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xxi, 388 p. : ill.
  • Foreword-- Introduction-- Part 1 Talking About Sustainability: Sustainability and all that-- Money and tension-- Going forwards, backwards, sideways or nowhere?-- People, construction and sustainability - the social elements-- Capabilities, skills and 'green skills'-- Sustainability: confusion in the workplace-- Managing sustainability: your personal effectiveness.-- Part 2 The Anti-Sustainability: Introducing waste: the anti-sustainability-- Dealing with waste.-- Part 3 Sustainability Policy: Policy and agenda.-- Part 4 Doing Sustainability: Going forward-- Doing it!-- The Lovelace list - a balanced social sustainability scorecard-- Using the Lovelace list-- Improving the way we work-- Respect, recognition and rewards - the 3Rs that sugar coat the implementation-- Transforming the organization-- Was Egan right? - thoughts on sustainability in construction-- Appendices-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780566088032 20160612
Sustainability is a critical issue for the construction industry. In the short term, sustainability is often seen as a "must do" item. In the longer term, all contractors will be seeing it as a source of competitive advantage. Public sector construction, infrastructure and other large projects such as the Thames Gateway and the Olympics in 2012 are all being driven down this route by pressure from Government. Uly Ma's "No Waste: Sustainability in Construction" is an extremely practical guide to managing sustainability in construction that draws on input from all the related stakeholders: the construction industry itself, the clients, designers and architects and the trades. The book explores how the industry can transform itself from business as before to business as it should be, from the micro level of good site practices to setting the right policies that drives a company onwards. The text covers the management of sustainability and the accompanying CD ROM includes a wealth of material such as tool kits, templates and activities that can be shared throughout the organisation and used for team meetings, communication and training.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780566088032 20160612
xxix, 160 p. : ill.
159 p. : col. ill.
xv, 352 p. : ill.
  • Machine generated contents note: List of ContributorsChapter 1 Introductory Insights to Climate Change ChallengesChapter 2 Climate Change: Nature and Emerging TrendsChapter 3 Regional ImplicationsChapter 4 Urbanization and Climate ChangeChapter 5 Global Political Initiatives and OvertonesChapter 6 Green Economics Dialogue and the Built EnvironmentChapter 7 Strategic Environmental Impact AssessmentChapter 8 Methods for Valuing Preferences for Environmental and Natural Resources: An OverviewChapter 9 Ecological value of Urban EnvironmentsChapter 10 The Pedological Value of Urban LandscapesChapter 11 Insights and Perceptions of Sustainable Design and ConstructionChapter 12 Progress in Eco-and Resilient-Construction Materials DevelopmentChapter 13 Energy Efficiency: Alternative Routes to MitigationChapter 14 The Benefits of Green Infrastructure in Towns and CitiesChapter 15 Particulate Induced Soiling on Historic Limestone Buildings: Insights and the Effects of Climate ChangeChapter 16 Sustainable TransportationChapter 17 Linkages of Waste Management Strategies and Climate Change IssuesChapter 18 Climate Change and the Geotechnical Stability of 'Engineered'Landfill SitesChapter 19 Water Resources Issues and Solutions for the Built Environment: too little versus too muchChapter 20 Organisational Culture and Climate Change Driven ConstructionChapter 21 Preparing for Extreme weather events: A Risk Assessment ApproachChapter 22 The Socio-environmental Vulnerability Assessment Approach to Mapping Vulnerability to ClimateChapter 23 Mitigation via RenewablesChapter 24 Complexities and Approaches to Managing the Adaptation of Climate Change by Coastal CommunitiesChapter 25 Lessons for the FutureIndex.
"The multi-disciplinary perspective provided here offers a strategic view on built environment issues and improve understanding of how built environment activities potentially induce global warming and climate change. It also highlights solutions to these challenges. Solutions to Climate change Challenges in the Built Environment helps develop an appreciation of the diverse themes of the climate change debate across the built environment continuum. A wide perspective is provided through contributions from physical, environmental, social, economic and political scientists. This strategic view on built environment issues will be useful to researchers as well as policy experts and construction practitioners wanting a holistic view. This book clarifies complex issues around climate change and follows five main themes: climate change experiences; urban landscape development; urban management issues; measurement of impact; and the future. Chapters are written by eminent specialists from both academic and professional backgrounds. The main context for chapters is the developed world but the discussion is widened to incorporate regional issues. The book will be valuable to researchers and students in all the built environment disciplines, as well as to practitioners involved with the design, construction and maintenance of buildings, and government organisations developing and implementing climate change policy"-- Provided by publisher.
207 p. : ill. (some col.), map, plans.
xv, 136 p. : ill. (some col.)
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Outcomes and Risks Associated with Investments in Maintenance and Repair
  • Data, Tools, and Technologies to Support Investments in Maintenance and Repair
  • Effective Practices for Investment in Maintenance and Repair
  • Communicating Outcomes and Risk
  • Findings and Recommendations
  • Implementing a Risk-Based Strategy for Investments in Federal Facilities' Maintenance and Repair
  • References
  • Appendixes
  • Appendix A: Biosketches of Committee Members Appendix B: Committee Interviews and Briefings
  • Appendix C: Some Fundamentals of the Risk-Based Approach.
"The deteriorating condition of federal facilities poses economic, safety, operational, and environmental risks to the federal government, to the achievement of the missions of federal agencies, and to the achievement of public policy goals. Primary factors underlying this deterioration are the age of federal facilities--about half are at least 50 years old--and decades of inadequate investment for their maintenance and repair. These issues are not new and there are no quick fixes. However, the current operating environment provides both the impetus and the opportunity to place investments in federal facilities' maintenance and repair on a new, more sustainable course for the 21st Century. Despite the magnitude of investments, funding for the maintenance and repair of federal facilities has been inadequate for many years, and myriad projects have been deferred. Predicting Outcomes of Investments in Maintenance and Repair of Federal Facilities identifies processes and practices for transforming the current portfolio of federal facilities into one that is more economically, physically, and environmentally sustainable. This report addresses ways to predict or quantify the outcomes that can be expected from a given level of maintenance and repair investments in federal facilities or facilities' systems, and what strategies, measures, and data should be in place to determine the actual outcomes of facilities maintenance and repair investments."--Publisher's description.
xvi, 398 p. : ill.
  • Acknowledgments xi Introduction xiii Part I: Ramping Up1 Chapter 1 Understanding the Credentialing Process 3 The Tiers of the Credentialing Process 3 The First Tier of the Credentialing System: LEED Green Associate 3 The Second Tier of the Credentialing System: LEED Accredited Professional with Specialty 4 The Third Tier of the Credentialing System: LEED Fellow 4 The Application Process 4 Apply! 5 Register! 5 Schedule! 6 Why Earn LEED Credentials? 6 Chapter 2 Sustainability and LEED Basics Review 7 The Benefits of Green Buildings 8 The Triple Bottom Line 9 The Design and Construction Process 11 The Project Team Members 11 Conventional Projects versus the Integrated Design Approach 11 Do Green Buildings Cost More? 14 USGBC and GBCI 15 Chapter 3 The LEED for Homes Rating System 19 LEED for Homes 19 Eligible Project Types 19 The Categories of LEED 21 Prerequisites and Credits 21 Credit Weightings 23 Participating in the LEED for Homes Certification Program 26 The Five-Step Process 26 Home Size Adjustment 27 Part II: Diving In: The Strategies and Technologies of LEED29 Chapter 4 Innovation in Design 31 Integrated Project Planning 32 Integrated Project Planning in Relation to LEED Compliance 32 Durability Management Process 35 Durability Management Process in Relation to LEED Compliance 35 Innovative or Regional Design 38 Innovative or Regional Design in Relation to LEED Compliance 38 ID Study Worksheets 40 Chapter 5 Location and Linkages 59 Pathway 1: LEED for Neighborhood Development 60 LEED for Neighborhood Development in Relation to LEED Compliance 60 Pathway 2 61 LL Credit 2: Site Selection 61 LL Credit 3: Preferred Locations 62 LL Credit 4: Existing Infrastructure 62 LL Credit 5: Community Resources/Transit 63 LL Credit 6: Access to Open Space 64 LL Study Worksheets 68 Chapter 6 Sustainable Sites 85 Site Stewardship 85 Site Stewardship in Relation to LEED Compliance 86 Landscaping 90 Landscaping in Relation to LEED Compliance 91 Heat Island Effect 94 Heat Island Effect Reduction in Relation to LEED Compliance 95 Surface Water Management 97 Surface Water Management in Relation to LEED Compliance 97 Nontoxic Pest Control 100 Nontoxic Pest Control in Relation to LEED Compliance 100 Compact Development 102 Compact Development in Relation to LEED Compliance 102 SS Study Worksheets 105 Chapter 7 Water Efficiency 131 Water Reuse 134 Water Reuse in Relation to LEED Compliance 135 Irrigation System 137 Irrigation System in Relation to LEED Compliance 137 Indoor Water Use 140 Indoor Water Use in Relation to LEED Compliance 143 WE Study Worksheets 146 Chapter 8 Energy and Atmosphere 161 Envelope Design 164 Envelope Design in Relation to LEED Compliance 165 Equipment and System Design 172 Equipment and System Design in Relation to LEED Compliance 173 Renewable Energy 181 Renewable Energy in Relation to LEED Compliance 182 Managing Refrigerants 182 Managing Refrigerants in Relation to LEED Compliance 183 EA Study Worksheets 187 Chapter 9 Materials and Resources 223 Material-Efficient Framing 224 Material-Efficient Framing in Relation to LEED Compliance 224 Environmentally Preferable Products 228 Environmentally Preferable Products in Relation to LEED Compliance 233 Waste Management 235 Waste Management in Relation to LEED Compliance 236 MR Study Worksheets 241 Chapter 10 Indoor Environmental Quality 259 Source Removal 261 Source Removal in Relation to LEED Compliance 262 Source Control 265 Source Control in Relation to LEED Compliance 265 Dilution 273 Dilution in Relation to LEED Compliance 273 EQ Study Worksheets 280 Chapter 11 Awareness and Education 327 Education of the Homeowner or Tenant 328 Education of the Homeowner or Tenant in Relation to LEED Compliance 328 Education of the Building Manager 330 Education of the Building Manager in Relation to LEED Compliance 330 AE Study Worksheets 333 Part III: Study Tips and Appendices 341 Chapter 12 Study Tips 343 Preparing for the LEED AP Homes Exam: Week Nine 343 Practice Exam Approach 344 The Testing Center Environment 344 Exam Structure 345 When at the Testing Center 346 Exam Scoring 346 After the Exam 347 Appendices 349 A. LEED for Homes Simplified Project Checklist 349 B. LEED for Homes Accountability Form 355 C. LEED for Homes Durability Risk Evaluation Form 361 D. LEED for Homes Durability Inspection Checklist 362 E. Eligible Project Types 366 F. Main Category Summaries 367 G. Exemplary Performance Summary Chart 371 H. Referenced Standards of LEED for Homes 373 I. Answers to Quiz Questions 377 J. Abbreviations and Acronyms 387 K. Sample Credit 390 L. EA 6: HVAC, ENERGY STAR Requirements 391 Credits 392 Index 395 Sample Flashcards.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118087206 20160608
To receive the LEED AP Homes credential, professionals in residential design and construction need to take the LEED AP Homes exam and demonstrate advanced knowledge in green building practices. This book provides architects, interior designers, and home builders with a clearly organized study guide to this exam. Authored by an expert who teaches seminars on LEED exam prep, this guide stands out from the competition in its engaging style and stimulating approach, featuring sample quizzes, more than 100 sample flashcards, and many drawings, charts, and diagrams to illustrate concepts throughout.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118087206 20160608


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