Sustainable Living: the Role of Whole Life Costs and Values

Sustainable Living: the Role of Whole Life Costs and Values

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Achieving a sustainable building is not just a matter of design and construction: what happens once the building is occupied is absolutely critical. This book shows how the choices designers, developers and building users make impact on sustainability over the life span of the building. The authors show how a holistic approach considering costs, energy use, environmental impact, global warming potential as well as items which a usually disregarded such as finishes, furniture and appliances is needed to achieve best practice.In order to test the model thus developed and to investigate the actual performance of average NZ houses, design and ... to 1950s housing was inexpensive and plain, and the main features included open-plan designs, simple shape withanbsp;...

Title:Sustainable Living: the Role of Whole Life Costs and Values
Author: Nalanie Mithraratne, Brenda Vale, Robert Vale
Publisher:Routledge - 2007-09-04

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