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Stewardship of the Built Environment
Author: Robert A. Young

ISBN: 9781610911801
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 1 September 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 17.5 x 1.5
Description:
When we think of green building, we tend to picture new construction. But Robert A. Young argues that the greenest building is often the one that has already been built. InStewardship of the Built Environment, he shows how rehabilitating and reusing existing structures holds untapped potential for achieving sustainable communities. Students and professionals alike will discover the multifaceted benefits of reuse.
 
Young begins by describing how historic preservation in the United States, often overlooked because of  the predominant focus on new construction, is actually an important sustainable design strategy. He then examines the social, environmental, and economic benefits of preservation-from the societal value of reusing existing buildings to financial incentives available for rehabilitation. Young concludes with insights into the future of reusing buildings as a sustainability strategy. He also provides several informative appendices, including a glossary of key terms and acronyms and recommendations for further reading.
 
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