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Sustainable Residential Development
Planning and Design For Green Neighborhoods
By Avi Friedman, McGraw-Hill Cos., 2007, 288 pages

Sustainable Residential Development
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The principles of green building and how to apply them to residential development are explained with guidelines for creating communities that balance social, economic, and environmental needs. Filled with plans, viewpoints and case studies, the author equips readers with the process for planning and designing green communities, including topics such as how to use solar power, provide waste management and ensure water efficiency. It also illustrates how to incorporate wind direction, sun exposure, tree preservation, topography, and public spaces into the site plan.

 


Project Management For Mere Mortals
By Claudia M. Baca, PMP,  Addison-Wesley Professional, 2007, 494 pages

Project Management For Mere Mortals
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Jobs requiring project management experience are in high demand. It’s also one of those fields where people think they are a project manager because they’ve managed some jobs during their career. With an extensive career managing projects and teaching on the topic, Claudia Baca has written a book that outlines the basics of project management with real-life examples. Regardless of experience level, this book will help the reader master the tools, techniques, teaming and the politics of PM, as well as budgeting, scheduling and the risks involved.

 


 

 



 
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