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  • Authors: by Francis D. K. Ching, Ian M. Shapiro (Author)
  • File Size: 51 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Paperback: 289 pages
  • Publisher: ‎Wiley; 1st edition (March 3, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118562372
  • ISBN-13: 978-9384007393

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  • Authors: by Francis D. K. Ching, Ian M. Shapiro (Author)
  • File Size: 51 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Paperback: 289 pages
  • Publisher: ‎Wiley; 1st edition (March 3, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118562372
  • ISBN-13: 978-9384007393

Download Green Building Illustrated 1st Edition PDF – eBook

Contents
Preface……vii
1 Introduction……1
2 First Principles……13
3 Codes, Standards, and Guidelines……25
4 Community and Site……35
5 Building Shape……57
6 Near-Building Features……73
7 Outer Envelope……83
8 Unconditioned Spaces……113
9 Inner Envelope……125
10 Thermal Zoning and Compartmentalization……137
11 Lighting and Other Electric Loads……145
12 Hot and Cold Water……159
13 Indoor Environmental Quality……167
14 Heating and Cooling……187
15 Renewable Energy……205
16 Materials……211
17 Schedules, Sequences, and Affordability……227
18 Quality in Green Design and Construction……233
19 Conclusion……253
LEED Green Building Rating System……259
Glossary……261
Bibliography……265
Index……269

Introduction
In the span of a few years, the planning, design, and construction fields have been
swept up in a dynamic discussion of sustainability and green buildings. In design
studios and on construction sites, we are learning to share new goals and new
standards, and even a new language. For many, our professional lives have been
greatly enriched as we learn the meanings and means of this new language. For
others, questions swirl: How did this all come about? What is it all about?
Sustainability is about the promises of things that will last—buildings with long
and useful lives, forms of energy that are renewable, and communities that endure.
Green building is about turning the promises of sustainability into reality.
Parallel to the promises of sustainability, and even calling for their fulfillment, is
the insistent reminder of scientists who caution about environmental hazards,
hazards that are increasingly affirmed by our own observations. However,
there is something deeply empowering in not shying away from these hazards,
in turning and facing them, in weighing them collectively, and in developing
strategies for addressing them. Ultimately, this may be the greatest promise of
sustainability—the impetus to consider the environmental challenges we face
and to find ways to overcome them.

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