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Green Building, A Professional's Guide to Concepts, Codes and Innovation

ISBN 13: 9781111035112

ISBN 10: 1111035113

Author: International Code Council (ICC); Anthony C. Floyd

Pages: 304

Published: 11/23/2011

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

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Benefits
  • Comprehensive yet concise coverage of green building design, rating systems, standards, and the regulatory process for residential and commercial construction, whether traditional or high-performance.
  • Explanation of the differences between green standards, codes, and various rating systems.
  • Photographs and illustrations showing real-world application of green construction concepts.
  • Discussion of historical precedents and milestones during the development of sustainable building practices relevant code information, including the International Building Code®, International Residential Code®, International Energy Conservation Code®, International Mechanical Code®, and International Plumbing Code®.
  • Specific coverage of the International Green Construction Code® provisions.
Author Bio
International Code Council (ICC)
ICC is a leading organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive, coordinated national model construction codes. To date, 48 U.S. states have adopted various international codes from ICC.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction.
2. The Evolution of a Very Old Idea.
Historical perspective. Why build green now?. Conceptual differences between green, sustainable and high-performance building. Economic implications. When green is no longer green.
3. Where Are We Now? Where Are We Headed?
How green building rating systems encourage safe, durable, healthy, environmentally responsible buildings. Commercial and Residential Green Rating Systems. Federal conservation programs. Building Industry Initiatives. Mandatory versus voluntary programs. Green Building Codes and Standards. Comparing green buildings and the systems that rate them.
4. Planning, Land Use and Site Development.
Introduction. Design with Nature. Planning Tools and Guidelines. Codes and Standards. Summary.
5. Water Efficiency.
Introduction. Design with Nature. Water Resource Tools and Guidelines. Codes and Standards. Summary.
6. Material Resources.
Introduction. Design with Nature. Material Selection Tools and Guidelines. Codes and Standards. Summary.
7. Energy Efficiency and Atmospheric Quality.
Introduction. Design with Nature. Energy Tools and Guidelines. Codes and Standards. Summary.
8. Indoor Environmental Quality and Comfort.
Introduction. Design with Nature. IEQ Tools and Guidelines. Codes and Standards. Summary.
9. Building Operation and Maintenance and Owner Education.
Introduction. Survival of the Fittest. Operation and Maintenance Tools and Guidelines. Codes and Standards. Summary.
10. Closing Thoughts.
Appendix: Resources.