305 pages, 2 b/w photos, illus, 94 figs, 17 tabs
Designers of the built environment can learn much from the mature field of industrial ecology as they focus increasingly on green or sustainable construction. Natural systems are the ideal model not only for human systems but also for the built environment in which they live and function. The principles of design, energy, the flow of materials, and closed loop behaviour can all be understood in this context. Industrial ecology provides a sound means of systematising the various ideas which come under the banner of sustainable construction and provides a model for the design, operation and ultimate disposal of buildings. Professionals such as architects, materials suppliers, engineers, planners and construction managers, and students and academics in these disciplines, should find this book a valuable tool. Charles J. Kibert, Jan Sendzimir, G. Bradley Guy, James Kay, University of Waterloo, Tim Allen, University of Wisconsin. Garry Peterson, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Robert A
'This volume contains a stimulating discussion on an interesting new aspect of building science, and the contributions are by no means uniformly pro-green.' - Architectural Science Review
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