Green Building Through Integrated Design (GreenSource Books) (McGraw-Hill's Greensource)

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9780071546010: Green Building Through Integrated Design (GreenSource Books) (McGraw-Hill's Greensource)

Design and Construct High-Performance Buildings on Standard Budgets

This comprehensive, well-illustrated guide covers the entire process of building a certified green building. It offers expert insight into tackling various projects, from concept and design, to unifying members of the team, to constructing high-performance buildings on time and within budget.

Written by one of the building industry's foremost experts in this area, Green Building Through Integrated Design includes case studies of a number of projects in North America. The book features interviews with key players to illuminate the integrated design process, including relevant issues, difficult challenges, and problem-solving techniques. Green Building Through Integrated Design is the most complete overview of green building project delivery methods available, and is a thorough blueprint that every member of the project team will find invaluable.

Includes:

  • Key questions to ask at each stage of the green building process
  • Profiles of 30 projects in the U.S. and Canada
  • Detailed interviews with numerous designers and builders
  • Useful checklists, tables, and charts, and numerous project photos
  • Key tips on how to iimplement the LEED design and certification process
  • Information on how to use green building project management software

Green Building Through Integrated Design covers:

  • Project costs
  • Business case benefits
  • Green technologies
  • Rating and certification systems
  • Integrated design process
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Certification process
  • Operations
  • Case studies

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    About the Author:

    Jerry Yudelson, PE, MS, MBA, LEED AP, is founder and principal of Yudelson Associates, Tucson, Arizona, a consulting firm specializing in certifying green building projects, marketing green developments, and creating sustainability programs for corporate clients

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