Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery

Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery

by Charles J. Kibert
     
 

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Focusing on green building as it applies to larger commercial, institutional buildings, Sustainable Construction provides a complete introduction to the design and construction of high-performance green buildings. By providing a thorough grounding on the subject, this insightful guide encourages readers to realize the ecological and economic benefits of green building

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Focusing on green building as it applies to larger commercial, institutional buildings, Sustainable Construction provides a complete introduction to the design and construction of high-performance green buildings. By providing a thorough grounding on the subject, this insightful guide encourages readers to realize the ecological and economic benefits of green building.

Sustainable Construction uses the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) suite of standards to explain the best practices in building procurement and delivery systems. Providing a detailed overview of the entire process of green building, Sustainable Construction covers the theory, history, state of the industry, and best practices in green building. This insightful reference provides a solid foundation on the topic, which readers can use to test any of the myriad decisions that have to be made in design and construction-from materials selection to considering the use of natural systems for wastewater processing.

Written for industry professionals, building owners, and real estate developers, Sustainable Construction provides professionals with a much-needed, comprehensive reference on this environmentally friendly process. The following companion Web site complements the book

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118330135
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/03/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
560
File size:
33 MB
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Meet the Author

Charles Kibert Ph.D., P.E. is the Director of the Powell Center for Construction and Environment at the University of Florida and a professor in the M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction, where he organized and teaches the Sustainable Construction graduate track as well as continuing education. He is co-founder and president of the Cross Creek Initiative, a nonprofit industry/university joint venture bringing sustainability principles into the construction industry. Formerly co-chair of the Curriculum and Accreditation Committee of the U. S. Green Building Council, he is currently a chair of the iiSBE Net Zero Built Environment Working Group and a board member of the Green Building Initiative.

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