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Green Building Fundamentals A Practical Guide to Understanding and Applying Fundamental Sustainable Construction Practices and the LEED Green Building Rating System

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ISBN-10: 0135028396

ISBN-13: 9780135028391

Edition: 2009

Authors: Michael Montoya

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This book helps trainees 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…    
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Book details

List price: $52.60
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/31/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Michael J. Montoyais Associate Professor of Anthropology, Chicano/Latino Studies & Public Health at the University of California, Irvine.

Introduction to Green Building Fundamentals
Reference 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
Electrokinetic Remediation
Soil Flushing
Chemical Oxidation
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
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
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
Improving the Building Industry's Environmental Performance: The USGBC's LEED Green Building Rating System
Sustainability and the USGBC's LEED Green Building Rating System
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
Improving Individual Environmental Performance: Becoming a LEED-Accredited Professional (LEED[subscript AP])
LEED-Accredited Professional Programs and Qualifications
Preparing for the LEED-NC Accreditation Exam
Focused Study Plan
USGBC Reference Guide
Time Line for LEED Implementation
Additional Study Sources
Exam Format
Exam Specifications
Checklist: Knowledge of LEED Credit Intents and Requirements
Checklist: Coordinate Project and Team
Checklist: Implement LEED Process
Checklist: Verify, Participate In, and Perform Technical Analyses Required for LEED Credits
Study Assessment Guide
LEED-NC Version 2.2 Registered Project Checklist
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System LEED Reference Guide Study Outline
LEED-NC Version 2.2 Professional Accreditation Study Assessment Guide
Study Assessment Guide Answer Key and Focused Study Resources