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

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  • ISBN-10: 1305488717
  • ISBN-13: 9781305488717
  • DDC: 720.47
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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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 CodeĀ®. Knowledge is essential for environmentally-appropriate and efficient building solutions. Readers of this ebook will have a better understanding of where the building industry is headed and how to become compliant with green practices and regulations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the International Code Council®.
About the Authors.
1: An Introduction to Green Building.
2: The Evolution of an Ancient Idea.
3: The Green Building Landscape and the Road Ahead.
4: Sustainable Communities.
5: Site Development.
6: Water Efficiency.
7: Sustainability and Material Resources.
8: Energy Efficiency and Atmospheric Quality.
9: Indoor Environmental Quality, Health, and Well-Being.
10: Building Commissioning, Operation, and Maintenance.
11: A Look into the Future.