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Sustainable Development Handbook

By: Stephen A Roosa

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Sep 2010 | Edition: 2 | #188003 | ISBN-13: 9781439850480
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About this book

Gaining momentum globally, sustainable development is beginning to significantly redefine the policies of corporations and governmental entities. This volume includes updates on LEED measurement and verification and a chapter on cities and carbon reduction. Clarifying critical issues, it examines proven approaches as well as problems with failed initiatives. In addition to core concepts and trends, it explores specific renewable energy and environmental solutions and examines global inititiatives, local politics, and ways to effectively measure and track progress.


Contents

What Is Sustainable Development?

Sustainable Development: A New Social Concept

The Environment & Sustainable Development

Sustainable Buildings

Sustainable Energy Solutions

Corporate Sustainability Programs

Local Politics for Sustainable Development

How Sustainable Development Policies Affect Planning

Tracking Local Sustainable Development

Learning from Las Vegas

International Sustainability

What the Future Holds: Creating a Sustainable World

Bibliography, Appendices, Index

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