Guide to LEED 2009 Estimating and Preconstruction Strategies

Overview

This guide walks the reader step by step through the LEED 2009 for New Construction process, offering advanced techniques for estimating the actual costs, in time and money, for building green. It serves as an essential primer to price-assessment strategies for high-performance commercial and institutional projects, which include office buildings, high-rise residential buildings, government buildings, recreational facilities, manufacturing plants, and laboratories. Written by an author with more than twenty years...

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Overview

This guide walks the reader step by step through the LEED 2009 for New Construction process, offering advanced techniques for estimating the actual costs, in time and money, for building green. It serves as an essential primer to price-assessment strategies for high-performance commercial and institutional projects, which include office buildings, high-rise residential buildings, government buildings, recreational facilities, manufacturing plants, and laboratories. Written by an author with more than twenty years of green construction experience on more than 80LEED registered or certified projects, the book provides real-world case studies used to demonstrate the techniques and concepts revealed in the book, covers project documentation, and provides strategies to help the reader understand the real costs and scheduling implications associated with sustainable building.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470533710
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas A. Taylor, LEED AP BD+C, is General Manager atVertegy, Alberici's sustainable consulting service, and sits on theboard of the Green Building Initiative. He is also a member of theSt. Louis Regional Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, andchairman of the sustainable construction task force of the NationalAssociated General Contractors of America (AGC). Before assuminghis current roles, he represented both the owner and constructionmanager on Alberici's dual-certified Four Green Globes and LEEDPlatinum headquarters, and served on and chaired various AGCcommittees on the local (St. Louis) and national levels.

Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), foundedin 1918, is the largest and oldest construction trade associationin the United States, comprised of more than 33,000 members thatinclude general contractors and specialty contractors as well assuppliers and service providers.

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Table of Contents

PART I Introduction.

CHAPTER 1 Establishing Parameters.

CHAPTER 2 The LEED Rating System.

CHAPTER 3 Before You Start.

CHAPTER 4 LEED Process.

CHAPTER 5 Clarify Your Services.

PART II LEED 2009 and the Contractor.

CHAPTER 6 Sustainable Sites.

CHAPTER 7 Water Efficiency.

CHAPTER 8 Energy and Atmosphere.

CHAPTER 9 Materials and Resources.

CHAPTER 10 Indoor Environmental Quality.

CHAPTER 11 Innovation in Design.

PART III Case Studies.

CHAPTER 13 Case Studies.

Index.

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