Green Building: Project Planning & Cost Estimating : a Practical Guide for Constructing Sustainable Buildings : Cost Data for Green Materials, Components & Systems, Special Project Requirements, Financial Analysis & Incentives

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Andrea Keenan, Danielle Georges
R S MEANS Company Incorporated, 2002 - Architecture - 520 pages
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A practical guide for constructing sustainable buildings with cost data for green materials, components & systems. As more owners are demanding green, or sustainable, building features, designers, contractors and estimators are faced with the challenge of managing and estimating a new kind of project. Not only does Green Building involve a host of new products and materials, but there are accepted standards for Green Building, each with their own criteria--energy-efficiency; recycled, renewable or nontoxic content; durability; and more. This new book gives you the whole picture, helping you: Identify, compare, and specify green materials and systems; Find out what it takes to earn a LEED, Energy Star or other recognized rating; Determine the cost of green products, calculate energy savings, and payback periods. The GREEN BUILDING COST DATA section, in Means format, includes many new products and materials, their primary green attributes, and installed cost.

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Green Building Concepts
Introduction to Green Building Materials Systems
Efficient Use of Energy Other Resources

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