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Sustainable Construction [electronic resource] : Green Building Design and Delivery

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780470904459Publication details: Chichester : Wiley, 2012.Edition: 3rd edISBN:
  • 9781118332849
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sustainable Construction : Green Building Design and DeliveryDDC classification:
  • 720.47 720/.47
LOC classification:
  • TH880 .K53 2012
Online resources:
Contents:
Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview; The Shifting Landscape for High-Performance Buildings; Sustainable Development and Sustainable Construction; The Vocabulary of Sustainable Development and Sustainable Construction; Sustainable Construction; Green Building; High-Performance Buildings, Systems Thinking, and Whole-Building Design; Sustainable Design, Ecological Design, and Green Design; Land Resources; Energy and Atmosphere; Water Issues; Ecosystems: The Forgotten Resource
Chapter 3: Ecological DesignDesign versus Ecological Design; Benefits of Ecological Design; Historical Perspective; R. Buckminster fuller; Frank Lloyd Wright; Richard Neutra; Lewis Mumford; Ian Mcharg; Malcolm Wells; John Lyle; Contemporary Ecological Design; Key Green Building Publications: Early 1990s; The Hannover Principles; The Local Government Sustainable Buildings Guidebook and the Sustainable Building Technical Manual; Environmental Building News; Key Contemporary Publications about Ecological Design; Designing with Nature: Ken Yeang (1995)
Distributional EquityThe Precautionary Principle; The Reversibility Principle; The Polluter Pays Principle and Producer Responsibility; Protecting the Vulnerable; Protecting the Rights of the Nonhuman world; Respect for Nature and the Land Ethic; Basic Concepts and Vocabulary; Sustainable Development; Industrial Ecology; Construction Ecology; Biomimicry; Design for the Environment; Ecological Economics; Carrying Capacity; Ecological Footprint; The Ecological Rucksack and Materials Intensity Per Unit Service; The Biophilia Hypothesis; Eco-Efficiency; The Natural Step; Life-Cycle Assessment
Ecological Design: Sim Van Der Ryn and Stuart Cowan (1996)
Life-Cycle CostingEmbodied Energy; Factor 4, Factor 5, and Factor 10; Major Environmental and Resource Concerns; Climate Change; Deforestation, Desertification, and Soil Erosion; Eutrophication and Acidification; Loss of Biodiversity; Toxic Substances and Endocrine Disruptors; Depletion of Metal Stocks; The Green Building Movement; Green Building Organizations-United States; Green Building Organizations-International; History of the Us Green Building Movement; New Directions in High-Performance Green Building; Case Study: OWP 11, Stuttgart, Germany; Summary and Conclusions; Notes; References
Rationale for High-Performance Green BuildingsState and Local Guidelines for High-Performance Construction; Green Building Progress and Obstacles; Book Organization; Trends in High-Performance Green Building; Carbon Accounting; Net Zero Buildings; Building Information Modeling; Life-Cycle Assessment; Case Study: Kroon Hall, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; Summary and Conclusions; Notes; References; Part I: Green Building Foundations; Notes; Chapter 2: Background; Ethics and Sustainability; The Ethical Challenges; Intergenerational Justice and the Chain of Obligation
Summary: Using the latest version of U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and other tools, Charles Kibert, in a clear and accessible writing style, addresses issues so that the reader can think critically and independently as part of the cutting edge in green building. New coverage includes of Carbon Neutral Design and Carbon Accounting. This book is a must for the builder/owner and manager looking to take advantage of the opportunities in this rapidly evolving field.
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Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview; The Shifting Landscape for High-Performance Buildings; Sustainable Development and Sustainable Construction; The Vocabulary of Sustainable Development and Sustainable Construction; Sustainable Construction; Green Building; High-Performance Buildings, Systems Thinking, and Whole-Building Design; Sustainable Design, Ecological Design, and Green Design; Land Resources; Energy and Atmosphere; Water Issues; Ecosystems: The Forgotten Resource

Chapter 3: Ecological DesignDesign versus Ecological Design; Benefits of Ecological Design; Historical Perspective; R. Buckminster fuller; Frank Lloyd Wright; Richard Neutra; Lewis Mumford; Ian Mcharg; Malcolm Wells; John Lyle; Contemporary Ecological Design; Key Green Building Publications: Early 1990s; The Hannover Principles; The Local Government Sustainable Buildings Guidebook and the Sustainable Building Technical Manual; Environmental Building News; Key Contemporary Publications about Ecological Design; Designing with Nature: Ken Yeang (1995)

Distributional EquityThe Precautionary Principle; The Reversibility Principle; The Polluter Pays Principle and Producer Responsibility; Protecting the Vulnerable; Protecting the Rights of the Nonhuman world; Respect for Nature and the Land Ethic; Basic Concepts and Vocabulary; Sustainable Development; Industrial Ecology; Construction Ecology; Biomimicry; Design for the Environment; Ecological Economics; Carrying Capacity; Ecological Footprint; The Ecological Rucksack and Materials Intensity Per Unit Service; The Biophilia Hypothesis; Eco-Efficiency; The Natural Step; Life-Cycle Assessment

Ecological Design: Sim Van Der Ryn and Stuart Cowan (1996)

Life-Cycle CostingEmbodied Energy; Factor 4, Factor 5, and Factor 10; Major Environmental and Resource Concerns; Climate Change; Deforestation, Desertification, and Soil Erosion; Eutrophication and Acidification; Loss of Biodiversity; Toxic Substances and Endocrine Disruptors; Depletion of Metal Stocks; The Green Building Movement; Green Building Organizations-United States; Green Building Organizations-International; History of the Us Green Building Movement; New Directions in High-Performance Green Building; Case Study: OWP 11, Stuttgart, Germany; Summary and Conclusions; Notes; References

Rationale for High-Performance Green BuildingsState and Local Guidelines for High-Performance Construction; Green Building Progress and Obstacles; Book Organization; Trends in High-Performance Green Building; Carbon Accounting; Net Zero Buildings; Building Information Modeling; Life-Cycle Assessment; Case Study: Kroon Hall, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; Summary and Conclusions; Notes; References; Part I: Green Building Foundations; Notes; Chapter 2: Background; Ethics and Sustainability; The Ethical Challenges; Intergenerational Justice and the Chain of Obligation

Using the latest version of U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and other tools, Charles Kibert, in a clear and accessible writing style, addresses issues so that the reader can think critically and independently as part of the cutting edge in green building. New coverage includes of Carbon Neutral Design and Carbon Accounting. This book is a must for the builder/owner and manager looking to take advantage of the opportunities in this rapidly evolving field.