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About this book
The green building movement has come a long way in a short time. Responding to this exponential growth, with its attendant technological as well as aesthetic developments, "Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Deliver, 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.
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.
Charles J. Kibert, PhD, PE, is Director of the Powell Center for Construction and Environment, and a professor in the M. E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction at the University of Florida. He is a board member of the Green Building Initiative, the Florida Green Building Coalition, and the Gulf Coast Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. He is the cofounder and chairman of the Cross Creek Initiative, Inc., a nonprofit organization established to accelerate the implementation of sustainability principles in building design, construction, and operation. He teaches and supervises master's and doctoral students who are majoring in the sustainable construction program that he developed at the University of Florida.