Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction, 1st Edition

  • Abe Kruger
  • Carl Seville
  • ISBN-10: 1111135959  |  ISBN-13: 9781111135959
  • 608 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

GREEN BUILDING: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION provides a current, comprehensive guide to this exciting, emerging field. From core concepts to innovative applications of cutting-edge technology and the latest industry trends, this text offers an in-depth introduction to the construction of "green" homes. Unlike many texts that adopt a product-oriented approach, this book emphasizes the crucial planning, processes, and execution methods necessary for effective, environmentally sound construction. This text demonstrates that Earth-friendly products and energy-efficient materials take planning in order to make a building truly green. This visionary text helps students and professionals develop the knowledge and skills to "think green" from start to finish, empowering and inspiring them to build truly sustainable homes.


Features/Benefits

  • Includes extensive examples of the way green building principles are applied in the construction of actual homes, as well as profiles and interviews featuring active industry professionals.
  • Offers a practical guide to the application of green building principles by following a natural construction sequence beginning with initial planning and proceeds to cover structural considerations, mechanical systems, and exterior and interior finishes.
  • An extensive collection of vivid illustrations and images helps bring key concepts to life, enabling readers to master even difficult material more Icons highlighting core principles are located at the beginning of each chapter to serve as a reminder of what the principles are and present an efficient way to note the green practices covered in a particular chapter.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction.
1. Green Building: An Overview.
2. The House as a System.
3. Planning for Green from the Start.
4. Insulation and Air Sealing.
5. Foundations.
6. Floors and Walls.
7. Roofs and Attics.
8. Fenestration.
9. Exterior Wall Finishes.
10. Outdoor Living Spaces.
11. Landscaping.
12. Interior Finishes.
13. HVAC.
14. Electrical.
15. Plumbing.
16. Renewable Energy.

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Instructor’s Resource  (ISBN-10: 1111135975 | ISBN-13: 9781111135973)

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Construction Materials, Methods and Techniques  (ISBN-10: 1435481089 | ISBN-13: 9781435481084)

Explore the most up-to-date green methods for residential and commercial building construction, along with the construction materials and properties needed to carry them out with this newly revised book. CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES: BUILDING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, 3E offers comprehensive coverage of these topics and presents them using a logical, well-structured format that follows the natural sequence of a construction project. With an emphasis in providing the most current information available, including sustainability and green design, this third edition is fully equipped with content that reflects the 2004 Edition of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat and information that is based on the input of hundreds of today’s top manufacturers and professional and trade organizations. In addition, relevant building codes are frequently referenced, rounding out this need-to-know coverage that is critical to success in the industry.


Green Applications for Residential Construction  (ISBN-10: 111103754X | ISBN-13: 9781111037543)

GREEN APPLICATIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION is a collection of supplemental material for the Residential Construction Academy (RCA) series textbooks that will introduce readers to trade-specific green building practices. The Introduction explains general green building principles and each trade-specific section explores how a carpenter, plumber, HVAC installer, electrician and mason can apply green building principles and jobsite practices while they plan and execute their work.


Construction Jobsite Management  (ISBN-10: 1439055734 | ISBN-13: 9781439055731)

This new updated third edition of Construction Jobsite Management deals with all facets of construction project management from the contractor’s point of view. It examines the duties that are handled by the project manager, construction superintendent, and construction engineer throughout the progress of a job, from the configurations of a project team through project closeout. A hallmark of this book is its dedicated focus on the activities of jobsite personnel that includes helpful techniques and procedures for effectively managing a project from start to finish. The clear, concise language in which it is written makes this book an essential introduction to the "real world" of effective management techniques.


Residential Construction Academy: Carpentry  (ISBN-10: 1111308268 | ISBN-13: 9781111308261)

Based on industry standards developed by the National Association of Home Builders and its Home Builders Institute, this comprehensive text covers the essentials of residential construction carpentry, including tools and materials, rough carpentry, and exterior and interior finish carpentry ensuring professional success on any jobsite. Extensively illustrated and succinctly written, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: CARPENTRY 3e features “Procedure” sections in nearly every chapter that combine precise, step-by-step instructions with helpful drawings, making it easy to understand key concepts and master important techniques. The Third Edition includes much new and updated material, including special “green” features exploring environmentally friendly building practices, and exercises incorporating local building codes. As always, safety is strongly emphasized with specific tips and precautions in every chapter. Supported by a full range of supplements, this text is easy to use as part of a complete teaching and learning system.


Residential Construction Academy: Basic Principles for Construction  (ISBN-10: 1111307180 | ISBN-13: 9781111307189)

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR CONSTRUCTION, 3E includes a full color design with new and updated photos and figures. Coverage of building codes and safe materials handling ensures the student will stay current with industry standards and trends. In addition, a new chapter on green building principles will introduce readers to jobsite practices while they plan and execute their work. This book is ideal for those beginning a career in the building trades industry and provides thorough, up-to-date coverage of the core academic areas that are necessary for success in the field. Topics include work ethic, math, communications, print reading, safety, and common tools.


Residential Construction Academy: House Wiring  (ISBN-10: 1111306214 | ISBN-13: 9781111306212)

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HOUSE WIRING, 3E offers a concrete approach to teaching the most current electrical wiring practices in use in the housing industry. Like all books in the RCA series, House Wiring is based on the Skills Standards approved by NAHB’s Home Builders Institute. The NAHB/HBI Skills Standards were developed by a board of industry and academic experts. Popular topics such as alternative energy systems and "green" coverage including sustainable building practices as they apply to house wiring are included in this new edition. This text is also updated to include the latest 2011 Electrical Code. An increased number of procedures help students better understand common house wiring practices along with additional end of the chapter review questions to help reinforce material covered and improve critical thinking skills. Teaching aids such as a "From Experience" section which addresses common residential wiring practices and scenarios and "Caution" boxes that emphasize the on-going importance of safety helps the student retain and apply what they have learned. An English and Spanish glossary is also included.


Residential Construction Academy: Electrical Principles  (ISBN-10: 1111306478 | ISBN-13: 9781111306472)

Through the use of a lively writing style and frequent examples, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES, 2E covers the important topics that students need to know to become residential electricians. The author, Stephen L. Herman, logically presents the basic electrical principles from safety to motors and discusses how to go from theory to application. This text helps users learn the work skills, functions and activities included in the Residential Electrician Skill Standards developed by industry leaders for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). With its supplemental multimedia and instructor’s resources this text provides an integrated teaching solution directly linking your education/training program to the residential construction industry.


Fundamentals of Construction Estimating  (ISBN-10: 1439059640 | ISBN-13: 9781439059647)

FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING 3rd edition presents estimating procedures in a clear and precise manner explaining all the procedures of estimating the cost of construction work such as quantity takeoff, pricing of the contractor’s work, pricing sub-trade work, pricing site overhead and compiling bid documents. This book offers readers thorough instruction on the principles of construction estimating and the skills to become a professional estimator by using drawings for two complete projects – one residential and one commercial, thereby leading the reader through the complete estimating process which can be used in various trades on many different types of construction projects.


Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction, International Edition  (ISBN-10: 1111308195 | ISBN-13: 9781111308193)

GREEN BUILDING: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION, International Edition provides a current, comprehensive guide to this exciting, emerging field. From core concepts to innovative applications of cutting-edge technology and the latest industry trends, this text offers an in-depth introduction to the construction of "green" homes. Unlike many texts that adopt a product-oriented approach, this book emphasizes the crucial planning, processes, and execution methods necessary for effective, environmentally sound construction. This text demonstrates that Earth-friendly products and energy-efficient materials take planning in order to make a building truly green. This visionary text helps students and professionals develop the knowledge and skills to "think green" from start to finish, empowering and inspiring them to build truly sustainable homes.


Student Supplements

Student Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 113378772X | ISBN-13: 9781133787723)

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Construction Materials, Methods and Techniques  (ISBN-10: 1435481089 | ISBN-13: 9781435481084)

Explore the most up-to-date green methods for residential and commercial building construction, along with the construction materials and properties needed to carry them out with this newly revised book. CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES: BUILDING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, 3E offers comprehensive coverage of these topics and presents them using a logical, well-structured format that follows the natural sequence of a construction project. With an emphasis in providing the most current information available, including sustainability and green design, this third edition is fully equipped with content that reflects the 2004 Edition of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat and information that is based on the input of hundreds of today’s top manufacturers and professional and trade organizations. In addition, relevant building codes are frequently referenced, rounding out this need-to-know coverage that is critical to success in the industry.


Construction Jobsite Management  (ISBN-10: 1439055734 | ISBN-13: 9781439055731)

This new updated third edition of Construction Jobsite Management deals with all facets of construction project management from the contractor’s point of view. It examines the duties that are handled by the project manager, construction superintendent, and construction engineer throughout the progress of a job, from the configurations of a project team through project closeout. A hallmark of this book is its dedicated focus on the activities of jobsite personnel that includes helpful techniques and procedures for effectively managing a project from start to finish. The clear, concise language in which it is written makes this book an essential introduction to the "real world" of effective management techniques.


Residential Construction Academy: Carpentry  (ISBN-10: 1111308268 | ISBN-13: 9781111308261)

Based on industry standards developed by the National Association of Home Builders and its Home Builders Institute, this comprehensive text covers the essentials of residential construction carpentry, including tools and materials, rough carpentry, and exterior and interior finish carpentry ensuring professional success on any jobsite. Extensively illustrated and succinctly written, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: CARPENTRY 3e features “Procedure” sections in nearly every chapter that combine precise, step-by-step instructions with helpful drawings, making it easy to understand key concepts and master important techniques. The Third Edition includes much new and updated material, including special “green” features exploring environmentally friendly building practices, and exercises incorporating local building codes. As always, safety is strongly emphasized with specific tips and precautions in every chapter.


Residential Construction Academy: Basic Principles for Construction  (ISBN-10: 1111307180 | ISBN-13: 9781111307189)

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR CONSTRUCTION, 3E includes a full color design with new and updated photos and figures. Coverage of building codes and safe materials handling ensures that you will stay current with industry standards and trends. In addition, a new chapter on green building practices will introduce you jobsite practices while you plan and execute. This book is ideal for those beginning a career in the building trades industry and provides thorough, up-to-date coverage of the core academic areas that are necessary for success in the field. Topics include work ethic, math, communications, print reading, safety, and common tools.


Residential Construction Academy: House Wiring  (ISBN-10: 1111306214 | ISBN-13: 9781111306212)

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HOUSE WIRING 3E has been updated to include the 2011 Electrical Code plus learning aids such as end of chapter review questions and end of chapter task procedures to increase your knowledge and skills of tasks required in residential wiring.


Residential Construction Academy: Electrical Principles  (ISBN-10: 1111306478 | ISBN-13: 9781111306472)

Through the use of a lively writing style and frequent examples, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES, 2E covers the important topics that you need to know to become a residential electrician. The author, Stephen L. Herman, logically presents the basic electrical principles from safety to motors and discusses how to go from theory to application. This text helps you learn the work skills, functions and activities included in the Residential Electrician Skill Standards developed by industry leaders for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). With its supplemental multimedia this text provides an integrated teaching solution directly linking your education/training program to the residential construction industry.


Meet the Author

About the Author

Abe Kruger

Abe Kruger is a certified Building Performance Institute (BPI) building analyst and Home Energy Rating System (HERS) trainer and rater, as well as an active member of the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) National Technical Committee. He has conducted energy-efficiency and conservation training for builders, renovators, home inspectors, contractors, and homeowners around the country. Mr. Kruger provides green building training and presentations at regional and national conferences, including RESNET, Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI), Green Prints, and Green Build, and he is accredited to perform EarthCraft House, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes, and ENERGY STAR certifications. Mr. Kruger also assists with designing, implementing, and evaluating utility-run energy-efficiency programs. In 2009, Mr. Kruger founded Kruger Sustainability Group (KSG) to provide green building training, consulting, and curriculum development for colleges, companies, and nonprofit organizations.

Carl Seville

Carl Seville has honed his expertise in sustainable construction through over 30 years as a remodeling contractor, educator, and consultant in the residential construction industry. His groundbreaking work has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Excellence Award for Green Homes from Residential Design Build Magazine (2008), the Energy Value Housing Award (2009), two Green Remodeling Advocate of the Year Awards (2005, 2007), two National Green Building Awards (2004, 2006), the Southface Energy Institute Award of Excellence for Environmental Stewardship (2003), and the EarthCraft House Leadership award (2006). Mr. Seville is a Building Performance Institute (BPI) building analyst, a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) certified trainer, and a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rater, and he holds the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) AP Homes and Green Rater designations.