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Designing the Sustainable Site Integrated Design Strategies for Small Scale Sites and Residential Landscapes

by Heather L. Venhaus, Herbert Dreiseitl

Designing the Sustainable Site Integrated Design Strategies for Small Scale Sites and Residential Landscapes Synopsis

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.

Designing the Sustainable Site Integrated Design Strategies for Small Scale Sites and Residential Landscapes Press Reviews

Venhaus's book is carefully organized and offers clear, concise guidance on how to deal with sites in ways that uphold both livability and ecological functions. Designing the Sustainable Site ranges from big-picture explanations of current ecological thinking to detailed techniques that can be applied at the level of the individual site. ( Better! Cities & Towns, September 2012)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780470900093
Publication date: 7th March 2012
Author: Heather L. Venhaus, Herbert Dreiseitl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Landscape art & architecture, Residential buildings, domestic buildings,

About Heather L. Venhaus, Herbert Dreiseitl

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.

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