Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability
  • Release Date : 16 February 2018
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 390 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0128121505
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Download or read book entitled Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability by author: Gabriel Perez which was release on 16 February 2018 and published by Butterworth-Heinemann with total page 390 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability reviews the current state-of-the-art on the topic. In the introduction, the editors review the fundamental concepts of nature elements in the built environment, along with the strategies that are necessary for their inclusion in buildings and cities. Part One describes strategies for the urban environment, discussing urban ecosystems and ecosystem services, while Part Two covers strategies and technologies, including vertical greening systems, green roofs and green streets. Part Three covers the quantitative benefits, results, and issues and challenges, including energy performances and outdoor comfort, air quality improvement, acoustic performance, water management and biodiversity. Provides an overview of the different strategies available to integrate nature in the built environment Presents the current state of technology concerning systems and methodologies on how to incorporate nature in buildings and cities Features the latest research results on operation and ecosystem services Covers both established and new designs, including those still in the experimental stage