Green Building Fundamentals, 2nd Edition, This book helps readers understand the fundamental concepts of sustainable design and green building practices, which will soon become common practice on every project. It is also intended as a practical study guide for the LEED Green Associate exam, with a step-by-step study guide and an assessment (a practice exam with 80 questions and a focused discussion for each example). This book includes a discussion on why this topic is important to understand, practice, and teach along with practical examples of methods that are being used to increase a project’s environmental performance and additional study resources/references.
- Covers cost implications of green building practices, including initial investments, long-term cost benefits, and current market trends.
- Provides a practical guide to understanding fundamental sustainable design and green building practices.
- Includes a Focused Study Guide that helps readers prepare for the LEED-Green Associate exam.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Green Building Fundamentals
Chapter 2: Sustainability and the Building Industry
Chapter 3: Sustainable Design and Green Building
Chapter 4: Evaluating Cost Implication of Green Building
Chapter 5: Site Development Considerations
Chapter 6: Managing Site Water Runoff
Chapter 7: Improving a Project’s Water Use Efficiency
Chapter 8: Improving a Building’s Energy Efficiency
Chapter 9: Using Renewable Energy Sources
Chapter 10: Generating Power On-Site Using Renewable Energy Sources
Chapter 11: Improving a Building’s Material Use
Chapter 12: Improving a Building’s Indoor Environment Quality
Chapter 13: Improving the Building Industries’ Environmental Performance: The USGBC LEED® Green Building Rating System™
Chapter 14: Improving Individual Environmental Performance: Becoming a LEED Green Associate
APPENDIX A: LEED Version 3 (2009) Project Checklist
APPENDIX B: LEED Version 3 Study Outline
APPENDIX C: LEED Version 3 Green Associate Study Assessment Guide
APPENDIX D: LEED Version 3 Green Associate Study Assessment Guide Answer Key
Green Building Fundamentals, 2nd Edition
Published by Pearson
Copyright © 2011
Published Date: Jan 6, 2010