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Sustainable Development Handbook, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Fairmont Press

491 pages

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Hardback: 9781439850480
pub: 2010-08-17
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Gaining momentum globally, sustainable development is beginning to significantly redefine the policies of corporations and governmental entities. Updated throughout, the second edition of this popular resource includes updates on LEED® measurement and verification and a new chapter on cities and carbon reduction. Clarifying critical issues, this volume examines proven approaches as well as problems with failed initiatives. It addition to core concepts and trends, it explores specific renewable energy and environmental solutions. It examines global initiatives, local politics, and ways to effectively measure and track progress.

Table of Contents

What Is Sustainable Development?

Sustainable Development: A New Social Concept

The Environment & Sustainable Development

Sustainable Buildings

Sustainable Energy Solutions

Corporate Sustainability Programs

Local Politics for Sustainable Development

How Sustainable Development Policies Affect Planning

Tracking Local Sustainable Development

Learning from Las Vegas

International Sustainability

What the Future Holds: Creating a Sustainable World

Bibliography, Appendices, Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCIENCE / Energy
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering