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xviii, 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Until recently, the development of building materials has focused on producing cheaper and more durable construction materials. Now more attention is given to the environmental issues. "Sustainability of Construction Materials" brings together a wealth of recent research on the subject. It provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the sustainability of these materials: aggregates, wood, bamboo, vegetable fibers, masonry, cement, concrete and cement replacement materials, metals and alloys, glass, and engineered wood products. Final chapters cover the use of recycled tire rubber in civil engineering works, the durability of sustainable materials, and nanotechnology in sustainable construction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439801307 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (602 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
  • Foreword xiii Preface xv Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview The Shifting Landscape for High-Performance Buildings Sustainable Development and Sustainable Construction The Vocabulary of Sustainable Development and Sustainable Construction Sustainable Design, Ecological Design, and Green Design Rationale for High-Performance Green Buildings State and Local Guidelines for High-Performance Construction Green Building Progress and Obstacles Book Organization Trends in High-Performance Green Building Summary and Conclusions Notes References Part I Green Building Foundations Chapter 2 Background Ethics and Sustainability Basic Concepts and Vocabulary Major Environmental and Resource Concerns The Green Building Movement Case Study: OWP 11, Stuttgart, Germany Summary and Conclusions Notes References Chapter 3 Ecological Design Design versus Ecological Design Historical Perspective Contemporary Ecological Design Key Green Building Publications: Early 1990s Key Thinking about Ecological Design Evolving the Concept of Ecological Design Thermodynamics: Limits on Recycling and the Dissipation of Materials Case Study: Kroon Hall, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut Thought Piece: Regenerative Development and Design: Working with the Whole by Bill Reed Summary and Conclusions Notes References Part II Assessing High-Performance Green Buildings Chapter 4 Green Building Assessment Major Green Building Assessment Systems Used in the United States International Building Assessment Systems BREEAM CaseStudy: AHVLA Stores Building, Weybridge, United Kingdom Green Star Case Study Thought Piece: Shifting Emphasis in Green Building Performance Assessment by Raymond J. Cole Summary and Conclusions Notes References Chapter 5 The US Green Building Council LEED Building Rating System Brief History of LEED Structure of the LEED Suite of Building Assessment Systems LEED Credentials LEED v4 Structure and Process LEED Categories152 Case Study: Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona, University of Florida, Orlando Summary and Conclusions Notes Chapter 6 The Green Globes Building Assessment System Green Globes Building Rating Tools Structure of Green Globes For New Construction Version 2 The Green Globes Assessment and Certification Process Green Globes Professional Credentials Case Study: Health Sciences Building, St. Johns River State College, St. Augustine, Florida Summary and Conclusions Note Part III Green Building Design Chapter 7 The Green Building Design Process Conventional versus Green Building Delivery Systems Executing the Green Building Project The Integrated Design Process Role of the Charrette in the Design Process Green Building Documentation Requirements Case Study: Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, Germany Summary and Conclusions Notes Chapter 8 The Sustainable Site and Landscape Land and Landscape Approaches for Green Buildings Land Use Issues Sustainable Landscapes Enhancing Ecosystems Stormwater Management Low-Impact Development Heat Island Mitigation Light Trespass and Pollution Reduction Assessment of Sustainable Sites: The Sustainable Sites Initiative Case Study: Iowa Utilities Board/Consumer Advocate Office Summary and Conclusions Notes References Chapter 9 Energy Reduction Building Energy Issues High-Performance Building Energy Design Strategy Passive Design Strategy Building Envelope Internal Load Reduction Active Mechanical Systems Water-Heating Systems Electrical Power Systems Innovative Energy Optimization Strategies Renewable Energy Systems Fuel Cells Smart Buildings and Energy Management Systems Ozone-Depleting Chemicals in HVAC&R Systems Case Study: River Campus Building One, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland Thought Piece: Building Energy Analysis: The Present and Future by Ravi Srinivasan Summary and Conclusions Notes References Chapter 10 Built Environment Hydrologic Cycle Global Water Resource Depletion Water Distribution and Shortages in the United States Hydrologic Cycle Terminology High-Performance Building Hydrologic Cycle Strategy Designing the High-Performance Building Hydrologic Cycle Water Budget Rules of Thumb (Heuristics) Sustainable Stormwater Management Landscaping Water Efficiency Case Study: LOTT Clean Water Alliance, Olympia, Washington Summary and Conclusions Notes References Chapter 11 Closing Materials Loops The Challenge of Materials and Product Selection Distinguishing between Green Building Products and Green Building Materials LCA of Building Materials and Products Environmental Product Declarations Materials and Product Certification Systems Key and Emerging Construction Materials and Products Design for Deconstruction and Disassembly Case Study: Project XX Office Building, Delft, Netherlands Thought Piece: Closing Materials Loops by Bradley Guy Summary and Conclusions Notes References Chapter 12 The Built Environment Carbon Footprint Human Impacts On The Biogeochemical Carbon Cycle Climate Change And The Carbon Cycle Mitigating Climate Change Defining The Carbon Footprint Of The Built Environment Reducing The Carbon Footprint Of The Built Environment Notes References Chapter 13 Indoor Environmental Quality Indoor Environmental Quality: The Issues Integrated IEQ Design Addressing the Main Components of Integrated IEQ Design HVAC Systems Design Emissions from Building Materials Particleboard And Plywood Economic Benefits of Good Indoor Environmental Quality Summary and Conclusions Notes References Part IV Green Building Implementation Chapter 14 Construction Operations and Commissioning Site Protection Planning Managing Indoor Air Quality during Construction Construction Materials Management Construction and Demolition Waste Management Commissioning Thought Piece: The Role of Commissioning in High-Performance Green Buildings by John Chyz Summary and Conclusions Notes References Chapter 15 Green Building Economics General Approach The Business Case for High-Performance Green Buildings The Economics of Green Building Quantifying Green Building Benefits Managing First Costs Tunneling through the Cost Barrier Summary and Conclusions Notes References Chapter 16 The Cutting Edge of Sustainable Construction Passive Survivability Cutting Edge: Case Studies Case Study: The Federal Building, San Francisco, California Articulating Performance Goals for Future Green Buildings The Challenges Revamping Ecological Design Today s Cutting Edge Case Study: Green Skyscrapers Thought Piece: Processes, Geometries, and Principles: Design in a Sustainable Future by Kim Sorvig Summary and Conclusions Notes References Appendix A Quick Reference for LEED 3.0 Appendix B The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES ) Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks 2009 Appendix C Unit Conversions Abbreviations and Acronyms Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119055174 20180129
The leading green building reference, updated with the latest advances in the field Sustainable Construction is the leading reference for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. With broad coverage including architecture, engineering, and construction, this book nevertheless delivers detailed information on all aspects of the green building process, from materials selection to building systems and more. This new fourth edition has been updated to reflect the latest codes and standards, including LEED v4, and includes new coverage of carbon accounting. The discussion has been updated to align with the current thinking on economics, climate change, net zero buildings, and more, with contributions by leaders in the field that illustrate the most recent shifts in thinking and practice. Ancillary materials including an instructor's manual and PowerPoint presentations for each chapter help bring this clear and up-to-date information into the classroom, making this book a valuable reference for working construction professionals. Also, Interactive graphics found throughout the course help activate the content and highlight key concepts for students. Sustainable construction has gone mainstream, and will one day be the industry norm. This book provides a comprehensive reference to all aspects of a project to show you how green building concepts and principles apply throughout the design and construction process. * Get up to date on the latest green building codes and standards * Learn about the newest technology in green building materials * Adopt the best practices in procurement and delivery systems * Apply sustainability concepts to all aspects of construction and design Green buildings operate at a very high level of efficiency, which is made possible only by careful consideration every step of the way. Appropriate land use, landscaping, construction materials, siting, water use, and more all play a role in a structure's ultimate carbon footprint. Sustainable Construction provides clear guidance for all aspects of green building, including the most recent advances and the latest technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119055174 20180129
1 online resource : illustrations.
1 online resource
  • Preface viii About the author ix Acknowledgments x 1 Introduction to sustainable construction 1 1.1 Why a book focused on sustainable construction? 1 1.2 Why construct sustainably? 2 1.3 How can we define sustainability? 2 1.4 The environmental importance of design, construction, and care of buildings 19 1.5 Where next? 19 References 19 2 Procurement and sustainability 22 2.1 Procurement and construction 22 2.2 Drivers for and concepts behind sustainable procurement 23 2.3 BREEAM 2011 and sustainable procurement 30 2.4 Organisational values, risk, and stakeholder goodwill 31 2.5 Contracts and sustainable construction 38 2.6 The RIBA plan of work 39 2.7 The sustainable procurement of materials and equipment 40 2.8 Summary 42 References 42 3 Energy, water, refurbishment, and sustainable building design 45 3.1 Design related sustainability 45 3.2 Sustainable design 46 3.3 Energy and design: Building fabric 48 3.4 Energy and design: Renewable energy and sustainable technologies 78 3.5 Water 96 3.6 Design for sustainable refurbishment 102 3.7 Summary 105 References 106 4 Materials and sustainable building design 110 4.1 Materials and design 110 4.2 Responsible sourcing of materials 111 4.3 Life cycle assessment 112 4.4 Whole life carbon (embodied energy and embodied carbon) 114 4.5 Materials and recycle/reuse 129 4.6 Sustainable construction materials 132 4.7 Summary/what next? 140 References 140 5 Construction related sustainability 143 5.1 Sustainable construction 143 5.2 Site operations and organisation 145 5.3 Materials 167 5.4 Summary 183 References 183 6 Assessment and performance evaluation of buildings and construction processes 188 6.1 Building assessment 188 6.2 Introduction and rationale for the assessment of current and future building performance 188 6.3 Categories of sustainability and building assessment systems 189 6.4 Building and project specific tools 201 6.5 Post-occupancy assessments 216 6.6 Commissioning and technical assessment 223 6.7 Building simulation 238 6.8 Summary 244 References 244 7 Behaviour, sustainable construction, and the performance gap 249 7.1 People, sustainable construction, and buildings 249 7.2 The building performance gap 249 7.3 occupant behaviour: the performance gap 251 7.4 Modelling using occupant behaviour 257 7.5 Behaviour in the design process 257 7.6 Behaviour and sourcing materials 260 7.7 Sustainability and the business of construction 261 7.8 Commissioning 263 7.9 Facilities management 264 7.10 Summary 266 References 266 8 The practicalities of building with sustainable technologies 270 8.1 Building with sustainable technologies and innovations 270 8.2 General operational issues 275 8.3 Solar systems and technologies 278 8.4 Wind generation 287 8.5 Biomass 290 8.6 Ground/water/air source heat pumps 293 8.7 Micro CHP 298 8.8 Control systems and smart home energy management 299 8.9 Overheating and controlled ventilation systems 300 8.10 Rainwater and greywater collection systems 301 8.11 Summary 307 References 308 9 Future of sustainable construction 313 9.1 Future directions and policies 313 9.2 Future technologies 321 9.3 Future energy 324 9.4 Future materials 327 9.5 Future construction practices 329 9.6 Future norms and expectations 331 9.7 Chapter summary 332 References 333 Index 336.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405187596 20170403
This book explores the concepts and practicalities that lead to sustainable construction. It breaks new ground by providing the reader with the underlying principles of how to build sustainably and then assesses many of the tools required for the task. From energy to materials and from procurement to operation, all aspects play their part in turning a theoretically sustainable building project into a reality. There are many guidelines for the designer on how to maximise the sustainability of buildings but this resource text supplements these by focusing on the construction and operational aspects of sustainable buildings, as well as some of the more fundamental design-related considerations. Offers an excellent text for those learning to construct, design and operate sustainable buildings. Covers the drivers for sustainable construction, definitions, historical impacts, climate change and global, regional and individual responses. enables the construction professional to achieve optimum solutions, both in design, process and the aftercare of buildings. evaluates the effectiveness of different renewable technologies and provides guidance on the practicalities of their use. Alerts the reader to future trends in this field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405187596 20170403
1 online resource (xi, 820 pages) : illustrations
  • Introduction. The Green Movement : myths, history and overview
  • Green concepts and vocabulary
  • Components of sustainable design and construction
  • Green design and the construction process
  • Green project cost monitoring and closeout
  • Building information modeling
  • Green building materials and products
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Water efficiency and sanitary waste
  • Impact of energy and atmosphere
  • Green design and building economics
  • Green project commissioning
  • Project cost analysis
  • Green specifications and documentation
  • Types of building contract agreements
  • Green business development
  • Building green litigation and liability issues.
Packed with conceptual sketches and photos, real world case studies and green construction details, "Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction" provides a wealth of practical guidelines and essential insights that will facilitate the design of green buildings. Written in an easy to understand style, the Handbook draws on over 35 years of personal experience across the world, offering vital information and penetrating insights into two major building rating systems such as LEED and BREEAM both used extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Develop a project schedule that allows for systems testing and commissioning. Create contract plans and specifications to ensure building performance. It is a step-by-step approach for integrating technologies into the different stages of design and execution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780123851284 20160608
1 online resource
  • 1. Green concepts and vocabulary
  • 2. Components of sustainable design and construction
  • 3. The green design and construction process
  • 4. Green project cost monitoring and closeout
  • 5. Building information modeling (BIM)
  • 6. Green building materials and products
  • 7. Indoor environmental quality
  • 8. Water efficiency and sanitary waste
  • 9. Impact of energy and atmosphere
  • 10. Green design and building economics
  • 11. Green project commissioning
  • 12. Project cost analysis
  • 13. Green specifications and documentation
  • 14. Types of building contract agreements
  • 15. Green business development
  • 16. Building green-litigation and liability issues.
Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction: LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes, Second Edition directly addresses the needs of building professionals interested in the evolving principles, strategies, and concepts of green/sustainable design. Written in an easy to understand style, the book is updated to reflect new standards to LEED. In addition, readers will find sections that cover the new standards to BREEAM that involve new construction Infrastructure, data centers, warehouses, and existing buildings. * Provides vital information and penetrating insights into three of the top Green Building Codes and Standards applied Internationally* Includes the latest updates for complying with LEED v4 Practices and BREEAM* Presents case studies that draws on over 35 years of personal experience from across the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128104330 20161114
xviii, 346 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction - bridging the gaps in smart and sustainable built environments. (J. Yang, P.S. Brandon and A.C. Sidwell) Part I: Creating Smart and Sustainable Cities. 1. Smart sustainable office design - effective technological solutions, based on typology and case studies (A.A.J.F. van den Dobbelsteen, M.J. P Arets and A.C. van der Linden) 2. Sustainable building: perspectives for implementation in Latin America (V.G. Silva and M.G. Silva) 3. Demonstrating New Zealand's future residential buildings (K.M. Bayne, C.D. Kane, R.J. Burton and G.B. Walford) 4. Smart and sustainable city - a case study from Hong Kong (S.S.Y. Lau, J. Wang, and R. Giridharan) 5. Evaluation of scenarios of a Southern-European intelligent city of the future (P. Ombardi adn S. Curwell) Part 2: Emerging Technologies and Tools. 6. Building as power plant - BAPP (V.H. Hartkopf, D.H. Archer and V. Loftness) 7. Development of a self-contained micro-infrastructure appliance (U. Staschik, H. Hinz, D. Hart, G. Morrison and C. Ives) 8. Concept for a DC-low voltage house (M. Friedeman, A. van Timmeren, E. Goelman and J. Schoonman) 9. Development of Phase change thermal storage wallcoverings in buildings (K. IP, A. Miller, T. Corner and D.L. Dyball) 10. Investigating the energy efficiency of double-skin glass facades for an office building in Istanbul (I. Cetiner and M. Aygun) 11. How to reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions in homes and offices in New Zealand (R.M.E Hargreaves) Part 3: Design, Construction and Operation Issues. 12. The potential for prefabrication in UK housing to improve sustainability (M.T. Gorgolewski) 13. Estimating the increasing cost of commercial buildings in Australia because of green house emissions trading (D.H. Clark, G. Treloar and R. Blair) 14. Raised floor systems for the sustainable fit-out of office buildings (J. Yang and G. Zhang) 15. Sustainable deconstruction of buildings (F. Schultmann) Part 4: Evaluating Past Experiences and Strategies. 16. Time and the sustainable developments agenda (P.S. Brandon) 17. Is 'Smart' always 'sustainable' in building design and construction (J.Bell) 18. Balanced value - a review and critique of sustainability assessment methods (T. Woolley) 19. Sustainability criteria for housing - a whole-of-life approach (F. Martin and A. Pears) 20. Development of Building environmental assessment tool on a Website and its implementation (N. Yokoo, Y. Kawazu and T. Oka) Part 5: Managing the Sustainability Knowledge. 21. Managing the time factor in sustainability-a model for the impact of the building lifespan on environmental performance (A.A.J.F. van den Dobbelsteen, A.C. van der Linden) 22. Constructability knowledge management in sustainable design (M.H. Pulaski and M.J. Horman) 23. Sustainability, the built environment and the legal system (D.E. Fisher) 24. Simple and smart SCADA -a survey of user expectations (F. Basiri and T-G Malmstrom) Part 6: Development Processes. 25. Sustainable building and construction: contributions by international organizations (W. Bakens) 26. Some UK experience of gauging progress on introducing sustainable business practices in the construction sector (J. Cooper, D. Crowhurst, S. Platt and R. Woodall) 27. Developing a sustainable development approach for buildings and construction processes (J. Gibberd) 28. Adoption of Local Agenda 21: local councils' vies on sustainability initiatives (S. Kham and B. Bajracharya) 29. Sustainability assessment considering asset and building life cycles (D.G. Jones, K. Lyon Reid and D.G. Gilvert) 30. Energy efficiency uptake within the project house building industry (M.D. Ambrose, S.N. Tucker, A.E. Delsante and D.R. Johnston) Keywords Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405124225 20160527
This book brings together a group of international specialists to explore the current state of the art and future potential for encouraging, developing and implementing smart and sustainable built environment strategies. It covers a broad spectrum of issues, ranging from technological advancement, through the assessment of past experiences, to communication, education requirements and future strategies. It provides a snapshot of existing methods and technologies as well as potential opportunities for developing smart and sustainable build environments, with over 30 fully refereed chapters from international experts. It addresses the particular requirements and problems from a global perspective, through the specific Expertise, performances, case studies, commentaries and future overviews covered in the chapters.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405124225 20160527
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SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource.
xxii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: scale matters and relevance Section 1: Nature based strategies for urban environment Section 2: Nature based strategies and technologies Section 3: Nature based strategies: benefits and challenges Section 4: Nature based strategies: social, economic and environmental sustainability Summary: suggestions for further research and marker development.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128121504 20180416
Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability reviews the current state-of-the-art on the topic. In the introduction, the editors review the fundamental concepts of nature elements in the built environment, along with the strategies that are necessary for their inclusion in buildings and cities. Part One describes strategies for the urban environment, discussing urban ecosystems and ecosystem services, while Part Two covers strategies and technologies, including vertical greening systems, green roofs and green streets. Part Three covers the quantitative benefits, results, and issues and challenges, including energy performances and outdoor comfort, air quality improvement, acoustic performance, water management and biodiversity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128121504 20180416
Green Library
256 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
One of the most influential design philosophies of the past 25 years has been Glenn Murcutt's dictum that buildings should touch the earth lightly. While architects have always sought to liberate architecture from its solid foundations through the use of new materials and spatial reconfigurations, climate change, new materials and restricted land use have given new impetus to finding lightweight solutions for our homes. Superlight houses combine two strands of thinking: that lightweight buildings have less impact on their environments, and that this lightness (visually, materially, ecologically) can lead to more open living and greater communion with their surroundings. Each of the 41 houses presented here is shown through photographs, plans and lucid explanations. Residences that appear to float, ingenious constructions using local materials, innovative structures, inflatable spaces, high-tech hyper- intelligent houses superlight takes many forms, in many places from the urban jungle of Tokyo to rural China and mountainous Chile.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500342961 20160616
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
207 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
  • I The Technology of Earth Building-- 1. Introduction-- 2. The properties of earth as a building material-- 3. Preparing of loam-- 4. Improving the earth's characteristics by special treatment or additives-- 5. Rammed earthworks-- 6. Working with earthern blocks-- 7. Large blocks and prefabricated panels-- 8. Direct forming with wet loam-- 9. Wet loam infill in skeleton structures-- 10. Tamped, poured or pumped lightweight loam-- 11. Loam plasters-- 12. Weather protection of loam surfaces-- 13. Repair of loam components-- 14. Designs of particular building elements-- 15. Earthquake-resistant building-- II Built Examples Residences Cultural, Educational and Sacral Buildings-- III Appendix-- Future prospects-- Measures-- Bibliographical references-- Acknowledgements-- Illustration-- credits.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783034608220 20160612
Nun in einer zweiten, uberarbeiteten Ausgabe: Dieses Handbuch bietet einen praxisorientierten Uberblick uber die zahlreichen Einsatzmoglichkeiten und Verarbeitungstechniken von Lehm: Seine Eigenschaften und physikalischen Gegebenheiten werden detailliert und kenntnisreich erlautert.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783034608220 20160612
Engineering Library (Terman)
xxiii, 262 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
This title is written for contractors and endorsed by the Associated General Contractors of America. Written specifically for contractors, this 'how-to' book enables you to meet the challenges of green building construction. You'll discover how constructing environmentally friendly, sustainable buildings influences project management, delivery, documentation, and risk. Moreover, the book guides you through these important considerations at all phases of a green construction project, including: bidding and contracting; managing green design when the contractor works as a design builder; subcontracting; procurement; construction management; and, project commissioning and closeout. This book is endorsed by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and was written with the assistance and advice of a specially assembled AGC task force. With a focus on the green building process from the contractor's viewpoint, the book avoids endorsing any one green building rating system in favor of presenting the business fundamentals common to them all. Throughout the presentation, flowcharts and other features offer working tools for successfully managing green construction projects. Plus, real-world case studies developed through discussions with the actual contractors involved help you understand exactly what to expect and how to best manage constructing a green building. In short, this is one book that you need to have on hand to be a part of the rapidly growing green building movement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xx, 407 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
  • Foreword. Preface to the Second Edition. Preface to the First Edition. Acknowledgments. Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview. Organization. Rationale for High-Performance Green Buildings. Defining Sustainable Construction. Green Building Progress and Obstacles. Emerging Directions. Part I Green Building Foundations. Chapter 2 Background. Ethics and Sustainability. Basic Concepts and Vocabulary. Major Environmental and Resource Concerns. The Green Building Movement. Chapter 3 Green Building Assessment. The USGBC LEED Building Assessment Standard. The LEED Certification Process. The Green Globes Building Assessment Protocol. International Building Assessment Systems. Example of a LEED-NC Platinum Building: The Audubon Center, Debs Park, Los Angeles. Beyond Today's Building Rating Systems. Chapter 4 The Green Building Process. Conventional versus Green Building Delivery Systems. Executing the Green Building Project. The Integrated Design Process. Role of the Charrette in the Design Process. Green Building Documentation Requirements. Chapter 5 Ecological Design. Design versus Ecological Design. Historical Perspective. Contemporary Ecological Design. Future Ecological Design. An Emerging View: A Shift from Green Design to Regenerative Design. Part II Green Building Systems. Chapter 6 Sustainable Sites and Landscaping. Land and Landscape Approaches for Green Buildings. Land Use Issues. Sustainable Landscapes. Enhancing Ecosystems. Stormwater Management. Heat Island Mitigation. Light Trespass and Pollution Reduction. Connection to LEED-NC. Connection to Green Globes v.1. Chapter 7 Energy and Atmosphere. Building Energy Issues. High-Performance Building Energy Design Strategy. Passive Design Strategy. Building Envelope. Internal Load Reduction. Active Mechanical Systems. Electrical Power Systems. Innovative Energy Optimization Strategies. Smart Buildings and Energy Management Systems. Ozone-Depleting Chemicals in HVAC&R and Fire Suppression. Connection to LEED-NC. Connection to Green Globes v.1. Chapter 8 The Building Hydrologic System. Current Building Fixtures and the Energy Policy Act of 1992. High-Performance Building Hydrologic Cycle Strategy. High-Performance Building Water Supply Strategy. High-Performance Building Wastewater Strategy. Landscaping Water Efficiency. Connection to LEED-NC. Connection to Green Globes v.1. Chapter 9 Closing Materials Loops. Issues in Selecting Green Building Materials and Products. Distinguishing Between Green Building Products and Green Building Materials. Priorities for Selecting Building Materials and Products. LCA of Building Materials and Products. Key and Emerging Construction Materials and Products. Design for Deconstruction and Disassembly. Closing Materials Loops in Practice. Connection to LEED-NC. Connection to Green Globes v.1. Chapter 10 Indoor Environmental Quality. IEQ Issues. Indoor Environmental Factors. HVAC Systems. Building Materials. Best Practices for IAQ. Managing IEQ During Construction. Connection to LEED-NC. Connection to Green Globes v.1. Part III Green Building Implementation. Chapter 11 Construction Operations. Site Protection Planning. Health and Safety Planning. Construction and Demolition Waste Management. Subcontractor Training. Reducing the Footprint of Construction Operations. Chapter 12 Building Commissioning. Essentials of Building Commissioning. Maximizing the Value of Building Commissioning. HVAC System Commissioning. Commissioning of Nonmechanical Systems. Costs and Benefits of Building Commissioning. Connection to LEED-NC. Chapter 13 Economic Analysis of Green Buildings. General Approach. The Business Case for High-Performance Green Buildings. The Economics of Green Building. Quantifying Green Building Benefits. Managing First Costs. Tunneling through the Cost Barrier. Chapter 14 The Cutting Edge and Beyond. Passive Survivability. Cutting Edge: Case Studies. Articulating Performance Goals for Future Green Buildings. The Challenges. Revamping Ecological Design. Beyond the Cutting Edge: Sustainable Geometries. Appendix A Overview of LEED for New Construction. Appendix B Overview of LEED for Existing Buildings. Appendix C Overview of LEED for Core and Shell. Appendix D Overview of LEED for Commercial Interiors. Appendix E Green Globes v.1. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470114216 20160528
Reflecting the latest developments in the green building movement, and updated to include coverage of LEED 2009, "Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery, Second Edition" guides construction and design professionals through the process of developing commercial and institutional high-performance green buildings in today's marketplace. In this revised edition, Charles Kibert delivers a detailed, and passionate, overview of the entire process of green building, covering the theory, history, state of the industry, and best practices in green building. Kibert uses not only the dominant LEED assessment system, but includes such newer ones as Green Globes and several noteworthy building assessment systems from other countries. Sections introduce the background of the green building movement and walk you through such aspects as the background of high-performance green building design, green-building assessment, the green building process, and ecological design. Broad enough to cover the needs of faculty and students in architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, interior design, and construction management, yet focused enough to serve as a reference for building owners and buyers of construction services, "Sustainable Construction" is a comprehensive look at an emerging process that is environmentally sounds while making good economic sense. Content from this book is available as two online continuing professional education courses. WileyCPE courses are available on demand, 24 hours a day, and are approved by the American Institute of Architects.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470114216 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
xiv, 434 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword.Preface.Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview.PART I. GREEN BUILDING FOUNDATIONS.Chapter 2. Background.Chapter 3. Green Building Assessment.Chapter 4. The Green Building Process.Chapter 5. Ecological Design.PART II. GREEN BUILDING SYSTEMS.Chapter 6. Sustainable Sites and Landscaping.Chapter 7. Energy and Atmosphere.Chapter 8. The Building Hydrologic System.Chapter 9. Closing Materials Loops.Chapter 10. Indoor Environmental Quality.PART III. GREEN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, COMMISSIONING, AND ECONOMICS, AND FUTURE GREEN BUILDINGS.Chapter 11. Construction Options.Chapter 12. Building Commissioning.Chapter 13. Economic Analysis of Green Buildings.Chapter 14. Future Directions.Appendix A. Overview of LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB).Appendix B. Rinker Hall LEED Certification.Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471661139 20160527
Focusing on green building as it applies to larger commercial, institutional buildings, Sustainable Construction provides a complete introduction to the design and construction of high--performance green buildings. By providing a thorough grounding on the subject, this insightful guide encourages you to realize the ecological and economic benefits of green building. Author Charles Kibert uses the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) suite of standards to explain the best practices in building procurement and delivery systems. Providing a detailed overview of the entire process of green building, he covers the theory, history, state of the industry, and best practices in green building. Whether you're an industry professional, building owner, or real estate developer, you'll gain the knowledge you need to test any of the myriad decisions that have to be made in design and construction ---- from materials selection to considering the use of natural systems for wastewater processing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471661139 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource : illustrations, maps, plans
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations.
150 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (152 pages) : color illustrations, charts, photographs, tables.
The book offers a thorough guide to ecological building design and sustainable construction methods. The authors provide an overview of the most relevant databases and certification standards for building products and illustrate how a Life Cycle Analysis is conducted. They identify key ways of optimising the planning process in line with ecological criteria, while offering advice for the selection of building materials and elements.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783955532390 20160802
xiii, 294 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii 1 The Importance of Rainwater Harvesting 1 Water Capital 2 A Brief History of Centralized Water Systems 6 New Approach to Centralization--Decentralized Rainwater Systems 9 Examples from Around the World 11 India 11 Germany 13 The United States 16 Policy Issues and Sustainability 20 Water and Energy Savings 20 Response to Drought Conditions 23 Privatization and Relocation 25 Valuing Water Resources 25 History and Early Codes 25 Source 26 Value and Water Rates 27 Return on Investment 28 Challenges, Education, and Paradigm Shifts 34 Stereotypes and Preconceptions 34 Rainwater Technical Standard 34 Water Quality 35 Paradigm Shift 35 Endnotes 37 2 System Planning and Policies 39 Benefits That Drive Rainwater Harvesting Systems 39 Planning a System 40 Step 1: Identifying System Goals 46 Step 2: Codes, Standards, and Guidelines 49 Step 3: Incentive Programs and Rating Systems 63 Step 4: Educating and Involving the Stakeholders in the Design Process 71 Step 5: Putting It All Together 73 Endnotes 76 3 Water for Thirsty Buildings 79 Rainwater: Calculating Collection and Use 79 Step 1: Creating a Water Audit 82 Step 2: Calculating Annual Rainwater Supply 83 Step 3: Calculating Demand 89 Building Sectors, Sizes, and Demands 91 Small Office 91 Schools in Different Climate Regions 93 Step 4: Cistern Sizing 100 Alternative Water Sources 103 Other Wastewater and Recirculated Water 103 Plumbing Design and The Myth of Unlimited Water Supply 108 Thoughtful Planning Brings Success 111 Endnotes 113 4 System Elements 115 Integrated Approach 115 Opportunities for an Integrated Approach 117 1. Collection/Catchment Surface (Roof or Other) 118 2. Conveyance (Gutters and Downspouts) 123 Dry Conveyance versus Wet Conveyance 124 Sizing and Numbers 125 Aesthetics/Functions/Budget 126 Conveyance Functions 128 Conveyance Budget 128 3. Prestorage Filtration and Debris Exclusion 128 Prestorage Filter Types and Applications 128 Downspout Filters 130 Basket Filter 131 Centrifugal Filters 132 Cascading Debris Excluders 133 Prestorage Filtration Devises 134 Filter Sizes 134 How Components Help Merge the Goals of Rainwater and Stormwater 134 4. Storage 135 Aboveground Tanks 138 Belowground Tanks 139 Factors to Consider 140 5. Distribution 141 1. Pressurization 141 2. Filtration 141 3. Disinfection 143 4. Contoller 143 5. Automatic Protected Bypass 144 6. Makeup Supply 145 Integration, Thoughtful Planning, and Continuing Education Are the Keys to Success 147 Endnotes 149 5 Maintenance and Safety 151 Water Quality of a Rainwater System 151 Sources of Pollutants 155 Fate and Transport of Pollutants in a Rainwater Harvesting System 158 Microbial Contamination 162 Addressing Water Quality for Various End Uses 163 First Flush 164 Water Testing Protocols 169 Using a Bypass / Backup Water Supply 170 Maintenance Considerations 174 Case Studies--Cautionary Tales and Pilot Projects for Potable Water Systems 174 Summary of Design Recommendations 177 Conclusion 186 Endnotes 192 6 21st-Century Interviews 195 Stan Abbott 196 John Apostolopoulos 200 Alf Brandt 205 Bob Drew 209 Nicole Holmes 212 Bill Hunt 216 Lutz Johnen 222 Heather Kinkade 227 Kevin Kirsche 230 Billy Kniffen 233 Dennis Lye, PhD 237 Shawn Martin 245 Neal Shapiro 251 David Stooksbury 256 Dave Viola 259 Endnote 261 Appendix A 263 Appendix B 277 Index 283.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118410479 20160614
Water conservation is one of the most effective sustainable design practices, yet few professionals know how to collect and use rainwater effectively. Rainwater Harvesting the first comprehensive book on designing rainwater harvesting systems. It provides practical guidelines for developing a rainwater harvesting strategy, taking into account climate, public policies, environmental impact, and end uses. Case studies are included throughout. Rainwater Harvesting is a valuable reference for architects, landscape architects, and site engineers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118410479 20160614
Engineering Library (Terman)
1 online resource (iv, 18 pages) : illustrations.
  • 1. Aim and scope
  • 2. Introduction
  • 3. What is embodied carbon and embodied energy?
  • Data for embodied carbon and energy - life cycle inventories (LCIs)
  • 5. Quantifying embodied carbon
  • 6. Sources of data
  • 7. Critical assessment of data
  • 8. Some practical uses
  • 9. Conclusions.


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