A unique cost reference, updated and expanded, for architects,engineers, contractors, building owners, and managers
Green building is no longer a trend. Since the publication ofthe widely read first edition of this book, green building hasbecome a major advancement in design and construction. Buildingcodes and standards have adopted much stricter energy efficiencies.Businesses, institutions, and communities have discovered hugesavings, along with health and marketing advantages, in sustainablebuilding. Private facilities, as well as public buildings forFederal, state, and local governments are increasingly required todesign and build sustainably in both new construction andrenovation.
This Third Edition has been updated with the latest ingreen building tech-nologies, design concepts, standards, andcosts. The chapters, case studies, and resources give you practicalguidance on green building, including the latest on:
* Green building approaches, materials, rating systems, standards,and guidelines
* Energy efficiencies, implementing energy modeling tools
* Designing and specifying, as well as commissioning, greenbuilding projects
* Often-specified products and materials, as well as a samplespec
* Goals and techniques for health, comfort, and productivity
* Evaluating the cost versus value of green products over theirlife cycle
* Low-cost green strategies, and special economic incentives andfunding
* Building deconstruction and cost considerations
With a new chapter on greening of commercial real estate, thisreference is a one-stop resource for the latest in green buildingapproaches and implementation.
The contributors, all prominent leaders in green building,include:
* Mark Kalin, FAIA, FCSI, author of the original GreenSpec
* Andy Walker, Ph.D., PE, senior engineer with NREL
* Joseph Macaluso, AACE, certified cost consultant