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Green building : a professional's guide to concepts, codes and innovation : includes IgCC provisions

Author: Anthony C Floyd; Allan Bilka
Publisher: Clifton Park, NY : Delmar Cengage Learning, ©2012.
Series: Green destination series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The cutting-edge green building projects of today are quickly becoming standard practice for tomorrow. This book is designed for those seeking a better understanding of current design and building performance issues. Coverage includes straightforward explanations of how buildings and ecosystems can work together, as well as the sustainability concerns inspiring current regulations.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony C Floyd; Allan Bilka
ISBN: 1111035113 9781111035112
OCLC Number: 701208990
Description: xv, 271 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: An Introduction to Green Building --
The Evolution of an Ancient Idea --
The Green Building Landscape and the Road Ahead --
Sustainable Communities --
Site Development --
Water Efficiency --Sustainability and Material Resources --
Energy Efficiency and Atmospheric Quality --
Indoor Environmental Quality, Health, and Well-Being --
Building Commissioning, Operation, and Maintenance --
A Look Into the Future.
Series Title: Green destination series.
Responsibility: Anthony C. Floyd and Allan Bilka.

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Designed for students engaged in the design and building industry, this title provides a basic understanding of our bioclimatic environment as it relates to these industries.  Read more...
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1. Introduction. 2. The Evolution of a Very Old Idea. Historical perspective. Why build green now?. Conceptual differences between green, sustainable and high-performance building. Economic Read more...

 
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