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Alternative Fuel Vehicles
21st Century Complete Guide to Energy Department Clean Cities Program
Alternative Fuels Data Center, Vehicles, Clean Corridors, Vehicle Buyers Guides, Electric, Biodiesel, Natural Gas, Propane Powered Cars (CD-ROM).

21st Century Complete Guide to Alternative Fuels, Hybrid Cars, and Alternate Fuel Transportation
Battery and Fuel Cell Powered Cars and Vehicles, Climate Control and Emissions, Natural Gas Vehicles and Success Stories, Department of Energy Renewable Energy Research and National Renewable Energy Lab NREL (Two CD-ROM Superset)

A Case-based Introduction to Alternative Energy Sources:
Hybrid & Fuel Cell Vehicles with R&D and Visually Attractive, Practical Application. Examples Discussed by DaimlerChrysler, EPA, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Toyota, The California Fuel Cell Partnership, and Others.

Alternative Cars in the Twenty-First Century: A New Personal Transportation Paradigm
Arguing that tinkering with the design of existing automobiles cannot reduce fuel consumption, traffic congestion, and pollution fast enough to keep up with growing demand and shrinking resources, Riley presents personal mobility solutions based on smaller cars, fuel economy, hybrid cars, and three-wheeled vehicles. The second edition highlights recent developments in intelligent transportation systems and fuel cell technology.

Alternative Fuels for Road Vehicles
The outgrowth of a study commissioned by the UK Department of Transportation to investigate the contribution of road vehicles to global warming. Reviews the benefits and disadvantages of possible alternatives to petroleum as fuel for vehicles and compares their health and environmental effects.

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Brownfields
Brownfields: A Comprehensive Guide to Redeveloping Contaminated Property SECOND EDITION
The second edition of this classic manual is a step-by-step, solution-oriented look at the environmental and economic challenges of redeveloping contaminated property and our guide on how to sell property fast. This comprehensive guide will help you: - Find new funding sources to finance your brownfield redevelopment - Resolve the most important legal, business, financial, and political issues associated with redeveloping contaminated real estate - Interpret federal and state laws governing liability for the cleanup of brownfield sites - Evaluate current State Voluntary Cleanup Programs including financial and tax incentives, eligible or excluded properties, cleanup standards, and liability protections.

Brownfields Redevelopment: Programs and Strategies for Contaminated Real Estate
Takes a survey look at the varied programs available to developers, municipalities, non-profits and environmental professionals.

Brownfields Redevelopment: Selected References
No description available.

Brownfields Redevelopment: A Guidebook for Local Governments and Communities
No description available.

Brownfields Revitalization: A Complete Guide to Redevelopment
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Brownfield Sites II: Assessment, Rehabilitation and Development
No description available.

Brownfields: Cleaning and Reusing Contaminated Properties
Virtually every city in the nation's older industrial regions, no matter its size, grapples with the challenge of unused or abandoned manufacturing facilities and other industrial sites. This study, sponsored by the Northeast-Midwest Institute, offers analysis and practical guidance on how these blighted areas - brownfields - have been and can be brought back to life.

Brownfields Redevelopment: A Guidebook for Local Governments and Communities
The most practical, up-to-date guide for turning Brownfields into Greenfields. This ready-to-use, how-to manual - edited by active developers who have bought, remediated, and sold brownfields - gives you a commanding look at one of today's leading environmental issues. Filled with the latest hands-on tools, Harold and Robert Rafson's step-by-step book simplifies the task of removing the barriers to redevelopment that plague environmentally distressed properties.

Extreme Sites - The Greening of Brownfield
Tackling a hot green architectural topic – brownfield sites – this title asks the essential question: how should urban and post-industrial sites best be rehabilitated to balance ecological and human needs?
 
This issue of AD is devoted to what planners refer to as ‘brownfields’. These are often sites made toxic through a recipe of urbanism and industry, from our great water thoroughfares to our landfills. They are often the only sites available to us for planning consideration.

Greenfields, Brownfields and Housing Development
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Greening of Pentagon Brownfields: Using Environmental Discourse to Redevelop Former Military Bases
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Recycling Land: Understanding the Legal Landscape of Brownfield Development
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Redeveloping Brownfields: Landscape Architects, Site Planners, Developers
Site designer's brownfields remediation bible.
Packed with problem-solving strategies and procedures, this is an action manual for landscape architects, site planners, and developers involved with brownfield reclamation. All areas relevant to site design professionals are fully covered, from the critical legal environment and risk issues to stormwater management solutions. Get sound advice on plants and construction details that meet the challenges of brownfield sites...post-design issues such as working with contractors and environmental professionals...special staff training...liability insurance... and much more.

Turning Brownfields into Greenbacks: Developing and Financing Environment
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Environmental - General
Environmental Ethics: An Invitation to Environmental Philosophy
The text serves as an introduction to ethical theory as it applies to environmental issues and as a casebook on contemporary problems of science, industry, and individual decision-making. It provides a readable, yet philosophically careful survey of the field of environmental ethics. It is comprehensive, covering topics from the relevance of Aristotle's ethics for environmental issues to Deep Ecology and Ecofeminism.

The Environmental Ethics and Policy Book: Philosophy, Ecology, Economics
Consisting of an assortment of landmark essays and the best in contemporary scholarship, this anthology delves deeply into the most pressing environmental issues of our times. Articles included in this anthology are distinguished for their relevance to real-life policy making and for their ability to promote rich and lively discussion about controversial matters. In addition, the editors' careful organization of the topics and illuminating section previews keep students focused on the most essential points of current environmental debates.

Environmental Management: Readings and Cases
Unique in its integration of cases and readings, this text seeks to increase environmental awareness, sensitivity, and literacy in students. This collection of readings and cases can be used as a supplement or a primary text and is perfect for business, government and society, ethics, strategic management, and industrial ecology courses.

Environmental Issues: Measuring, Analyzing, Evaluating (2nd Edition)
This textbook examines 27 issues currently critical to the global environment in the areas of population and migration, consumption and quality of life, energy use and conservation, pollution and climate change, the hydrosphere, and environmental health. The second edition adds a section on using math in the environmental sciences.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR

Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future (8th Edition)
Known for its currency and readability, this book focuses on enabling readers to critically evaluate the latest environmental issues and to apply that understanding to situations and events in their everyday lives. It explores the interactions of humans within the natural environment and probes issues thoroughly examining their scientific basis, their history, and society's response. The authors discuss sustainable development and public policy in terms of how they shape the present and future. Topics covered include ecosystems and how they work; the human population; renewable resources; energy; pollution and prevention; and more. For anyone interested in environmental science, environmental studies, and environmental biology.

The Rights of Nature: A History of Environmental Ethics (History of American Thought and Culture) 
From Publishers Weekly:
For more than two centuries, the rights of people were the predominant concern of intellectuals and reformers; in recent years, nature has been granted an ethical status equal to that of people, in what may be the most dramatic expansion of morality in the history of human thought, says Nash ( Wilderness and the American Mind ). He traces the origin of environmental ethics  and follows the new perspectives on nature through the writings of Aldo Leopold, Rene Dubos and others. Natural-rights philosophy is simply the old American ideal of liberty applied to nature, he argues, placing environmental ethics at the forefront of liberal thought in the 20th century. Illustrations.

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Environmental Engineering, Technology and Design
Big and Green: Toward Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century
  Big and Green is the first book to examine the sustainable skyscraper, its history, the technologies that make it possible, and its role in the future of urban development.
  The book examines more than 40 of the most important recent sustainable skyscrapers-including Fox & Fowle's Reuters Buildings in New York, Norman Foster's Commerzbank in Frankfurt, and MVRDV's spectacular Dutch Pavilion from Expo 2000 in Hanover-with project descriptions, photographs, and detailed drawings. Interviews with such leaders in the field as Sir Richard Rogers, William McDonough, and Kenneth Yeang are also included.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature (hardcover)
No description available.

Civil Engineering: (Nature Conservation and Land Reclamation) World of Environmental Design
Exploring the controversial relationship of engineering, architecture, and landscaping, this volume surveys a series of extraordinarily interesting projects produced in various parts of the world. 515 color illustrations.

Construction Ecology: Nature as a Basis for Green Buildings
As designers of built environments focus increasingly on green and sustainable construction they will be able to learn much from the field of industrial ecology. Industrial ecology provides a sound means of systemizing the various ideas which come under the banner of os sustainable construction.

Design for Human Ecosystems: Landscape, Land Use, and Natural Resources
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Design with Nature
With a distinct emphasis on human cooperation and biological partnership in design, the author explores the relationship between the built environment and nature to illustrate how both can be used to their full potential without being detrimental or destructive to each other. Provides a combination of scientific insight and constructive design.

Ecological Design
A vision of how the living world and the human world can be rejoined by taking ecology as the basis for design. Ecological design intelligence - effective adaptation to and integration with nature's processes - can be applied at all levels of scale, creating revolutionary forms of buildings, landscapes, cities, and technologies.

Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications
The authors connect the many different facets of environmental biotechnology. The book develops the basic concepts and quantitative tools in the first six chapters, which comprise the principles. The text consistently calls upon those principles as it describes the applications in Chapters 7 through 16. The theme is that all microbiological processes behave in ways that are understandable, predictable, and unified. At the same time, each application has its own special features that must be understood. The special features do not overturn or sidestep the common principles. Instead, they complement the principles and are most profitably understood in light of the principles.

Environmental Management: Readings and Cases
Unique in its integration of cases and readings, this text seeks to increase environmental awareness, sensitivity, and literacy in students. This collection of readings and cases can be used as a supplement or a primary text and is perfect for business, government and society, ethics, strategic management, and industrial ecology courses.

Environmental Science: Toward A Sustainable Future (8th Edition)
Known for its currency and readability, this book focuses on enabling readers to critically evaluate the latest environmental issues and to apply that understanding to situations and events in their everyday lives. It explores the interactions of humans within the natural environment and probes issues thoroughly examining their scientific basis, their history, and society's response. The authors discuss sustainable development and public policy in terms of how they shape the present and future. Topics covered include ecosystems and how they work; the human population; renewable resources; energy; pollution and prevention; and more. For anyone interested in environmental science, environmental studies, and environmental biology.

Environmental Requirements for Electromechanical and Electrical Equipment
The definitive reference containing all of the background guidance, typical ranges, details of recommended test specifications, case studies and regulations covering the environmental requirements on designers and manufacturers of electrical and electromechanical equipment worldwide.

Evolutionary Architecture: Nature as a Basis for Design
Looking to nature as the source of some of the strongest and most efficient structural forms known to mankind, Eugene Tsui’s evolutionary architecture offers stunningly original alternatives to the uninspired cut-and-butt, post-and-beam constructions that dominate our architectural landscape today. This extraordinary book uncovers the guiding principles behind Tsui’s evolutionary approach to explore the many design lessons that can be learned from nature and share the impressive results of their application to architectural projects.

From Eco-Cities to Living Machines: Principles of Ecological Design
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Green Architecture
James Wines puts up the various - and often irreconcilable - concepts of environmentally-friendly architecture for discussion, making a case for an architecture that not only focuses on technological solutions, but also tries to reconcile man and nature in its formal idiom.

Healing Environments: Your Guide to Indoor Well Being
This book is presented as a way to get to know ourselves and evaluate our environments, as well as to teach us how the components of color, sound, temperature, light, arrangement and texture can be cultivated to create a healthier and more fufilling existence.

New Organic Architecture: The Breaking Wave
A manifesto for building in a way that is both aesthetically pleasing and kinder to the environment. It illuminates key themes of organic architects, their sources of inspiration, the roots and concepts behind the style, and the environmental challenges to be met. Today there is a response to a new age of information and ecology; architects are seeking to change the relationship between buildings and the natural environment. In the first part of his book, David Pearson provides a history and assessment of organic architecture. The second part comprises statements from thirty architects from around the world whose work is based on natural or curvilinear forms rather than the straight-line geometrics of modernism. Each statement is accompanied by full-color illustrations of one or several of the architects' built projects.

Phytoremediation of Toxic Metals: Using Plants to Clean Up the Environment
With current cleanup methodologies offering no real solution to the serious environmental implications of toxic metal contamination, there is a growing need among remediation professionals for effective, affordable, nonpolluting alternatives to energy-intensive engineering processes. This book presents one such promising alternative-the extraordinary new technology of phytoremediation.
  Surveys worldwide pioneering efforts in the use of plants to treat contamination of such metals as lead, cadmium, chromium, and even radionuclides.

Places of the Soul: Architecture and Environmental Design As a Healing Art
"...one of the seminal architecture books of recent times."
- Professor Tom Wooley, Architects Journal

Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development
The Wiley Series in Sustainable Design
Offers practical, realistic methods for reversing the effects of environmental catastrophe caused by industry. It defines regenerative design, and describes practical applications to the essential systems of land development: energy flow, water flow, agriculture and land use, and building design.

Site Planning – 3rd Edition
 This new edition of Kevin Lynch's widely used introductory textbook has been completely revised, and is also enriched by the experience of Lynch's coauthor, Gary Hack. For over two decades, Site Planning has remained the only comprehensive source of information on all the principal activities and concerns of arranging the outdoor physical environment.

Sustainable Architecture White Papers
Short papers on many different topics concerning green building, sustainable design, and renewable energy. Top experts in the field offer advice, experience, and resources.

Wind Power, Revised Edition: Renewable Energy for Home, Farm, and Business
In the wake of mass blackouts and energy crises, wind power remains a largely untapped resource of renewable energy. It is a booming worldwide industry whose technology, under the collective wing of aficionados like author Paul Gipe, is coming of age. Wind Power guides us through the emergent, sometimes daunting discourse on wind technology, giving frank explanations of how to use wind technology wisely and sound advice on how to avoid common mistakes.

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Green Buildings

Big and Green: Toward Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century
  Big and Green is the first book to examine the sustainable skyscraper, its history, the technologies that make it possible, and its role in the future of urban development.
  The book examines more than 40 of the most important recent sustainable skyscrapers-including Fox & Fowle's Reuters Buildings in New York, Norman Foster's Commerzbank in Frankfurt, and MVRDV's spectacular Dutch Pavilion from Expo 2000 in Hanover-with project descriptions, photographs, and detailed drawings. Interviews with such leaders in the field as Sir Richard Rogers, William McDonough, and Kenneth Yeang are also included.


Construction Ecology: Nature as a Basis for Green Buildings
As designers of built environments focus increasingly on green and sustainable construction they will be able to learn much from the field of industrial ecology. Industrial ecology provides a sound means of systemizing the various ideas which come under the banner of os sustainable construction.

Green Architecture
James Wines puts up the various - and often irreconcilable - concepts of environmentally-friendly architecture for discussion, making a case for an architecture that not only focuses on technological solutions, but also tries to reconcile man and nature in its formal idiom.

Green Building: Project Planning & Cost Estimating
The essential guide to estimating, designing and building sustainable construction.
  
The demand for green, or sustainable, building is growing rapidly, as municipalities, government and private owners are now requiring energy efficiencies—and as owners discover that a healthy, resource-efficient building more than pays for itself in dramatically reduced energy costs and better health and productivity.
   Green Building involves energy- and resource-saving strategies, such as low-E windows, reflective roofing, solar technologies and efficient HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems. Green building also means using healthy, recycled and renewable materials like certified lumber, low-VOC finishes and natural fibers – along with practices such as xeriscaping and daylighting.
   This book gives you the whole picture, with the information you need to:
Identify, compare, and specify green materials and systems.
Learn about LEED, Energy Star and other recognized rating systems.
Take advantage of financial incentives and funding resources.
Determine the cost of green products, and calculate energy savings and payback periods.
   The book also features a Green Building Cost Data section, with over 120 pages of cost data on sustainable materials and systems, which includes many new products and materials, their primary green attributes, and installed cost. Plus 8 Case Studies that demonstrate the challenges, costs, and rewards of notable green building projects.

Green Building Handbook: A Companion Guide to Building Products and Their Impact on the Environment
This new handbook provides a detailed reference for environmentally concerned purchasers of building products, Invaluable for the speifier, this handbook will be useful to all interested in finding greener ways of designing and building.


Green Building Materials: A Guide to Product Selection and Specification
The ultimate user's manual to green building materials — for building design that reuses our past and reimagines our future.
 
When it comes to selecting and specifying green building materials, architects need more than innate design sense. They need real-world advice on how to select and use nontoxic, recycled, and recyclable products, and how to integrate them into the design process to capitalize on the many practical and economic advantages of "going green" — from reducing waste and improving energy efficiency to promoting proper code compliance and safeguarding against liability claims.

Green Development: Integrating Ecology and Real Estate
   Environmentally responsible real estate development makes dollars and sense. Green Development describes an exciting new field in which environmental considerations are viewed as opportunities to create fundamentally better buildings and communities--more comfortable, more efficient, more appealing, and ultimately more profitable.
   If you're a developer, architect, planner, contractor, lender, or city official, this book speaks your language. Every stage of the development process is examined in detail: market research, site planning, design, approvals, financing, construction, marketing, and occupancy. Also included are lists of project statistics and contacts, books and other information sources, and development strategies.


The Green Skyscraper: The Basis for Designing Sustainable Intensive Buildings
The ecological design of large buildings (whether we like these buildings or not) is just as vital as the ecological design of the smaller building types — in fact more crucial, because of their scale and volume of consumption of energy and materials.

Keeping Buildings Healthy
A complete prevention and planning guide for professionals concerned with building-related illness.
The dramatic increase in claims of illness related to building conditions has created an urgent need for information and advice on all aspects of this complicated topic. Keeping Buildings Healthy tells professionals what they must know in order to identify, evaluate, and resolve the complex issues presented by building-related illness effectively. Suitable for both manufacturing and clerical environments, it offers legal, medical, behavioral, industrial hygiene, and engineering expertise found in no other single publication.

The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide to Green Building Options
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Sustainable Architecture: The Green Buildings of Nikken Sekkei
Looks at particular building environments within Japan and the challenges of climate and site that required the architects of Nikken Sekkei to create certain design solutions across a spectrum of major building projects. Contains a section concerning the results of research into analytical methods and the technologies used in the design of sustainable buildings.

Sustainable Architecture White Papers
Short papers on many different topics concerning green building, sustainable design, and renewable energy. Top experts in the field offer advice, experience, and resources.

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High Performance Buildings
Control, Optimization, and Smart Structures: High-Performance Bridges and Buildings of the Future
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High Performance Building Guidelines
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Window Systems for High-Performance Buildings
A guide to essential window design issues, technologies, and applications for designers, specifiers, and builders. Designing facades and selecting windows in commercial buildings requires balancing many issues and criteria. This fact-packed handbook outlines the basics of glazing selection and provides critical information and performance data on the energy efficiency, interior environment, and technical considerations that drive window design decisions in commercial buildings. 50 b/w photographs, 200 b/w line drawings.

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Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality (Indoor Environment Technicians Library)
Learn how duct systems can spread contaminants and why outside air intakes are important. You need to know how airflow affects a space and how the occupants' attitudes can make an HVAC system seem bad. IAQ is important to any HVAC worker.

Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Systems
A practical guide for understanding the relationship between the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of HVAC systems and achieving indoor air quality (IAQ). The book describes the individual components of HVAC systems and the role each plays in maintaining good indoor air quality. It also identifies the techniques available for evaluating the performance characteristics of ventilation systems (including the use of carbon dioxide monitors and sulfur hexafluoride tracer testing equipment). Other topics discussed include the determination of pathways of air movement through buildings and understanding pressure relationships, ventilation effectiveness, and efficiency. The book concludes with an overview of sources of air contaminants to be concerned about when performing an IAQ evaluation. Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Systems provides critical information for industrial hygienists, HVAC contractors and engineers, and building owners and managers.

Indoor Air Quality Handbook
This handbook brings you solutions to virtually any problem in the field. Leading U.S. and international experts help you to create and maintain safe and healthy environments in structures from hospitals to residences, and handle a range of questions from health and comfort effects and physiologic thresholds to ventilation measurement and employee programs. For answers on instrumentation, contaminants, codes, and guidelines--for the solutions you need to assess, design, and maintain healthy and productive indoor environments, Indoor Air Quality Handbook is the one source to have.

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Pollution Prevention
Handbook of Air Pollution Prevention and Control, First Edition
Provides a bridge for today's environmental manager by focusing on an integrated approach to controlling air pollution. Uniquely combines prevention and control concepts while covering the practices and technologies.

Industrial Pollution Prevention Handbook
Why conduct expensive clean ups when you can drastically reduce pollutants by improving management, boosting efficiency, eliminating toxins from your production process, or modifying product design? Author Harry Freeman of the EPA's Risk Reduction Engineering Lab, gives you a step-by-step pollution prevention (P2) program in this guide, plus case histories that show how to implement it in 16 different industries.

Moving Beyond Environmental Compliance: A Handbook for Integrating Pollution Prevention with ISO 14000
Combines the best aspects of pollution prevention, Total Quality Management, and ISO 14,000, into a comprehensive how-to handbook for achieving environmental compliance. Includes pollution prevention questions and answers that readers can apply to their businesses. DLC: ISO 14000 series.

Pollution Prevention: Fundamentals and Practice
The objective of this book is to introduce principles of environmentally conscious products, processes, and manufacturing systems. The reader will learn the impacts of waste from manufacturing and post-use product disposal, environmental cycles of materials, and principles of environmental economics.

Pollution Prevention: The Waste Management Approach to the 21st Century
Provides the basic principles required for understanding pollution prevention and waste control. Features included technical aspects of pollution prevention, discussion on engineering methods for source reduction, coverage of reduction and elimination of waste streams, and explores waste management through energy conservation. DLC: Pollution prevention - Case studies.

Pollution Prevention Economics: Financial Impacts on Business and Industry
Environmental managers often find it difficult to assess investments in pollution prevention programs or equipment. This book provides basic economic and accounting principles to sharpen the skills that both small and large businesses can use to evaluate and financially justify investment in pollution prevention. Extensive use is made of current environmental issues through examples and case studies to illustrate and explain how economics impact the bottom life. 37 illustrations.

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Scrap Tires

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Sustainability
Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth
Lester Brown, "the guru of the global environmental movement" (The Telegraph of Calcutta), argues that, like the Sumerian and Mayan civilizations, our economy is fast destroying its environmental support systems, threatening future generations. The challenge is to restructure the global economy, replacing our fossil fuel-based, automobile-centered, throwaway economy with a new one that is environmentally sustainable. Brown outlines his vision of the new economy.

Ecologically Based Municipal Land Use Planning
The solution to the urban sprawl that seems somehow to thwart the efforts and values of communities across the industrialized world is not to be found in more legislation, rules, and regulation, says Honachefsky, but in local communities and how they develop their municipal master plans. His strategies include restoring the municipal master plan as the dominant planning document, incorporating recent scientific research studies, applying geographic information systems, and designating the protection of the community's ecological infrastructure as the premier priority.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR

The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability
Paul Hawken, the entrepreneur behind the Smith & Hawken gardening supplies empire, is no ordinary capitalist. Drawing as much on Baba Ram Dass and Vaclav Havel as he does on Peter Drucker and WalMart for his case studies, Hawken is on a one-man crusade to reform our economic system by demanding that First World businesses reduce their consumption of energy and resources by 80 percent in the next 50 years.

The HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design
A real-world DESIGN tool for sustainable design. In this comprehensive guide, the world's largest architectural/engineering design firm helps architects, engineers, planners, interior designers, and landscape architects integrate sustainable design strategies into their work. Featuring twenty-four case studies of a variety of international HOK projects, it shows how, far from being an all-or-nothing proposition, sustainable design thinking can improve projects within the conventional constraints of budget, schedule, and market demand. It provides practical guidelines that enhance real projects, including urban planning, site design, buildings, interiors, and renovations.


The Key to Sustainable Cities : Meeting Human Needs, Transforming Community Systems
   Most of the world’s population now live in cities, but despite wide agreement on the core values of sustainable societies, municipalities are so busy solving current problems, they don’t have the time or resources to plan effective action for sustainability.
    The Key to Sustainable Cities uses the principles of system dynamics to demonstrate how today’s problems were yesterday’s solutions. The book points to a new approach to city planning that builds on assets as a starting point for cities to develop healthy social, governance, economic, and environmental systems.
    Gwendolyn Hallsmith has worked to build sustainable communities for over twenty years as a municipal manager, a regional planning director, and with the Institute for Sustainable Communities. She lives in Marshfield, Vermont.

Leading Change Toward Sustainability: A Change-Management Guide for Business, Government and Civil Society
Although an increasing number of organisations have embraced the idea of sustainability in the last decade, why do so many initiatives fail, leading to wasted resources, frustration and cynicism? Why have so few organisations successfully adopted more sustainable policies or practices? And when they do get launched, why do so many efforts plateau after a short time and fail to ascend to the next level of excellence? What process is required to create change within organisations to move them towards sustainability?
  
Because so few resources are available to answer these questions, Bob Doppelt spent three years researching how the leaders of both private and public organisations that have initiated and sustained significant sustainability programmes designed and approached them. His findings, presented in this hugely readable book, will demystify the sustainability-change process by providing a theoretical framework and a methodology that managers can use to successfully transform their organisations to embrace sustainable development.


Learning by Design: Building Sustainable Organizations (Management, Organizations, and Business Series)
No description available.

Linking Sustainable Community Activities to Pollution Prevention: A Sourcebook
An introduction to community planning, balancing economic growth with environmental protection.

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
Three top strategists show how leading-edge companies are practicing "a new type of industrialism" that is more efficient and profitable while saving the environment and creating jobs.

Planning and Design Strategies for Sustainability and Profit: Pragmatic sustainable design on building and urban scales
This practical guide demonstrates the benefits of sustainable design by emphasizing its development as an economically viable and profitable option.

Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development
The Wiley Series in Sustainable Design
Offers practical, realistic methods for reversing the effects of environmental catastrophe caused by industry. It defines regenerative design, and describes practical applications to the essential systems of land development: energy flow, water flow, agriculture and land use, and building design.

The Sustainability Advantage: Seven Business Case Benefits of a Triple Bottom Line (Conscientious Commerce)
In an era when corporations are under increasing pressure to be stewards of the environment and society as they pursue profits, business expert Bob Willard provides a practical benefit-by-benefit guide for assessing all three areas as a win/win/win proposition. Written in the pragmatic language of business leaders, this book is the first to present compelling and quantitative bottom-line evidence of the profitability of social and environmental initiatives.

Sustainable Urban Design: An Environmental Approach
Provides a coherent overview of the important issues in sustainable urban design. The writers focus on the physical aspects of the urban environment - the buildings and their engineering systems, landscaping, transport systems, energy, water and waste systems and successfully cover all the key elements in one volume together with fully illustrated examples of best practice. The contributors, drawn from architectural and planning practices, are recognized experts in this field.

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Urban Ecology
How Green Is the City?
Urban lifestyles characterized by high consumption levels, exuberant use of natural resources, excessive production of waste, a widening gap between rich and poor, and rapid growth of the global human population pose a major problem for the future survival of our species. Urban development must therefore meet the needs of the present generations without compromising the needs of future generations. Putting this goal into practice remains a major challenge. This book introduces "sustainability assessment," a new concept that aims to help in steering societies in a more sustainable direction, and applies this concept to cities. It deals with practical ways to reach a more sustainable state in urban areas through such tools as strategic environmental assessment, sustainability assessment, direction analysis, baseline setting and progress measurement, sustainability targets, and ecological footprint analysis.

The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and the American Dream
One of the foremost practitioners of New Urbanism, Peter Calthorpe, an urban designer and architect based in Berkeley, California, offers one of the most coherent and persuasive arguments for moving the United States away from sprawl and toward more compact, mixed-use, economically diverse, and ecologically sound communities. This book presents 24 of Calthorpe's regional urban plans, in which towns are organized so that residents can be less dependent upon their cars and can walk, bike, or take public transportation between work, school, home, and shopping. This book is not just for architects and urban planners, but for all concerned citizens interested in developing a cohesive, feasible vision of the sustainable city of the future.


Public Places - Urban Spaces
A holistic guide to the many complex and interacting dimensions of urban design. The discussion moves systematically through ideas, theories, research and the practice of urban design from an unrivalled range of sources. It aids the reader by gradually building the concepts one upon the other towards a total view of the subject. The author team explains the catalysts of change and renewal, and explore the global and local contexts and processes within which urban design operates.


Sustainable Landscape Construction: A Guide to Green Building Outdoors
   Re-evaluates the assumption that all built landscapes are environmentally sound, and offers practical, professional alternatives for more sustainable landscape construction, design, an d maintenance. Packed with clear concepts and never-before-compiled resources on "green" landscape work, the book is an inspiring overview of important practices and concerns.
   Organized around ten key principles of sustainability, the book offers specific methods that can help accomplish those principles. Techniques and materials of landscape construction - both alternative and conventional - are evaluated, using criteria such as energy savings or non-toxicity and renewability in manufacture.

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Waste Management
Design of Landfills and Integrated Solid Waste Management
By combining integrated solid waste management with the traditional coverage of landfills, this new edition offers the first comprehensive guide to managing the entire solid waste cycle, from collection, to recycling, to eventual disposal. * Includes new material on source reduction, recycling, composting, contamination soil remediation, incineration, and medical waste management. * Presents up-to-date chapters on bioreactor landfills, wetland mitigation, and landfill remediation. * Offers comprehensive coverage of the role of geotechnical engineering in a wide variety of environmental issues.

Fast Track to Waste-Free Manufacturing: Straight Talk from a Plant Manager (Manufacturing and Production)
Details a new and proven system called Waste-Free Manufacturing (WFM) that rapidly deploys the lean process. Manufacturing in the United States is currently undergoing a major transition, yet large numbers of manufacturers simply do not recognize what it is all about. Many still operate under out dated manufacturing practices and do not see that the enemy is not the competition, but rather their own system of production. Batch, or mass, manufacturing is still the preferred system of production for most U.S.-based industry. But to survive, let alone become globally competitive, companies will have to put aside their old mass manufacturing paradigms and completely change their entire production system.

Handbook of Environmental Degradation Rates
In order to assess the environmental exposure from chemicals in various media, you must know the rate at which a chemical will degrade. Handbook of Environmental Degradation Rates saves you the time and money collecting and evaluating this important information. The Handbook provides rate constant and half-life ranges for various processes and combines them into ranges for different media (air, groundwater, surface water, soils), which can be directly entered into various models.Some of the processes the Handbook includes are aerobic and anaerobic biodegradation, direct photolysis, hydrolysis, and reaction with various oxidants or free radicals (e.g., hydroxyl radical and ozone in the atmosphere). Experimental data are used and cited when available, and validated estimation methods are used when no experimental data are available. Researched and organized by leading experts, Handbook of Environmental Degradation Rates is easy-to-use and is well indexed by chemical name and CAS Number.

Handbook of Solid Waste Management and Waste Minimization Technologies
This Handbook is an essential tool for plant managers, process engineers, environmental consultants, and site remediation specialists that focuses on practices for handling a broad range of industrial solid waste problems. In addition to equipment and process options, the author presents information on waste minimization practices that can be used in conjunction with or can provide alternatives to equipment and process investments. Environmental cost accounting measures and energy-efficient technologies are provided.

Practical Handbook of Processing and Recycling Municipal Waste
If we could understand the scientific and engineering principles behind recycling, our ability to use reprocessed materials would improve considerably. If we could then apply those principles, our efforts to process and recycle waste would be significantly more efficient and cost-effective. Practical Handbook of Processing and Recycling Municipal Waste provides all of the information necessary for vastly improving the way we recycle materials. It first develops basic engineering and scientific theories related to processing and recycling municipal waste. The authors then show how the behavioral characteristics of waste can actually be predicted with some degree of accuracy, hence turning waste disposal engineering from a matter of guesswork into a science. From Europe to the United States to the Far East, humankind understands the need for - and the challenges of - recycling and reusing waste. This handbook is the guide to successful, efficient waste processing and reuse.

Principles of Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management
A textbook for any of several courses, including engineering, natural resources management, planning, management science, and environmental science. Hickman, who has worked in the field for over thirty years, discusses such aspects as the infrastructure, regulatory and judicial issues, planning and organizing, collecting and transferring solid waste, recycling, composting, combustion systems, landfill gas management, design and construction of landfills, and other management issues. He includes a glossary without pronunciation guides. An exercise manual for students is also available. -- Copyright © 1999 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR All rights reserved Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR

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Water Quality
Basic Environmental Technology: Water Supply, Waste Management, and Pollution Control
Offers a pragmatic introduction to the topics of water supply, waste management, and pollution control. Designed primarily for use by students in civil/construction technology programs and related disciplines in community colleges and technical institutes. Previous edition c2000. CD-ROM included.

Biological Wastewater Treatment (Environmental Science & Pollution)
Completely rewritten to reflect contemporary interest in bioreactors used in wastewater treatment while maintaining the features that made its predecessor the unrivalled choice of educators, students, and practitioners for nearly two decades, this Second Edition of a classic textbook integrates the principles of biochemical processes with their applications in the real world—communicating modern, rational approaches to the conception, design, operation, and optimization of existing and novel biochemical unit operations in a comprehensive yet lucid manner.

Create an Oasis With Greywater: Your Complete Guide to Choosing, Building and Using Greywater Systems
Describes how to choose, build, and use twenty different types of greywater systems.
   Topics include: Why to use or not use greywater, health guidelines, greywater sources, irrigation requirements, 20 system examples and selection chart, biocompatible cleaners, greywater plumbing principles and components, maintenance and troubleshooting, freezing, rain, preserving soil quality , storing rainwater, suppliers, and references.  The Builder's Greywater Guide is a companion volume for new construction and remodeling.

Builder's Greywater Guide: Installation of Greywater Systems in New Construction & Remodeling; A Supplement to the Book "Create an Oasis With Greywater"
The Builder's Greywater Guide (a supplement to Oasis's book Create an Oasis with Greywater) will help building professionals or homeowners work within or around building codes to successfully include greywater systems in new construction or remodeling, even if they have little prior greywater experience. It is also a great resource for regulators interested in improving regulatory oversight of greywater systems. Topics include: Special reasons for builders to install or not install a greywater system, flow chart for choosing a system, suggestions for dealing with inspectors, legal requirements checklist, detailed review of system options with respect to new laws, latest construction details and design tips, maintenance suggestions, equations for estimating irrigation demand, and the complete text of new US greywater law with English translation and suggested improvements. 46 pages, 9 figures, 8.5 x 11".  Note: The book Create an Oasis with Greywater is required in order to effectively use the "Builder's Greywater Guide".

Growing Clean Water: Nature's Solution to Water Pollution
Population and industrialization have placed increased demands on our finite water supply and created environmental pollution problems that threaten the quality of life. Yet, Nature has amazing abilities to cleanse itself. This book provides the history of the development of the marriage between nature's cleansing powers and man's ingenuity to create wastewater treatment methods that are environmentally friendly, cost effective and less energy intensive. Case histories, from NASA laboratory studies to operational municipal and industrial wastewater treatment systems, provide compelling evidence that engineered farming of wastewater can ensure the safety of our water supply for us and future generations.

Industrial Water Pollution Control
This classic text is intended for the student in courses related to industrial water pollution control, as well as a guide for someone in the industry. It is very strong on biological treatment and reflects better than any other book actual industrial treatment practices. This new revision contains new material on hazardous waste disposal and improved coverage of adsorbtion and partionaing.

Introduction to Water Pollution Biology
Shows environmental scientists, engineers, and students how to examine and solve water pollution problems, stressing the source, pathway, and sink concepts of representative contaminants, and highlighting the role of bacteria and algae as pollution indicators and natural purifiers. After an overview of water properties, chapters deal with basic environmental concepts before detailing specific types and effects of pollution. Assumes a background in basic vertebrate and invertebrate zoology and botany. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse
A thorough update of McGraw-Hill's authoritative book on wastewater treatment. No environmental engineering professional or civil or and environmental engineering major should be without a copy of this book- it describes the technological and regulatory changes that have occurred over the last ten years in this discipline.  This revision contains a strong focus on advanced wastewater treatment technologies and stresses the reuse aspects of wastewater and biosolids.

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Magazines on Industry-Related Topics
 
A & Wma Environmental Compliance News
Newsletter featuring coverage and analysis of all major proposed and final US Federal environmental regulations as they are released. Issues relating to air quality, hazardous waste management, and water quality are covered. Also, covers regulations implementing CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, EPCRA, etc.

Adirondack Journal Of Environmental Studies
Promotes development in the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve.


Advances In Environmental Research
A journal on original research in the fields of environmental science, engineering and technology. Includes research papers, case studies, notes and critical review papers reporting on major advances in multiple areas within the environmental arena.

Aim Environmental Service
No description available.

Air Pollution Consultant
Offers information on Clean Air Act regulations. Includes reviews of the latest emission control technologies with help on modeling, emission inventories, risk management, pollution prevention and more.

Air Pollution Management
No description available.

Altfuels Advisor
Newsletter on the research, commercialization, and development of alternative fuel vehicles such as the hybrid, fuel cell, and biofuel vehicles. It also includes performance data and energy policy updates.

Alternative Energy
Reports on important trends and developments in alternative energy sources including biomass, solar energy, and hydrogen. Also presents information related to environmental pollution and global warming.

Alternatives Journal: Environmental Thought Policy & Action
Provides perspective on Canadian and international environmental issues. Feature length articles are accompanied by news reports and an opinion column. Formerly called Alternatives: Perspectives on Society & Environment.

American Chemical Society Division Environmental Chemistry Magazine
No description available.

Anjec Report
The ANJEC Report offers practical suggestions for local action and explores environmental issues in New Jersey. It provides readers with up-to-date articles on successful local, state and federal laws and programs, including case studies and references for additional information.

Archives Of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology
Covers original experimental and theoretical research pertaining to environmental contamination and toxicology.

Asdwa Update
Current regulatory and policy issues about drinking water.

Building Systems Magazine
Provides information for buildings, architects, developers, and real estate agents using or considering using building systems technologies in residential construction.

Corporate Environmental Strategy
Focuses on the formulation and administration of critical environmental policies and procedures. Articles and columns document the experiences of executive management on the forefront of new integrated environmental strategies in marketing, finance operation, information management, and more.

Directory Of Environmental Organizations
No description available.


Down To Earth
No description available.

Drinking Water Research
Focuses not only on the chemical, physical, and microbiological quality of drinking water but also the water purification technology and health effects associated with the consumption of drinking water. Covers the economic and planning aspects related to the supply of safe drinking water.

E - The Environmental Magazine
E - The Environmental Magazine gives you in-depth environmental news and commentary. Each issue of E informs and inspires readers to do what they can to help bring about improvements in the environment. Special tips and how-to advice for living responsibly are provided. It's your future - please get involved!


Earth First!
No description available.

Earthwatch
Supports scientific field research worldwide to improve our understanding and management of the Earth. Through the participation of volunteers in field research, Earthwatch helps scientists gather vital data that empowers individuals and governments to act wisely as global citizens.

Ecological Indicators
The ultimate aim of Ecological Indicators is to integrate the monitoring and assessment of ecological and environmental indicators with management practices.

Ecostates
Journal of the Environmental Council of the States. Integral parts of the ECOS mission involve championing the role of the States in environmental protection and articulating state positions to congress, federal agencies, and the public on environmental issues.

Environmental Design & Construction
Covers all aspects of environmentally sound building design & construction including recycled building products, energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, indoor air quality, and systems of waste disposal and re-use.


Environment Abstracts - Index
Provides access to over 800 scientific journals including all environment related science journals. Each volume is organized into 21 subject areas including environmental education and population planning and control.

Environmental History
No description available.


Environment International
A multi-disciplinary forum for the publication of original environmental literature. Vital data, causes of pollution, and methods for protection are all featured, covering the entire field of environmental protection.

Environmental Protection
Offers up-to-date, cutting-edge technology, new trends and recent regulatory developments for environmental professionals. Covers industry news, legal cases and regulations, discoveries and new products for professionals, consulting firms, government and research institutes.

Environmental Protection News
Provides accurate, timely reporting of new and proposed legislation on pollution control and environmental policies.

Environmental Quality Management
Attempts to keep readers current on both legal and practical developments in environmental management of business organizations. Is aimed at environmental managers, engineers, quality directors, and other environmental professionals.


Eis Cumulative - Environmental Impact Statements
This journal is the sole source for abstracts of all federally mandated environmental impact statements in the United States. It extracts the key issues from complex government-released impact statements, converting massive documents into concise, readable abstracts.


Environmental Regulatory Development Mailing
No description available.

Global Environmental Change Report
Contains information on policy trends, scientific research, and industrial developments concerning global warming, stratospheric ozone depletion, and acid rain.

IAQ Applications
No description available.

Interdisciplinary Environmental Review
Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, an international journal published annually by the Interdisciplinary Environmental Association, publishes research and survey papers of the highest possible quality, from all disciplines, concerning the natural environment.


NY State Conservation Comments
Concerned with all phases of the outdoor field including conservation education, hunting, fishing, trapping, water pollution, air pollution, forest management, gun safety, archery and legislation.

Northeast Recycling Council News
Strives to assist in meeting the Northeast Recycling Council's goals of increasing the demand for recyclable materials and recycled products, increasing the supply of high-quality secondary materials, and maximizing the overall efficiency of the recycling infrastructure.

Pollution Engineering
Includes feature articles devoted to practical engineering applications useful for the recognition, measurement, control and disposal of hazardous, solid air, and liquid containments.

Urban Audubon
Newsletter of the New York City Audubon Society, covering environmental issues, chapter field trips, and related programs.

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