ABSTRACT

Gaining momentum globally, sustainable development is beginning to significantly redefine the policies of corporations and governmental entities. Updated throughout, the second edition of this popular resource includes updates on LEED®  measurement and verification and a new chapter on cities and carbon reduction. Clarifying critical issues, this volume examines proven approaches as well as problems with failed initiatives. It addition to core concepts and trends, it explores specific renewable energy and environmental solutions.  It examines global initiatives, local politics, and ways to effectively measure and track progress.

chapter Chapter 1|33 pages

What is Sustainable Development?

ByStephen A. Roosa

chapter Chapter 2|46 pages

Sustainable Development—A New Social Concept

ByStephen A. Roosa

chapter Chapter 3|32 pages

The Environment and Sustainable Development

ByStephen Roosa, Matt Hanka

chapter Chapter 4|34 pages

Sustainable Buildings

ByStephen A. Roosa

chapter Chapter 5|29 pages

Sustainable Energy Solutions

BySieglinde Kinne

chapter Chapter 6|28 pages

Corporate Sustainability Programs

ByStephen A. Roosa

chapter Chapter 7|40 pages

Local Policies for Sustainable Development

ByStephen A. Roosa

chapter Chapter 8|31 pages

Impact of Sustainable Development Policies on Planning

ByStephen A. Roosa

chapter Chapter 9|56 pages

Tracking Local Sustainable Development

ByStephen A. Roosa

chapter Chapter 10|30 pages

Learning from Las Vegas

ByStephen A. Roosa

chapter Chapter 11|22 pages

Local Carbon Reduction Policies

ByStephen A. Roosa

chapter Chapter 12|30 pages

International Sustainability

ByStephen A. Roosa

chapter Chapter 13|28 pages

What the Future Holds: Creating a Sustainable World

ByStephen A. Roosa