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Indoor Green: Living with Plants

Indoor Green: Living with Plants

  • Author: Bree Claffey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780500501061
  • Category: House plants
  • Page: 208
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The Victorians suffered from `fern madness'; the 1970s was the age of the macrame plant hanger; the Japanese believe that where there are plants, life energy flows well. For centuries and across cultures, plants have transformed interiors. Today houseplants are once again experiencing a revival. Bree Claffey of renowned Australian emporium Mr Kitly journeys in the worlds of her plant-loving friends to share their joy-inducing, plant-filled spaces. This is more than a gardening book: this is an inspirational look at life with plants. From the ever-reliable Peace lily and beguiling Fiddle leaf fig to the elusive Chinese money plant, houseplants are showcased in all their weird and wonderful forms. More than good-looking props, plants are living growing things rooted in community and creativity. As this book celebrates, houseplants are not a passing trend - they are a way of life.

Green Infrastructure

Green Infrastructure

Incorporating Plants and Enhancing Biodiversity in Buildings and Urban Environments

  • Author: John W. Dover
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136330747
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 352
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With more than half of the world's population now living in urban areas, it is vitally important that towns and cities are healthy places to live. The principal aim of this book is to synthesize the disparate literature on the use of vegetation in the built environment and its multifunctional benefits to humans. The author reviews issues such as: contact with wildlife and its immediate and long-term effects on psychological and physical wellbeing; the role of vegetation in removing health-damaging pollutants from the air; green roofs and green walls, which provide insulation, reduce energy use and decrease the carbon footprint of buildings; and structural vegetation such as street trees, providing shading and air circulation whilst also helping to stop flash-floods through surface drainage. Examples are used throughout to illustrate the practical use of vegetation to improve the urban environment and deliver ecosystem services. Whilst the underlying theme is the value of biodiversity, the emphasis is less on existing high-value green spaces (such as nature reserves, parks and gardens), than on the sealed surfaces of urban areas (building surfaces, roads, car parks, plazas, etc.). The book shows how these, and the spaces they encapsulate, can be modified to meet current and future environmental challenges including climate change. The value of existing green space is also covered to provide a comprehensive textbook of international relevance.

Informatics and Management Science IV

Informatics and Management Science IV

  • Author: Wenjiang Du
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1447147936
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 804
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The International Conference on Informatics and Management Science (IMS) 2012 will be held on November 16-19, 2012, in Chongqing, China, which is organized by Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Nanyang Technological University, University of Michigan, Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences, and sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). The objective of IMS 2012 is to facilitate an exchange of information on best practices for the latest research advances in a range of areas. Informatics and Management Science contains over 600 contributions to suggest and inspire solutions and methods drawing from multiple disciplines including: Computer Science Communications and Electrical Engineering Management Science Service Science Business Intelligence

The Hippocrates Diet and Health Program

The Hippocrates Diet and Health Program

  • Author: Ann Wigmore
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780895292230
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 191
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Discusses the importance of nutrition in physical fitness and recommends a vegetarian diet designed to reduce weight and improve general health

Understanding Green Building Guidelines: For Students and Young Professionals

Understanding Green Building Guidelines: For Students and Young Professionals

  • Author: Traci Rose Rider
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393733303
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 160
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Summarizes the main issues and strategies of the forceful and fast-paced green building movement. Many professions are increasingly producing tools to assist clients in breaking down and understanding the different elements that reside under the umbrella of the sustainability movement. For the design and construction professions, this unpacking often takes the form of green building guidelines and rating systems. This book aims to look at a selection of both national and local green building rating systems and guidelines, ranging from commercial to residential. While the goal is to provide students and young professionals with a solid overview of each product, enabling them to understand the differences and select the most appropriate system for their chosen projects, the book provides valuable overviews and comparisons for anyone interested in better buildings: designers, homeowners, realtors, contractors, facility managers, site designers, and more.

Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering

Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering

  • Author: Jimmy C.M. Kao,Wen-Pei Sung,Ran Chen
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1315751984
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 934
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This book contains select green building, materials, and civil engineering papers from the 4th International Conference on Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering (GBMCE), which was held in Hong Kong, August 21-22, 2014. This volume of proceedings aims to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academics, and industry professionals from all over the world to present their materials, energy, environment, and civil engineering research results and development activities.

Indoor Marijuana Horticulture

Indoor Marijuana Horticulture

  • Author: Jorge Cervantes
  • Publisher: Van Patten Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781878823298
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 332
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Guide to the LEED Green Associate V4 Exam

Guide to the LEED Green Associate V4 Exam

  • Author: Michelle Cottrell
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118870247
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 256
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Prepare for the LEED Green Associate v4 exam with an expert whohas been there – and passed! Guide to the LEED Green Associate V4 Exam is acomprehensive study guide for the LEED Green Associate v4 exam.Written by a LEED expert and consultant who actually passed theexam, this guide provides a first-hand account of preparationstrategies that work. The book is designed to work with how peoplestudy, organized for quick navigation, with sample questions andflashcards throughout. The companion website offers additionalstudy aids, including more sample test questions andflashcards. The book covers all topics and principles includedon the exam, and provides all the information necessary topass. Passing the LEED Green Associate v4 exam is the only way to getthe Green Associate credential, so a complete, comprehensive studyguide is essential. The Guide to the LEED Green AssociateExam has been updated specifically to align with the mostcurrent version of the exam. Topics include: The three tiers of the credentialing process Concepts and processes of sustainable design LEED design strategies and technologies How and what to study for the exam Beyond just providing information, this book offers the insightof someone who's been there, and can manage expectations andeliminate surprises. Motivating, engaging, and packed with expertadvice, the Guide to the LEED Green Associate Exam helpseager professionals prepare for – and pass – the LEEDGreen Associate v4 exam.

Live Green, Calgary!

Live Green, Calgary!

Local Programs, Products & Services to Green Your Life and Save You Money

  • Author: Lauren Maris
  • Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781897522578
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 112
  • View: 8766
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When it comes to living greener, our primary resource is knowledge. The purpose of this book is to boil down the information that is out there into one complete package of environmentally sensitive products, services and programs available to Calgarians. Live Green, Calgary! gives you precise, applicable information that will save you time. And there are money-saving tips, too! Live Green, Calgary! puts local green programs, products and services at your fingertips so you can live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. As always, greener choices help ensure that we will have an abundance of clean and healthy resources for a long time to come. Live Green, Calgary! highlights the free services, programs and rebates available so Calgarians can save money while getting greener. Live Green, Calgary! saves you time by giving you the information you need to green your life in Calgary, all in one place and relevant to your family. Lauren Maris has done the legwork for you . . . all you need to do is start exercising your options!

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction

LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes

  • Author: Sam Kubba
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: 0123851289
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 820
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Packed with conceptual sketches and photos, real world case studies and green construction details, Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction provides a wealth of practical guidelines and essential insights that will facilitate the design of green buildings. Written in an easy to understand style, the Handbook draws on over 35 years of personal experience across the world, offering vital information and penetrating insights into two major building rating systems such as LEED and BREEAM both used extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Develop a project schedule that allows for systems testing and commissioning. Create contract plans and specifications to ensure building performance A step-by-step approach for integrating technologies into the different stages of design and execution.