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Materials for a Healthy, Ecological and Sustainable Built Environment by Maibritt Pedersen Zari, Brenda Vale, Emina K. Petrovic

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Ecosystem services analysis

Incorporating an understanding of ecosystem services into built environment design and materials selection

Maibritt Pedersen Zari,    Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Abstract

This chapter builds upon Chapter 1, and describes how the concept of ecosystem services can practically be applied to built environment design. A methodology for applying the ideas to designing whole buildings, neighborhoods, or urban areas is described and illustrated, and then ecosystem services analysis in relation to building materials specification is discussed. A series of quick reference tables are provided that examine a selection of materials that are grown, extracted, or that are made. The chapter concludes ...

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