LEED New Construction Project Management GreenSource

Author: Vijaya Yellamraju
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071744460
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A One-Stop Guide to Managing LEED-New Construction Projects This GreenSource book explains, step by step, how to integrate LEED-New Construction (NC) rating system requirements into the building design and construction processes. Project planning, goals, coordination, implementation, and documentation are covered in detail. LEED-New Construction Project Management provides a tested framework for taking a project from inception to successful certification and shows you how to master the tools to make the process more efficient. Three in-depth case studies covering new commercial building construction, major renovations, and a portfolio of buildings highlight the strategies presented in the book. LEED-New Construction Project Management covers: The LEED rating system and LEED-NC credit categories The project management process Project definition and goal setting Design phase integration Construction phase implementation The LEED process: adaptability, applicability, and best practices Future trends Credit implementations: sustainable sites; water efficiency; energy and atmosphere; materials and resources; indoor environmental quality; innovation in design

The Engineering Guide to LEED New Construction Green Source

Author: Liv Haselbach
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071489932
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Acquire the skills needed to apply the LEED-New Construction rating system to any green construction project The Engineering Guide to LEED-New Construction provides a solid understanding of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED-NC rating system, explaining step-by-step how to apply it to real-world construction projects. This much-needed reference offers practical discussions of the main concepts of sustainability, and also presents detailed equations and exercises that can be used to perform the calculations outlined in LEED-NC. You will find authoritative information on sustainable sites…water efficiency… energy and atmosphere…materials and resources…indoor environmental quality…innovations in design…a systematic view of green…and many other topics related to sustainability in construction. A valuable tool for the office or job site, The Engineering Guide to LEED-New Construction features: A practical focus on the LEED-NC rating system and how to apply it Numerous exercises and equations that can be used to perform the calculations outlined in LEED-NC Expert guidance on the main concepts of sustainability A wealth of information on innovation in design Inside this Cutting-Edge Guide to Sustainable Construction • Introduction to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED-NC Rating System • Sustainable Sites • Water Efficiency • Energy and Atmosphere • Materials and Resources • Indoor Environmental Quality • Innovation in Design • A Systematic View of Green • Department of Defense Sustainable Construction _ Low Impact Development

Recycling Construction Demolition Waste A LEED Based Toolkit GreenSource

Author: Greg Winkler
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071713395
Format: PDF, Docs
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A Complete Reference on Construction Waste Recycling This GreenSource guide offers comprehensive information on how to recycle as much as 95 percent of new construction and demolition waste, reuse existing materials, and comply with U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED waste management guidelines. Recycling Construction & Demolition Waste provides the strategies and tools you need to develop and implement a successful jobsite waste management plan. This practical resource also covers other programs that promote sustainable construction, such as the International Code Council's ICC-ES program, the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) Green Building Program, the Green Building Initiative Green Globes Program, BREEAM, and more. FIND OUT HOW TO: Manage construction and demolition waste on the jobsite Set up an efficient jobsite recycling center Recycle new construction waste Conduct an on-site audit to assess demolition waste Reuse existing materials, including asphalt, brick, concrete, insulation, structural steel, wood, glass, and more Develop a comprehensive waste management plan Comply with LEED standards to earn waste management credits Get details on other green certification and code programs Document waste management compliance Include appropriate specifications in construction documents Market your jobsite recycling program Downloadable forms, templates, spreadsheets, and checklists available at www.mhprofessional.com/rcadw.

Green Building Through Integrated Design GreenSource Books

Author: Jerry Yudelson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071546027
Format: PDF, ePub
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Market: architects; engineers; project managers; general contractors; cost estimators; property and real estate managers; facility managers; property developers International appeal: includes 25 project profiles from the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, China, and India Thirty key players share their experiences and lessons learned from working on green building projects

Green Facilities Industrial and Commercial LEED Certification GreenSource

Author: Greg Winkler
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071744525
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An in-depth guide to greening industrial and commercial facilities This GreenSource book is a valuable strategy and planning resource for saving money and energy by implementing sustainable production and business operations. Green Facilities: Industrial and Commercial LEED Certification examines a wide range of sustainability factors and reveals how to control costs through focused attention on reduced energy consumption, enhanced equipment efficiency, consistent maintenance, and more-flexible building and human resource management. Specific industry resources for each strategy are included in this practical guide. GREEN FACILITIES: INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL LEED CERTIFICATION COVERS: LEED certification and other sustainability programs Indoor health and thermal comfort Utilities, including renewable energy and on-site energy generation Operations--indoor chemicals, water management, lighting, cleaning, and more Building features, such as doors, windows, loading docks, insulation, and air infiltration Exterior features, including landscaping, paving, shading, siding, roofing, and more Web resources, software, and government and utility programs

Inside the Civano Project GreenSource Books

Author: Al Nichols
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071599320
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A First-Hand Look at the High-Performance Civano Development This GreenSource book offers a complete survey of Civano, the largest high-performance mixed-use community in the United States. Located in Tucson, Arizona, Civano encompasses high standards of resource conservation, sustainability, and solar energy use. Inside the Civano Project features insider information on the planning, funding, building, and management of this development, which integrates residential communities with shopping, workplace, school, and civic facilities, as well as parks and natural open spaces. The book discusses the zoning and building code guidelines, sustainable building materials, energy standards, and water conservation technologies that make Civano ahead of its time. Inside the Civano Project covers: Behind-the-scenes preconstruction discussions Site analysis, planning, and zoning Insights from members of the Civano development team The Congress for the New Urbanism The LEED-Neighborhood Development program Public/private land development strategies The Urban Lands Act The Integrated Method of Performance and Cost Tracking (IMPACT) System Energy and water use monitoring Photographs of Civano Challenges, pitfalls, and lessons learned throughout Civano's development

International Green Construction Code IGCC Handbook GreenSource

Author: Greg Winkler
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071767910
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This GreenSource guide is essential to understanding and using the ICC’s revolutionary new green construction code. International Green Construction Code (IGCC) Handbook provides design professionals, contractors, code officials, and planning/zoning officials with a concise look at what this new code will accomplish, how it works, and how to comply with its requirements. The International Green Construction Code (IGCC) is a major event in the worldwide trend toward more sustainable building construction. For the first time, a single code will capture the broad scope of sustainable construction in a clear, broad-based document. Designed to be adopted in whole or in part, the IGCC offers jurisdictions the ability to tailor the scope of the code to their needs. This GreenSource guide offers authoritative coverage of this groundbreaking new green construction code. International Green Construction Code (IGCC) Handbook includes: Customized overviews for design professionals, zoning/planning officials, construction code officials Code Quick Tips—Illustration boxes highlighting particular aspects of the IGCC in each section Code Fast View—Single-page tables summarizing the scope of each section of the IGCC Online resources—selected tables and documents adapted to MS Word or Excel for download All the vital information on the code—summary of its provisions, intent of the provisions, and compliance guidelines Details on the connections between the IGCC and the existing family of ICC codes

Sustainable Design

Author: David Bergman
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 1616892064
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sustainable Design provides a concise overview of all the techniques available for reducing the energy footprint of structures and spaces. With clear, simple language and a practical "can-do" approach, author David Bergman covers everything from the profession's ethical responsibility, to design structures and spaces that sustain our natural resources, to specific considerations such as rainwater harvesting, graywater recycling, passive heating techniques, solar orientation, green roofs, wind energy, daylighting, indoor air quality, material evaluation and specification, and how to work with green building certification programs.

Large Scale Solar Power System Design GreenSource Books

Author: Peter Gevorkian
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071763287
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Definitive Guide to Large-Scale, Grid-Connected Solar Power System Design and Construction This GreenSource book provides comprehensive engineering design and construction guidelines for large-scale solar power system projects. Proven design methodologies are detailed installation diagrams are included in this practical resource. Large-Scale Solar Power System Design offers complete coverage of solar power system technologies and components, planning, cost estimates, financing, project management, safety, and testing. This authoritative guide fully addresses the complex technical and management issues associated with large-scale, grid-connected solar power system implementations. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Solar power system technologies, including photovoltaic and thin-film solar cells Solar power system physics Photovoltaic power system feasibility study Solar power system costing Solar power system design Large-scale solar power system construction Concentrator photovoltaic systems Solar power system project management Smart-grid systems Solar thermal power Solar power financing and feed-in tariff programs

Greening Existing Buildings

Author: Jerry Yudelson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071638326
Format: PDF, Docs
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Upgrade the Energy and Environmental Performance of Existing Buildings This GreenSource guide explains how to transform existing buildings into more energy-efficient, resource-conserving green buildings. The book provides a clear process that guides you, step-by-step, through each phase of moving building operations and maintenance toward the goal of a green-certified building. Greening Existing Buildings features proven technologies and operating methods, and shows building owners and facility managers how to green buildings in a cost-effective way. This practical and insightful resource highlights the ten best practices for greening existing buildings, and includes more than 25 case studies of successful implementations and 35 insightful interviews with industry experts and building owners and managers. Greening Existing Buildings covers: Economic drivers and market dynamics Getting the U.S. EPA's ENERGY STAR rating U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Existing Buildings rating Making the business case for greening existing buildings Cost of greening and setting realistic project budgets Energy-efficient building upgrades Sustainable site management and water conservation retrofits Crafting purchasing and waste management policies Upgrading indoor environmental quality Managing a LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (EBOM) certification project, from beginning to end