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Understanding green building materials

Author: Traci Rose Rider; Stacy Glass; Jessica McNaughton; Karen Levine
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Architects, designers, and contractors are increasingly familiar with the policies, procedures, and guidelines for achieving sustainable, or "green" building standards. But what about the green building materials themselves? What are they, what are the options, and how should you decide what to specify? The green building movement is gaining momentum; a maze of new products, manufacturers, and standards are  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Traci Rose Rider; Stacy Glass; Jessica McNaughton; Karen Levine
ISBN: 9780393733174 0393733173
OCLC Number: 601106299
Description: 189 pages : illustrations ; 16 x 23 cm
Contents: What is green design? --
Green building rating systems --
Overarching considerations --
Labels and certifications --
Life cycle assessment --
Structural materials --
Wall systems: framing, insulation, wallboard, and SIPs --
Flooring --
Countertops --
Millwork: casework, wall paneling, and trim --
Furniture --
Finishes --
Future trends.
Responsibility: Traci Rose Rider, Stacy Glass, & Jessica McNaughton ; edited by Karen Levine.
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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.  Read more...

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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." -- CHOICE

 
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