Building Code Basics: Green, 2012 Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1305487044
  • ISBN-13: 9781305487048
  • DDC: 690.0286
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Green, environmentally-conscious construction is the driving force behind many new construction projects today. Are you prepared? BUILDING CODE BASICS: GREEN will get you there. The ebook is a practical guide to green and sustainable construction that is centered around the International Green Construction Code® (IgCC®), a comprehensive set of requirements that aims to reduce the negative impact of commercial buildings on the natural environment. Designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in green and sustainable construction, it introduces the mandatory provisions of the IgCC®, while also extending its scope to tackle project electives and jurisdictional requirements, designed to promote the construction of buildings beyond the code's minimum requirements to higher performance thresholds in the areas of material resource efficiency, energy, water conservation, indoor environment, and natural resource conservation. Content includes topics shared by the IgCC® and other green and sustainable standards and rating systems, such as the State of California Green Building Standards Code (CalGreen), the United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED rating system, Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) LEED Canada NC, and Green Globes, administered by the Green Building Initiative (GBI). Comprehensive yet concise, this is an ideal resource for establishing a strong foundational knowledge of green construction practices.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Evolution of Green Design, Construction, and Regulation.
2: History and Progress of Green Philosophy.
3: Development of the International Green Construction Code.
4: Regulation of Green Practices.
5: Scope and Limitations.
6: Administration of the International Green Construction Code.
7: Jurisdictional Requirements and Life-Cycle Assessment.
8: Site Development and Interior Environment.
9: Site Development and Land Use.
10: Indoor Environmental Comfort.
11: Project Conservation.
12: Building Material Conservation and Efficiency.
13: Energy Conservation and Efficiency.
14: Water Conservation and Efficiency.
15: Commissioning.
16: Commissioning.
17: Building Operation.
18: Appendices.