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Construction Ecology: Nature as a Basis for Green Buildings [Kindle Edition]

Charles J. Kibert , Jan Sendzimir , G. Bradley Guy
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  • Print ISBN-10: 0415260922
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0415260923
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Book Description

Industrial ecology provides a sound means of systematising the various ideas which come under the banner of sustainable construction and provides a model for the design, operation and ultimate disposal of buildings.


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'This volume contains a stimulating discussion on an interesting new aspect of building science, and the contributions are by no means uniformly pro-green.' - Architectural Science Review

About the Author

Charles J. Kibert, Director of the Rinker School of Building Construction, University of Florida, is one of the authors of the concept known as sustainable construction. Jan Sendzimir is a systems ecologist at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria and is fostering the large-scale application of adaptive management in Central Europe, especially Poland. Brad Guy, an architect, is a Research Associate in the Center for Construction and Environment at the University of Florida and is an internationally recognized expert on building deconstruction and materials reuse.

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  • File Size: 8668 KB
  • Print Length: 330 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0415260922
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge (August 27, 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000PY31SE
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5.0 out of 5 stars Construction Ecology November 13, 2011
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Dr. Kibert presents a number of topics and authors to give a perspective to modern construction ecology. This is a complex standard by which student can get a good rounded approach to the topic and introduced to many knowledgable authors.
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