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Sustainable Infrastructure The Guide to Green Engineering and Design

ISBN-10: 0470453613

ISBN-13: 9780470453612

Edition: 2010 (Guide (Instructor's))

Authors: S. Bry Sarte

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As more factors, perspectives, and metrics are incorporated into the planning and building process, the roles of engineers and designers are increasingly being fused together. The Art of Eco-Engineering explores this tend with in-depth look at sustainable engineering practices in an urban design as it involves watershed master-planning, green building, optimizing water reuse, reclaiming urban spaces, green streets initiatives, and sustainable master-planning. This complete guide provides guidance on the role creative thinking and collaborative team-building play in meeting solutions needed to affect a sustainable transformation of the built environment.
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 9/24/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Process and Systems of Sustainable Design
The Process of Applied Sustainable Engineering Design
Framing the Design Challenge
Creating a New Paradigm for Design
Integrating Disciplines: Architects and Engineers
The Sustainable Design Team - An Engineer?s Perspective
Design Drivers for Sustainable Infrastructure Systems
Project Drivers
Establishing Project Values and Setting Goals
Defining Desired Outcomes and Metrics
Creating Frameworks and Action Plans
Design Strategies
Implementing the Process
Applying Integrative Design on Old Mint Plaza
Goal-Setting at Aquatera, Florida
Sustainable Infrastructure Frameworks
Establishing a Framework
Green Building Rating Systems - Helping or Hurting? An Architect's Perspective
Using Sustainable Infrastructure Frameworks
Using Frameworks for Different Types of Development
Pillars of Sustainability
Pillars of Sustainability at The Great Wall Eco Villages
PlaNYC: Pillars of Sustainability in Action
The Scale-Density Framework
Applying the Scale-Density Framework to New Development
The Transect
Using the Transect to Redevelop Tehachapi
AIA COTE "Ten Measures of Sustainability"
The Built Form-Ecology Framework
Balancing Human and Ecological Development on the Santa Lucia Preserve
Table of Ecosystem Services
Synergy and Sustainable Community Design
One Planet Living Framework - Sonoma Mountain Village
Endnotes
Sustainable Resource Systems
Water Conservation & Supply
The Aspen Institute: Energy and Environment Program
Water Management Plans
Achieving Water Balance
Looking at a Water Balance for a Buddhist Center in California
Water Balance on the "Ahwahnee" Project
The Living Building Challenge - WATER
Analyzing Water Sources
Groundwater
Surface Water
Rainwater
Brackish Water
Seawater
Stormwater
Water Supply Strategies
Reduce Demand / Conserve Water
Improvements to Infrastructure
Expansion of Existing Water Resources
Rainwater Harvesting for a residential property in Sausalito
Endnotes
Inegrated Water Management
Water as Resource, Not Waste Product
Impacts of Modern Wastewater Practice
Redefining Waste Water
Integrated Stormwater Management
Effects of Development on Stormwater Runoff
Low Impact Development Design Principles
Benefits of LID Stormwater Management
Order of Design Operations
Urban Stormwater Treatment Strategies in San Mateo County
Urban Stormwater Treatment Strategies
Extensive Stormwater Treatment Systems
Addressing Constraints and Barriers to Implementation
Inadequate Local Resources
Cost
Physical Site Constraints
Utility Conflicts
Maintenance Burden
Mint Plaza
San Francisco's Urban Watershed Planning Charrette
Graywater Treatment and Reuse
Graywater Quality Characterization
Potential as an Alternative Water Source
Graywater Reuse Systems
Keys to Long-term Success of a Graywater System
Berkeley Ecohouse
Hillside Residence
Integrating Graywater into a Water Resources Master Plan
System Process and Components
Blackwater Management Approaches
Blackwater Treatment Levels
Treatment Technologies
Blackwater Reuse Potential
Shifting the Water Treatment Paradigm
Endnotes
Energy and Greenhouse Gases
Reducing Demand through Design
Reducing Energy Use in Buildings
Passive Design Strategies
Using Energy Efficiently
Energy Efficient Systems for Communities
Accounting for Water as an Energy Use
Reducing Demand through Transportation Changes
Designing Sustainable Power Supplies
Solar Power
Photovoltaics (PVs)
Solar Thermal
Wind Power
Permitting Steps for Small Wind Turbines
Geothermal Systems
Biomass
Biogas
Water Power
Addressing Climate Change and Reducing Carbon Footprint
Measuring a Project's Carbon Footprint
Reducing a Project's Carbon Impact
Developing Carbon-Neutrality Management Plans
Policy Measures for Increasing Energy Security & Efficiency
Setting Caps
Net-Metering
Renewable Energy Certificates
Green Power Programs
Incentive Programs
Regional Power Purchasing Agreements
Building Scale Financing Options
Utility Profit Decoupling Strategies
Efficiency Incentives & Requirements
Design Guidelines and Performance Standards
Efficiency Programs and Standards
Performance Standards
Endnotes
Sustainable Site Planning, Built Systems and Material Flows
Sustainable Site Planning
Understanding a Site as a Living System
Understanding Natural Patterns
Analysis: Performing Contextual Background Studies
Synthesis: Interpretation and Response
Green Streets and Transportation Networks
Complete Streets
Typical Street Types and Uses
Implementing a Woonerf - Santa Monica Borderline
Implementing Smart-Growth Streets
Green Streets
City of Portland Green Streets Program (Portland, OR)
Chicago Green Alleys Program
Working with the Land
Sensitive Streetscape Design
Santa Lucia Preserve Street Design Process
Sensitive Site Design
Balancing Earthwork using Grading Analysis
Material and Waste Flows
Evaluating the Environmental Impact of Infrastructure Materials
Materials Red List1
Choosing Environmentally Appropriate Materials
Post Tensioning in Concrete Structures
Construction Methods and Management
Solid Waste Management
Endnotes
Design Applications
City-Scale Approaches
Guangzhou - City-Scale Transformation in China
Tianjin Eco-City Master Plan
PlaNYC - An Integrated Stormwater Approach
San Francisco City Greening Initiatives
San Francisco Better Streets Plan
Urban Forest Master Plan
Stormwater Design Guidelines
Sewer System Master Plan
Mission Streetscape Plan
Cesar Chavez Green Street Corridor
Old Mint Plaza
Pavement to Parks Initiative
The Expressive Potential of Infrastructure
Endnotes
Applications for Sustainable Communities
Achieving a Perfect Balance: Pearl Island, Panama
Going beyond Engineering - Sharing Standards for Sustainability
Integrating Stormwater Strategies into the Transect at the Community Scale: Cattle Creek, Colorado
Stitching Together Lost Connections with Green Infrastructure
Building-Scale Sustainable Infrastructure
The California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California
Creating the New Academy
Chartwell School: Design Teaches Children to Celebrate Water, Energy
Pearl Island, Panama - Designing Buildings for Energy Savings
Sustainable Sites Initiative
Brisbane City Hall - Green Site Design
Stanford Green Dorm - Living Laboratory
Pearl River Tower - Guangzhou, China
Endnotes
Conclusion