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By Brian Edwards, David Turrent

Written via specialists, Sustainable Housing brings new views on residential sustainability, utilizing case experiences of up to date perform. This e-book relies upon the 'Housing and Sustainability' convention on the RIBA in 1998, which meant to steer motion into the subsequent century, environment down key ideas, supplying vital new technical info and surroundings united kingdom practices in a eu context.

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23 Details matter in sustainable housing: (a) dustbin and compost store; (b) trellis for growing plants; (c) sheltered entrance. ) capture of rainfall for certain water uses use of open space (streets, parks and squares) to facilitate social interaction and ecological wellbeing pollution and waste strategies creation of natural habitats integrated with housing. At the individual building level, sustainable housing will probably display a further list of features: • • • • • • healthy comfortable, secure homes householder able to adapt or extend space designed-in ability to upgrade low energy design exploiting renewable energy sources super-insulated homes low water consumption.

To encourage such transport (and movement on foot is a form of transport) pavements need to be wide, safe and free of obstacles. Too often in cities pavement space for pedestrians is obstructed by traffic signs, litter bins, transport barriers, bus shelters and utility poles. Sustainable neighbourhoods will have wide pavements (room for two or three people to walk and talk together), perhaps a protective barrier of trees between cars and people and a separate marked cycleway all created within current street dimensions (by restricting cars to one narrow lane).

These are mainly single people for whom life in the suburbs will be unsuitable. 25 Design holds the key to broadening the appeal of sustainability. Architect: Jeremy Dixon, LDDC than traditional family units. This is why sustainable housing offers unprecedented opportunity to explore both the creativity of city life and modes of living that place the environment under reduced stress. The family of the future is likely to be based upon single parents, non-nuclear units, childless couples and extended inter-generational groups.

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