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Materials for Sustainable Sites
A Complete Guide to the Evaluation, Selection, and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials
by Meg Calkins

Materials for Sustainable Sites features strategies to minimize environmental and human health impacts of conventional site construction materials as well as green materials.

Providing detailed current information on construction materials for sustainable sites, Materials for Sustainable Sites introduces:

  • tools
  • techniques
  • ideologies
  • resources
for evaluating, sourcing, and specifying sustainable site materials.

Chapters cover:

  • types of materials, both conventional and emerging green materials
  • environmental and human health impacts of the material
  • detailed strategies to minimize these impacts

Case studies share cost and performance information and lessons learned.

Contents

  1. Materials for Sustainable Sites Defined.
  2. Background: Inputs, Outputs, and Impacts of Construction Materials.
  3. Evaluating the Environmental and Human Health Impacts of Materials.
  4. Resource Reuse: Designing with and Specifying Reclaimed, Reprocessed, and Recycled-content Materials.
  5. Concrete.
  6. Earthen Materials.
  7. Brick Masonry.
  8. Asphalt Pavement.
  9. Aggregates and Stone.
  10. Wood and Wood Products.
  11. Metals.
  12. Plastics and Rubber.
  13. Biobased Materials

Appendixes

  • Embodied Energy and Embodied Carbon of Construction Materials by Weight.
  • Health and Environmental Impacts of Hazardous Air Pollutants and Metals Related to Construction Materials
Index

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A Complete Guide to the Evaluation, Selection, and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials
by Meg Calkins

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