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  • Everyday Lifestyles and Sustainability

    The environmental impact of doing the same things differently

    Edited by Fabricio Chicca, Robert Vale, Brenda Vale

    The impact of humanity on the earth overshoots the earth’s bio-capacity to supply humanity’s needs by 50%, meaning that people are living off earth’s capital rather than its income. This has involved an increase in the carbon footprint from fossil fuel consumption and cement manufacture, with…

    Paperback – 2018-02-15 
    Routledge

  • Unravelling Sustainability and Resilience in the Built Environment

    By Emilio Jose Garcia, Brenda Vale

    In this timely book, Emilio Jose Garcia and Brenda Vale explore what sustainability and resilience might mean when applied to the built environment. Conceived as a primer for students and professionals, it defines what the terms sustainability and resilience mean and how they are related to each…

    Paperback – 2017-03-24
    Routledge

  • Living within a Fair Share Ecological Footprint

    Edited by Robert Vale, Brenda Vale

    According to many authorities the impact of humanity on the earth is already overshooting the earth’s capacity to supply humanity’s needs. This is an unsustainable position. This book does not focus on the problem but on the solution, by showing what it is like to live within a fair earth share…

    Paperback – 2013-03-25
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Living: the Role of Whole Life Costs and Values

    By Nalanie Mithraratne, Brenda Vale, Robert Vale

    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…

    Paperback – 2007-09-04
    Routledge

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