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Green Building Handbook: Volume 1 : A Guide to Building Products and their Impact on the Environment - Tom Woolley

Green Building Handbook: Volume 1

A Guide to Building Products and their Impact on the Environment

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Published: 27th November 1997
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Environmentally responsible building involves resolving many conflicting issues and requirements. Each stage in the design process from the fundamental decisions about what, where and even whether to build has implications for the environment.
Evolving out of the success of Green Building Digest, a publication described by Building Design as well-researched, authoritative and exhaustive, this practical new handbook considers the environmental issues which relate to the production, use and disposal of key building products and materials. It is designed to help specifiers and purchasers gain awareness of the potential environmental impact of their decisions.
Chapter by chapter Green Building Handbook looks at a different sector of the trade from flooring to roofing, comparing the environmental effects of commonly available products with less well known green alternatives. A Best Buy section then ranks these products from lowest to highest impact.

"'...easy to use, interesting...'." -Architectural Technology

Introduction
Green Building
How to Set About Green Building
Examples of Green Building
Product Analysis and Materials Specification
Energy
Insulation Materials
Masonry
Timber
Composite Boards
Timber Preservatives
Window Frames
Paints and Stains for Joinery
Roofing Materials
Rainwater Goods
Toilets and Sewage Disposal
Carpets and Floorcoverings
Further Reading
Useful Organisations
The Organisations Behind the Digest
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780419226901
ISBN-10: 0419226907
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 27th November 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 30.07 x 21.18  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.76
Edition Number: 1