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xvi, 236 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
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Engineering Library (Terman)
xii, 196 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • Introduction. PART ONE: Ramping Up. Chapter One: Understanding the Credentialing Process. The Tiers of the Credentialing Process. The First Tier: LEED Green Associate. The Second Tier: LEED Accredited Professional (AP) with Specialty. The Third Tier: LEED AP Fellow. The Application Process. Apply! Register! Schedule! Why Earn the LEED Credentials? Chapter Two: Introduction to the Concepts and Process of Sustainable Design. The Benefits of Green Buildings. The Triple Bottom Line. The Design and Construction Process. The Project Team Members. Conventional Projects vs. the Integrative Design Approach. Do Green Buildings Cost More? Chapter Three: Third Party Verification. USGBC and GBCI. Roles and Responsibilities . The Policies of USGBC and GBCI . Chapter Four: Understanding LEED. The LEED Rating Systems. LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation (LEED NC). LEED for Schools. LEED for Healthcare. LEED for Core & Shell (LEED C&S). LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED CI). LEED for Retail. LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED EBOM). LEED for Homes and LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND). The Categories of LEED. Prerequisites and Credits. Credit Weightings. Chapter Five: The LEED Certification Process Summarized. LEED Online. LEED for Existing Buildings. Minimum Program Requirements. The Certification Process for Projects. The Timeframes of Certification Reviews. LEED for Homes and Neighborhood Development. Precertification. Recertification. PART TWO: Diving In: The Strategies & Technologies of LEED. Chapter Six: Sustainable Sites. Site Selection. Strategies. Brownfield Sites. Transportation. Strategies. Promote Alternative Methods of Transportation. LEED for Neighborhood Development. Site Design & Management. Strategies. Stormwater Management. Strategies. Chapter Seven: Water Efficiency. Indoor Water Use . Strategies. Outdoor Water Use for Irrigation. Strategies. Process Water. Strategies. Chapter Eight: Energy & Atmosphere. Commissioning. Minimum Energy Performance. Process Energy vs. Regulated Energy. Refrigerants. Existing Buildings. Strategies to Satisfy Energy & Atmosphere Prerequisites and Credits. Energy Demand. Energy Efficiency. Renewable Energy. Ongoing Energy Performance. Chapter Nine: Materials & Resources. Conducting Life-Cycle Assessments of Building Materials to Determine Selections. Calculating Green Building Products for LEED. Building Material Life-Cycle Impacts. Waste Management. Strategies to Reduce Waste. Chapter Ten: Indoor Environmental Quality. Indoor Air Quality. IAQ During Construction. IAQ During Operations. Strategies. Thermal Comfort. Strategies. Lighting. Strategies. Acoustics. Strategies. Chapter Eleven: Innovation in Design and Regional Priority. Innovation in Design. Regional Priority. PART THREE: Study Tips and Appendices. Chapter Twelve: Study Tips. Preparing for the LEED Green Associate Exam: Week Five. Practice Exam Approach . The Testing Center Environment. Exam Structure. When at the Testing Center. Exam Scoring. After the Exam. Appendices. A. Rating Systems Overview. B. Minimum Program Requirements (MPRs). C. LEED Certification Process . D. Main Category Summaries. E. Trade Offs and Synergies . F. Sample LEED NC Checklist/Scorecard. G. Sample Credit. H. Traditional Project Development vs. Integrative Project Development. I. Referenced Standards. J. Acronyms. K. Answers to Quiz Questions. L. Sample Flashcards. Credits.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470608296 20160619
Proven strategies to pass the LEED(r) Green Associate exam Here is the ideal study guide for understanding and preparing for the LEED(r) Green Associate exam. Written by an expert who is a LEED consultant and partner at Green Education Services-a premier LEED exam preparation provider-Guide to the LEED(r) Green Associate Exam engages readers by breaking down difficult concepts in sustainable design and engineering in a clearly organized, straightforward manner that helps streamline the learning process. Serving as a valuable resource for anyone looking for the challenging LEED Green Associate credential, Guide to the LEED(r) Green Associate Exam features: * A thorough overview to understanding the LEED certification process * A collection of sample test questions and study tips to reinforce learned material * An accessible and stimulating approach that fosters quicker retention * A set of strategies for summarizing critical information and details more effectively * A wealth of material that includes drawings, charts, and diagrams to help understand concepts visually * A total of 128 sample flashcards that allow you to study on the go! Covering basic knowledge of green design, construction, and operations for professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in nontechnical fields of practice, this book is the ultimate companion for achieving successful results on the LEED Green Associate exam.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470608296 20160619
Engineering Library (Terman)
xix, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword xiii Acknowledgments xv Introduction xvii PART 1: Key Concepts 1 Chapter 1 Measuring Green 3 THE LEED RATING SYSTEMS 3 THE KEY CONCEPTS OF LEED 5 OWNER S PERSPECTIVE: Going for Gold 11 M. Christie Smith THE LEED CERTIFICATION PROCESS 12 THE NEXT STEPS OF COORDINATING A LEED PROJECT 19 OWNER S PERSPECTIVE: Two Questions Every Owner Must Answer for Their LEED Project 20 Chet M. Roach Chapter 2 The Integrative Project Delivery Process 23 CONSTRUCTION MANAGER S PERSPECTIVE: From Design to Reality 24 Bassam Tarazi THE DIFFERENCES OF A TRADITIONAL PROJECT VERSUS AN INTEGRATIVE PROJECT DELIVERY 25 GENERAL CONTRACTOR S PERSPECTIVE: The Importance of Integration for the Success of LEED Projects 26 Travis Hall GENERAL CONTRACTOR S PERSPECTIVE: Involving a Construction Manager during Design 33 Michael J. Parnell ENGINEER S PERSPECTIVE: Integrated Design and Collaboration 34 Robert Diemer LEED AND IPD 35 Chapter 3 Building A Project Team 37 THE TIERS OF THE CREDENTIALING PROCESS 37 OWNER S PERSPECTIVE: Building a LEED Team 38 Bill Stoller WHAT IS A LEED COORDINATOR? 40 ENGINEER S PERSPECTIVE: The LEED Challenge and the Role of Project Coordinator 41 Wayne Howell SELECTING THE REST OF THE TEAM MEMBERS 43 PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE: The Value of Certification 44 Mark Hanson ATTORNEY S PERSPECTIVE: The Risks of Green Building 48 Stephen T. Del Percio THE STRUCTURAL ENGINEER 51 ENGINEER S PERSPECTIVE: Offsetting the Costs of Energy Modeling and Commissioning 51 Paul Meyer THE COMMISSIONING AGENT 52 COMMISSIONING AGENT S PERSPECTIVE: Selecting a Commissioning Authority 53 Bill Lodato THE CONTRACTOR 56 CONTRACTS 57 WASTE HAULER S PERSPECTIVE: How LEED Has Changed the Waste Industry 58 David Cardella COORDINATOR S PERSPECTIVE: The LEED Coordinator: No One Understands Me! 59 Steve Leone Chapter 4 Site Selection 61 EDUCATION IS KEY 61 TAX CONSULTANT S PERSPECTIVE: An Introduction to Understanding Section 179D 62 Dennis J. Stilger, Jr. THE QUESTIONNAIRE 64 INITIAL ASSESSMENT 64 BROKER S PERSPECTIVE: LEED-Certified Development Properties vs. Traditional Development Properties 65 Marie Taylor ENERGY PROVIDER S PERSPECTIVE: Power Purchase Agreements 69 RJ Donnelly ARCHITECT S PERSPECTIVE: Seeking LEED CI Certification for a Hotel: The Challenges and Benefits 71 Michael F. Maurer BROKER S PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Design Leads to Good PR and Improved Bottom Line ... If Tenants Can Find a Way to Care 78 Scott Steuber CONTINUING THE EFFORT TO PREPARE FOR THE GOAL-SETTING MEETING 79 Chapter 5 The Eco-Charette 81 ARCHITECT S PERSPECTIVE: Collaborative Design 82 Gary Moshier PRIOR TO THE MEETING 83 CIVIL ENGINEER S PERSPECTIVE: The Importance of Deciding to Pursue LEED Early in the Design Process 84 Geoffrey B. Nara THE GOAL-SETTING MEETING 85 CONTRACTOR S PERSPECTIVE: LEED Certification: Hurdles to Success 91 Holly Hawkins OWNER S PERSPECTIVE: The Execution of a Certified LEED NC Project 96 Mike Barbera MOMENTUM AFTER THE ECO-CHARETTE 98 PART 2: The Design Phases 99 Chapter 6 Schematic Design and Design Development Phases 101 OWNER S REPRESENTATIVE S PERSPECTIVE: What LEED Credits are Right for You? 101 Chet M. Roach FULL TIME EQUIVALENT OCCUPANTS 104 DESIGN INTEGRATION SESSIONS 104 GREEN ROOF TECHNICAL EXPERT S PERSPECTIVE: An Overview of Green Roof Assemblies and Benefits 106 Melissa Muroff ADDRESSING THE PREREQUISITES AND CREDITS 111 ARCHITECT S PERSPECTIVE: Managing Passive Loads 112 Gary Moshier LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT S PERSPECTIVE: A Landscape Architecture Perspective on the LEED Certification Process 119 Aiman Duckworth CIVIL ENGINEER S PERSPECTIVE: Innovative Sustainable Civil and Site Design for a Nature Center Renovation and Expansion 122 Geoffrey B. Nara LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT S PERSPECTIVE: Use 3D Modeling Tools for a Quick and Accurate Measurement of Tree Shading 124 Aiman Duckworth LIGHTING DESIGNER S PERSPECTIVE: The Role of a Lighting Designer on a Project Seeking LEED Certification 128 Faith E. Baum LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT S PERSPECTIVE: Educate Yourself, the Contractor, the Owner, and Landscape Maintenance Staff about the Project s Planting and Irrigation Approach 133 Aiman Duckworth ARCHITECT S PERSPECTIVE: Mechanical and Architectural Coordination for Energy Efficiency 137 Nathan Ogle COMMISSIONING AGENT S PERSPECTIVE: The Benefits of a Commissioning Agent 139 Brian Fronapfel MEP ENGINEER S PERSPECTIVE: The Benefits of the OPR and BOD 141 Kent D. Hoffman MEP ENGINEER S PERSPECTIVE: EA CREDIT 1: Optimize Energy Performance Compliance Paths 148 William Amann MEP ENGINEER S PERSPECTIVE: Refrigeration Compliance for LEED 151 Christopher F. Zabaneh MEP ENGINEER S PERSPECTIVE: Engaging an Engineer 153 Kurt A. Scheer MEP ENGINEER S PERSPECTIVE: Measurement and Verification for Large-Energy-User Projects 155 Wayne Howell ARCHITECT S PERSPECTIVE: The National Audubon Society: Selecting Environmentally Sensitive Materials 158 Guy Geier RAISED-ACCESS FLOOR MANUFACTURER S PERSPECTIVE: Under-Floor Air Distribution System Contributions to LEED Certification 168 Scott Alwine LIGHTING DESIGNER S PERSPECTIVE: Benefits of Computer Daylight Simulation 172 Magdalena L. DiDomenico PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATION REVIEW 173 ARCHITECT S PERSPECTIVE: N20-HDR-CUH2A s New Second Office 174 Simon Trumble and Jorge Rodriguez IN SUMMARY 177 Chapter 7 Construction Document Phase 179 GREEN ROOF TECHNICAL EXPERT S PERSPECTIVE: Quality Assurance of a Green Roof 179 Melissa Muroff COMMISSIONING 181 MEP ENGINEER S PERSPECTIVE: Energy Modeling Pitfalls 182 Aaron Dahlstrom WHOLE-BUILDING SIMULATION 184 SPECIFICATION AND PLAN REVIEW 185 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT S PERSPECTIVE: Design Water as One System 188 Aiman Duckworth LEED-ONLINE DOCUMENTATION REVIEW 192 GBCI REVIEWER S PERSPECTIVE: Top Five Tips for Submitting a LEED Project to GBCI 195 Martin Mechtenberg MANUFACTURER S PERSPECTIVE: A Manufacturer as an Owner Pursuing LEED 202 Julie Smith NEXT STEPS 205 ENGINEER S PERSPECTIVE: Experiences of Gaining LEED Certification 207 Scott Bowman PART 3: The Construction Phase 209 Chapter 8 Coordination with the Construction Team 211 BID REVIEW 212 GENERAL CONTRACTOR S PERSPECTIVE: Compliancy with LEED during Construction 213 Easy Foster TRAINING THE CONSTRUCTION TEAM 214 OWNER S PERSPECTIVE: The Importance of Collaboration 216 David Anderson THE LEED IMPLEMENTATION PLAN 218 WASTE CONSULTANT S PERSPECTIVE: Construction Waste Recycling: Where the Real World Meets LEED 219 Wayne DeFeo TASKS DURING CONSTRUCTION 221 GENERAL CONTRACTOR S PERSPECTIVE: LEED during Construction 223 Michael J. Parnell Chapter 9 Monthly Reports 225 MATERIAL TRACKING: GETTING STARTED 225 OWNER S PERSPECTIVE: Procurement Strategies 227 Steve Martorana MANUFACTURER S PERSPECTIVE: A Manufacturer s Approach to LEED 230 Melissa DeSota SALVAGED MATERIAL BROKER S PERSPECTIVE: Overcoming the Challenges of MR Credit 3: Materials Reuse 233 Nathan Benjamin CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT 241 CONSTRUCTION INDOOR AIR QUALITY: COMPLYING WITH SMACNA REQUIREMENTS 242 MONTHLY REPORTS 244 OWNER S PERSPECTIVE: Pursuing LEED Certification 245 Charley Ryan Chapter 10 Construction Completion 249 TASKS AFTER SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION 250 PRE-CLOSEOUT MEETING 251 COMMISSIONING ACTIVITIES 251 EDUCATING THE BUILDING OCCUPANTS 252 TRAINING THE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE STAFF 253 LEED ONLINE: DOCUMENTATION REVIEW 256 RECS PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE: EA CREDIT 6: Green Power Some Common Misconceptions 258 John Powers SUBMIT FOR USGBC CONSTRUCTION REVIEW 262 ARCHTECT S PERSPECTIVE: Staying High Performance: Sustaining the Sustainability of Buildings Michael B. Lehrer LEED AFTER OCCUPANCY? OR OCCUPANCY AFTER LEED? 267 Appendices 269 APPENDIX A: LEED RATING SYSTEM SCORECARDS 269 APPENDIX B: PREDESIGN SITE SELECTION CHECKLIST 273 APPENDIX C: PROJECT TEAM MEMBER ROLES AND DOCUMENTATION RESPONSIBILITIES 275 APPENDIX D: DESIGN VERSUS CONSTRUCTION PREREQUISITES AND CHECKLISTS 281 APPENDIX E: OWNER S PROJECT REQUIREMENTS TEMPLATE AND BASIS OF DESIGN SAMPLE 295 APPENDIX F: SAMPLE CONSTRUCTION IAQ MANAGEMENT PLAN 305 APPENDIX G: CONSTRUCTION MONITORING AND REPORTING FORMS 311 Endnotes 319 Index 321.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470524183 20160607
Proven Strategies for Getting a Project LEED(r) Certified Here is the ideal guide for architects, engineers, interior designers, project managers, facility managers, and building owners for understanding the project certification process for the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED(r)) for New Construction and Major Renovations (LEED NC), LEED for Core & Shell (LEED CS), and LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED CI) rating systems of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC(r)). Written by an expert who is the President of Design Management Services, a LEED consulting firm Guidebook to the LEED Certification Process engages readers by outlining the steps, roles, and responsibilities of the team members in a straightforward, chronological manner that helps streamline the certification process. With the release of the LEED v3 rating systems and a new version of LEED-Online, the Guidebook to the LEED Certification Process helps project teams to streamline the project team efforts and outlines the role of the LEED consultant and project administrator. Written for LEED AP professionals and building owners that need guidance navigating a project through the process, this book outlines each step in the design and construction phases including programming and post-occupancy. Serving as a valuable resource for anyone seeking information on how to get a project LEED certified, Guidebook to the LEED Certification Process features: An overview of the integrative design process. Understanding the role of a LEED consultant. How to build a successful team for a project pursuing LEED certification. How to register a project with Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Common pitfalls to avoid during the LEED certification process. Checklists to use during design and construction to keep the team on track.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470524183 20160607
Engineering Library (Terman)


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