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The first part of the book, Chapters 1 through 3, provides background information on sustainability, sustainable development practices, corporate social responsibility, supply chain management, early adopters of government sustainability objectives, barriers and drivers for implementing sustainable development practices,
sustainability in the construction sector, domestic and foreign environmental regulations, sustainability global reporting initiatives, the social and community impact of projects, the environmental impact of production operations for construction materials, and global environmental management standards. The first part of the book also includes information on the global treaties influencing the incorporation of sustainable practices into engineering design and construction operations such as the Kyoto Protocol Treaty, Basel Convention, Rio Declaration, and Stockholm Convention. It also presents information on clean development mechanisms, joint implementation practices, carbon sinks, and
emissions credits. The environmental laws affecting E&C professionals working in the United States are covered to illustrate their impact on engineering designs and construction operations. The middle part of the book, Chapters 4 through 10, presents information on sustainable designs; selecting sustainable sites; designing for passive survivability; designing for disassembly; and information on the ISO 14000 standard. It also discusses life-cycle cost assessment models and how to quantify all of the sustainable impacts on construction including the overall costs of materials taking into consideration cradle-to-grave economic and environmental costs.
degradation mitigation strategies being used throughout the world.
Chartered Institute of Building’s Sustainability and the Construction Industry in the United Kingdom Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES) Stars, Green Advantage, Green Star, Green Guide to Specifications, British Standards Institute BES 6001, Responsible Sources Model, the Sustainable Sites Initiative, Design Quality Indicators, Civil Engineering Environmental Quality Assessment and Award Scheme, Los Alamos National Laboratory Sustainable Design Guide, the World Green Building Council, Green Guides to Specifications, United Nations Environment Programme, the Sustainable Building Alliance, GreenRoads, Green Building National Standard that incorporates NSI/ASHRAE/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1–2104, and others.