Green Building Materials: A Guide to Product Selection and Specification

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 19, 2010 - Architecture - 400 pages
To properly select and specify green building materials, architects need 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 their many practical and economic advantages. This fully updated new edition is a reliable, up-to-date resource for professionals and students alike.

Written by two nationally known experts on green building methods and materials, Green Building Materials, Third Edition offers in-depth, practical information on the product selection, product specification, and construction process. This new Third 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® categories for fast access to specific information.

 

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Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the First Edition
2WHY USE GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS? 9
3WHAT ARE GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS? 27
4HOW DOES THE PRODUCT SELECTION PROCESS WORK? 45
CERTIFICATION 85
6HOW DOES THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS WORK? 103
7GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS AND GREEN BUILDING
APPENDIX ASources of Further Information 161
APPENDIX BSummary of Environmental Issues in
APPENDIX CSample Sections and Forms 265
APPENDIX DSample Contracts 307
APPENDIX EExamples of SectorSpecific Initiatives Toward
Glossary 347
Index 385
Copyright

8CONCLUSION 143

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Ross Spiegel, RA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, LEED AP, NCARB
Senior Specification write, Fletcher-Thompson, Inc., Shelton, CT; Member of the Construction Specifications Institute since 1978, where he is a liaison to the U.S. Green Building Council; Past member of the U.S. Green Building Council's Board of Directors, past chair of the USGBC Steering Committee for the Green Build Conference & Expo

Dru Meadows, AIA, FCSI, CCS, FASTM
Cofounder of the Green Team, a strategic environmental consulting firm, that evaluates and specifies many new and alternative building materials; Chair for ASTM International's Committee on Sustainability; Past member of the U.S. Green Building Council Board and past member of USGBC's LEED Rating System Steering Committee

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