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Green Building Materials: A Guide to Product Selection and Specification Hardcover – 3 Mar 2006


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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Edition edition (3 Mar. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471700894
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471700890
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 1.8 x 24.1 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,179,172 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Synopsis

This excellent hands on guide to designing environmentally friendly buildings those made from materials that preserve the earth's natural legacy for future generations is written by two nationally known experts on the subject. You'll find practical information on green product selection, product specification, and construction processes. You'll also learn just what green building materials are, where you can find them, and how you can use them effectively. This edition includes updated information on LEED requirements and how to integrate them into the specifications process and new sections on commissioning and on construction waste management. Other features are guidelines on how to evaluate the "greenness" of building materials, helpful sample forms to aid in selecting and specifying materials, and a brief history of relevant environmental legislation.

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To properly select and specify green building materials, successful architects need authoritative, real–world advice on how to select and use nontoxic, recycled, and recyclable products, and how to integrate these products into the design process in order to capitalize on the many practical and economic advantages of "going green." Green Building Materials, Second Edition is the most reliable, up–to–date resource to meet today′s green building challenges–from reducing waste and improving energy efficiency to promoting proper code compliance and safeguarding against liability claims.

Written by two nationally known experts on green building methods and materials, Green Building Materials, Second Edition offers in–depth, practical information on the product selection, product specification, and construction process. This new Second Edition is an excellent hands–on guide to today′s newest range of green building materials–what they are, where to find them, how to use them effectively, and how to address LEED requirements. Organized by CSI MasterFormat® category for fast access to specific information, it features:

  • New sections on commissioning and construction of waste management
  • Important guidance on how to evaluate the "greenness" of building materials, including a section–by–section specification summary of environmental issues
  • Helpful sample forms to aid in selecting and specifying green materials
  • A brief history of relevant environmental legislation and the evolution of environmentally conscious design
  • An appendix listing useful sources of additional information

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