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Guide to Green Building Rating Systems: Understanding LEED, Green Globes, Energy Star, the National Green Building Standard, and More / Edition 1
     

Guide to Green Building Rating Systems: Understanding LEED, Green Globes, Energy Star, the National Green Building Standard, and More / Edition 1

by Linda Reeder
 

ISBN-10: 047040194X

ISBN-13: 9780470401941

Pub. Date: 03/29/2010

Publisher: Wiley

The one-stop guide for choosing a green building rating system

Today, sustainability is a growing concern for the architects, designers, builders, and owners of commercial and residential buildings. Meeting the requirements of a rating system provides a metric to evaluate and set priorities. But the variety and complexity of methods available to assess

Overview

The one-stop guide for choosing a green building rating system

Today, sustainability is a growing concern for the architects, designers, builders, and owners of commercial and residential buildings. Meeting the requirements of a rating system provides a metric to evaluate and set priorities. But the variety and complexity of methods available to assess the eco-friendliness of a building can seem overwhelming. Guide to Green Building Rating Systems informs readers about the rating system selection process. Comparing essential issues such as cost, ease of use, and building performance, this book offers solid guidance that will help readers find the rating system that best fits their needs. This easy-to-follow reference includes:

  • An overview of the major national rating systems, including LEED®, Green Globes®, the National Green Building Standard, and ENERGY STAR®

  • An in-depth look at each rating system, including its evolution, objectives, point structure, levels of certification, benefits, and shortcomings

  • How the ratings systems work for different types of buildings—commercial, multi-family residential, and single-family residential construction

  • Illustrated case studies from different climate regions with project descriptions, cost data, and lessons learned by design teams, constructors, and owners

  • An overview of local, regional, and international rating systems

Guide to Green Building Rating Systems demystifies complex material, making this book an essential reference for building professionals engaged in, or wishing to pursue, sustainable building practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470401941
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/29/2010
Series:
Wiley Series in Sustainable Design Series , #12
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1 RESIDENTIAL RATING SYSTEMS: A COMPARISON.

Brief Overview of Residential Rating Systems.

Eligibility.

Market Penetration and Brand Recognition.

Rating Building Performance.

Ease of Use.

Costs of Compliance.

Professional Designation.

Home Size Adjustment Factor.

Notes.

Chapter 2 COMMERCIAL RATING SYSTEMS: A COMPARISON.

Brief Overview of Commercial Systems.

Eligibility.

Market Penetration/Brand Recognition.

Rating Building Performance.

Ease of Use.

Costs of Compliance.

Professional Designation.

Notes.

Chapter 3 ENERGY STAR FOR RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS.

ENERGY STAR for Homes.

ENERGY STAR for Multifamily High-Rises Pilot Program.

Resources.

Notes.

Chapter 4 LEED FOR HOMES.

Eligibility.

The Process.

The Cost.

Third-Party Verification.

Home Size Adjustment.

Certification Criteria for Homes Three Stories or Fewer.

LEED for Homes and ENERGY STAR.

LEED for Homes Mid-Rise Pilot Program.

Resources.

Notes.

Chapter 5 NAHB MODEL GREEN HOME BUILDING GUIDELINES.

Eligibility.

The Process.

The Cost.

Third-Party Verification.

Home Size.

Criteria.

Resources.

Notes.

Chapter 6 NATIONAL GREEN BUILDING STANDARD.

Eligibility.

The Process.

The Cost.

Third-Party Verification.

Certification Criteria.

Resources.

Notes.

Chapter 7 LOCAL AND REGIONAL RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS.

Examples of Local and Regional Residential Programs.

Examples of Nationwide Residential Programs.

Resources.

Notes.

Chapter 8 ENERGY STAR FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS.

Eligibility.

Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR.

ENERGY STAR for Commercial Buildings.

Resources.

Notes.

Chapter 9 GREEN GLOBES.

Eligibility.

Green Globes: The ANSI Standard.

The Process.

The Cost.

Third-Party Verification.

Certification Criteria.

Resources.

Notes.

Chapter 10 LEED FOR COMMERCIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION.

Eligibility.

The Process.

The Cost.

Third-Party Verification.

Certification Criteria.

Resources.

Notes.

Chapter 11 LOCAL AND REGIONAL COMMERCIAL PROGRAMS.

Examples of Local and Regional Commercial Programs.

Resources.

Notes.

Chapter 12 INTERNATIONAL RATING SYSTEMS.

Examples of International Rating Systems.

Resources.

Notes.

Index.

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