Higher Education

Green Building: A Professional's Guide to Concepts, Codes and Innovation, 1st Edition

  • International Code Council (ICC)
  • Anthony C. Floyd
  • ISBN-10: 1111035113  |  ISBN-13: 9781111035112
  • 304 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

About

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. 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.

Features and Benefits

  • Comprehensive yet concise coverage of green building design, rating systems, standards, and the regulatory process for residential and commercial construction, whether traditional or high-performance.
  • Explanation of the differences between green standards, codes, and various rating systems.
  • Photographs and illustrations showing real-world application of green construction concepts.
  • Discussion of historical precedents and milestones during the development of sustainable building practices relevant code information, including the International Building Code®, International Residential Code®, International Energy Conservation Code®, International Mechanical Code®, and International Plumbing Code®.
  • Specific coverage of the International Green Construction Code® provisions.

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.

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

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

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

Student Supplements

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

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

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.