Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery / Edition 3

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Using the latest version of U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and other tools, Charles Kibert, in a clear and accessible writing style, addresses issues so that the reader can think critically and independently as part of the cutting edge in green building. New coverage includes of Carbon Neutral Design and Carbon Accounting. This book is a must for the builder/owner and manager looking to take advantage of the opportunities in this rapidly evolving field.

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"Kilbert set out to provide a book for professors to use within their environmental departments; however, what he ends up with is a wonderful overview of the green building movement…" (AIA, March 2007)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470904459
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 312,078
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

CHARLES J. KIBERT, PhD, PE, is a professor at and Director of the Powell Center for Construction and Environment, and immediate past director of M. E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction, University of Florida, Gainesville. He also teaches continuing education courses on sustainable construction to industry professionals. He is cofounder and Chairman of Cross Creek Initiative, a nonprofit industry-university joint venture seeking to implement sustainability principles in construction. He is vice chair of the Curriculum and Accreditation Committee of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and is working both with the USGBC to develop a system of modules as well as education providers to support industry professionals.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction and overview 1
Ch. 2 Background 31
Ch. 3 Green building assessment 69
Ch. 4 The green building process 93
Ch. 5 Ecological design 107
Ch. 6 Sustainable sites and landscaping 139
Ch. 7 Energy and atmosphere 179
Ch. 8 The building hydrologic system 243
Ch. 9 Closing materials loops 271
Ch. 10 Indoor environmental quality 309
Ch. 11 Construction operations 353
Ch. 12 Building commissioning 363
Ch. 13 Economic analysis of green buildings 375
Ch. 14 Future directions 401
App. A Overview of LEED for existing buildings (LEED-EB) 425
App. B Rinker Hall LED certification 428
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