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One planet communities : a real-life guide to sustainable living

Author: Pooran Desai
Publisher: Chichester : Wiley, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The approach which links the science of ecological footprinting to a simple framework of principles, and how the framework is being applied to create a coherent approach to projects in the UK, Europe, USA, South Africa, the Middle East, China and Australia, It also draws on other examples of best practice from around the world.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Desai, Pooran.
One planet communities.
Chichester : Wiley, ©2010
(OCoLC)424555638
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pooran Desai
OCLC Number: 682147149
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (216 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Using ecological footprinting to define sustainability --
Think Lifestyles --
lessons from the BedZED eco-village --
Understanding CO2, greenhouse gases and ecological footprint --
From green buildings to sustainable infrastructure --
Zero carbon zero waste communities --
A closer look at zero carbon and zero waste --
Connect your community locally --
Health, happiness and multiple benefits of green space --
Compact and car-free --
simply a better city --
One Planet Living --
Philosophy, story and set of principles --
Design and construction of One Planet Communities --
Start with the long term --
governance and estates management --
Sell the dream --
Retrofit One Planet lifestyles --
Keep one eye on the future.
Responsibility: Pooran Desai.

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Starting from first principles and using the practical experience of developing sustainable communities cost-effectively, One Planet Living cuts through the confusion. It presents a clear and  Read more...

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