Sustainable Residential Development
Sustainable Residential Development: Planning and Design for Green Neighborhoods explains the principles of green building and how to apply them to residential development, presenting guidelines for creating communities that balance social, economic and environmental needs. Filled with plans, elevations and vignettes, the book shows how to incorporate wind direction, sun exposure, tree preservation, topography and public spaces into site plan. It also shows how to design high-density neighborhoods…apply green design and construction principles by using local materials and techniques, solar power, waste management, and water efficiency…as well as rehabilitate neighborhoods while respecting their heritage. Features:
- Expert guidelines for planning and designing communities that balance social, economic and environmental needs
- A wealth of international and U.S. case studies and examples that illustrate the principles of sustainable community design
- More than 100 downloadable plans and elevations that offer a head start for planning and designing sustainable communities.