Green Building: A Professional's Guide to Concepts, Codes, and Innovation

Green Building: A Professional's Guide to Concepts, Codes, and Innovation

by International Code Council

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Overview

The cutting-edge green building projects of today are quickly becoming standard practice for tomorrow. In order for industry professionals to keep up with this trend, they’ll need to have a solid grasp on green building, and the technologies, market forces, and governmental policies that drive it. Green Building: A Professional's Guide to Concepts, Codes, and Innovation 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. Relevant codes and standards are discussed in-depth, with particular attention to the International Green Construction Code®. Knowledge is essential for environmentally-appropriate and efficient building solutions. Readers of this book will have a better understanding of where the building industry is headed and how to become compliant with green practices and regulations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781133019350
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning, Building Trades
Publication date: 11/23/2012
Sold by: CENGAGE LEARNING
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

ICC is a leading organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes. 48 states have adopted various International Codes from ICC.

Table of 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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