Green Building Principles and Practices in Residential Construction

Green Building  Principles and Practices in Residential Construction Author Abe Kruger
ISBN-10 9781111135959
Release 2012-01-03
Pages 608
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GREEN BUILDING: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION provides a current, comprehensive guide to this exciting, emerging field. From core concepts to innovative applications of cutting-edge technology and the latest industry trends, this text offers an in-depth introduction to the construction of green homes. Unlike many texts that adopt a product-oriented approach, this book emphasizes the crucial planning, processes, and execution methods necessary for effective, environmentally sound construction. This text demonstrates that Earth-friendly products and energy-efficient materials take planning in order to make a building truly green. This visionary text helps students and professionals develop the knowledge and skills to think green from start to finish, empowering and inspiring them to build truly sustainable homes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Green Applications for Residential Construction

Green Applications for Residential Construction Author Mike Guertin
ISBN-10 9781111037543
Release 2010-04-27
Pages 64
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GREEN APPLICATIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION is a collection of supplemental material for the Residential Construction Academy (RCA) series textbooks that will introduce readers to trade-specific green building practices. The Introduction explains general green building principles and each trade-specific section explores how a carpenter, plumber, HVAC installer, electrician and mason can apply green building principles and jobsite practices while they plan and execute their work. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Residential Construction Academy Basic Principles for Construction

Residential Construction Academy  Basic Principles for Construction Author Mark W. Huth
ISBN-10 9781305537293
Release 2015-02-24
Pages 368
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Featuring a full color design with a wide range of photos and figures that reflect today's construction practices, this Fourth Edition has been updated throughout to ensure that students stay current with industry standards and trends. Known for its basic, step-by-step approach, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR CONSTRUCTION, 4E, is ideal for those beginning a career in the building trades industry. Readers will find thorough, up-to-date coverage of basic skills and important tasks necessary for success in the field, such as work ethics, safety procedures, constuction mathematics, communications, print reading, and common tools. Unlike traditional building trade volumes, Huth's popular book also provides information on construction careers. Created in partnership with the Home Builders Institute (HBI), the workforce development arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Residential Construction Academy Series is the only program based on the National Skill Standards for residential construction. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Moisture Control Handbook

Moisture Control Handbook Author Joseph Lstiburek
ISBN-10 0471318639
Release 1996-01-15
Pages 232
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In the climate-controlled buildings of today, moisture problems affect not only the useable life expectancy of the structure, but the comfort and health of the occupants. This reference is the first to apply up-to-date moisture control and treatment techniques in a problem/solution format. Opening with an introductory explanation of the nature and causes of mold, mildew, and condensation, the book gives specific advice on heated, cooled, and combination environments, plus a short course in the dynamics of moisture movement within buildings. Other invaluable coverage includes: * clear, detailed recommended practices for all United States climates * practices for cooling as well as heating climates (often, heating climate solutions are applied in cooling climates, where problems and solutions are completely different) * an overall, systematic view of moisture problems--including how mechanical systems and occupant lifestyles can create and also resolve moisture problems * actual case studies of buildings with moisture problems that illustrate the principles and practices presented in the book This detailed, no-nonsense exploration of moisture cause and effect--as well as its protection and remediation--will expand readers' knowledge on this crucial subject. Moisture Control Handbook will be welcomed by building contractors, architects, mechanical engineers, building science researchers, building product manufacturers, homeowners, and small commercial building owners.



Estimating for Residential Construction

Estimating for Residential Construction Author David Pratt
ISBN-10 9781111308872
Release 2011-04-18
Pages 352
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ESTIMATING FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION, 2E provides a very visual, reader-friendly introduction to processes as it details the steps involved in accurately preparing a cost estimate. In his signature clear, straightforward writing style, proven author David Pratt explains how to price excavation and site work, concrete, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, heating, and electrical work, as well as the general expenses and sub-trade work. He also covers the impact of green building practices. The book offers specifics on how to prepare a bill of materials from a takeoff, summarize and prepare a bid for a custom home, assess markup on an estimate, and review a bid before it is submitted to the client. It covers the basic math of residential work early on, devotes an entire chapter to remodeling, and provides tips of the trade from professionals in every chapter. In addition, the Second Edition is linked to a Student Companion Website, where instructors and students can access spreadsheets to assist in estimating tasks and problems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Sessiz Bahar

Sessiz Bahar Author Rachel Carson
ISBN-10 9799758982072
Release 2016-10-01
Pages 398
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Sessiz Bahar has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Sessiz Bahar also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Sessiz Bahar book for free.



Sustainable Building Design

Sustainable Building Design Author Miles Keeping
ISBN-10 9781119063766
Release 2017-10-17
Pages 200
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An inside view of how one of the world's leading architecture and engineering practice does business Sustainable Built Environments: Principles and Practice offers detailed, environmentally sound design solutions to a wide range of building engineering challenges. The text uses case examples and project data provided by engineers and designers at Arup Associates. It covers a broad range of relevant issues, with focused commentaries and explanations presented in an accessible format for use by students, busy practitioners and informed clients. Whilst this book stresses the importance of a unified approach to design, the text is divided into six principal chapters, each addressing an important aspect of sustainable architecture and engineering. These chapters (Master Planning, Transport, Energy, The Building Envelope, Environmental Services, and Materials) may be read on their own or in sequence as part of a narrative. Throughout the book, photographs, architectural and engineering drawings and diagrams, examples, and other data illustrate the case studies. Numerous web links are provided to additional information. This inspirational book: Focuses on the work of Arup Associates, the award winning architectural and engineering practice Uses real-life examples of functioning buildings and structures to provide information and guidance on the development of sustainable solutions Is packed with informative illustrations Sustainable Built Environments: Principles and Practice is a unique text that will inform and inspire architects and engineers, as well as students of those disciplines, around the globe.



Architectural Acoustics

Architectural Acoustics Author William J. Cavanaugh
ISBN-10 9780470190524
Release 2010
Pages 329
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The leading guide to acoustics for architects, engineers, and interior designers A widely recognized, comprehensive reference to acoustic principles for all concerned with the built environment, Architectural Acoustics, Second Edition provides design professionals with up-to-date information on basic concepts, acoustical materials, and technologies for controlling wanted or unwanted sound within and around buildings. Written by a team of internationally recognized experts and experienced consultants, this Second Edition covers fundamental acoustic principles, design criteria, acoustical materials, control strategies, and methods for a wide variety of building types, including educational, healthcare, recreational, residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation facilities. Particular attention is given to places for listening and performance such as theaters, churches, concert and recital halls, outdoor arenas, classrooms, multiuse auditoria, libraries, music practice and rehearsal rooms, recording and broadcast studios, sports venues, home theaters, and other spaces that people meet to communicate and enjoy performance. Updated throughout, this edition features: New information on acoustical standards and guidelines for sustainable building design Additional, richly detailed case studies demonstrating real-world applications, including the acclaimed Walt Disney Concert Hall and many other building types Nearly two hundred photos and illustrations that further elucidate specific principles, applications, and techniques New developments in sound reinforcement and audio visual systems and their integration in room design Progress in research and future directions in acoustical modeling With fundamental conceptual understanding of basic acoustical principles provided by Architectural Acoustics, Second Edition, building designers can confidently create aesthetically and aurally pleasing spaces, while avoiding problems that could be very costly, if not impossible, to solve later.



Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction Author Sam Kubba
ISBN-10 9780128104439
Release 2016-10-15
Pages 1064
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Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction: LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes, Second Edition directly addresses the needs of building professionals interested in the evolving principles, strategies, and concepts of green/sustainable design. Written in an easy to understand style, the book is updated to reflect new standards to LEED. In addition, readers will find sections that cover the new standards to BREEAM that involve new construction Infrastructure, data centers, warehouses, and existing buildings. Provides vital information and penetrating insights into three of the top Green Building Codes and Standards applied Internationally Includes the latest updates for complying with LEED v4 Practices and BREEAM Presents case studies that draws on over 35 years of personal experience from across the world



5 Must Know A E Lessons in Green Building

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ISBN-10 9781609500092
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5 Must Know A E Lessons in Green Building has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from 5 Must Know A E Lessons in Green Building also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full 5 Must Know A E Lessons in Green Building book for free.



Sustainable Construction

Sustainable Construction Author Charles J. Kibert
ISBN-10 9781118330135
Release 2012-10-03
Pages 560
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The classic reference for high-performance green building delivery systems No longer just a buzzword, sustainable construction is going mainstream—and soon will be the norm. Revised to reflect the latest developments of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and other tools, Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery, Third Edition guides construction and design professionals through the process of developing commercial and institutional high-performance green buildings in today's marketplace. Charles Kibert provides an introduction to green building, covering the theory, history, and state of the industry as well as best practices in building procurement and delivery systems. From green building and Green Globes assessments to building hydrological systems and materials and product selection, this comprehensive text covers all of the factors involved with sustainable construction. In a clear and accessible writing style, Kibert addresses issues so that the reader can think critically and independently as part of the cutting edge in green building. The Third Edition includes up-to-date coverage of: The latest developments leading up to LEED version 4 Carbon neutral design and carbon accounting Green Globes and international building assessment systems The Living Building Challenge Environmental product declarations (EPDs) as the norm for green building products The trends in net-zero energy building design and policies Broad enough to cover the needs of faculty and students and detailed enough to serve as a professional reference, Sustainable Construction, Third Edition is a must for the builder/owner and construction manager looking to take advantage of the opportunities in this rapidly evolving field, the designer looking to be LEED certified, or anyone interested in sustainability.



The Green Building Revolution

The Green Building Revolution Author Jerry Yudelson
ISBN-10 9781597267632
Release 2010-04-16
Pages 272
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The “green building revolution’’ is happening right now. This book is its chronicle and its manifesto. Written by industry insider Jerry Yudelson, The Green Building Revolution introduces readers to the basics of green building and to the projects and people that are advancing this movement. With interviews and case studies, it does more than simply report on the revolution; it shows readers why and how to start thinking about designing, building, and operating high performance, environmentally aware (LEED-certified) buildings on conventional budgets. Evolving quietly for more than a decade, the green building movement has found its voice. Its principles of human-centered, environmentally sensitive development have reached a critical mass of architects, engineers, builders, developers, professionals in government, and consumers. Green buildings are showing us how we can have healthier indoor environments that use far less energy and water than conventional buildings do. The federal government, eighteen states, and nearly fifty U.S. cities already require new public buildings to meet “green” standards. According to Yudelson, this is just the beginning. The Green Building Revolution describes the many “revolutions” that are taking place today: in commercial buildings, schools, universities, public buildings, health care institutions, housing, property management, and neighborhood design. In a clear, highly readable style, Yudelson outlines the broader “journey to sustainability” influenced by the green building revolution and provides a solid business case for accelerating this trend. Illustrated with more than 50 photos, tables, and charts, and filled with timely information, The Green Building Revolution is the definitive description of a major movement that’s poised to transform our world.



The CSI Construction Product Representation Practice Guide

The CSI Construction Product Representation Practice Guide Author Construction Specifications Institute
ISBN-10 9781118415832
Release 2013-04-05
Pages 464
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The must-have reference on construction product representation—and the essential study aid for the Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) Exam The CSI Practice Guides are a library of comprehensive references specifically and carefully designed for the construction professional. Each book examines important concepts and best practices integral to a particular aspect of the building process. The CSI Construction Product Representation Practice Guide is an authoritative resource for the principles and best practices of effective construction product representation. This easy-to-follow guide includes: Coverage of the construction process and the roles the construction product representative can play in it Information that clients require to select appropriate products to meet project requirements Knowledge, preparation, and use of construction documents The role the product representative plays in an Integrated Product Delivery (IPD) workflow Access to a password-protected website with bonus content, including a PDF of the printed book and copies of CSI format documents, such as UniFormat™ and SectionFormat™/PageFormat™ The CSI Construction Product Representation Practice Guide is an essential resource for building product manufacturers, sales representatives, and related professionals and a valuable study aid to help prepare for the Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) Exam.



Green Building

Green Building Author Andrea Keenan
ISBN-10 0876296592
Release 2002-01
Pages 520
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This unique book gives the cost data and an understanding of what makes a building green, available financial incentives for building green, the cost of green products, and more. It includes information on many new products and materials, their primary green attributes, and installed cost.



Green Teacher

Green Teacher Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X006144545
Release 2001
Pages
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Green Teacher has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Green Teacher also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Green Teacher book for free.



Building Information Modelling Building Performance Design and Smart Construction

Building Information Modelling  Building Performance  Design and Smart Construction Author Mohammad Dastbaz
ISBN-10 9783319503462
Release 2017-03-31
Pages 326
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This book charts the path toward high performance sustainable buildings and the smart dwellings of the future. The volume clearly explains the principles and practices of high performance design, the uses of building information modelling (BIM), and the materials and methods of smart construction. Power Systems, Architecture, Material Science, Civil Engineering and Information Systems are all given consideration, as interdisciplinary endeavours are at the heart of this green building revolution.



Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Third Edition

Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture  Third Edition Author Ernest Burden
ISBN-10 9780071772938
Release 2012-02-06
Pages 576
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Now in full color--a thoroughly updated edition of the premier illustrated architectural dictionary Revised and expanded, the Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture, Third Edition, features 8,000 definitions, 4,000 illustrations, and biographies of hundreds of architects accompanied by classic examples of their work. This new, full-color edition includes terms relating to green, ecological, and sustainable architecture. Everything critically important to those in the field of architecture and design is covered, including: Architectural styles Details Building elements Architectural forms Building systems Green building Meticulously written, heavily cross-referenced, and filled with more than 3,000 new and updated definitions and 1,000 new photographs, this impressive visual resource is the best way to gain a full understanding of architectural elements and the new language of green and sustainable architecture.