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    Environmental Indicators for Building Design: Development and Application on Mexican Dwellings

    ISBN-10: 158603894X
    ISBN-13: 9781586038946
    Author(s): O. Guerra
    Description: "The author developed a series of indicators based on a Three Step Strategy to assess the design of dwellings in relation to their potential for a sustainable life cycle. The book aims to provide designers with indicators needed to assess housing  More...
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    Publisher: Ios Pr Inc
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 132
    Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
    Weight: 0.550
    Language: English

    "The author developed a series of indicators based on a Three Step Strategy to assess the design of dwellings in relation to their potential for a sustainable life cycle. The book aims to provide designers with indicators needed to assess housing design with an eye on improvement. The indicators are applied to a case study in the central region of Mexico in order to provide possible improvements to the environmental performance of Mexican dwellings."--BOOK JACKET.

    Acknowledgements
    Preface
    Introduction
    The approach
    The Three Step Strategy approach
    Choosing the right materials
    Indicators for environmental assessment
    Building and construction phase
    Use phase
    Demolition phase
    Relation between indicators and Three Step Strategy
    Choice of indicator
    Relation within the indicators
    Reference dwellings
    Introduction
    Housing situation in Mexico
    Housing market
    Overview of housing policy
    Water and energy in Mexico
    Selection of reference houses
    Location
    The approach for selection of Mexican dwellings
    Mexican reference houses
    Traditional dwelling
    Modern medium level dwelling
    Social dwelling
    Technical review of Mexican housing
    International reference houses
    Peruvian dwelling
    Dutch dwelling
    Analysis of Mexican, Peruvian and Dutch housing
    Building and construction phase
    Use phase
    Demolition phase
    Conclusions
    Improving Mexican housing
    Introduction
    Strategies for decreasing material consumption in medium level Mexican housing
    Strategies to improve sustainable housing
    Improvement scenarios
    Building and construction phase
    Use phase
    Demolition phase
    Conclusions
    Recommendations for new housing in Mexico
    Conclusions and discussion
    Conclusions
    Discussion
    What further research is needed?
    Indicators
    Categories of building materials
    Values of all indicators
    References

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