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Ecodesign : a manual for ecological design

By: Publication details: Wiley ; John Wiley, 2008 Hoboken, N.J., Chichester, Description: 499 pages : illustrations ; 21 x 27 cmISBN:
  • 9780470997789
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Contents:
What is ecodesign? The objective of ecodesign The basis for ecodesign Ecomimicry The general law and theoretical basis for ecodesign Interrogate the premises for the design Differentiate whether the design is for a product (with no fixed abode or with a temporary abode) or for a structure or an infrastructure (both abode or site specific) Determine the level of environmental integration that can be achieved in the design Evaluate the ecological history of the site (for the designed system) Inventory the designed system's ecosystem (site-specific design) Delineate the designed system's boundary as a human-made or composite ecosystem in relation to the site's ecosystem Design to balance the biotic and abiotic components of the designed system Design to improve existing, and to create new ecological linkages Design to reduce the heat-island effect of the built environment on the ecology of the locality Design to reduce the consequences of the various modes of transportation and of the provision of access and vehicular parking for the designed system Design to integrate with the wider planning context and urban infrastructure of the designed system Design for improved internal comfort conditions (of the designed system as an enclosure) Design to optimise all passive-mode (or bioclimatic design) options in the designed system Design to optimise all mixed-mode options in the designed system Design to optimise all full-mode options in the designed system Design to optimise productive-mode options in the designed system Design to optimise composite-mode options in the designed system Design to internally integrate biomass with the designed system's inorganic mass (eg by means of internal landscaping, improved indoor air quality (IAQ) considerations, etc) Design for water conservation, recycling, harvesting, etc. Design for wastewater and sewage treatment and recycling systems Design for food production and independence Design the built system's use of materials to minimise waste based on the analogy with the recycling properties of the ecosystem Design for vertical integration Design to reduce light and noise pollution of the ecosystems Designing the built environment as the transient management of materials and energy input flows Designing to conserve the use of non-renewable energy and material resources Design for the management of outputs from the built environment and their integration with the natural environment Design the built system over its life cycle from source to reintegration Design using environmentally benign materials, furniture, fittings, equipment (FF & E) and products that can be continuously reused, recycled and reintegrated Design to reduce the use of ecosystem and biospheric services and impacts on the shared global environment (systemic integration) Reassess the overall design (ie product, structure or infrastructure) in its totality for the level of environmental integration over its life cycle What is the green aesthetic? Issues of practice The future of ecodesign App. 1. Timeline of key international developments relating to the global environment App. 2. Sustainable development App. 3. The Rio Principles
Summary: All man-made artefacts, from buildings to everyday household products, have some environmental consequence. Bringing together his own theories as well as those of other leading figures, Yeang aims to integrate the design process in ways that will have minimal or harmless consequences for our natural systems
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What is ecodesign?
The objective of ecodesign
The basis for ecodesign
Ecomimicry
The general law and theoretical basis for ecodesign
Interrogate the premises for the design
Differentiate whether the design is for a product (with no fixed abode or with a temporary abode) or for a structure or an infrastructure (both abode or site specific)
Determine the level of environmental integration that can be achieved in the design
Evaluate the ecological history of the site (for the designed system)
Inventory the designed system's ecosystem (site-specific design)
Delineate the designed system's boundary as a human-made or composite ecosystem in relation to the site's ecosystem
Design to balance the biotic and abiotic components of the designed system
Design to improve existing, and to create new ecological linkages
Design to reduce the heat-island effect of the built environment on the ecology of the locality
Design to reduce the consequences of the various modes of transportation and of the provision of access and vehicular parking for the designed system
Design to integrate with the wider planning context and urban infrastructure of the designed system
Design for improved internal comfort conditions (of the designed system as an enclosure)
Design to optimise all passive-mode (or bioclimatic design) options in the designed system
Design to optimise all mixed-mode options in the designed system
Design to optimise all full-mode options in the designed system
Design to optimise productive-mode options in the designed system
Design to optimise composite-mode options in the designed system
Design to internally integrate biomass with the designed system's inorganic mass (eg by means of internal landscaping, improved indoor air quality (IAQ) considerations, etc)
Design for water conservation, recycling, harvesting, etc. Design for wastewater and sewage treatment and recycling systems
Design for food production and independence
Design the built system's use of materials to minimise waste based on the analogy with the recycling properties of the ecosystem
Design for vertical integration
Design to reduce light and noise pollution of the ecosystems
Designing the built environment as the transient management of materials and energy input flows
Designing to conserve the use of non-renewable energy and material resources
Design for the management of outputs from the built environment and their integration with the natural environment
Design the built system over its life cycle from source to reintegration
Design using environmentally benign materials, furniture, fittings, equipment (FF & E) and products that can be continuously reused, recycled and reintegrated
Design to reduce the use of ecosystem and biospheric services and impacts on the shared global environment (systemic integration)
Reassess the overall design (ie product, structure or infrastructure) in its totality for the level of environmental integration over its life cycle
What is the green aesthetic?
Issues of practice
The future of ecodesign
App. 1. Timeline of key international developments relating to the global environment
App. 2. Sustainable development
App. 3. The Rio Principles

All man-made artefacts, from buildings to everyday household products, have some environmental consequence. Bringing together his own theories as well as those of other leading figures, Yeang aims to integrate the design process in ways that will have minimal or harmless consequences for our natural systems

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