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National Green Building Standard 2012

ISBN 13: 9780867186970

ISBN 10: 0867186976

Author: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB); International Code Council (ICC)


Published: 04/15/2013

Price: $21.00 Add to cart

The future of building design is green construction. In fact, the shift toward incorporating green practices into everyday construction is already underway. As a result, there is no better way to prepare for the future than with the NATIONAL GREEN BUILDING STANDARD™ (ICC 700-2012) the result of a joint effort between the International Code Council® (ICC) and National Association of Home Builders® (NAHB). The standard outlines effective, relevant green practices, including lot design; preparation and development; resource, energy, and water efficiency; indoor environmental quality; and operation, maintenance, and building owner education. Its goal is to give you the means to achieve your sustainability goals, whether they are designing a basic, entry-level green building or aiming for the highest level sustainable "green" building with energy savings of 65 percent or higher. It accomplishes this by defining four threshold levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Emerald. The end result is a valuable tool that will help you put "green" methodology into practice in a variety of areas, from new homes to high-rise multifamily buildings, and from remodels and additions to hotels and motels.

Also available - DEWALT® Mobile Pro™, a free app that features a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.
  • Practical, applicable green strategies give students the tools you need to turn theory into real-world experience.
  • Coverage includes a wide range of projects from entry-level green buildings to elaborate green projects, providing students with a comprehensive knowledge that prepares you for a variety of scenarios.
Author Bio
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 200,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. Known as "the voice of the housing industry," NAHB is affiliated with more than 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct 80 percent of the new housing units projected for 2009.
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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