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Designing the Sustainable Site

Integrated Design Strategies for Small Scale Sites and Residential Landscapes

Designing the Sustainable Site by Heather L. Venhaus
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The full-color, practical guide to designing sustainableresidential landscapes and small-scale sites

"Going green" is no longer a choice; it's a necessity. Developedlandscapes have played a significant role in exacerbating theenvironmental and social problems that threaten humanity; however,they can also be part of the solution. Designing the SustainableSite: Integrated Design Strategies for Small-Scale Sites andResidential Landscapes gives site designers and landscapearchitects the tools and information they need to become a drivingforce in the quest for sustainability.

Advocating a regenerative design approach in which builtlandscapes sustain and restore vital ecological functions, thisbook guides readers through a design process for new andredeveloped sites that not only minimizes damage to the environmentbut also actively helps to repair it. Designing the SustainableSite:

  • Assists designers in identifying and incorporating sustainablepractices that have the greatest positive impact on both theproject and the surrounding community, within a regionalcontext

  • Uses photographs, sketches, and case studies to provide acomprehensive look at successful green landscape design

  • Illustrates how sustainable practices are relevant andapplicable to projects of any size or budget

  • Demonstrates how built environments can protect and restoreecosystem services

  • Explains the multiple and far-reaching benefits that sustainabledesign solutions can provide

  • Assists project teams in fulfilling credit requirements of greenbuilding assessment tools, such as LEED, BREEAM, or SITES

With attention to six global environmentalchallenges—including air pollution, urban flooding and waterpollution, water shortages, invasive species, and loss ofbiodiversity—along with guidance on how to meet thesechallenges, Designing the Sustainable Site is a practicaldesign manual for sustainable alternatives to small-scale site andresidential landscape design.

Wiley; March 2012
272 pages; ISBN 9781118183434
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Title: Designing the Sustainable Site
Author: Heather L. Venhaus; Herbert Dreiseitl
 
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