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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Solutions for Climate Change Challenges in the Built Environment.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, ©2011
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Colin Booth; Felix N Hammond; Jessica Lamond; David G Proverbs
|Notes:||14 The Benefits of Green Infrastructure in Towns and Cities.|
|Description:||1 online resource (692 pages)|
|Contents:||Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Series Advisors; Dedication; Contributors; 1 Introductory Insights to Climate Change Challenges; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Climate Change Theory; 1.3 The Controversy and Context; 1.4 Organisation of the Book; 2 Climate Change: Nature and Emerging Trends; 2.1 Introduction to the Climate System and Changes to the Radiative Forcing; 2.2 Emerging Trends (Global); 2.3 Emerging Trends (UK); 2.4 Climate Trends and the Built Environment; 2.5 Solutions; 3 Regional Implications; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Climate Modelling; 3.3 Projections of Future Climate Change. 4 Urbanization and Climate Change4.1 Introduction; 4.2 State of the World's Urbanization; 4.3 Impact of Urbanization on Climate Change; 4.4 How Does Urbanization Affect Climate Change?; 4.5 Solutions for Change; 4.6 Conclusion; 5 Global Political Initiatives and Overtones; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Climate and the Built Environment; 5.3 Background to Political Initiatives; 5.4 Mitigation and Adaptation Policies; 5.5 Solutions to Climate Change Challenges for the Built Environment; 6 Green Economics Dialogue and the Built Environment; 6.1 Introduction. 6.2 Examples of Unsustainable Building Practices6.3 The Choices We Face; 6.4 Conclusions; 7 Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Strategic Environmental Assessment; 7.3 Contributions of SEA to Climate Change Solutions; 7.4 Concluding Remarks; 8 Methods for Valuing Preferences for Environmental and Natural Resources: An Overview; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Monetary Evaluation of Environmental Preferences: Theory; 8.3 Methods for Monetary Evaluation of Environmental Preferences; 8.4 Solutions to Valuation of Environmental and Natural Resources. 9 Ecological Value of Urban Environments9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Ecological Value; 9.3 Urban Habitats; 9.4 Landscape Scales and Urban Areas; 9.5 Ecological Implications of Climate Change; 9.6 Implications of Climate Change for Urban Ecology; 9.7 Solutions to Climate Change Challenges for the Built Environment; 10 The Pedological Value of Urban Landscapes; 10.1 Introduction; 10.2 Urban Soils: The 'Grey Areas' on Soil Maps; 10.3 Policy Responses for Urban Soils; 11 Insights and Perceptions of Sustainable Design and Construction; 11.1 Introduction; 11.2 Sustainable Construction. 11.3 Drivers for Sustainable Construction11.4 Rethinking Construction; 11.5 Thoughts for Change; 11.6 Concluding Remarks; 12 Progress in Eco and Resilient Construction Materials Development; 12.1 Introduction; 12.2 Concrete; 12.3 Brick and Masonry; 12.4 Glass; 12.5 Timber and Bamboo; 12.6 Steel; 12.7 Polymer-based Materials; 12.8 Nanotechnology; 12.9 Future Trends; 13 Energy Efficiency: Alternative Routes to Mitigation; 13.1 Introduction; 13.2 Energy Efficiency; 13.3 Carbon Sequestration and Climate Engineering; 13.4 A Sustainable, Low-Carbon Future?; 13.5 Solutions: Abatement Costs.|
"The editors also contribute and pull the whole book together. It is very well referenced and suitably illustrated with black and white photos and diagrams." ("Building Engineer," 1 November 2012)