No longer just a buzzword, sustainable construction is going mainstream—and soon will be the norm. Revised to reflect the latest developments of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and other tools, Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery, Third Edition guides construction and design professionals through the process of developing commercial and institutional high-performance green buildings in today's marketplace.Charles Kibert provides an introduction to green building, covering the theory, history, and state of the industry as well as best practices in building procurement and delivery systems. From green building and Green Globes assessments to building hydrological systems and materials and product selection, this comprehensive text covers all of the factors involved with sustainable construction. In a clear and accessible writing style, Kibert addresses issues so that the reader can think critically and independently as part of the cutting edge in green building.
The latest developments leading up to LEED version 4Carbon neutral design and carbon accountingGreen Globes and international building assessment systemsThe Living Building ChallengeEnvironmental product declarations (EPDs) as the norm for green building productsThe trends in net-zero energy building design and policies
1 Introduction and Overview 12 Background 333 Ecological Design 794 Green Building Assessment 1195 The US Green Building Council LEED Building Rating System 1436 The Green Globes Building Assessment System 1757 The Green Building Design Process 1918 The Sustainable Site and Landscape 2159 Energy and Carbon Footprint Reduction 24310 Built Environment Hydrologic Cycle 30911 Closing Materials Loops 35312 Indoor Environmental Quality 38913 Construction Operations and Commissioning 43514 Green Building Economics 46115 The Cutting Edge of Sustainable Construction 483
Charles J. Kibert :- Charles J. Kibert, PhD, PE, is a professor in the M. E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and founded the university's Powell Center for Construction and Environment as well as Task Group 16 (Sustainable Construction) and Task Group 39 (Deconstruction) for CIB. He is cofounder and chairman of the Cross Creek Initiative, a nonprofit industry/university joint venture that seeks to implement sustainability principles in construction. He has been cochair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Curriculum and Accreditation Committee and a board member of the Green Building Initiative.