T. Woolley, S. Kimmins, P. & R. Harrison
Taylor & Francis | 0419226907 | 1997 | PDF | 224 pages | 5 Mb

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Green Building Handbook provides a detailed reference for environmentally concerned purchasers of building products, with at-a-glance tables for buyers and specifiers.

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 Buys section then ranks these products from lowest to highest impact.


Part 1— Introduction
1. Green Building 2
2. How to Set About Green Building 18
3. Examples of Green Buildings 23

Part 2— Product Analysis and Materials Specification
How to use the Handbook 32
Key to Table Headings 33

4. Energy 36
5. Insulation Materials 59
6. Masonry 78
7. Timber 103
8. Composite Boards 131
9. Timber Preservatives 160
10. Window Frames 201
11. Paints and Stains for Joinery 221
12. Roofing Materials 235
13. Rainwater Goods 285
14. Toilets and Sewage Disposal 305
15. Carpets and Floorcoverings 328

Further Reading 355


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