Designing the Sustainable Site Integrated Design Strategies for Small Scale Sites and Residential Landscapes

ISBN-10: 0470900091

ISBN-13: 9780470900093

Edition: 2012

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Designing the Sustainable Residential Landscape is a design manual for those interested in gaining the knowledge and skills necessary for achieving sustainability in residential settings. The book introduces the concept of regenerative design whereby built landscapes sustain and restore vital ecological functions. It guides readers through a design process relevant to new or retrofit residential landscapes that not only minimizes environmental damage, but help repair it. Focus on regional context and guidance helps readers identify and prioritize the strategies that will be the most beneficial for their clients and local communities. Photos, sketches and case studies from built projects will illustrate concepts and practices. An important theme throughout the text is the idea that single design elements can have multiple and far-reaching benefits. This multiplier effect is the indication that sustainable practices are valuable and achievable on projects of any size and budget.
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Book details

List price: $78.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 3/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Dreiseitl is a water artist and planner. Since opening an office in 1980 by Lake Constance he has set new standards with his projects in water design, landscaping, urban hydrology and drainage systems.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Building a Sustainable Future
The Sustainable Site Design Process
Human Health and Well-Being
Sustainable Solutions: Air Pollution
Sustainable Solutions: Urban flooring and water pollution
Sustainable Solutions: Water Shortages
Sustainable Solutions: Invasive Species
Sustainable Solutions: Loss of Biodiversity
Index
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