Residential Landscape Sustainability


A Checklist Tool

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This valuable resource for developers and designers will help to develop design solutions sympathetic to the environment and improve the sustainability of residential landscapes. <br /> <p><br /> </p> <p>The landscapes around housing have a crucial role in creating a more sustainable future with carbon-neutral homes. This book shows how to improve the sustainable profile of new residential developments through landscape planning, design and management – by conserving resources and minimising pollution, and by enhancing ecological diversity. This may be achieved without significant additional capital outlay.<br /> </p> <p><br /> </p> <p>The residential landscape sustainability checklist gives housing developers, landscape architects, architects and planners a tool with which to assess the environmental implication of their schemes throughout the design process – from site planning to detailed design.<br /> </p> <p><br /> </p> <p>The checklist focuses on residential housing developments but many features of the tool – including improving energy efficiency, materials selection, planting design and management – can also be applied to a wide range of different types of development, from school grounds to retail parks.</p>


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