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Materials for Sustainable Sites: A Complete Guide to the Evaluation Selection and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials

2008 Edition, 2008

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ISBN: 9780470134559
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  • Revision: 2008 Edition, 2008
  • Published Date: January 2008
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: John Wiley and Sons (WILEY)
  • Page Count: 463
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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A complete guide to evaluating, selecting, and using sustainable construction materials Environmental and human health impacts of materials are a hidden cost of our built environment. While we can readily see the impact of destroying a wetland to build a mall, we aren't always aware of the "invisible" effects on the environment as raw materials are harvested, and products manufactured and shipped from thousands of miles away from the site. Materials for Sustainable Sites guides architects, engineers, contractors, and landscape architects in making the right choices to minimize their projects' environmental and human health impactswhether the right answer is a new, green material or a conventional, tried-and-true material used in green ways. This book provides detailed and current information on construction materials for sustainable sites, including: General environmental and human health impacts of the materials and products industry Tools, techniques, ideologies, and resources for evaluating, sourcing, and specifying sustainable site materials Methods of specifying the nine basic types of conventional and emerging green site construction materials: concrete, earthen materials, brick masonry, asphalt pavement, aggregates and stone, wood, metals, plastics, and nonliving bio-based materials to minimize their impacts. Materials for Sustainable Sites prepares designers, engineers, and builders with the information they need to incorporate sustainable site design into every project.