Green Building Through Integrated Design (GreenSource Books) (McGraw-Hill's Greensource)

Green Building Through Integrated Design (GreenSource Books) (McGraw-Hill's Greensource)

Jerry Yudelson

Language: English

Pages: 261

ISBN: 0071546014

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Design and Construct High-Performance Buildings on Standard Budgets

This comprehensive, well-illustrated guide covers the entire process of building a certified green building. It offers expert insight into tackling various projects, from concept and design, to unifying members of the team, to constructing high-performance buildings on time and within budget.

Written by one of the building industry's foremost experts in this area, Green Building Through Integrated Design includes case studies of a number of projects in North America. The book features interviews with key players to illuminate the integrated design process, including relevant issues, difficult challenges, and problem-solving techniques. Green Building Through Integrated Design is the most complete overview of green building project delivery methods available, and is a thorough blueprint that every member of the project team will find invaluable.


  • Key questions to ask at each stage of the green building process
  • Profiles of 30 projects in the U.S. and Canada
  • Detailed interviews with numerous designers and builders
  • Useful checklists, tables, and charts, and numerous project photos
  • Key tips on how to iimplement the LEED design and certification process
  • Information on how to use green building project management software

Green Building Through Integrated Design covers:

  • Project costs
  • Business case benefits
  • Green technologies
  • Rating and certification systems
  • Integrated design process
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Certification process
  • Operations
  • Case studies











    should hire those building teams with the most LEED experience if they want the best results. While obvious to many, this conclusion is often at odds with the tendencies of institutional owners to hire the teams they know best from previous (non-LEED) projects. PLATINUM PROJECT PROFILE Standard Refrigeration Company, San Juan, Puerto Rico This two-story, 19,500-square-foot building serves as the headquarters for the Standard Refrigeration Company. Compared to a building built to ASHRAE 90.11999

    ventilation; and lighting occupancy sensors. The energy cost performance of the Vento Residences is 47 percent better than Canada’s Model National Energy Code for Buildings. Dual-flush toilets, low-flow fixtures, and rainwater reuse contribute to reducing potable water use by 50 percent.* Courtesy of Windmill Development Group. Controlling Costs in LEED Projects Architect Peter Busby, leader of the sustainable design practice at Perkins+Will internationally, has designed a number of LEED-certified

    When evaluating credits for possible inclusion on a project, the team should consider the following impacts: ■ COST IMPACTS ■ Soft Costs (Will additional design, engineering, or consulting be needed?) ■ Hard Cost (Will additional construction-related elements or services be needed?) ■ TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE IMPACTS—EVA log ■ Planet/Environmental (Which elements does this credit support?) ■ Profit/Economics (Which elements does this credit support?) ■ People/Social (Which elements does this credit

    MERV 8 filters $ 2000 1. MEP equipment protection procedures and materials $13,000 2. Temporary dehumidification /fresh air system for duration of finishes $100,000 Life-Cycle Benefits None 1. Maintenance cost reduction $10,000/ year 2. Liability cost reduction $50,000/year 1. Maintenance cost reduction $20,000/ year 2. Liability cost reduction $100,000/year INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: CREDIT 3.1— CONSTRUCTION IAQ MANAGEMENT Let’s look at a less obvious situation, maintaining indoor air

    developing on a “greenfield” site? Are there urban infill sites that would be appropriate for this project, in order to reduce infrastructure impacts and support existing transit and urban settlement patterns? Do these infill sites contain a density of at least 60,000 square feet per acre (twostory or higher buildings) in the immediate vicinity of the project site, to encourage compact development?

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