Green Building Through Integrated DesignBook - 2009
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