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Green Building Project Planning and Cost Estimating
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LanguageEnglish
Pages482
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Size21.6 MB


Green Building Project Planning and Cost Estimating



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Contributors of Green Building Project Planning and Cost Estimating eBook

  • Arthur Adler
  • Jodi Smits Anderson
  • James Armstrong
  • The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
  • G. Bradley Guy
  • Sieglinde K. Fuller
  • Mark Kalin
  • Alexis Karolides
  • M. Magda Lelek
  • Barbara C. Lippiatt
  • Joseph Macaluso
  • Phillip R. Waier
  • Andy Walker

Main Contents of Green Building Project Planning and Cost Estimating


Chapter 1: Green Building Approaches

  • Resource Efficiency
  • Demolition/Construction Practices
  • Recycling
  • Environmental Sensitivity
  • Water/Landscape
  • Sewage Treatment
  • Designing for People: Health & Productivity
  • Green Building Hurdles

Chapter 2: Introduction to Green Building Materials & Systems

  • Green Material Alternatives by CSI Division
  • Alternative Materials

Chapter 3: Building Deconstruction

  • What Exactly is Deconstruction?
  • Who Performs Deconstruction?
  • The Deconstruction Process
  • Economic Benefits
  • Cost Considerations

Chapter 4: Efficient Use of Energy & Other Resources

  • Understanding Occupants’ Needs & Expectations
  • The Building Envelope & Systems Interactions
  • Energy Efficiency Strategies
  • Electrical Power Generation
  • Renewable Energy & Distributed Generation Technologies
  • Water Conservation

Chapter 5: Solar Energy Systems

  • Background: Energy, Economics, Environment, Health & Security
  • Energy Use in Different Types of Buildings
  • The Solar Resource
  • Passive Solar Heating
  • Cooling Load Avoidance
  • Photovoltaics
  • Solar Water Heating
  • Solar Ventilation Air Heating

Chapter 6: Wind Power

  • Applications & Concerns: An Overview
  • Other Considerations
  • Basic Criteria for Using a Wind System
  • Small Wind System Components
  • Evaluating the Local Wind Resource
  • Estimating the Cost of Wind Systems
  • Obstacles & Incentives
  • Building Permit Issues
  • Connecting Wind Systems to Utility Grids

Chapter 7: Health, Comfort & Productivity

  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Thermal Comfort
  • Quality of Light
  • Water Quality
  • Noise Management
  • Furniture & Furnishings
  • Flooring & Wall Finishes
  • Carpeting, Rugs & Mattresses

Chapter 8: The Green Design Process & Associated Costs

  • Technology & Information Sharing
  • Team Building & Goal Setting
  • Cost of a LEED® Rating
  • The Design Team
  • The Building Program
  • Design Team Selection Criteria
  • Design Team Statement of Work
  • Costs of Energy Modeling
  • Schematic/Preliminary Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • Bid Solicitation & Contract Award
  • Construction
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Measurement & Verification
  • Establishing a Green Team in an Existing Facility

Chapter 9: Rating Systems, Standards & Guidelines

  • Whole Building Multiple Attribute Ratings
  • Whole Building Single Attribute Ratings
  • Building Product Labels
  • Measurement & Management Standards

Chapter 10: Budgeting & Financing Construction

  • Initial Costs
  • Future Costs
  • Low-Cost Green Strategies
  • Cost Estimating Overview
  • Financial Analysis Introduction
  • Financing Options
  • Incentive Programs

Chapter 11: Specifying Green Products & Materials

  • Building Product Manufacturers & Green Products
  • What Are Green Products?
  • Who Selects Green Building Products?
  • When Are Green Products Selected?
  • A Green Product Checklist
  • Greening Your Firm

Chapter 12: Commissioning the Green Building

  • The Programming Phase
  • The Design Phase
  • The Construction Phase
  • The Acceptance Phase
  • The Post-Acceptance Phase

Chapter 13: Economic Analysis & Green Buildings

  • Economic Efficiency
  • Discounting
  • Study Period
  • Uncertainty & Risk
  • Measures of Economic Evaluation
  • Supplementary Measures of Economic Evaluation
  • Basic Steps in LCC Analysis
  • Selection Criteria for Supplementary Measures
  • Computer-Supported LCC Analysis

Chapter 14: Evaluating Products Over Their Life Cycle

  • Measuring Environmental Performance
  • Measuring Economic vs Environmental Performance
  • Overall Performance: Economic & Environmental

Chapter 15: Evaluation, Analysis & Data Tools

  • Building Information Modeling
  • Whole Building Energy Evaluation
  • Energy-10™
  • EnergyPlus™
  • SPARK
  • HOT3000TM
  • Green Footstep
  • Building Systems Evaluation
  • Codes & Standards Compliance Evaluation
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Case Studies & Databases
  • Creating Project Cost Databases

Chapter 16: The Greening of Commercial Real Estate

  • The Role of Government
  • Owner/Investor Interests
  • Tenant Expectations
  • Factors Limiting the Adoption of Green
  • Green Investment Instruments


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