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Green building : a professional's guide to concepts.

Publisher: Clifton Park, N.Y. : Delmar ; Andover : Cengage Learning [distributor], 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.

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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9781111035112 1111035113
OCLC Number: 751752544
Description: 1 volume ; 25 cm
Contents: 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 implications. When green is no longer green. 3. Where Are We Now? Where Are We Headed? How green building rating systems encourage safe, durable, healthy, environmentally responsible buildings. Commercial and Residential Green Rating Systems. Federal conservation programs. Building Industry Initiatives. Mandatory versus voluntary programs. Green Building Codes and Standards. Comparing green buildings and the systems that rate them. 4. Planning, Land Use and Site Development. Introduction. Design with Nature. Planning Tools and Guidelines. Codes and Standards. Summary. 5. Water Efficiency. Introduction. Design with Nature. Water Resource Tools and Guidelines. Codes and Standards. Summary. 6. Material Resources. Introduction. Design with Nature. Material Selection Tools and Guidelines. Codes and Standards. Summary. 7. Energy Efficiency and Atmospheric Quality. Introduction. Design with Nature. Energy Tools and Guidelines. Codes and Standards. Summary. 8. Indoor Environmental Quality and Comfort. Introduction. Design with Nature. IEQ Tools and Guidelines. Codes and Standards. Summary. 9. Building Operation and Maintenance and Owner Education. Introduction. Survival of the Fittest. Operation and Maintenance Tools and Guidelines. Codes and Standards. Summary. 10. Closing Thoughts. Appendix: Resources.

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