168 pages | 200 Color Illus.
There are unique greening solutions and practices which help create a lifestyle shift, improving the health of living and working spaces and its occupants -- from a personal, business, environmental, and profitable perspective. Short-term and long-term considerations are important elements when moving forward towards healthy practices in lifestyles, choices, and site designs. This book addresses the various greening practices that can be applied to structures in our urban and rural cultures. From the loft, to the neighborhood, to the office space to the airport, this publication outlines the ways businesses owners and residents can integrate scale appropriate green solutions into their lifestyles. Green Up! includes illustrations and photographs to assist in understanding design opportunities for your space. The author, Stevie Famulari, brings unique insights to inspire one to develop their own green understanding and design-solutions plan. Illustrations of applied greening to locations helps inspire your own designs and manifest it to reality. With a myriad of options to choose from, the best solution is the one that works for you and all the users of the space, for both short- and long-term growth. A healthy green lifestyle change can be part of any design and may grow and expand as your want for green practices expands. Green Up! breaks down the misconceptions of the complexity of sustainability and green practices. This book provides illustrations and size appropriate solutions to how you can incorporate green solutions into your lifestyle. Greening is a lifestyle change; and this step-by-step instruction guide lets you know how easy it is to transition to the green side.
Introduction 1. Apartments, Lofts, Studios -- Interior residential 2. Offices, Lobbies, Retail Commercial -- Interior commercial 3. Houses and Residential Sites -- Interior and Exterior 4. Health Care Facilities 5. Buildings in Areas Near Airports, Highways, and Trains Appendix References