A complete guide to evaluating, selecting, and using sustainable construction materials
Environmental and human health impacts of materials are a hidden cost of our built environment. While we can readily see the impact of destroying a wetland to build a mall, we aren't always aware of the "invisible" effects on the environment as raw materials are harvested, and products manufactured and shipped from thousands of miles away from the site.
Materials for Sustainable Sites guides architects, engineers, contractors, and landscape architects in making the right choices to minimize their projects' environmental and human health impacts—whether the right answer is a new, green material or a conventional, tried-and-true material used in green ways.
This book provides detailed and current information on construction materials for sustainable sites, including:
Materials for Sustainable Sites prepares designers, engineers, and builders with the information they need to incorporate sustainable site design into every project.