Design for eco-services. Part B - Building Services

Birkeland, Janis (2009) Design for eco-services. Part B - Building Services. BEDP Environment Design Guide.

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Without the virtually free services of nature like clean air and water, humans would not last long. Natural systems can be incorporated in existing urban structures or spaces to add public amenity, mitigate the heat island eff ect, reduce pollution, add oxygen, and ensure water, electricity and food security in urban areas. Th ere are many eco-solutions that could radically reduce resource consumption and pollution and even provide surplus ecosystem services in the built environment at little or no operational cost, if adequately supported by design. Th is is the second part of a two part paper that explains what eco-services are, then provides examples of how design can generate natural as well as social capital. Using examples of actual and notional solutions, both papers set out to challenge designers to ‘think again’, and invent ways of creating net positive environmental gains through built environment design.

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ID Code: 42180
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Positive Development, Design for Eco-Services, Ecological Architecture, Eco-Positive Design, Regenerative Design, Natural Security, Ecosystem Goods and Services, Green Infrastructure
ISSN: 1442-5017
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics Lighting Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design) (120104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Royal Australian Institute of Architects
Deposited On: 27 Jun 2011 00:56
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:07

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