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Since the widely read first edition of this book, green building has gone from a growing trend to a major force in design and construction. The chapters, case studies, resources, and cost data in this book give you the whole picture on green building, including the latest on:
This 2nd edition has been completely updated with the latest in green building technologies, design concepts, standards, and costs. It includes RSMeans' Green Building Project Planning Cost Data CD-ROM at no additional cost. The CD contains:
About the Contributors.
Part 1: Green Building Concepts.
Chapter 1: Green Building Approaches.
Designing for People: Health & Productivity.
Green Building Hurdles.
Chapter 2: Introduction to Green Building Materials & Systems.
Green Material Alternatives by CSI Division.
Chapter 3: Effi cient Use of Energy & Other Resources.
Understanding Occupants’ Needs & Expectations.
The Building Envelope & Systems Interactions.
Energy Effi ciency Strategies.
Electrical Power Generation.
Renewable Energy & Distributed Generation Technologies.
Chapter 4: Solar Energy Systems.
Background: Energy, Economics, Environment, Health, & Security.
Energy Use in Different Types of Buildings.
The Solar Resource.
Passive Solar Heating.
Cooling Load Avoidance.
Solar Water Heating.
Solar Ventilation Air Heating.
Chapter 5: Health, Comfort, & Productivity.
Indoor Air Quality.
Quality of Light.
Furniture & Furnishings.
Flooring & Wall Finishes.
Carpeting, Rugs, & Mattresses.
Part 2: Designing, Specifying & Commissioning the Green Building.
Chapter 6: The Green Design Process & Associated Costs.
Technology & Information Sharing.
Team Building & Goal Setting.
Cost of a LEED® Rating.
The Cost of Building Green.
The Design Team.
The Building Program.
Design Team Selection Criteria.
Design Team Statement of Work.
Costs of Energy Modeling.
Bid Solicitation & Contract Award.
Operations & Maintenance.
Measurement & Verification.
Establishing a Green Team in an Existing Facility.
Chapter 7: Rating Systems, Standards, & Guidelines.
Building Component Standards.
Measurement, Management, & Reporting Standards.
Chapter 8: Budgeting & Financing.
Increased Operating Efficiency.
The Value of Innovation & Quality.
Insurance Rate Reductions & Higher Appraised Value.
Chapter 9: Specifying Green Products & Materials.
Building Product Manufacturers & Green Products.
Who Selects Green Building Products?
When Are Green Products Selected?
A Green Product Checklist.
Greening Your Firm.
Chapter 10: Commissioning the Green Building.
The Programming Phase.
The Design Phase.
The Construction Phase.
The Acceptance Phase.
The Post Acceptance Phase.
Part 3: Analyzing Economic & Environmental Impacts.
Chapter 11: Evaluating Products Over Their Life Cycle.
Measuring Environmental Performance.
Measuring Economic vs. Environmental Performance.
Overall Performance: Economic & Environmental.
Chapter 12: Economic Analysis & Green Buildings.
Economic Effi ciency.
Uncertainty & Risk.
Measures of Economic Evaluation.
Supplementary Measures of Economic Evaluation.
Basic Steps in LCC Analysis.
Selection Criteria for Supplementary Measures.
Computer-Supported LCC Analysis.
Chapter 13: Evaluation, Analysis, & Data Tools.
Whole Building Energy Evaluation.
Building Systems Evaluation.
Codes & Standards Compliance Evaluation.
Life Cycle Analysis.
Case Studies & Databases.
Project Cost Databases.
Chapter 14: Building Deconstruction.
What Exactly is Deconstruction?
Who Performs Deconstruction?
The Deconstruction Process.
How Deconstruction Rates Among Green Building Approaches.
Chapter 15: Low-Cost Green Strategies.
Part 4: Case Studies.
Appendix A: A Cost Estimating Overview.
Appendix B: How to Use Means Green Building Cost Data.
Appendix C: HVAC Equipment Effi ciency Tables.
Appendix D: Additional Information on Standards & Guidelines.