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Understanding Green Building Materials
     

Understanding Green Building Materials

by Traci Rose Rider, Stacy Glass, Jessica McNaughton
 

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A companion to Understanding Green Building Guidelines, this primer explains green building products—what they are and how to choose them.
From eco-friendly sheetrock to sustainable paint finishes, the green building movement is gaining momentum. But with new products, manufacturers, and standards being introduced routinely, how are architects or designers to

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A companion to Understanding Green Building Guidelines, this primer explains green building products—what they are and how to choose them.
From eco-friendly sheetrock to sustainable paint finishes, the green building movement is gaining momentum. But with new products, manufacturers, and standards being introduced routinely, how are architects or designers to know what's best for their projects? This book summarizes what is available and the considerations for selecting sustainable materials.

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[W]ill be useful to individuals interested in understanding how to select and use better materials in buildings, and how to effectively communicate these choices…Recommended.
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“[W]ill be useful to individuals interested in understanding how to select and use better materials in buildings, and how to effectively communicate these choices…Recommended.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393733174
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/02/2011
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,345,591
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Traci Rose Rider is co-founder and partner in Trace Collaborative, LLC. She received her Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati and her Masters in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University where her research looked at factors impacting environmental attitudes of designers. Rider is past-chair of and consultant for the Emerging Green Builders (EGB) Committee of the U.S. Green Building Council, servicing students and young professionals. She was granted the USGBC Leadership Award in Education for 2005 and was included in a group labeled as “The Re-Inventors” in Vanity Fair’s Green Issue, May 2006.

Stacy Glass, an executive of a leading distributor of sustainable building products, lives in North Carolina.

Jessica McNaughton, an executive of a leading distributor of sustainable building products, lives in North Carolina.

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