By Ken Yeang

ISBN-10: 0203864409

ISBN-13: 9780203864401

ISBN-10: 0415458994

ISBN-13: 9780415458993

The 1st guide to the terminology of sustainable design. Written via an the world over popular professional within the box, this illustrated dictionary offers over 1500 definitions and reasons of ecodesign phrases. delivering a distinct source for the practitioner and student, this book leaves the reader loose to 'dip' out and in of the publication making an allowance for 'bite-sized' studying at their very own comfort. it truly is a vital reference for all architects, engineers, planners and environmentalists all for designing and making plans tasks and schemes within the equipped surroundings.

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This is generally regarded as a more sustainable process, as it relies less on fossil fuels and produces less greenhouse emissions. See also: Biodegradable plastics; Bioregenerative plastics Bioenhancing plastics; Biopolymer Biopolymers are polymers that are biodegradable. The materials for production of these polymers may be based on agricultural plant or animal products, and may be renewable or synthetic. There are four main types of biopolymer, based on starch, sugar, cellulose, and synthetic materials.

It is the opposite of an object that has 100% albedo reflectivity. Black water Nonpotable wastewater generated by households, particularly toilet waste. If black water contains fecal matter and urine, its pathogens and high content of organic material need to decompose before they can be reused in the built environment or released safely into the environment. See also: Gray water BLAST Building Loads Analysis and System Thermodynamics, a building energy simulation program developed in the 1970s by the US Department of Defense.

Anthropogenic heat Human-made heat generated by buildings, people, or machinery. It is small in rural areas and larger in dense urban areas. It is usually not large enough to be a 17 significant factor in summertime heat island formation, but has a more significant impact on wintertime heat islands. See also: Heat island Antioxidant Chemical that is added to a material or substance to prevent or slow the oxidation of that material. Antioxidants are used in automobile tires, food additives, and various vitamins.

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