Green Building: Project Planning and Cost Estimating / Edition 2

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Overview

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: 

  • Green building approaches, materials, systems, and standards
  • Energy efficiencies – with energy modeling tools
  • Health, comfort, and productivity-goals and techniques
  • Evaluating the cost versus value of green products over their life cycle
  • Specifying green building projects – complete with a list of often-specified products/materials and a sample spec
  • Low-cost green strategies and special economic incentives and funding
  • Assembling the green project team and commissioning the building
  • Deconstruction: a new chapter on this key element of sustainable building

FEATURES:

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: 

  • More than 300 new assemblies (from high-efficiency HVAC and lighting, to living roofs, fuel cells, gray water systems, and much more) 
  • Over 7,000 unit price line items for green materials and products
  • Key word index
  • "Virtual notes" to highlight individual lines
  • Extensive estimating reference tables
  • Localized costs for your geographic area
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876298268
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Series: RSMeans Series , #68
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 452
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

About the Contributors.

Foreword.

Introduction.

Part 1: Green Building Concepts.

Chapter 1: Green Building Approaches.

Resource Efficiency.

Demolition/Construction Practices.

Recycling.

Environmental Sensitivity.

Water/Landscape.

Sewage Treatment.

Designing for People: Health & Productivity.

Green Building Hurdles.

Conclusion.

Chapter 2: Introduction to Green Building Materials & Systems.

Green Material Alternatives by CSI Division.

Alternative Materials.

Conclusion.

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.

Water Conservation.

Conclusion.

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.

Photovoltaics.

Solar Water Heating.

Solar Ventilation Air Heating.

Conclusion.

Chapter 5: Health, Comfort, & Productivity.

Indoor Air Quality.

Thermal Comfort.

Quality of Light.

Water Quality.

Noise Management.

Furniture & Furnishings.

Flooring & Wall Finishes.

Carpeting, Rugs, & Mattresses.

Conclusion.

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.

Schematic/Preliminary Design.

Design Development.

Construction Documents.

Bid Solicitation & Contract Award.

Construction.

Operations & Maintenance.

Measurement & Verification.

Establishing a Green Team in an Existing Facility.

Conclusion.

Chapter 7: Rating Systems, Standards, & Guidelines.

Building Component Standards.

Measurement, Management, & Reporting Standards.

Conclusion.

Chapter 8: Budgeting & Financing.

Initial Costs.

Future Costs.

Increased Operating Efficiency.

Increased Productivity.

The Value of Innovation & Quality.

Insurance Rate Reductions & Higher Appraised Value.

Marketing Advantage.

External Incentives.

Financing Options.

Conclusion.

Chapter 9: Specifying Green Products & Materials.

Building Product Manufacturers & Green Products.

Green Criteria.

Who Selects Green Building Products?

When Are Green Products Selected?

A Green Product Checklist.

Greening Your Firm.

Conclusion.

Chapter 10: Commissioning the Green Building.

The Programming Phase.

The Design Phase.

The Construction Phase.

The Acceptance Phase.

The Post Acceptance Phase.

Conclusion.

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.

Conclusion.

Chapter 12: Economic Analysis & Green Buildings.

Economic Effi ciency.

Discounting.

Study Period.

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.

Conclusion.

Chapter 13: Evaluation, Analysis, & Data Tools.

Whole Building Energy Evaluation.

Energy-10™.

EnergyPlus™.

SPARK.

HOT2000TM.

Building Systems Evaluation.

Codes & Standards Compliance Evaluation.

Life Cycle Analysis.

Case Studies & Databases.

Project Cost Databases.

Conclusion.

Chapter 14: Building Deconstruction.

What Exactly is Deconstruction?

Who Performs Deconstruction?

The Deconstruction Process.

Economic Benefits.

Cost Considerations.

How Deconstruction Rates Among Green Building Approaches.

Chapter 15: Low-Cost Green Strategies.

Construction Materials.

Part 4: Case Studies.

Appendix.

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.

Resources.

Glossary.

Index.

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