Acknowledgments to the Third Edition.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
CHAPTER 1 Introduction.
CHAPTER 2 Why Use Green Building Materials?
Consumer Demand and New Markets.
Altruism and Professional Responsibility.
Green Building Materials: An Ounce of Prevention.
CHAPTER 3 What Are Green Building Materials?
What Does Green Look Like?
Does Green Work?
Isn’t Green Expensive?
Shades of Green.
Resource Management, Toxicity/IEQ, and Performance.
When Are Green Building Materials Not Green?
CHAPTER 4 How Does the Product Selection Process Work?
Step 1: Identify Material Categories.
Step 2: Identify (Green) Building Material Performance Criteria.
Step 3: Identify (Green) Building Material Options.
Step 4: Gather Technical Information.
Step 5: Review Submitted Information for Completeness.
Step 6: Evaluate (Green) Materials.
Step 7: Select and Document Choice.
CHAPTER 5 Eco-Labeling, Green Standards, and Product Certification.
Standards Development Organizations.
Trade and Professional Organizations.
CHAPTER 6 How Does the Construction Process Work?
Design and Construction Relationships.
The Bidding Phase.
The Construction Phase.
The Construction Phase as the Successful End to the Project.
Risk Management for Green Building Materials.
CHAPTER 7 Green Building Materials and Green Building Programs.
U.S. Governmental Agency Programs.
National (U.S.) Programs.
National Programs (Other Countries).
History of Green Building Materials.
The Future of Green Building Materials.
Appendix A Sources of Further Information.
APPENDIX B Summary of Environmental Issues in CSI MasterFormat™ Organization.
APPENDIX C Sample Sections.
Appendix D Sample Contracts.
APPENDIX E Examples of Sector-Specific InitiativesTowards Sustainability.