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Solutions for Climate Change Challenges in the Built Environment.

Author: Colin Booth; Felix N Hammond; Jessica Lamond; David G Proverbs
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
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The multi-disciplinary perspective provided here offers a strategic view on built environment issues and improve understanding of how built environment activities potentially induce global warming and climate change. It also highlights solutions to these challenges. Solutions to Climate change Challenges in the Built Environment helps develop an appreciation of the diverse themes of the climate change debate across  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Booth, Colin.
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
ISBN: 9781444354508 1444354507
OCLC Number: 794327536
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.

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This book will develop an appreciation of the diverse, complex and current themes of the climate change debate across the built environment continuum. A multi-disciplinary perspective is provided  Read more...

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