Emerald Architecture: Case Studies in Green Building (GreenSource): Case Studies in Green Building

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McGraw Hill Professional, May 4, 2008 - Architecture - 176 pages

Design inspiration for structures that are beautiful as well as sustainable

This unique and lavishly illustrated guide offers invaluable inspiration for the planning of sustainable structures and facilities. Twenty-four in-depth case studies provide information for a wide variety of projects— from schools, offices, and labs to libraries and a summer camp. Each case study includes a description of the building, how it works, and how successful it has been.


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Page 125 - In addition, the association has concerns about the US Green Building Council's 'Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design' (LEED) Building Rating System and the potential impact of these new voluntary standards on contemporary wood production.
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GreenSource Magazine is a publication devoted to sustainable design and construction. The magazine provides owners, architects, interior designers, and other construction professionals with the latest guidance on designing and constructing environmentally responsible buildings. GreenSource Magazine features advances in building technology, developments in legislation and products, and all other information essential to designing sustainable buildings that are both beautiful and functional.

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