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Materials for a healthy, ecological and sustainable built environment : principles for evaluation

Author: Emina Kristina Petrović; Maibritt Pedersen Zari; Brenda Vale
Publisher: Duxford, United Kingdom ; Cambridge, MA : Woodhead Publishing, [2017] ©2017
Series: Woodhead Publishing series in composites science and engineering.
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Petrović, Emina Kristina.
Materials for a healthy, ecological and sustainable built environment.
Duxford, United Kingdom ; Cambridge, MA : Woodhead Publishing, [2017]
(OCoLC)960845172
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emina Kristina Petrović; Maibritt Pedersen Zari; Brenda Vale
ISBN: 9780081007068 008100706X
OCLC Number: 986540180
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations.
Contents: Front Cover; Materials for a Healthy, Ecological and Sustainable Built Environment; Copyright Page; Contents; List of contributors; Preface: A call for ontological consideration of building materials; References; Acknowledgments; Introduction; References; I. Selecting Building Materials for Reduced Impacts on Ecosystem Services: Ecosystem Services Analysis; 1 Utilizing relationships between ecosystem services, built environments, and building materials; 1.1 Introduction: reducing the environmental impact of built environments; 1.2 Ecosystem services: definitions and boundaries. 1.2.1 Provisioning services1.2.2 Regulating services; 1.2.3 Supporting services; 1.2.4 Cultural services; 1.3 Relationships between ecosystem services; 1.4 Defining ecosystem services for a built environment context: key places for change; 1.4.1 Ranking criterion one: integrating ecosystem services into the built environment; 1.4.2 Ranking criterion two: a hierarchy of ecosystem services relative to overall impact; 1.4.3 Ranking criterion three: the built environment's impact on ecosystem services; 1.5 Descriptions of ecosystem services most applicable to a built environment context. 1.5.1 Habitat provision1.5.2 Nutrient cycling; 1.5.3 Purification; 1.5.4 Climate regulation; 1.5.5 Provision of fuel/energy source; 1.5.6 Provision of fresh water; 1.5.7 Provision of food; 1.6 Conclusion: ecosystem services and the built environment. Moving towards a more positive relationship; References; 2 Ecosystem services analysis: incorporating an understanding of ecosystem services into built environment design and mater ... ; 2.1 Introduction: a wider perspective on sustainability and the built environment; 2.2 Ecosystem services analysis and whole building or urban design. 2.3 Ecosystem services analysis and materials selection2.4 Benefits and difficulties of applying the ecosystem services concept to built environment design and materials selection; 2.5 Potential impacts on ecosystem services of common building materials; 2.5.1 Materials that are grown; 2.5.2 Materials that are extracted or mined; 2.5.3 Materials that are made or processed; 2.6 Conclusion: Materials selection and ecosystem services. A shift in thinking; References; II. Choosing Sustainable Materials; 3 Building materials; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Materials that are grown; 3.2.1 Grasses. 3.2.2 Hemp3.2.3 Bamboo; 3.2.4 Vines; 3.2.5 Wood; 3.2.6 Rewards for using materials that are grown; 3.3 Materials that are extracted; 3.3.1 Earth; 3.3.2 Stone; 3.3.3 Brick; 3.3.4 Concrete; 3.4 Materials that are made; 3.4.1 Glass; 3.4.2 Metals; 3.4.2.1 Steel; 3.4.2.2 Copper; 3.4.2.3 Aluminum; 3.4.2.4 Zinc; 3.4.2.5 Lead; 3.4.2.6 Other metals and issues; 3.4.3 Plastics; 3.4.3.1 Necessary plastics; 3.4.3.2 Benefits of plastics; 3.4.3.3 Avoidable plastics; 3.4.3.4 Plastics: good or bad?; 3.4.4 Composites; 3.4.4.1 Reinforced concrete; 3.4.4.2 Fiber cement sheets; 3.4.4.3 Timber composites; Glulam.
Series Title: Woodhead Publishing series in composites science and engineering.
Responsibility: Emina Kristina Petrović, Brenda Vale, Maibritt Pedersen Zari.

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