Greening Existing Buildings / Edition 1

Greening Existing Buildings / Edition 1

by Jerry Yudelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071638326

ISBN-13: 9780071638326

Pub. Date: 10/12/2009

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Upgrade the Energy and Environmental Performance of Existing Buildings

This GreenSource guide explains how to transform existing buildings into more energy-efficient, resource-conserving green buildings. The book provides a clear process that guides you, step-by-step, through each phase of moving building operations and maintenance toward the goal of a

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Upgrade the Energy and Environmental Performance of Existing Buildings

This GreenSource guide explains how to transform existing buildings into more energy-efficient, resource-conserving green buildings. The book provides a clear process that guides you, step-by-step, through each phase of moving building operations and maintenance toward the goal of a green-certified building.

Greening Existing Buildings features proven technologies and operating methods, and shows building owners and facility managers how to green buildings in a cost-effective way. This practical and insightful resource highlights the ten best practices for greening existing buildings, and includes more than 25 case studies of successful implementations and 35 insightful interviews with industry experts and building owners and managers.

Greening Existing Buildings covers:

• Economic drivers and market dynamics

• Getting the U.S. EPA's ENERGY STAR rating

• U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Existing Buildings rating

• Making the business case for greening existing buildings

• Cost of greening and setting realistic project budgets

• Energy-efficient building upgrades

• Sustainable site management and water conservation retrofits

• Crafting purchasing and waste management policies

• Upgrading indoor environmental quality

• Managing a LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (EBOM) certification project, from beginning to end

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071638326
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
10/12/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Sustainability Revolution;
Chapter 2. The Challenge of Greening Existing Buildings;
Chapter 3. Markets for Greening Existing Buildings;
Chapter 4. Understanding Green Buildings and Rating Chapter 5. The Business Case for Greening Existing Buildings;
Chapter 6. Costs of Greening Existing Buildings;
Chapter 7. Meeting the Energy Retrofit Challenge;
Chapter 8. Greening Site Management and Reducing Water Use;
Chapter 9. Greening the Inside of the Building;
Chapter 10. LEED Certification Challenges and Approaches;
Chapter 11. Lessons Learned—Ten Best Practices for Greening Existing Buildings;
Chapter 12. Greening the Future;
Chapter 13. Case Studies;
Appendix I: Certified LEED-EB Projects (All Versions);
Appendix II: ENERGY STAR and the EU's Energy Performance of Buildings Directive;
Appendix III: Interviewees;
Appendix IV: Rating Systems for Greening Existing Buildings;
Appendix V: Resources for Further Information;
Index

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