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Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction, 2nd Edition

Book Description

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

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface to Second Edition
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction
  9. Chapter One. Green Concepts and Vocabulary
    1. 1.1. General—The Green Building Movement Today
    2. 1.2. Green Building Basics—What Makes a Building Green?
    3. 1.3. Incentives, Barriers, and Benefits of Going Green
    4. 1.4. Establishing Measurable Green Criteria
    5. 1.5. Emerging Directions: Moving Forward
  10. Chapter Two. Components of Sustainable Design and Construction
    1. 2.1. Overview
    2. 2.2. Green Building Evaluation Systems
    3. 2.3. USGBC LEED Certification and Rating System
    4. 2.4. The Challenge of the Green Globes Rating System
    5. 2.5. Green Rating Standards Used Worldwide
  11. Chapter Three. The Green Design and Construction Process
    1. 3.1. General Overview
    2. 3.2. Green Building Principles and Components
    3. 3.3. High Performance Design Strategies
    4. 3.4. The Design Process for High Performance Buildings
    5. 3.5. Green Project Delivery Systems
    6. 3.6. Traditional Green Design-Bid-Build Project Delivery
    7. 3.7. Green Construction Management
    8. 3.8. Green Design-Build Project Delivery
  12. Chapter Four. Green Project Cost Monitoring and Closeout
    1. 4.1. Overview
    2. 4.2. Front-End Project Analysis
    3. 4.3. Requisition Format
    4. 4.4. Site Visits and Observations
    5. 4.5. Loan Disbursements—Draw Application Reviews
    6. 4.6. Preparing the PSR
    7. 4.7. Final Certification and Project Closeout
    8. 4.8. Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  13. Chapter Five. Building Information Modeling (BIM)
    1. 5.1. What Is Building Information Modeling—Brief History and Overview
    2. 5.2. Basic Benefits and Challenges/Risks of Using Building Information Modeling
    3. 5.3. Integrated Project Delivery—Sharing Intelligent Data for Sustainable Solutions
    4. 5.4. Building Form With Building Information Modeling
    5. 5.5. Building Systems With Building Information Modeling
    6. 5.6. The Future of Bim and Its Use Worldwide
  14. Chapter Six. Green Building Materials and Products
    1. 6.1. Overview
    2. 6.2. Low-Emitting Materials
    3. 6.3. Building and Material Reuse
    4. 6.4. Construction Waste Management
    5. 6.5. Recycled Materials
    6. 6.6. Regional Materials
    7. 6.7. Rapidly Renewable Materials
    8. 6.8. Green Office Equipment
    9. 6.9. Forestry Certification and Certified Wood
    10. 6.10. Life-Cycle Assessment and Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of Building Materials and Products
    11. 6.11. Third-Party Certification
  15. Chapter Seven. Indoor Environmental Quality
    1. 7.1. General Overview
    2. 7.2. Factors that Affect IEQ
    3. 7.3. Ventilation and Filtration
    4. 7.4. Building Materials and Finishes—Emittance Levels
    5. 7.5. IEQ Best Practices
  16. Chapter Eight. Water Efficiency and Sanitary Waste
    1. 8.1. Overview
    2. 8.2. Wastewater Strategy and Water Reuse/Recycling
    3. 8.3. Water Fixtures and Reducing Water Strategy
    4. 8.4. Retention and Detention Ponds, Bioswales, and Other Systems
  17. Chapter Nine. Impact of Energy and Atmosphere
    1. 9.1. General Introduction
    2. 9.2. The Building Envelope
    3. 9.3. Intelligent Energy Management Systems
    4. 9.4. Mechanical Systems: Air Conditioning, Heating, and Ventilation
    5. 9.5. Electrical Power and Lighting Systems
    6. 9.6. Solar Energy Systems
    7. 9.7. Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency
    8. 9.8. Fire Suppression Systems
  18. Chapter Ten. Green Design and Building Economics
    1. 10.1. General
    2. 10.2. Costs and Benefits of Green Design
    3. 10.3. Life-Cycle Costing
    4. 10.4. Tax Benefits and Incentives
    5. 10.5. Other Green Building Costs
    6. 10.6. Economic Analysis Tools and Methods
  19. Chapter Eleven. Green Project Commissioning
    1. 11.1. General Overview
    2. 11.2. Fundamental Commissioning Basics
    3. 11.3. Building Commissioning Objectives—Costs and Benefits
    4. 11.4. Planning the Commissioning Process
    5. 11.5. Commissioning Authority (Commissioning Service Provider)
    6. 11.6. The Commissioning Process
  20. Chapter Twelve. Project Cost Analysis
    1. 12.1. General Overview
    2. 12.2. Budget Development—An Analysis
    3. 12.3. Project Buyout and Bid Shopping
    4. 12.4. General Conditions and Supplemental Conditions
    5. 12.5. Contingencies and Allowances
    6. 12.6. Green Project Cost Management
  21. Chapter Thirteen. Green Specifications and Documentation
    1. 13.1. General—Overview
    2. 13.2. Are Specifications Necessary?
    3. 13.3. Specifications—Types and Categories
    4. 13.4. Developing the Project Manual
    5. 13.5. Specification Organization and Format
    6. 13.6. Greening Specifications
    7. 13.7. Computerized Specification Writing Systems
    8. 13.8. Liability Issues
    9. 13.9. Referenced Standards
  22. Chapter Fourteen. Types of Building Contract Agreements
    1. 14.1. Introduction
    2. 14.2. Bidding Process and Types of Building Contracts
    3. 14.3. Bid Solicitation and Types of Building Contracts
    4. 14.4. American Institute of Architects Contract Documents
    5. 14.5. ConsensusDOCS Contract Documents
    6. 14.6. Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee Contract Documents
  23. Chapter Fifteen. Green Business Development
    1. 15.1. Overview
    2. 15.2. The Office: Home-Based Versus Bricks-and-Mortar
    3. 15.3. Creating a Successful Business Plan
    4. 15.4. Start-Up Costs, Capitalization, and Setting a Budget
    5. 15.5. Creating a Corporate Image
    6. 15.6. Track and Identify Sources for Leads
    7. 15.7. The Importance of Selling Yourself
    8. 15.8. Business Form, Licenses, Permits, and Insurance
    9. 15.9. Taxes, Strategies, and Incentives
    10. 15.10. The Internet and Internet Marketing
  24. Chapter Sixteen. Building Green—Litigation and Liability Issues
    1. 16.1. General Overview
    2. 16.2. Liability-Related Issues
    3. 16.3. Failure, Negligence, and Standard of Care
    4. 16.4. Alternative Dispute Resolution Versus Traditional Litigation
    5. 16.5. Insurance Programs and Requirements
  25. EXHIBITS. Sample Pay Approval Letter (Certification Letter): AIA Forms
    1. Engagement Letter
    2. Project Status Report
    3. Partial Waiver of Liens
    4. Final Waiver of Liens
    5. Building Department Information Request
    6. Abbreviated Property Condition Report
    7. Photo Descriptions
  26. Appendix. Acronyms and Abbreviations
  27. Glossary
  28. Bibliography
  29. Index