Green Building: Project Planning and Cost Estimating

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 19, 2011 - Architecture - 480 pages
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A unique cost reference, updated and expanded, for architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, and managers

Green building is no longer a trend. Since the publication of the widely read first edition of this book, green building has become a major advancement in design and construction. Building codes and standards have adopted much stricter energy efficiencies. Businesses, institutions, and communities have discovered huge savings, along with health and marketing advantages, in sustainable building. Private facilities, as well as public buildings for Federal, state, and local governments are increasingly required to design and build sustainably in both new construction and renovation.

This Third Edition has been updated with the latest in green building tech-nologies, design concepts, standards, and costs. The chapters, case studies, and resources give you practical guidance on green building, including the latest on:

  • Green building approaches, materials, rating systems, standards, and guidelines

  • Energy efficiencies, implementing energy modeling tools

  • Designing and specifying, as well as commissioning, green building projects

  • Often-specified products and materials, as well as a sample spec

  • Goals and techniques for health, comfort, and productivity

  • Evaluating the cost versus value of green products over their life cycle

  • Low-cost green strategies, and special economic incentives and funding

  • Building deconstruction and cost considerations

With a new chapter on greening of commercial real estate, this reference is a one-stop resource for the latest in green building approaches and implementation.

The contributors, all prominent leaders in green building, include:

  • Mark Kalin, FAIA, FCSI, author of the original GreenSpec

  • Andy Walker, Ph.D., PE, senior engineer with NREL

  • Joseph Macaluso, AACE, certified cost consultant


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Cost Estimating Overview
Financial Analysis Introduction
Incentive Programs
Building Product Manufacturers Green Products
What Are Green Products?
Who Selects Green Products?
A Green Product Checklist

What Exactly Is Deconstruction?
Who Performs Deconstruction?
Economic Benefits
Cost Considerations
Understanding Occupants Needs Expectations
Energy Efficiency Strategies
Electrical Power Generation
Water Conservation
Energy Economics Environment Health Security
Energy Use in Different Types of Buildings
The Solar Resource
Passive Solar Heating
Cooling Load Avoidance
Solar Water Heating
Solar Ventilation Air Heating
An Overview
Other Considerations
Evaluating the Local Wind Resource
Obstacles Incentives
Building Permit Issues
Indoor Air Quality
Thermal Comfort
Quality of Light
Water Quality
Noise Management
Furniture Furnishings
Flooring Wall Finishes
Technology Information Sharing
Team Building Goal Setting
The Design Team
The Building Program
Design Team Selection Criteria
Costs of Energy Modeling
Schematic Preliminary Design
Design Development
Bid Solicitation Contract Award
Operations Maintenance
Establishing a Green Team in an Existing Facility
Whole Building Multiple Attribute Ratings
Whole Building Single Attribute Ratings
Building Product Labels
Measurement Management Standards
Initial Costs
LowCost Green Strategies
The Programming Phase
The Design Phase
The Construction Phase
The Acceptance Phase
The PostAcceptance Phase
Economic Efficiency
Study Period
Measures of Economic Evaluation
Basic Steps in LCC Analysis
Selection Criteria for Supplementary Measures
Measuring Environmental Performance
Measuring Economic vs Environmental Performance
Economic Environmental
Building Information Modeling
Whole Building Energy Evaluation
Life Cycle Analysis
Case Studies Databases
The Role of Government
OwnerInvestor Interests
Tenant Expectations
Factors Limiting the Adoption of Green
Green Building Sustainability
Indoor Air Quality IAQ
Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy
Building Rating Systems Codes Standards Guidelines
Government Organizations
Professional Associations
Other Organizations
Research Organizations

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RSMeans is North America's leading supplier of construction cost information. A product line of Reed Construction Data, RSMeans provides accurate and up-to-date cost information that helps owners, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, and others to carefully and precisely project and control the cost of both new building construction and renovation projects. In addition to its collection of annual construction cost data books, RSMeans also offers construction estimating and facilities management seminars, electronic cost databases and software, reference books, and consulting services.

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