“Sustainability by Design – Building for the Future” – e-book

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“Sustainability by Design: Building for the Future” is a comprehensive guide that explores the principles, strategies, and practices of sustainable design and construction. With 30 informative chapters covering a wide range of topics, this book offers a holistic perspective on building for a more sustainable and resilient future.

The book begins with an exploration of the foundational concepts of sustainable design, emphasizing the importance of integrating environmental, social, and economic considerations into the built environment. It delves into the evolution of sustainable architecture, highlighting the key milestones and trends that have shaped the field over time.

Throughout the chapters, readers gain insights into various aspects of sustainable design, including the integration of nature into the built environment, renewable energy solutions, green building materials and technologies, and passive design strategies for energy efficiency. Case studies and examples illustrate how these principles are applied in real-world projects, showcasing best practices and innovative approaches to sustainable construction.

The book also addresses critical topics such as water conservation, urban planning for sustainable communities, biomimicry, zero waste design strategies, and building resilience to climate change. It explores the role of sustainable transportation infrastructure, circular economy principles in construction, social equity and inclusive design, and the concept of net-zero energy buildings.

Readers learn about eco-friendly landscaping and site design, sustainable interior design practices, and the importance of creating healthy buildings for occupants. The chapter on retrofitting existing buildings for sustainability highlights the opportunities and challenges of upgrading older structures to meet modern sustainability standards.

A particularly insightful chapter focuses on the integration of indigenous knowledge into sustainable design, recognizing the wisdom and contributions of indigenous communities in fostering environmental stewardship and cultural preservation. Another chapter explores the economics of sustainable building, examining the costs, benefits, and financial considerations associated with sustainable design and construction.

Building codes and regulations for sustainability are also discussed, emphasizing their role in promoting environmentally responsible building practices and ensuring the safety, health, and welfare of occupants. The book concludes with a chapter on sustainable disaster recovery and resilience, highlighting strategies for mitigating the impact of disasters, promoting community resilience, and facilitating long-term recovery in a sustainable manner.

Overall, “Sustainability by Design: Building for the Future” offers a comprehensive overview of sustainable design principles and practices, providing architects, engineers, planners, developers, and students with valuable insights and inspiration for creating a built environment that is environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable. With its rich content and practical guidance, this book serves as an essential resource for anyone interested in shaping a more sustainable future through design and construction.

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