Metropolitan Planning + Design

Stewardship of the Built Environment

Sustainability, Preservation, and Reuse

Authors: Young, Robert A

  • Hot topic: emissions reductions achieved by retrofitting existing buildings not only offers energy reduction benefits, but also has broader economic, cultural, and land use preservation advantages
  • Growing number of incentives and requirements for green retrofits at the state, local, and even federal level
  • Robert Young has extensive experience as a professional and is currently a professor at U of Utah, giving him credibility with the two main audiences for the book
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About this book

When we think of green building, we tend to picture new construction. But Robert A. Young argues that the greenest building is often the one that has already been built. In Stewardship of the Built Environment, he shows how retrofitting existing structures holds untapped potential for achieving sustainable communities.

Stewardship of the Built Environment explores the social, environmental, and economic benefits of reuse-from the societal value of reusing existing buildings to financial incentives available for refurbishment. Readers will become familiar with essential terminology; sustainability and historic preservation metrics; government oversight processes; and opportunities for smart growth afforded by rehabilitation. This knowledge is key to preserving the past while building a sustainable future.

About the authors

Robert Young teaches architecture at the University of Utah and is co-director of the Mountain West Planning and Design Academy, and author of Historic Preservation Technology (Wiley 2008). He has worked in the sustainable design and historic preservation fields for 30 years and been professionally active on numerous review boards and commissions.  He has taught historic preservation courses and environmental controls/sustainability courses for the past 17 years. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stewardship of the Built Environment
Book Subtitle
Sustainability, Preservation, and Reuse
Authors
Series Title
Metropolitan Planning + Design
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Island Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-236-5
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-236-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 233
Number of Illustrations and Tables
35 b/w illustrations
Topics