Water Efficiency in Buildings: Theory and Practice

Water Efficiency in Buildings: Theory and Practice

Editor(s): Kemi Adeyeye

Published Online: 27 DEC 2013 09:46PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118456576

Online ISBN: 9781118456613

DOI: 10.1002/9781118456613

About this Book

This reference source on water efficiency in buildings provides comprehensive and up-to-date information. Both multi-disciplinary and practical, it signposts current knowledge, innovation, expertise and evidence on an important subject which is high in the resource management debate.

Water Efficiency in Buildings: a review of theory and practice is structured into five sections: Policy; People; Building Design and Planning; Alternative Water Technologies; and Practical Examples & Case Studies. This final section of the book presents new and current practice as well as lessons learnt from case examples on the use of water saving technologies and user engagement.

Current evidence is vital for effective policy making. The dynamic nature of issues around water resource management creates a higher need for robust and reliable data and research information that can inform policy and regulations.

This compendium provides a roadmap for researchers and building professionals on water efficiency as well as for policy makers and regulators. The case studies and research presented fall within the water supply and demand spectrum, especially those that focus on process efficiency, resource management, building performance, customer experiences and user participation, sustainable practises, scientific and technological innovation. The benefit and impact of the research is at the localandnational level, as well as in the global context.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Policy

    1. Chapter 3

      Water Policy for Buildings (pages 42–56)

      Armando Silva Afonso and Carla Pimentel Rodrigues

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  2. Part 2: People

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  3. Part 3: Building Design and Planning

    1. Chapter 9

      Integrated Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (pages 147–163)

      Stephen J. Coupe, Amal S. Faraj, Ernest O. Nnadi and Susanne M. Charlesworth

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  4. Part 4: Alternative Water Technologies

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  5. Part 5: Practical Examples and Case Studies

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