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 Building Principles and Practices in Residential Construction

Green Building  Principles and Practices in Residential Construction Author Abe Kruger
ISBN-10 9781285225920
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 Building Principles and Practices in Residential Construction

Green Building  Principles and Practices in Residential Construction Author Abe Kruger
ISBN-10 9781285225920
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.



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.



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.



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.



The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building

The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building Author 7group
ISBN-10 9781118174265
Release 2011-10-11
Pages 416
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"The members of 7group and Bill Reed are examples writ large of the kind of leadership that is taking this idea of green building and forming it into reality, by helping change minds, building practice, and design process." —from the Foreword by S. Rick Fedrizzi President, CEO, and Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council A whole-building approach to sustainability The integrative design process offers a new path to making better green building decisions and addressing complex issues that threaten living systems. In The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building: Redefining the Practice of Sustainability, 7group's principals and integrative design pioneer Bill Reed introduce design and construction professionals to the concepts of whole building design and whole systems. With integrative thinking that reframes what sustainability means, they provide a how-to guide for architects, designers, engineers, developers, builders, and other professionals on incorporating integrative design into every phase of a project. This practical manual: Explains the philosophy and underpinnings of effective integrative design, addressing systems thinking and building and community design from a whole-living system perspective Details how to implement integrative design from the discovery phase to occupancy, supported by process outlines, itemized tasks, practice examples, case studies, and real-world stories illustrating the nature of this work Explores the deeper understanding of integration that is required to transform architectural practice and our role on the planet This book, both practical and thoughtful, will help you deliver your vision of a sustainable environment. 7group, based in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, includes principals John Boecker, Scot Horst, Tom Keiter, Andrew Lau, Marcus Sheffer, and Brian Toevs, who bring a unique integration of expertise in design, engineering, energy and daylight modeling, materials assessments, commissioning, education, and communications to their work. Internationally recognized thought leaders in the green building movement, they have led countless teams through the practical implementation of integrative design on building projects of all types around the world. 7group also has been directly and deeply involved with the development of the LEED® Green Building Rating System, including experience on more than 100 LEED projects. Scot Horst currently serves as chair of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Steering Committee.



Sustainable Construction

Sustainable Construction Author Charles J. Kibert
ISBN-10 9781119055327
Release 2016-04-04
Pages 600
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The leading green building reference, updated with the latest advances in the field Sustainable Construction is the leading reference for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. With broad coverage including architecture, engineering, and construction, this book nevertheless delivers detailed information on all aspects of the green building process, from materials selection to building systems and more. This new fourth edition has been updated to reflect the latest codes and standards, including LEED v4, and includes new coverage of carbon accounting. The discussion has been updated to align with the current thinking on economics, climate change, net zero buildings, and more, with contributions by leaders in the field that illustrate the most recent shifts in thinking and practice. Ancillary materials including an instructor's manual and PowerPoint presentations for each chapter help bring this clear and up-to-date information into the classroom, making this book a valuable reference for working construction professionals. Also, Interactive graphics found throughout the course help activate the content and highlight key concepts for students. Sustainable construction has gone mainstream, and will one day be the industry norm. This book provides a comprehensive reference to all aspects of a project to show you how green building concepts and principles apply throughout the design and construction process. Get up to date on the latest green building codes and standards Learn about the newest technology in green building materials Adopt the best practices in procurement and delivery systems Apply sustainability concepts to all aspects of construction and design Green buildings operate at a very high level of efficiency, which is made possible only by careful consideration every step of the way. Appropriate land use, landscaping, construction materials, siting, water use, and more all play a role in a structure's ultimate carbon footprint. Sustainable Construction provides clear guidance for all aspects of green building, including the most recent advances and the latest technology.



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.



Construction Materials Methods and Techniques

Construction Materials  Methods and Techniques Author William Spence
ISBN-10 9781305086272
Release 2016-02-01
Pages 960
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Explore the most up-to-date green and sustainable methods for residential and commercial building construction as well as the latest materials, standards, and practices with CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES: BUILDING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, 4E. This comprehensive book’s logical, well-structured format follows the natural sequence of a construction project. The book is the only one with an organization based on the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Masterformat standards. Readers will find the most current industry developments and standards as well as latest relevant building codes within a dynamic new design. This edition emphasizes coverage of today’s construction materials, methods and techniques that is critical to success in the industry. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Residential Construction Academy House Wiring

Residential Construction Academy  House Wiring Author Gregory Fletcher
ISBN-10 9781111306212
Release 2011-05-18
Pages 704
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RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HOUSE WIRING, 3E offers a concrete approach to teaching the most current electrical wiring practices in use in the housing industry. Like all books in the RCA series, House Wiring is based on the Skills Standards approved by NAHB’s Home Builders Institute. The NAHB/HBI Skills Standards were developed by a board of industry and academic experts. Popular topics such as alternative energy systems and green coverage including sustainable building practices as they apply to house wiring are included in this new edition. This text is also updated to include the latest 2011 Electrical Code. An increased number of procedures help students better understand common house wiring practices along with additional end of the chapter review questions to help reinforce material covered and improve critical thinking skills. Teaching aids such as a From Experience section which addresses common residential wiring practices and scenarios and Caution boxes that emphasize the on-going importance of safety helps the student retain and apply what they have learned. An English and Spanish glossary is also included. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Landscaping Principles and Practices

Landscaping Principles and Practices Author Jack Ingels
ISBN-10 9781428376410
Release 2009-01-09
Pages 512
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Landscaping: Principles & Practices, 7th Edition, provides students and practitioners with the information needed to be successful in the classroom and the workplace. Focusing on three areas of professional practice; design, contracting, and management, the reader is provided the basic knowledge integral to the industry in straightforward, easy-to-read chapters. It also addresses traditional topics such as design, plant installation, and pricing, as well as topics not found in most other texts, such as interior landscaping, xeriscaping, water gardens, and safety. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



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.



A Green Vitruvius

A Green Vitruvius Author Vivienne Brophy
ISBN-10 9781136528712
Release 2012-06-25
Pages 142
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2000 years ago the roman architect Marcus Vitruvius Pollio wrote the ten books on architecture establishing the concept of the pattern book offering design principles and solutions that is still referred to in every architect's education. A Green Vitruvius is intended as a green pattern book for today. Now fully updated, this well established textbook provides advice suitable for undergraduate and post graduate students on the integration of sustainable practice into the design and construction process, the issues to be considered, the strategies to be adopted, the elements of green design and design evaluation within the process. Classic design elegance is found in the holistic clear solution.



Residential Construction Academy Plumbing

Residential Construction Academy  Plumbing Author Michael Joyce
ISBN-10 9781111307776
Release 2011-03-25
Pages 640
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RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: PLUMBING, 2E is the ideal book to create a direct link between your students’ education/training program and the residential construction industry. The result of a strategic partnership between the National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB) Home Builders Institute and Delmar, Cengage Learning, the Residential Construction Academy Series is the perfect way to learn essential workplace skills for readers new to the building trades. Written in partnership with the Home Builders Institute, and endorsed by NAHB, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: PLUMBING, 2E provides a step-by-step approach to residential plumbing installations based on national skill standards. Focusing on Green advancement in the plumbing trades, this book thoroughly explains the process of installing residential plumbing systems by exploring topics such as tools of the trade and proper safety measures and by offering various tips to increase readers’ on-the-job productivity. Logically organized to build a foundation of knowledge, this book progresses from the installation of common fixtures to troubleshooting techniques that will aid readers.. An emphasis on creative layout and the importance of understanding code variations will foster readers’ understanding of plumbing system installation that is based on typical situations as well as unique jobsite conditions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Introductory Technical Mathematics

Introductory Technical Mathematics Author John Peterson
ISBN-10 9781285414492
Release 2012-09-13
Pages 864
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With an emphasis on real-world math applications, the Sixth Edition of INTRODUCTORY TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS provides readers with current and practical technical math applications for today's sophisticated trade and technical work environments. Straightforward and easy to understand, this hands-on book helps readers build a solid understanding of math concepts through step-by-step examples and problems drawn from various occupations. Updated to include the most current information in the field, the sixth edition includes expanded coverage of topics such as estimation usage, spreadsheets, and energy-efficient electrical applications. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Landscape Construction

Landscape Construction Author David Sauter
ISBN-10 9781435497184
Release 2010-04-09
Pages 512
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Landscape Construction, 3rd edition, will help your students understand the process of construction and implementation of a multitude of exterior hardscape construction projects. This book begins with the preparation for construction and follows through to the installation of the final elements of the landscape project. Your students will appreciate the detailed discussions about site preparation, grading and drainage, utilities and irrigation, retaining wall construction, paving, exterior carpentry and fencing and free-standing walls. Such amenities as pools, ponds, and edging are also discussed in detail. All instructions are well supported by photos and illustrations. Each section contains thorough installation information for most of the contemporary materials used in today's landscapes. David Sauter has provided your students with expert perspective on materials and techniques, as well as easy-to-follow instructions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.