Green Building Technology Guide: Commercial: 2

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9780124079120: Green Building Technology Guide: Commercial: 2

These Green Building Technology Guides provide you with a comprehensive set of tools to understand, evaluate, design, and execute green building strategies in your projects! Expert authors share clear and concise steps to achieve high-performance building solutions at multiple levels, from basic LEED projects to advanced Zero Net Energy Buildings (ZNEB), exploring all aspects of green building design. Materials, equipment, systems, methods, and resources are all broken down by CSI format, and aligned with USGBC LEED categories, as well as Enterprise Green Communities criteria. This Green Building Technology Guide focuses on commercial applications. It discusses materials, from concrete/fly ash to structural steel; building systems such as green roofs and translucent walls; and energy systems, like building-mounted wind turbines, photovoltaics, and active building envelopes. The green and sustainable technologies presented in these three volumes showcase newly available and soon-to-be released prototype products and systems. You will be able to incorporate these cutting-edge concepts into your designs and projects with confidence, as the technologies are fully and clearly explained. From design professional to student, and from builder to owner, these resources offer a clear and detailed guide to the greenest, newest and highest tech green products and systems available. * Innovate with cutting-edge materials and efficient energy systems* Cut costs and compare product attributes with checklists and online real-time pricing tool* Benefit from the successes and lessons of experienced professionals* Reduce energy use and maintenance needs, while improving environmental performance

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Green Building Technology Guide: Commercial presents users with a comprehensive set of tools that allow them to understand, evaluate, design, and execute green building strategies.

The book includes commentary from expert authors who share clear- and-concise best practices for achieving high-performance building solutions at multiple levels, from basic LEED projects to advanced Zero Net Energy Buildings (ZNEB), exploring all aspects of green building design.

Materials, equipment, systems, methods, and resources are all broken down by CSI format and aligned with USGBC LEED categories, as well as Enterprise Green Communities criteria.

Materials discussed include concrete/fly ash, structural steel, building systems such as green roofs and translucent walls, and energy systems, like building-mounted wind turbines, photovoltaics, and active building envelopes. The green and sustainable technologies presented in this volume showcase newly available and soon-to-be released prototype products and systems.



  • Provides information on cutting-edge materials and efficient energy systems
  • Presents tactics readers can use to cut costs and compare product attributes with checklists and an online, real-time pricing tool
  • Explores tactics that reduce energy use and maintenance needs, while improving environmental performance
  • Ideal for design professionals, students, builders, and owners, the text offers resources and information on the newest and highest tech green products and systems available within the marketplace

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