The Dictionary of Global Sustainability

Paperback | January 6, 2012

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The Dictionary of Global Sustainability is intended to serve as a quick reference guide to “green” professionals (architects, developers, realtors, and builders), corporations, industries, governments, instructors, students, and other individuals seeking a better understanding of sustainable concepts. The volume provides nearly 2800 key sustainable terms, as well as a listing of organizations and scholarly and trade journals (domestic and international) that will lead the reader to valuable research materials. Case studies that examine sustainability projects from around the world are also included to illustrate the theory and practice of environmental, economic, technological, and social aspects of sustainability.

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The Dictionary of Global Sustainability is intended to serve as a quick reference guide to “green” professionals (architects, developers, realtors, and builders), corporations, industries, governments, instructors, students, and other individuals seeking a better understanding of sustainable concepts. The volume provides nearly 2800 ke...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.6 × 5.7 × 0.5 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073514527

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Table of Contents

THE DICTIONARY OF Global Sustainability

Preface

PART I: THE DICTIONARY OF GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY

An A through Z listing of terms and definitions particularly useful to students and practitioners in the interdisciplinary field of sustainability.

References for Terms

PART II: CASE STUDIES ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC, TECHNOLOGICAL, AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABILITY

I. Agricultural

1. Mother Goose Farms (South Kona, HI)
2. Village Farms of Buffalo, Inc. (Buffalo, NY)

II. Commercial

3. Boyle Heights Youth Technology Center (Los Angeles, CA)
4. The Crestwood Building, Atlanta Metro Area (Atlanta, GA)
5. One Potomac Yard (Arlington, VA)
6. On the Road to Success: Rome, New York's East Rome Business Park (Rome, NY)
7. Rising from the Depths in Naugatuck Valley: The Restoration and Reuse of Idle Land (Seymour, CT)
8. 17th Street Plaza (Denver, CO)

III. Corporate/Institutional Sustainability

9. GE & Universal Studios Hollywood: The Treasure Hunt Model (Los Angeles, CA; Globally)
10. Google's Green Data Centers: Network POP Case Study (Mountain View, CA)
11. Lockheed Martin (Manassas, VA)

IV. Government

12. Greening of the White House Status Report and Accomplishments (Washington, DC)
13. Las Vegas Cleanup a Sure Thing (Las Vegas, NV)
14. Robins U.S. Air Force Base (Warner Robins, Georgia)

V. Industrial

15. A Former California Brownfield Recycled: A Construction and Demolition Waste Reduction Success Story (Emeryville, CA)
16. Old Town's New Look: Along the Waterfront, an Abandoned Manufacturing Site Joins Two City Parks (Old Town, MA)
17. Provo City Steeling Itself for Redevelopment (Provo City, UT)

VI. Residential

18. City of Santa Monica: Annenberg Community Beach House (Santa Monica, CA)
19. Colorado Court Project (Santa Monica, CA)
20. Portland State University (PSU) Stephen Epler Residence Hall (Portland, OR)
21. Sellwood House: Apartment Owners Find Value in Green Features (Portland, OR)

VII. International

22. Charles Hostler Student Center (Beirut, Lebanon)
23. Omicron AEC, Ltd.: Head Office Renovation (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
24. Passive House (Bessancourt, France)
25. Setagaya-ku Fukasawa Symbiotic Housing Complex (Setagaya-ku, Japan)
26. Vanke Center (Shenzhen, China)
27. Victor Civita Park (São Paulo, Brazil)
28. WWF and Abu Dubai's Masdar Initiative Unveil Plan For World's First Carbon-Neutral, Waste-Free, Car-Free City (Dubai, UAE)

References for Case Studies

Appendix A: Organizations

Appendix B: Journals