Green Building Handbook: Volume 1

Green Building Handbook: Volume 1

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Environmentally responsible building involves resolving many conflicting issues and requirements. Each stage in the design process from the fundamental decisions about what, where and even whether to build has implications for the environment. Evolving out of the success of Green Building Digest, a publication described by Building Design as well-researched, authoritative and exhaustive, this practical new handbook considers the environmental issues which relate to the production, use and disposal of key building products and materials. It is designed to help specifiers and purchasers gain awareness of the potential environmental impact of their decisions. Chapter by chapter Green Building Handbook looks at a different sector of the trade from flooring to roofing, comparing the environmental effects of commonly available products with less well known green alternatives. A Best Buy section then ranks these products from lowest to highest impact.Resource Use Cork is a renewable material and environmentally benign. ... It is also a threat to aquatic life if effluents enter waterways.8 Alternatives to conventional carpet cleaners include: -1 part ... water whipped with a beater and applied to the carpet9 -Sprinkle bicarbonate of soda, leave overnight, and hoover off.

Title:Green Building Handbook: Volume 1
Author:Tom Woolley, Sam Kimmins, Rob Harrison, Paul Harrison
Publisher:Routledge - 2002-09-11


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