Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery / Edition 1

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Overview

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

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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: 9780471661139
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/18/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles J. Kibert, PhD, PE, is a professor in the M. E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and founded the university's Powell Center for Construction and Environment as well as Task Group 16 (Sustainable Construction) and Task Group 39 (Deconstruction) for CIB. He is cofounder and chairman of the Cross Creek Initiative, a nonprofit industry/university joint venture that seeks to implement sustainability principles in construction. He has been cochair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Curriculum and Accreditation Committee and a board member of the Green Building Initiative.

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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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