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ISBN-10 0132915189ISBN-13 9780132915182
ISBN-10 0-13-291509-XISBN-13 978-0-13-291509-0
Author(s): USGBC
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 400

For all courses on green buildings and LEED, including courses intended to help students earn the LEED Green Associate credential.

This book’s ideas and practices prepare students for detailed study of green building, as it relates to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), Green Building Rating Systems, or individual markets. It serves as USGBC’s core reference resource for the Green Building Certification Institute’s LEED Green Associate credential. It brings together up-to-date coverage of: the environmental impacts of buildings; green building concepts and trends; climate change; locations, costs, and savings; sustainable and systems thinking; lifecycle approaches; integrated processes; best practices for team selection, goal setting, observation, choosing technologies and strategies, implementation; and measurement. Next, it covers siting, water efficiency, energy, atmosphere, materials, resources, indoor environmental quality, and design and operational innovation. The book concludes with coverage of USGBC and GBCI resources, and a complete glossary.