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

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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

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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

Ch. 1Introduction and overview1
Ch. 2Background31
Ch. 3Green building assessment69
Ch. 4The green building process93
Ch. 5Ecological design107
Ch. 6Sustainable sites and landscaping139
Ch. 7Energy and atmosphere179
Ch. 8The building hydrologic system243
Ch. 9Closing materials loops271
Ch. 10Indoor environmental quality309
Ch. 11Construction operations353
Ch. 12Building commissioning363
Ch. 13Economic analysis of green buildings375
Ch. 14Future directions401
App. AOverview of LEED for existing buildings (LEED-EB)425
App. BRinker Hall LED certification428

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