High Performance Green Buildings Act of 2006

High Performance Green Buildings Act of 2006

the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive , Department of Energy , Office
of the Federal Procurement Policy , Department of Health and Human Services ,
and the Department of Defense ; ( 2 ) establishing a senior - level green building
 ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754075471221

Category: Public buildings

Page: 16

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Categories: Public buildings

Green Building Handbook

Green Building Handbook

" "Invaluable for the specifier, this companion handbook will be useful to all those interested in finding greener ways of designing and making buildings." --Book Jacket.

Author: Tom Woolley

Publisher:

ISBN: 0419226907

Category: Building materials

Page: 216

View: 856

"Learning how to construct more environmentally friendly buildings is increasingly a commercial and legal necessity. This new handbook provides a detailed reference for environmentally concerned purchasers of building products, complementing the Green Building Handbook Volume 1." "Invaluable for the specifier, this companion handbook will be useful to all those interested in finding greener ways of designing and making buildings." --Book Jacket.
Categories: Building materials

The Barefoot Architect

The Barefoot Architect

"A fully comprehensive guide to building in the tropical world, 'Barefoot Architect' covers everything from how to build in various climates, to the step-by-step practicalities of building homes that suit the local environment.

Author: Johan van Lengen

Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 0936070420

Category: Architecture

Page: 705

View: 463

"A fully comprehensive guide to building in the tropical world, 'Barefoot Architect' covers everything from how to build in various climates, to the step-by-step practicalities of building homes that suit the local environment." --Publisher.
Categories: Architecture

Bio Based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco Efficient Construction

Bio Based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco Efficient Construction

The active smart systems have positive effects on energy performance in a green
building. The smart buildings suited with smart technologies greatly support
green building performance and result in more energy saving and financial
benefits ...

Author: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9780128194812

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 630

View: 695

Bio-based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco-efficient Construction fills a gap in the published literature, discussing bio-based materials and biotechnologies that are crucial for a more sustainable construction industry. With comprehensive coverage and contributions from leading experts in the field, the book includes sections on Bio-based materials and biotechnologies for infrastructure applications, Bio-based materials and biotechnologies for building energy efficiency, and other applications, such as using biotechnology to reduce indoor air pollution, for water treatment, and in soil decontamination. The book will be an essential reference resource for academic researchers, civil engineers, contractors working in construction works, postgraduate students and other professionals.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Green Building Revolution

The Green Building Revolution

The business case for commercial green buildings in 2007 is simply stated: if
your next project is not a green building,one that's certified by a national third-
party rating system, it will be functionally outdated the day it's completed and very
likely ...

Author: Jerry Yudelson

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781597267632

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 404

The “green building revolution’’ is happening right now. This book is its chronicle and its manifesto. Written by industry insider Jerry Yudelson, The Green Building Revolution introduces readers to the basics of green building and to the projects and people that are advancing this movement. With interviews and case studies, it does more than simply report on the revolution; it shows readers why and how to start thinking about designing, building, and operating high performance, environmentally aware (LEED-certified) buildings on conventional budgets. Evolving quietly for more than a decade, the green building movement has found its voice. Its principles of human-centered, environmentally sensitive development have reached a critical mass of architects, engineers, builders, developers, professionals in government, and consumers. Green buildings are showing us how we can have healthier indoor environments that use far less energy and water than conventional buildings do. The federal government, eighteen states, and nearly fifty U.S. cities already require new public buildings to meet “green” standards. According to Yudelson, this is just the beginning. The Green Building Revolution describes the many “revolutions” that are taking place today: in commercial buildings, schools, universities, public buildings, health care institutions, housing, property management, and neighborhood design. In a clear, highly readable style, Yudelson outlines the broader “journey to sustainability” influenced by the green building revolution and provides a solid business case for accelerating this trend. Illustrated with more than 50 photos, tables, and charts, and filled with timely information, The Green Building Revolution is the definitive description of a major movement that’s poised to transform our world.
Categories: Architecture

Green Building and Sustainable Development

Green Building and Sustainable Development

The modern U.S. green building movement can trace its origins to the oil crisis of
the 1970s when Arab-Israeli conflicts resulted in a flowering of innovations in
energy conservation and renewable energy systems. Owners retrofitted homes
and ...

Author: Jonathan E. Furr

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 1604420715

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 686

The legal and economic landscape for building and development have fundamentally been altered by the country's major environmental problems - climate change, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, ozone depletion, pollution, and unsustainable natural resource consumption rates. The editors provide practical information for lawyers to assist their clients in fully understanding green building and sustainable development concepts so they can operate successfully in the evolving economic and regulatory environment while minimizing the potential cost penalty of business-as-usual practices.
Categories: Law

Green Building Materials

Green Building Materials

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Chapter 6 How Does the Construction ... If the list contains unapproved
substitutions for specified green building materials, the design professional must
quickly and ...

Author: Ross Spiegel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470880554

Category: Architecture

Page: 400

View: 356

To properly select and specify green building materials, architects need advice on how to select and use nontoxic, recycled, and recyclable products, and how to integrate these products into the design process in order to capitalize on their many practical and economic advantages. This fully updated new edition is a reliable, up-to-date resource for professionals and students alike. Written by two nationally known experts on green building methods and materials, Green Building Materials, Third Edition offers in-depth, practical information on the product selection, product specification, and construction process. This new Third Edition is an excellent hands-on guide to today's newest range of green building materials- what they are, where to find them, how to use them effectively, and how to address LEED requirements. Organized by CSI MasterFormat® categories for fast access to specific information.
Categories: Architecture

Green Building A to Z

Green Building A to Z

Understanding the Language of Green Building Jerry Yudelson. a platform for
aiding that replication, allowing us to shift to greening our cities and communities
from just designing one building at a time, making Šrst one organization at a time
 ...

Author: Jerry Yudelson

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550923513

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 705

Green building is the fastest-growing trend to hit since the Internet, bringing with it an enormous range of new products, systems, and technologies. Green Building A to Z is an informative, technically accurate, and highly visual guide to green building, for both decision-makers and interested citizens. It begins with an introduction to the importance of green buildings and a brief history of the green building movement, outlines the benefits and costs of green buildings, and shows how you can influence the spread of green buildings. The book touches on key issues, such as enhancing water conservation, reducing energy use, and creating a conservation economy. The book examines all aspects of green buildings, including: Architecture 2030 Locally sourced materials Natural ventilation Solar energy Zero-net-energy buildings More than just a reference, this book emphasizes the importance of green buildings and green developments for a sustainable future. It will be an invaluable resource for businesspeople, homeowners, product manufacturers, developers, building industry professionals, and government officials.
Categories: Architecture

Green Building

Green Building

The Building Site Preventing noise pollution starts with selecting an appropriate
site for a facility. ... as acoustic ceiling tile and straw-bale construction, can offer
the advantages of recycling or using natural materials as an added green benefit.

Author: RSMeans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118030035

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

View: 260

A unique cost reference, updated and expanded, for architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, and managers Green building is no longer a trend. Since the publication of the widely read first edition of this book, green building has become a major advancement in design and construction. Building codes and standards have adopted much stricter energy efficiencies. Businesses, institutions, and communities have discovered huge savings, along with health and marketing advantages, in sustainable building. Private facilities, as well as public buildings for Federal, state, and local governments are increasingly required to design and build sustainably in both new construction and renovation. This Third Edition has been updated with the latest in green building tech-nologies, design concepts, standards, and costs. The chapters, case studies, and resources give you practical guidance on green building, including the latest on: Green building approaches, materials, rating systems, standards, and guidelines Energy efficiencies, implementing energy modeling tools Designing and specifying, as well as commissioning, green building projects Often-specified products and materials, as well as a sample spec Goals and techniques for health, comfort, and productivity Evaluating the cost versus value of green products over their life cycle Low-cost green strategies, and special economic incentives and funding Building deconstruction and cost considerations With a new chapter on greening of commercial real estate, this reference is a one-stop resource for the latest in green building approaches and implementation. The contributors, all prominent leaders in green building, include: Mark Kalin, FAIA, FCSI, author of the original GreenSpec Andy Walker, Ph.D., PE, senior engineer with NREL Joseph Macaluso, AACE, certified cost consultant
Categories: Architecture

Green Building Illustrated

Green Building Illustrated

This is a book with appeal for all architects and designers, because it addresses general principles such as holistic and integrated design, along with practical realities like affordability and energy codes.

Author: Francis D. K. Ching

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118562376

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 204

“Green Building Illustrated is a must-read for students and professionals in the building industry. The combination of incredibly expressive illustrations and accessible technical writing make concepts of green building on paper as intuitive as they would be if you toured a space with experts in sustainable building.” —Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO, and Founding Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council “The authors of Green Building Illustrated deliver clear and intelligent text, augmented by straightforward but compelling illustrations describing green building basics. This comprehensive book covers everything from the definition of green building, to details of high performance design, to sensible applications of renewable energy. This is a book with appeal for all architects and designers, because it addresses general principles such as holistic and integrated design, along with practical realities like affordability and energy codes. Green Building Illustrated describes a pathway for reaching Architecture 2030’s carbon emission reduction targets for the built environment.”—Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030 “…a neophyte will have a very good overview of all the factors involved in green building. I see some excellent pedagogy at work!” — Jim Gunshinan, Editor, Home Energy Magazine Francis D.K. Ching brings his signature graphic style to the topic of sustainable design In the tradition of the classic Building Construction Illustrated, Francis D.K. Ching and Ian M. Shapiro offer a graphical presentation to the theory, practices, and complexities of sustainable design using an approach that proceeds methodically. From the outside to the inside of a building, they cover all aspects of sustainability, providing a framework and detailed strategies to design buildings that are substantively green. The book begins with an explanation of why we need to build green, the theories behind it and current rating systems before moving on to a comprehensive discussion of vital topics. These topics include site selection, passive design using building shape, water conservation, ventilation and air quality, heating and cooling, minimum-impact materials, and much more. Explains the fundamental issues of sustainable design and construction in a beautifully illustrated format Illustrated by legendary author, architect, and draftsman Francis D.K. Ching, with text by recognized engineer and researcher Ian M. Shapiro Ideal for architects, engineers, and builders, as well as students in these fields Sure to be the standard reference on the subject for students, professionals, and anyone interested in sustainable design and construction of buildings, Green Building Illustrated is an informative, practical, and graphically beautiful resource.
Categories: Architecture

Contractor s Guide to Green Building Construction

Contractor s Guide to Green Building Construction

Written specifically for contractors, this -how-to-' book enables you to meet the
challenges of green building construction. You'll discover how constructing
environmentally friendly, sustainable buildings influences project management,
delivery ...

Author: Thomas E. Glavinich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470056219

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 127

Written for contractors and endorsed by the Associated General Contractors of America Written specifically for contractors, this "how-to" book enables you to meet the challenges of green building construction. You'll discover how constructing environmentally friendly, sustainable buildings influences project management, delivery, documentation, and risk. Moreover, the book guides you through these important considerations at all phases of a green construction project, including: Bidding and contracting Managing green design when the contractor works as a design builder Subcontracting Procurement Construction management Project commissioning and closeout This book is endorsed by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and was written with the assistance and advice of a specially assembled AGC task force. With a focus on the green building process from the contractor's viewpoint, the book avoids endorsing any one green building rating system in favor of presenting the business fundamentals common to them all. Throughout the presentation, flowcharts and other features offer working tools for successfully managing green construction projects. Plus, real-world case studies developed through discussions with the actual contractors involved help you understand exactly what to expect and how to best manage constructing a green building. In short, this is one book that you need to have on hand to be a part of the rapidly growing green building movement.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

GREEN BUILDING FUNDAMENTALS A Concise Summary of LEED Building Certification and Professional Accreditation Systems

GREEN BUILDING FUNDAMENTALS A Concise Summary of LEED     Building Certification and Professional Accreditation Systems

This book contains synopsis for ten course modules presented for the ENVR 10032 full time course at Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON, Canada.

Author: Dorota M. Goede B.Arch., LEED Green Assoc.

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329822382

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 62

View: 808

This book contains synopsis for ten course modules presented for the ENVR 10032 full time course at Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON, Canada. The Green Building Fundamentals Course introduces new students to the world of green building design and construct
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Green Building and Remodeling

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Green Building and Remodeling

John Barrows, Lisa Iannucci. communities, a builder custom builds your home
with green features. In addition, there are additional neighboring amenities,
including retail stores, restaurants, and other entertainment right in your own
community ...

Author: John Barrows

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440658518

Category: House & Home

Page: 336

View: 188

It's easy building green! This guide helps environmentally conscious people make real-world decisions about building or remodeling a home. Readers will find information on how to save money by going green when building or remodeling, how to find the right green integrated system design, how to choose heating and cooling equipment, and how to save money on water. - Focuses on the design integration of green materials - Residential and commercial green building will grow from 2% of the U.S. construction market in 2005 to as much as 10% in 2010 (NAHB) - More than 80 regional and local green building programs are in place in the U.S. and more are being promoted in the private sector
Categories: House & Home

Guide to Green Building Rating Systems

Guide to Green Building Rating Systems

Understanding LEED, Green Globes, Energy Star, the National Green Building
Standard, and More Linda Reeder. expertise from the national or regional third-
party organization tailoring the tool. SBTool had been used in 20 countries as of ...

Author: Linda Reeder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470401941

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 248

The one-stop guide for choosing a green building rating system Today, sustainability is a growing concern for the architects, designers, builders, and owners of commercial and residential buildings. Meeting the requirements of a rating system provides a metric to evaluate and set priorities. But the variety and complexity of methods available to assess the eco-friendliness of a building can seem overwhelming. Guide to Green Building Rating Systems informs readers about the rating system selection process. Comparing essential issues such as cost, ease of use, and building performance, this book offers solid guidance that will help readers find the rating system that best fits their needs. This easy-to-follow reference includes: An overview of the major national rating systems, including LEED®, Green Globes®, the National Green Building Standard, and ENERGY STAR® An in-depth look at each rating system, including its evolution, objectives, point structure, levels of certification, benefits, and shortcomings How the ratings systems work for different types of buildings—commercial, multi-family residential, and single-family residential construction Illustrated case studies from different climate regions with project descriptions, cost data, and lessons learned by design teams, constructors, and owners An overview of local, regional, and international rating systems Guide to Green Building Rating Systems demystifies complex material, making this book an essential reference for building professionals engaged in, or wishing to pursue, sustainable building practices.
Categories: Architecture

Green Building Trends

Green Building Trends

I was amazed to see a similar attendance (28,000) at the U.S. Green Building
Council's November 2008 Greenbuild show in Boston, but the United Kingdom's
turnout is more remarkable for a country with only one fifth the population of the ...

Author: Jerry Yudelson

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610911342

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 260

The “green building revolution” is a worldwide movement for energy-efficient, environmentally aware architecture and design. Europe has been in the forefront of green building technology, and Green Building Trends: Europe provides an indispensable overview of these cutting edge ideas and applications. In order to write this book, well-known U.S. green building expert Jerry Yudelson interviewed a number of Europe’s leading architects and engineers and visited many exemplary projects. With the help of copious photographs and illustrations, Yudelson describes some of the leading contemporary green buildings in Europe, including the new Lufthansa headquarters in Frankfurt, the Norddeutsche Landesbank in Hannover, a new school at University College London, the Beaufort Court Zero-Emissions building, the Merck Serono headquarters in Geneva, and a zero-net-energy, all-glass house in Stuttgart. In clear, jargon-free prose, Yudelson provides profiles of progress in the journey towards sustainability, describes the current regulatory and business climates, and predicts what the near future may bring. He also provides a primer on new technologies, systems, and regulatory approaches in Western Europe that can be adopted in North America, including building-integrated solar technologies, radiant heating and cooling systems, dynamic façades that provide natural ventilation, innovative methods for combining climate control and water features in larger buildings, zero-netenergy homes built like Thermos bottles, and strict government timetables for achieving zero-carbon buildings. Green Building Trends: Europe is an essential resource for anyone interested in the latest developments in this rapidly growing field.
Categories: Architecture

Energy Efficiency Standards and Green Building Certification Systems Used by the Department of Defense for Military Construction and Major Renovations

Energy Efficiency Standards and Green Building Certification Systems Used by the Department of Defense for Military Construction and Major Renovations

DOD's report must include a cost-benefit analysis, return on investment, and long-term payback for the building standards and green building certification systems, including: (A) American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air ...

Author: Committee to Evaluate Energy-Efficiency and Sustainability Standards Used by the Department of Defense for Military Construction and Repair

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309270403

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 194

View: 520

Congress has an ongoing interest in ensuring that the 500,000 buildings and other structures owned and operated by the Department of Defense (DOD) are operated effectively in terms of cost and resource use. Section 2830 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to the congressional defense committees on the energy-efficiency and sustainability standards used by DOD for military construction and major renovations of buildings. DOD's report must include a cost-benefit analysis, return on investment, and long-term payback for the building standards and green building certification systems, including: (A) American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 189.1-2011 for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential. (B) ASHRAE Energy Standard 90.1-2010 for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential. (C) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver, Gold, and Platinum certification for green buildings, as well as the LEED Volume certification. (D) Other American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards. DOD's report to the congressional defense committees must also include a copy of DOD policy prescribing a comprehensive strategy for the pursuit of design and building standards across the department that include specific energy-efficiency standards and sustainable design attributes for military construction based on the cost-benefit analysis, return on investment, and demonstrated payback required for the aforementioned building standards and green building certification systems. Energy-Efficiency Standards and Green Building Certification Systems Used by the Department of Defense for Military Construction and Major Renovations summarizes the recommendations for energy efficiency.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Green Building

Green Building

C1.8 Example of an energy analysis for basic construction forms in the framework
of urban development. ... The orientation of a given building – especially of its
transparent surfaces – influences its energy budget due to the different heights ...

Author: Michael Bauer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642006353

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 210

View: 530

An important consideration for energy-efficient buildings is their primary energy requirements over the entire life cycle. How to determine this? What integrative factors influence the performance of a healthy and sustainable building? This, while it may be important for clients and architects to know, is frequently not very transparent. This book has been written to assist with clarifying target criteria and expanding horizons when it comes to ecological buildings. It is meant as a handbook and source of reference for clients, architects, planners and building operators, to provide them with pertinent information about their design, construction and operation: how to do this in the most energy-efficient and economical manner? Also, there is feedback and documentation about prominent buildings like the Hamburg Dockland or the Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg in Stuttgart. They provide excellent architectural examples for detailed construction and design solutions. Further, there are insightful interviews with architects and clients about many important buildings, which help turn this book into an integrated source of reference for sustainable architecture. - A Guideline for Planning, Construction and Operation of sustainable Buildings - A source of reference for clients, architects, planners and building operators - Innovative architectural examples with sustainable concepts and design
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Green Building Products 3rd Edition

Green Building Products  3rd Edition

The GreenSpec ̈ Guide to Residential Building Materials--3rd Edition Alex
Wilson, Mark Piepkorn ... Interest in green building has been growing by leaps
and bounds in recent years for a number of reasons. homeowners are alarmed
by ...

Author: Alex Wilson

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9780865716001

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 114

Interest in sustainable, green building practices is greater than ever. Whether concerned about allergies, energy costs, old-growth forests, or durability and long-term value, homeowners and builders are looking for ways to ensure that their homes are healthy, safe, beautiful and efficient. In these pages are descriptions and manufacturer contact information for more than 1,400 environmentally preferable products and materials. All phases of residential construction, from sitework to flooring to renewable energy, are covered. Products are grouped by function, and each chapter begins with a discussion of key environmental considerations, and what to look for in a green product. Over 40% revised, this updated edition includes over 120 new products. Categories of products include: Sitework and landscaping Outdoor structures Decking Foundations, footers and slabs Structural systems and components Sheathing Exterior finish and trim Roofing Doors and windows Insulation Flooring and floor coverings Interior finish and trim Caulks and adhesives Paints and coatings Mechanical systems/HVAC Plumbing, electrical and lighting Appliances Furniture and furnishings Renewable energy Distributors and retailers An index of products and manufacturers makes for easy navigation. There is no more comprehensive resource for both the engaged homeowner and those who design and build homes.
Categories: Architecture