Learn how to apply the principles of green building to residential development!
Sustainable Residential Development explains the principles of green building and how to apply them through residential development. The text presents guidelines for creating communities that balance economic, social and environmental needs. This text is written by an internationally renowned architect and serves as a landmark resource that is filled with information, evaluations, plans and vignettes that will equip all readers with the much-needed process and examples for planning and designing green communities.
The book provides expansive coverage of a range of topics, including how to incorporate wind direction, tree preservation, sun exposure, public spaces, and topography into site planning. This text also shows how to design high-density neighborhoods while also applying green design and construction principles with the use of local materials and techniques. The book also discusses solar power, waste management and water efficiency while teaching readers how to rehabilitate neighborhoods while respecting their heritage.
Sustainable Residential Development also features:
- Expert guidelines for designing and planning communities that balance economic, social and environmental needs.
- A wealth of international and US case study with examples illustrate the principles of sustainable community design.
- Over 100 downloadable plans and elevations that offer a head start for designing and planning sustainable communities.