Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery / Edition 1

Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery / Edition 1

by Charles J. Kibert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471661139

ISBN-13: 9780471661139

Pub. Date: 02/18/2005

Publisher: Wiley

The definitive guide to the green building process

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

Overview

The definitive guide to the green building process

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:

wiley.com/go/sustainableconstruction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471661139
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/18/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prefacexi
Chapter 1Introduction and Overview1
Organization6
Advantages of High-Performance Green Building7
Defining "Sustainable Construction"9
Green Building Progress and Obstacles17
Emerging Directions19
Summary and Conclusions20
Notes21
References23
Part 1Green Building Foundations25
Chapter 2Background31
Basic Concepts and Vocabulary33
Major Environmental and Resource Concerns47
The Green Building Movement55
Summary and Conclusions64
Notes65
References67
Chapter 3Green Building Assessment69
The USGBC LEED Building Assessment Standard71
The LEED-NC Certification Process77
The LEED Accredited Professional82
Variants of LEED82
International Building Assessment Systems83
Example of a LEED-NC Platinum Building: The Audubon Center, Debs Park88
Summary and Conclusions91
Notes91
References92
Chapter 4The Green Building Process93
Conventional versus Green Building Delivery Systems93
Executing the Green Building Project96
The Charrette101
LEED Documentation Requirements104
Summary and Conclusions105
Notes105
Chapter 5Ecological Design107
Design versus Ecological Design108
Historical Perspective111
Contemporary Ecological Design118
Design Process for High-Performance Buildings126
Summary and Conclusions131
Notes131
References132
Part 2Green Building Systems135
Chapter 6Sustainable Sites and Landscaping139
Land and Landscape Approaches for Green Buildings141
Land Use Issues142
Sustainable Landscapes149
Enhancing Ecosystems159
Stormwater Management160
Heat Island Mitigation160
Light Trespass and Pollution Reduction163
Connection to LEED-NC164
Summary and Conclusions174
Notes175
References176
Chapter 7Energy and Atmosphere179
Building Energy Issues181
High-Performance Building Energy Design Strategy182
Passive Design Strategy186
Building Envelope194
Active Mechanical Systems199
Electrical Power Systems212
Innovative Energy Optimization Strategies218
Smart Buildings and Energy Management Systems228
Ozone-Depleting Chemicals in HVAC&R and Fire Suppression229
Connection to LEED-NC232
Summary and Conclusions239
Notes240
References241
Chapter 8The Building Hydrologic System243
Current Building Fixtures and the Energy Policy Act of 1992246
High-Performance Building Hydrologic Cycle Strategy247
High-Performance Building Water Supply Strategy251
High-Performance Green Building Wastewater Strategy262
Landscaping Water Efficiency264
Connection to LEED-NC266
Summary and Conclusions268
Notes269
References270
Chapter 9Closing Materials Loops271
Issues in Selecting Green Building Materials and Products272
Distinguishing Between Green Building Products and Green Building Materials274
Priorities for Selecting Building Materials and Products281
Life-Cycle Assessment of Building Materials and Products285
Key and Emerging Construction Materials and Products289
Design for Deconstruction and Disassembly298
Connection to LEED-NC301
Summary and Conclusions305
Notes305
References307
Chapter 10Indoor Environmental Quality309
Indoor Environmental Quality Issues311
Indoor Environmental Factors314
Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems323
Building Materials326
Best Practices for Indoor Air Quality336
Managing IEQ during Construction338
Protecting HVAC Systems Prior to Installation339
Connection to LEED-NC341
Summary and Conclusions346
Notes346
References347
Part 3Green Building Construction, Commissioning, and Economics, and Future Green Buildings349
Chapter 11Construction Operations353
Site Protection Planning354
Health and Safety Planning355
Construction and Demolition Waste Management357
Subcontractor Training360
Reducing the Footprint of Construction Operations361
Summary and Conclusions362
Notes362
Reference362
Chapter 12Building Commissioning363
Essentials of Building Commissioning364
Maximizing the Value of Building Commissioning365
HVAC System Commissioning366
Commissioning of Nonmechanical Systems367
Costs and Benefits of Building Commissioning368
Connection to LEED-NC371
Summary and Conclusions372
Notes373
References374
Chapter 13Economic Analysis of Green Buildings375
General Approach375
The Business Case for High-Performance Green Buildings379
The Economics of Green Building381
Quantifying Green Building Benefits383
Managing First Costs393
Summary and Conclusions397
Notes398
References399
Chapter 14Future Directions401
Articulating Performance Goals for Future Green Buildings402
The Challenges403
Revamping Ecological Design412
The Cutting Edge-The South Dade Ecology Institute416
Beyond the Cutting Edge: Sustainable Geometries421
Summary and Conclusions421
Notes423
References424
Appendix AOverview of LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB)425
Appendix BRinker Hall LEED Certification428
Index431

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