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Green Building Fundamentals

ISBN-10: 0135111080
ISBN-13: 9780135111086
Edition: 2nd 2011
Authors: Mike Montoya
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Description: This material is suitable for courses that cover the fundamental concepts of sustainable design and green building and courses that cover LEED-NC. This material also supplements materials used for commercial construction means and methods. This book  More...

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Book details

List price: $90.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/6/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

This material is suitable for courses that cover the fundamental concepts of sustainable design and green building and courses that cover LEED-NC. This material also supplements materials used for commercial construction means and methods. This book helps students understand the fundamental concepts of sustainable design and green building practices, which will soon become common practice on every project. It is also intended as a practical guide for becoming a LEED Accredited Professional, with a step-by-step study guide and a study assessment (a practice exam with a focused discussion for each example, including references to the USGBCrsquo;s LEED-NC Reference Guide.) This book includes a discussion on why this topic is important to understand, practice, and teach. This book includes practical examples of methods that are being used to increase a projectrsquo;s environmental performance, including additional study resources and references.

Preface
Introduction to Green Building Fundamentals
References and Resources for Further Study
Sustainability and the Building Industry
The Triple Bottom Line
The Environmental Imperative
The Economic Imperative
The Social Imperative
References and Resources for Further Study
Sustainable Design and Green Building
Sustainable Design Practices
Benefits of Sustainably Designed Projects
Designing High-Efficiency Buildings
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Building Materials
Natural Resource Use Reduction
Green Building Practices
LEED“, Follow, or Get Out of the Way
References and Resources for Further Study
Evaluating Cost Implications of Green Building
Cost Implications of Green Building
Evaluating "Soft" Costs
Evaluating Capital Costs and Initial Investment
Life-Cycle Cost and Long-Term Investment Considerations
Selling and Renting LEED Buildings
Long-Term Cost Benefits Due to User Productivity
Building Energy and Water Consumption
References and Resources for Further Study
Site Development Considerations
Evaluating the Project Site
Developing Damaged Sites
Brownfield Site Remediation Strategies
Air Sparging
Bio Plugs
Bioremediation
Bioventing
Electrokinetic Remediation
Soil Flushing
Chemical Oxidation
Phytoremediation
Solar Detox
Encouraging Alternative Transportation Use
Reducing Disturbance to Natural Ecosystems
Reducing Heat Island Effects on Ecosystems
Reducing Pollution from Building and Site Lighting
Maximizing Efficiency by Using Building Orientation
References and Resources for Further Study
Managing Site Water Runoff
Managing Erosion and Controlling Sedimentation
Effective Strategies for Stormwater Management
References and Resources for Further Study
Improving a Project's Water Use Efficiency
Improving Water Use Efficiency
Water-Efficient Landscaping
Water-Efficient Buildings
Recycling Wastewater
Wastewater Retention and Reuse
Rainwater Reuse
Infiltration Systems
Reuse Systems
Greywater Reuse from Buildings
References and Resources for Further Study
Improving a Building's Energy Efficiency
Efficient Energy Use for Building Systems
Heating and Cooling Systems
Passive Solar Heating and Cooling
Direct Heat Gain
Indirect Heat Gain
Isolated Heat Gain
Maximizing Energy Performance
References and Resources for Further Study
Using Renewable Energy Sources
Renewable Energy Sources
Green Power
Wind Farms
Photovoltaic Power Plants
Solar Thermal Power Plants
Geothermal Power Plants
Hydroelectric Power Plants
Tidal-Surge-Powered Electricity
Biomass Power Sources
Tidal Power Sources
References and Resources for Further Study
On-Site Power Generation Using Renewable Energy Sources
Photovoltaic (PV) Power Generation
Electricity Storage with PV Systems
Grid-Connected PV Systems
Building-Mounted PV Systems
Site-Mounted PV Arrays
Building-Integrated Photovoltaics
Financial Incentives for On-Site Solar Power Generation
Subsidies
Net Metering
Feed-in Tariffs
Biomass Power Systems
Geothermal Power Systems
Wind Turbine Power Systems
Turbine Configuration
Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems
References and Resources for Further Study
Improving a Building's Material Use
Reusing Existing Building Stock
Selecting Building Materials
Building Materials That Have Recycled Content
Material Transportation Impacts
Building Materials That are Made from Rapidly Renewable Resources
Recycling Construction Waste
References and Resources for Further Study
Improving a Building's Indoor Environment Quality
Ventilation Systems for Improved Indoor Air Quality
Measuring Indoor Air Quality
Mechanical Ventilation Systems
Passive Ventilation Systems
Cross-Ventilation
Stack Ventilation
Hybrid Integrated Ventilation Systems
Methods for Improving Indoor Air Quality During Construction
Construction Air Quality Control Plan
Improving Air Quality During Construction
References and Resources for Further Study
The USGBC's LEED“ Green Building Certification Program
Sustainability and the USGBC's LEED“ Green Building Certification Program
The U.S. Green Building Council
USGBC Guiding Principles
The LEED Green Building Rating System
The Future of LEED
Becoming a LEED-Accredited Professional
Building Certification
References and Resources for Further Study
Becoming a LEED Green Associate
LEED Accredited Professional Programs
LEED Green Associate Program
Preparing for the LEED Green Associate Exam
Focused Study Plan
USGBC Reference Guide
Timeline for LEED Implementation
Additional Study Sources
Primary References
Ancillary References
Exam Format
LEED Green Associate Exam General Topics
Synergistic Opportunities and LEED Application Process
Project Site Factors
Water Management
Project Systems and Energy Impacts
Acquisition, Installation, and Management of Project Materials
Stakeholder Involvement in Innovation
Project Surroundings and Public Outreach
Study Assessment Guide
Project Checklist: LEED Version 3 (2009)
LEED Version 3 Study Outline
Study Assessment Guide LEED Version 3 Green Associate
Study Assessment Guide Answer Key and Focused Study Resources
Index

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