Ideally, Environmental design involves systemic, integrative, comprehensive, adaptive processes of identifying, assessing, interpreting and communicating environment- and health-related factors likely to influence projects, plans, decisions, policies, and individual and management actions. Increasingly, this field of design is employed in the development of construction projects, natural resources management, and industrial and consumer products. The discipline derives from and integrates with such other disciplines as architecture and interiors design, landscaping, environmental assessment, and sustainability science.
This article, written by Bob Weinhold*, appeared first in Environmental Health Perspectives—the peer-reviewed, open access journal of the National Institute of...
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Urban yards with plants that mimic native vegetation offer birds "mini-refuges" and help to offset losses of biodiversity in cities,. Such purposeful landscaping with... More »
EPA on School SitingLast Updated on 2012-05-07 at 19:11
This article, written by Bob Weinhold*, appeared first in Environmental Health Perspectives—the peer-reviewed, open access journal of the National Institute of... More »
API oil-water separatorLast Updated on 2012-03-08 at 11:35
An API oil-water separator is a device designed to separate gross amounts of oil and suspended solids from the wastewater effluents of petroleum refineries, petrochemical and... More »
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BioswaleLast Updated on 2011-12-04 at 20:36
A bioswale is an urban landform used to convey surface water in order to enhance infiltration and reduce surface runoff. Bioswales are typically moderate gradient... More »