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Green building A to Z : understanding the language of green building / Jerry Yudelson ; foreword by Kevin Hydes.

By: Yudelson, Jerry.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers, c2007Description: xix, 219 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780865715721 (pbk.); 0865715726 (pbk.).Subject(s): Sustainable buildings -- Design and construction | Sustainable construction | Green technologyDDC classification: 720.47 YUD
Contents:
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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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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