Here is a design manual for those interested in gaining the knowledge and skills necessary for achieving sustainability in residential settings. The book introduces the concept of regenerative design whereby built landscapes sustain and restore vital ecological functions. It guides readers through a design process relevant to new or retrofit residential landscapes that not only minimizes environmental damage, but help repair it. Photos, sketches and case studies from built projects illustrate concepts and practices. The text offers an excellent tool for a wide range of professionals involved in the residential landscape industry.
|Publication date:||13th April 2012|
|Author:||Heather L. Venhaus, Herbert Dreiseitl|
|Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons Ltd an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd|
|Categories:||Landscape art & architecture, Residential buildings, domestic buildings,|
Using her background in landscape architecture and ecological restoration, HEATHER VENHAUS works with teams of scientists, designers, and educators to develop sustainable and regenerative design solutions. Ms. Venhaus facilitated and led the development of The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks 2009, the nation's first rating system for landscapes, and has held multiple leadership positions in the U.S. Green Building Council and the American Society of Landscape Architects. Heather is the founding principal of Regenerative Environmental Design and lives in Austin, Texas.More About Heather L. Venhaus, Herbert Dreiseitl