Yudelson, Jerry.

Green building A to Z : understanding the language of green building / Jerry Yudelson ; foreword by Kevin Hydes. - Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers, c2007. - xix, 219 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-212) and index.

Part I Green Buildings Today
1 Green Buildings in a Global Context ........................ 3
Resource Depletion and Carbon Dioxide Emissions ................7
2 Green Building History ...................................9
Current Situation ............ .............................10
Understanding Green Buildings .......... ...............10
Who Is Using LEED? ........... ......................... 12
3 What is a Green Building? ................... ............... 15
4 Becoming a Green Building Advocate ......................19
In Your Office or Workplace ......... .. .... ............. 19
In Your Home or Apartment ........ ................... 21
Your Town, City or State:The Power of Local Initiatives .......... 22
Your College or University ......... .. ..... .............. 24
Part II Green Building: A to Z
5 Green Building Term s .................. ................... 28
Architecture 2030 ................. .................... 29
Access toTransit ................ .................... 30
Bicycle Com m uting ............. ...... ................. 32
Big Picture ............... ....... ......... ............ 33
Biodiesel ........................ .. ....................... 34
Biophilia .............. ................................ 35
Brownfields ...................................... 36
Building Codes .......................................... 38
Carbon Dioxide Monitoring ................. ................ 40
Carbon Neutral ........... .......................... 41
Carpet ............. .......................... 42
Certification ................................... ......... 43
Certified Wood Products............... ............... 44
Charrettes and Eco-charrettes ............. ........... 46
Comfort .......... ..... .. .......................47
Commissioning .................... ................. 49
Controllability of Systems............ .................. 50
Construction Practices ............... ................ 51
Cool Roofs .......................... ................... 53
Costs of Green Buildings ............... ................... 54
Cradle-to-cradle Design ................ ................ 57
Daylighting ......................... .................... 59
Density ....................... ........................ 60
Design ....... .................................. 61
Displacement Ventilation ............. .................. 63
Eco-efficiency and Eco-effectiveness ....... ............ ..65
Ecological Footprint ................. . ................. 66
Education .............................................. 67
Energy Conservation ............... ................... 69
Engineering (a Sustainable World) ......................... 70
Feng Shui ...... .................................. 72
Furniture and Finishes ................................ 73
Global Warming ..................... ................... 75
Green Globes ............................................. 76
Green Guide for Healthcare ............. .................. 77
Green Home Building Guidelines ............................ 78
Green Power ......................... .................... 80
Green Products .................... ................... 81
Green Roofs.................. ................. ............ 82
High-performance Buildings............... ............... 85
Historic Preservation ................ ..................... 86
Homes, Green ...................................... ..87
Hybrid Vehicles ................ ........................ 90
In ce ntives ................................................. 9 2
Integrated Design ............ ................... 93
Interior Design ................................... 95
Investing in Green Buildings .............. ............... 97
Justice, Social ........................................ 99
Knowledge ............................. ......... 101
LEDs (Light-emitting Diodes) ............................ 103
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) ...... 104
Life-cycle Assessment (LCA) .............................. 108
Life-cycle Cost ...................................... 109
Light Pollution Reduction ................... ............. 111
Lighting Design ......... ...... .................. 112
Living Buildings ......... .................. ........ 113
Locally Sourced Materials .............. .... ............ 115
Low-flush Toilets ................................ 116
Microturbines ........................... ............. 118
Measurement and Verification Systems ...................... 119
Native American and Native Canadian Ways of Living ....... 121
Nature, Design with ........... .................... 122
New Urbanism ................................... 123
Onsite Sewage Treatment ............................... 126
Operations and Maintenance Practices ..................... 127
Ozone-layer Protection ............... ..... .............. 128
Paints, Low-VOC ............. ..................... 130
Paradigm Shift ................................... 131
Passive Solar Design ............... ............... 132
Permeable Pavement ................................... 133
Photovoltaics ...................................... 135
Platinum Buildings ................................ 138
Post-occupancy Evaluation ................. ............ 140
Productivity ..................................... 142
Question Authority ............... .... ............. 144
Radiant Heating and Cooling ............................ 146
Rainwater Reclamation/Reuse ............................ 147
Rapidly Renewable Materials ................ ............. 148
Recycled-content Materials ................................. 150
Renewable Energy .......... ..... ................ 151
Renovation, Building ............ .................... 152
Restoration of Sites ............. ........ .............. 154
Return on Investment ............ ...... .............. 155
Right-sizing Systems ................ ............... 156
Salvage Materials ........... ..... ................. 158
Schools, Green ................ ................... 159
SolarThermal Systems ............ .... I ...... ............... 162
Stormwater Management .............................. 163
Sustainable Design .............. .... .............. 164
Sustainable Sites ................................. 166
Technology, Green .............. ................. 168
Thermal Energy Storage ................................. 169
Triple Bottom Line ............. ................... 170
US Green Building Council ................ . .............. 172
Unbridled Enthusiasm! ........... .................. 173
Urban Heat-island Effect ............... .............. 174
Vastu Shastra .................................... 176
Ventilation .................................................. 177
Views of the Outdoors ............. ................... 178
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) ......................... 180
Water Conservation ............ .................. 182
Water-free Urinals ...... ............ ................. 183
Wetlands, Constructed ............................ 184
Wind Power .......... ....... .................... 186
Xeriscaping .......... .............. .................. 188
Zen............................................... 190
Zero-net-energy Buildings .................................. 191
Part III
Resources ........................................197
Endnotes ............... ............ ..............203
Index .................................... .........213
About the Author ......................................219

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