The Sustainable Sites Handbook
A Complete Guide to the Principles, Strategies, and Best Practices for Sustainable Landscapes
Wiley Series in Sustainable Design
1. Edition February 2012
2012. 560 Pages, Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-470-64355-6 - John Wiley & Sons
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This official reference guide to the Sustainable Sites Initiative Rating System contains information on principles, strategies, technologies, tools, and best practices for sustainable site design applicable to any type of designed landscape, with or without buildings, ranging from shopping malls, streetscapes, subdivisions, corporate and academic campuses, transportation corridors, parks and recreation areas, all the way to single family homes. Equally useful as a guide to achieving SITES credits, or as a guide to independent pursuit of sustainable sites, it offers in-depth coverage on important "green" topics.
From the contents
Partnership Letter from SITES.
Chapter 1. Introduction.
Chapter 2. Pre-Design: Site Selection, Assessment, and Planning.
Chapter 3. Site Design: Water.
Chapter 4. Site Design: Vegetation.
Chapter 5. Site Design: Soils.
Chapter 6. Site Design: Materials and Resources.
Chapter 7. Human Health and Well-being for Sustainable Sites.
Chapter 8. Operations, Maintenance, Monitoring, and Stewardship.