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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Retrofitting Buildings to Be Green and Energy-Efficient : Optimizing Building Performance, Tenant Satisfaction, and Financial Return.
Chicago : Urban Land Institute, ©2012
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Leanne Tobias; George Vavaroutsos
|ISBN:||9780874201970 0874201977 9780874201963 0874201969|
|Description:||1 online resource (321 pages) : color illustrations|
|Contents:||Cover; Copyright; ABOUT THE URBAN LAND INSTITUTE; Preface; Authors and Contributors; Contents; 1 THE IMPORTANCE OF GREEN BUILDING AND GREEN OFFICE RETROFITS; The Global Growth of Green Building; The Importance of Green Building Retrofits; The Built Environment and Energy Use; Potential Reducations in GHG Emissions from Retrofitting Buildings; Barriers to Retrofitting Existing Buildings; The Business Case for Green Retrofits of Office Buildings; Retrofitting an Icon: The Empire State Building Goes Green; 2 PLANNING A GREEN OFFICE RETROFIT; Code Standards and Voluntary Certification Systems. Analyzing the Green Retrofit OpportunityDefining the Retrofit Strategy; Cost and Benefit Assessment of Green Retrofits; 3 ELEMENTS OF GREEN OFFICE RETROFITS; Evaluating Site and Climate Conditions; Green Landscaping Strategies; Building Envelope; Building Mechanical Systems; Sustainable Interiors; Historic Preservation and Green Retrofit; 4 MANAGING THE GREEN RETROFIT PROCESS; Collaborating with a Green Building Consultant to Create an Exemplary Green Office Renovation; Construction Considerations for Green Renovation and Development Projects. Minimizing Legal Risks in the Green Design and Construction Process5 THE BUSINESS OF GREEN OFFICE RENOVATIONS; Green Building Costs and Paybacks; Leasing, Rental Rate, and Sales Price Benefits; Strong Global Demand; Restricted Global Supply and Premium Green Rents; Underwriting Green Office Retrofits and Renovations; How Do Green Projects Affect Risk Perceptions?; Green Real Estate Finance Vehicles; 6 GREEN PROPERTY OPERATIONS; Property Management Agreements, Leases, and Risk Management; Green Operating Metrics; Maintaining Energy-Efficient Operations through Continuous Commissioning. Establishing Green Operating Programs7 PUBLIC POLICY: SUSTAINABILITY COMES TO THE FORE; European Union; Africa; Asia; Latin America; Canada; United States; What Does It All Mean?; 8 TOWARD THE FUTURE: NEW DIRECTIONS IN GREEN BUILDING; Building Information Modeling; New Building Materials and Systems; Smart Buildings and Smart Grids; Creating the Zero-Energy Commercial Building; Buildings as Living Systems: Biomimicry, Bionics, and Living Buildings; Toward the Future; 9 CASE STUDIES; 545 Madison Avenue; 1801 McGill College; Adobe Towers; The Christman Building; HOK Office. Joseph Vance BuildingMcDonald's Campus Office Building; Morgan Lovell Headquarters; One Beacon Street; Shui On Land Headquarters; Transwestern Regional Headquarters; Trevor Pearcey House; WRT Offices; SELECTED RESOURCES.|
|Responsibility:||[Leanne Tobias, George Vavaroutsos and others].|