclaimed, reprocessed and recycled-content materials --
Concrete --
Earthen materials --
Brick masonry --
Asphalt pavement --
Aggregates and stone --
Wood and wood products --
Metals --
Plastics and rubber --
Biobased materials / by Ruth Stafford --
Appendix A: Embodied energy and embodied carbon of construction materials by weight --
Appendix B: Health and environmental impacts of hazardous air pollutants and metals related to construction materials.
Series Title: Wiley book on sustainable design.
Responsibility: by Meg Calkins.
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