This complete guide to the evaluation, selection, and use of sustainable materials in the landscape 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, the book introduces tools, techniques, ideologies and 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, and detailed strategies to minimize these impacts. Case studies share cost and performance information and lessons learned. Content from this book is available as an online continuing professional education course at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-320255.html#resource-efficiency. WileyCPE courses are available on demand, 24 hours a day, and are approved by the American Institute of Architects.
Preface. Acknowledgments. CHAPTER 1 Materials for Sustainable Sites Defined. CHAPTER 2 Background: Inputs, Outputs, and Impacts of Construction Materials. CHAPTER 3 Evaluating the Environmental and Human Health Impacts of Materials. CHAPTER 4 Resource Reuse: Designing with and Specifying Reclaimed, Reprocessed, and Recycled-content Materials. CHAPTER 5 Concrete. CHAPTER 6 Earthen Materials. CHAPTER 7 Brick Masonry. CHAPTER 8 Asphalt Pavement. CHAPTER 9 Aggregates and Stone. CHAPTER 10 Wood and Wood Products. CHAPTER 11 Metals. CHAPTER 12 Plastics and Rubber. CHAPTER 13 Biobased Materials, BY RUTH STAFFORD. Appendix A: Embodied Energy and Embodied Carbon of Construction Materials by Weight. Appendix B: Health and Environmental Impacts of Hazardous Air Pollutants and Metals Related to Construction Materials. Index.