Sustainable development is a concept that incorporates energy, urban management, environmental objectives, policy integration, and the idea that effective solutions can be achieved in a cooperative manner with concerted effort. Gaining momentum on the world stage in recent years, sustainable development is beginning to significantly redefine the policies and decision making of both corporations and governmental entities. This book is intended to clarify critical issues, proven approaches and potential pitfalls associated with such initiatives, covering underlying concepts, renewable energy solutions, environmental issues, green design and LEED? programs, sustainable industrial processes, sustainable development policy considerations, local government programs, corporate programs, tracking results, and future trends. This edition includes complete updates on measurement and verification for LEED projects, as well as carbon reduction
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|Size: ||7.5 MB|
|Publisher: ||The Fairmont Press, Inc.|
|Date published: || 2013|
|ISBN: ||9780881736373 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|