Via 150 signed articles, Green Cities: An A-to-Z Guide provides an overview of the key concepts that urban planners, policy makers, architects, engineers, and developers use to understand the sustainability dimensions of the urban environment. It identifies cities that have taken steps to become greener and discusses the strategies they have used; it also reviews broad concepts associated with green cities. Cities face enormous environmental challenges, and the entries in this volume, from case studies of greener cities to discussions of green urban design, infrastructure, and processes, can help us transform our cities into healthier, sustainable communities in which a growing urban population can thrive. Vivid photographs, searchable hyperlinks, numerous cross references, an extensive resource guide, and a clear, accessible writing style make the Green Society volumes ideal for classroom use as well as for research.Operation and Maintenance Protocols: To maintain the maximum efficiency of the mechanical systems, building managers ... Plug Load: Energy Used by What Gets Plugged In The energy efficiency of the building envelope is only part of the story. ... Surprisingly conservative in its vision, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 produced Corporate ... However, hybrids such as the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight are already averaging 50 miles per gallon and above, andanbsp;...
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