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Title:
Green building handbook : a guide to building products and their impact on the environment
Author:
Woolley, Tom.
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations ; 30 cm
General Note:
Published in association with ACTAC, the Technical Aid Network.

"This book is based on material from the first 12 issues of the Green building digest"--Pref.
Language:
English
Added Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Green building digest.
ISBN:
9780419226901

9780419253808
Format :
Book

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TA403.6 .G74 1997 V.2 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

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 Designas 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 Handbooklooks 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.


Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction
Green Building
How to Set About Green Building
Examples of Green Building
Part 2 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