This is an up-to-date guide to the Latest LEED-New Construction Guidelines. Fully revised for version 3.0 of the LEED-New Construction rating system (LEED-2009), this GreenSource book helps you acquire the skills needed to apply LEED-NC to sustainable construction projects. "The Engineering Guide to LEED-New Construction, second edition", offers comprehensive coverage of the environmental systems and impacts on which many of the LEED-NC subcategories are based. Detailed equations and exercises in the book can be used to perform the calculations outlined in LEED-NC.
Valuable information on real-world applications of LEED-NC in military, low-impact development (LID), and other sectors is included in this practical resource. "The Engineering Guide to LEED-New Construction" covers: introduction to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED-NC rating system; sustainable sites; water efficiency; energy and atmosphere; materials and resources; indoor environmental quality; innovation in design and regional priorities; a systematic view of green and minimum program requirements; department of defense sustainable construction and indoor air quality (IAQ); and, low-impact development.