Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery(Third Edition), 3/e
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Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery(Third Edition), 3/e

Author : Charles J. Kibert
© Year : 2012
ISBN : 9780470904459
Pages : 560
Binding : Hardback
Weight : 1.60   kg

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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 4
Carbon neutral design and carbon accounting
Green Globes and international building assessment systems
The Living Building Challenge
Environmental product declarations (EPDs) as the norm for green building products
The trends in net-zero energy building design and policies

1 Introduction and Overview 1
2 Background 33
3 Ecological Design 79
4 Green Building Assessment 119
5 The US Green Building Council LEED Building Rating System 143
6 The Green Globes Building Assessment System 175
7 The Green Building Design Process 191
8 The Sustainable Site and Landscape 215
9 Energy and Carbon Footprint Reduction 243
10 Built Environment Hydrologic Cycle 309
11 Closing Materials Loops 353
12 Indoor Environmental Quality 389
13 Construction Operations and Commissioning 435
14 Green Building Economics 461
15 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.

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