The environmental impact of building materials

Viljoen, Andre and Bohn, Katrin (2003) The environmental impact of building materials In: Roaf, S, Fuentes, M and Thomas, S, eds. Ecohouse. The Architectural Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 42-66. ISBN 978-0750657341

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Abstract

This chapter includes a historic overview of urban land use patterns within the context of sustainable urban design. The reference to the role of urban agriculture within sustainable urban design is of particular significance as is the definition of “site yield” as a measure of the percentage of energy and resource requirements harvested from within the boundary of a development site.

Item Type:Chapter in book
Subjects:K000 Architecture, Building and Planning > K200 Building
K000 Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
Faculties:Faculty of Arts > School of Architecture and Design
ID Code:7216
Deposited By:Andre Viljoen
Deposited On:09 Jun 2010
Last Modified:09 Oct 2010 02:17

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