Higher Education

National Green Building Standard 2012, 1st Edition

  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • International Code Council (ICC)
  • ISBN-10: 0867186976  |  ISBN-13: 9780867186970
  • Previous Editions: 2009
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $27.00

About

Overview

The future of building design is green construction. In fact, the shift toward incorporating green practices into everyday construction is already underway. As a result, there is no better way to prepare for the future than with the NATIONAL GREEN BUILDING STANDARD™ (ICC 700-2012) the result of a joint effort between the International Code Council® (ICC) and National Association of Home Builders® (NAHB). The standard outlines effective, relevant green practices, including lot design; preparation and development; resource, energy, and water efficiency; indoor environmental quality; and operation, maintenance, and building owner education. Its goal is to give you the means to achieve your sustainability goals, whether they are designing a basic, entry-level green building or aiming for the highest level sustainable "green" building with energy savings of 65 percent or higher. It accomplishes this by defining four threshold levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Emerald. The end result is a valuable tool that will help you put "green" methodology into practice in a variety of areas, from new homes to high-rise multifamily buildings, and from remodels and additions to hotels and motels. Also available - DEWALT® Mobile Pro™, a free app that features a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

Features and Benefits

  • Practical, applicable green strategies give students the tools you need to turn theory into real-world experience.
  • Coverage includes a wide range of projects from entry-level green buildings to elaborate green projects, providing students with a comprehensive knowledge that prepares you for a variety of scenarios.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" 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.

Instructor Supplements

The Green Home: A Decision Making Guide for Owners and Builders  (ISBN-10: 1428377093 | ISBN-13: 9781428377097)

What does a "green" home look like? What are its characteristics, and how can you ensure that you meet the highest green standards within a given budget? The answers to these questions and more are found in The Green Home, a book dedicated to teaching builders and homeowners alike about environmentally-friendly residential construction. This highly practical resource explores the very latest construction techniques, materials, processes, and green practices that will reduce the environmental impact of the building itself. Coverage ranges from air sealing measures and energy efficient practices to water conservation and the usage of natural materials, with a special focus on complying with zoning ordinances and building codes. With thorough explanations of the many benefits of green building, this is the perfect "nuts and bolts" guide to environmentally-sound homes.

List Price = $41.95  | CengageBrain Price = $41.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $31.50

Going Green with the International Residential Code  (ISBN-10: 1435497295 | ISBN-13: 9781435497290)

Finally, a resource that bridges the gap between the worlds of green building and residential building codes – Going Green with the International Residential Code. The first book of its kind on the market, this indispensable "code-consultant" takes green building concepts one step further and addresses them as they specifically relate to building codes, and in particular, how they relate to the International Residential Code® (IRC). Because the code books themselves do not directly address green construction issues, this book will help the reader make green decisions about construction methods and materials while staying code compliant. Coverage begins with a Building Code Primer that explores basic permitting and regulatory processes. This fundamental knowledge sets the stage for readers to be better able to successfully incorporate green principles into construction projects and avoid costly mistakes that can occur when key processes are not established and followed beforehand. The book then moves to a review of the IRC®, chapter-by-chapter, identifying areas where provisions of the code will affect a green construction project and where in a project there are green options, as well. Using tried-and-true real-life examples of green construction techniques throughout, this is the perfect guide to understanding building codes in today's quest to go green. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

List Price = $31.95  | CengageBrain Price = $31.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $24.00

Student Supplements

The Green Home: A Decision Making Guide for Owners and Builders  (ISBN-10: 1428377093 | ISBN-13: 9781428377097)

What does a "green" home look like? What are its characteristics, and how can you ensure that you meet the highest green standards within a given budget? The answers to these questions and more are found in The Green Home, a book dedicated to teaching builders and homeowners alike about environmentally-friendly residential construction. This highly practical resource explores the very latest construction techniques, materials, processes, and green practices that will reduce the environmental impact of the building itself. Coverage ranges from air sealing measures and energy efficient practices to water conservation and the usage of natural materials, with a special focus on complying with zoning ordinances and building codes. With thorough explanations of the many benefits of green building, this is the perfect "nuts and bolts" guide to environmentally-sound homes. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

List Price = $41.95  | CengageBrain Price = $41.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $31.50

Going Green with the International Residential Code  (ISBN-10: 1435497295 | ISBN-13: 9781435497290)

Finally, a resource that bridges the gap between the worlds of green building and residential building codes – Going Green with the International Residential Code. The first book of its kind on the market, this indispensable "code-consultant" takes green building concepts one step further and addresses them as they specifically relate to building codes, and in particular, how they relate to the International Residential Code® (IRC). Because the code books themselves do not directly address green construction issues, this book will help the reader make green decisions about construction methods and materials while staying code compliant. Coverage begins with a Building Code Primer that explores basic permitting and regulatory processes. This fundamental knowledge sets the stage for readers to be better able to successfully incorporate green principles into construction projects and avoid costly mistakes that can occur when key processes are not established and followed beforehand. The book then moves to a review of the IRC®, chapter-by-chapter, identifying areas where provisions of the code will affect a green construction project and where in a project there are green options, as well. Using tried-and-true real-life examples of green construction techniques throughout, this is the perfect guide to understanding building codes in today's quest to go green. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

List Price = $31.95  | CengageBrain Price = $31.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $24.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 200,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. Known as "the voice of the housing industry," NAHB is affiliated with more than 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct 80 percent of the new housing units projected for 2009.

International Code Council (ICC)

ICC is a leading organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive, coordinated national model construction codes. To date, 48 U.S. states have adopted various international codes from ICC.