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Umass Amherst Green Building Guidelines 2013, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Ted Mendoza, Ezra Small, Patricia O'Flaherty, Nariman Mostafavi, Mohamed Farzinmoghadam, Somayeh Tabatabaee Pozveh Oct 2015

Umass Amherst Green Building Guidelines 2013, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Ted Mendoza, Ezra Small, Patricia O'Flaherty, Nariman Mostafavi, Mohamed Farzinmoghadam, Somayeh Tabatabaee Pozveh

Ludmilla D Pavlova

Facilities & Campus Services, Sustainable UMass and Campus Planning support sustainability and energy conservation initiatives by providing in-house resources to campus staff as well as designers and contractors working with the University. The UMass Amherst Green Building Guidelines provide a framework for approaching new construction and major renovation projects at UMass Amherst that are undergoing LEED certification by focusing the conversation on green building aspects that are most important to the campus. They are intended to be the beginning of a dynamic conversation between designers, environmental consultants and constructors, university stakeholders, and users of new high performance buildings.


Synergistic Green Networks To Transform Lonsdale Suburbia, Archana Sharma May 2012

Synergistic Green Networks To Transform Lonsdale Suburbia, Archana Sharma

Archana Sharma

No abstract provided.


Sensory Gardens: Assessing Their Design And Use, Hazreena Hussein Dec 2009

Sensory Gardens: Assessing Their Design And Use, Hazreena Hussein

Hazreena Hussein

This article investigates the design and use of sensory gardens by evaluating their zones and how they are utilized. Preliminary site studies were undertaken in 14 sensory gardens around the UK, followed by more detailed data collection at two case-study sites. The aim was to discover features that enable user behaviours and use of spaces in sensory gardens. The data collection included interview, observation and behaviour mapping, which is used in conjunction with affordance theory. The findings from the data analysis also draw on Moore and Cosco’s multi-method approach.


Sensory Garden In Special Schools: The Issues, Design And Use, Hazreena Hussein Dec 2008

Sensory Garden In Special Schools: The Issues, Design And Use, Hazreena Hussein

Hazreena Hussein

This study investigates the design and use of sensory gardens in two special schools by evaluating their zones and how they are utilised, especially by children with special needs, and the staff who care for them. Preliminary site studies were undertaken in fourteen sensory gardens around the UK, followed by more detailed data collection at two case-study sites. The aim was to find out the features and issues that are common in sensory gardens. The data collection included interviews, behavioural observation, which was used in conjunction with affordance theory. Drawing on Moore and Cosco’s approach (2007), the findings from ...


Transforming Inner-City School Grounds - Lessons From Learning Landscapes, Bambi L. Yost, Lois A. Brink Jan 2004

Transforming Inner-City School Grounds - Lessons From Learning Landscapes, Bambi L. Yost, Lois A. Brink

Bambi L Yost

There ois not an abstract available for this paper but you can find it online at: http://0-www.jstor.org.library.simmons.edu/discover/10.7721/chilyoutenvi.14.1.0209?uid=3739640&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21103755920441


Aromatic Medicinal Plants: Guidance For The Visually Impaired, Hazreena Hussein, Sreetheran Maruthaveeran Dec 2000

Aromatic Medicinal Plants: Guidance For The Visually Impaired, Hazreena Hussein, Sreetheran Maruthaveeran

Hazreena Hussein

Green spaces such as public parks and intimate gardens have been associated for more than a century with pleasures, providing a green oasis in the city. Making green spaces accessible to as many people as possible is now mainstream thinking in design and management. Efforts are now often channeled more into providing green spaces, which are accessible to everyone who wishes to use them. The basic idea of green spaces must be accessible, user friendly, safe, offer both comfort and maximum enjoyment. This research is dedicated specially for the visually impaired people. The purpose of this paper is to investigate ...