Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building

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John Wiley & Sons, May 26, 2009 - Architecture - 338 pages
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"Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building offers an introduction to green building concepts as well as design approaches that reduce and can eventually eliminate the need for fossil fuel use in buildings while also conserving materials, maximizing their efficiency, protecting the indoor air from chemical intrusion, and reducing the introduction of toxic materials into the environment. It represents a necessary road map to the future designers, builders, and planners of a post-carbon world."
from the Foreword by Ed Mazria

 A rich sourcebook covering the breadth of environmental building, Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building introduces the student and practitioner to the history, theory and technology of green building. Using an active learning approach, the concepts of sustainble architecture are explained and reinforced through design problems, research exercises, study questions, team projects, and discussion topics.

Chapters by specialists in the green movement round out this survey of all the important issues and developments that students and professionals need to know. From history and philosophy to design technologies and practice, this sweeping resource is sure to be referenced until worn out.

 

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Contents

The Integrated Building Design Process
9
A History of the Environmental Movements
13
Modern International Conferences and Treaties
27
The Emergence of Green Building and Green Building Legislation
33
Sources of Chemicals in the Environment
49
Environmental Chemicals in Humans and Buildings
59
Indoor Air Quality TechnologiesGreen Design for LongTerm Occupant Health
71
Indoor Environmental Quality Issues
75
Sustainable Neighborhoods and Communities
187
Case Studies
211
Rating Systems and Practice Tools
231
Life Cycle Assessment
245
Waste Impacts and the Building Industry
257
Construction and Demolition Waste Management
267
Appendices A A Selection of Green Building Case Studies
275
B Alternative Construction Technologies
306

Use and Standards
87
Basic Energy Principles
95
Residential and Small Commercial Buildings
103
Nonresidential Buildings
123
Resource Efficiency and Resource Use in Buildings
143
Materials Selection and Product Certification
159
Water Quality and Water Conservation
177
The State of Our Health in Buildings
309
Glossary
315
Bibliography
319
Illustration Credits
325
Index
333
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About the author (2009)

Marian Keeler, Associate AIA, LeEED AP, is a San Francisco-based green building consultant with Simon & Associates and a writer on sustainable buildings. She specialized in green building consulting at SMWM and as an independent consultant.

Bill Burke, AIA, is the Architectural Program Coordinator at the Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco, California. He is also on the Board of Directors of AIA/ San Francisco.

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