The Engineering Guide to LEED-New Construction: Sustainable Construction for Engineers (GreenSource)

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Date

July 19, 2010

Format

Electronic book text, 464 pages

ISBN

0071745114 / 9780071745116

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Overview


Main description

An Up-to-Date Guide to the Latest LEED-New Construction Guidelines

Fully revised for version 3.0 of the LEED-New Construction rating system (LEED-2009), this GreenSource book helps you acquire the skills needed to apply LEED-NC to sustainable construction projects.

The Engineering Guide to LEED-New Construction, second edition, offers comprehensive coverage of the environmental systems and impacts on which many of the LEED-NC subcategories are based. Detailed equations and exercises in the book can be used to perform the calculations outlined in LEED-NC. Valuable information on real-world applications of LEED-NC in military, low-impact development (LID), and other sectors is included in this practical resource.

THE ENGINEERING GUIDE TO LEED-NEW CONSTRUCTION COVERS:

  • Introduction to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED-NC rating system
  • Sustainable sites
  • Water efficiency
  • Energy and atmosphere
  • Materials and resources
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Innovation in design and regional priorities
  • A systematic view of green and minimum program requirements
  • Department of Defense sustainable construction and indoor air quality (IAQ)
  • Low-impact development


Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. LEED Sustainable Sites; Chapter 3. LEED Water Efficiency; Chapter 4. LEED Energy and Atmosphere; Chapter 5. LEED Materials and Resources; Chapter 6. LEED Indoor Environmental Quality; Chapter 7. LEED Innovation in Design Process and Regional Priorities; Chapter 8. A Systematic View of Green and Minimum Program Requirements; Chapter 9. Department of Defense (DoD) Sustainable Construction and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ); Chapter 10. Low-Impact Development and Stormwater Issues; Appendix A: Notation; Appendix B: Definitions; Appendix C: UnitsIndex


Author comments

Liv Haselbach, Ph.D., P.E., LEED-Accredited Professional, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State University. Her teaching and research focus on sustainable construction, pervious concrete, low-impact development, environmental issues with concrete, alternative transportation, and air pollution. Dr. Haselbach serves on many national and international committees, including ASTM E60 (Sustainability), ACI 130 (Sustainability), ASCE LID (Low Impact Development), and ISO TC71/8 Environmental Management of Concrete and Concrete Structures.





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