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Green Building Materials : Guide to Product Selection and Specification

Green Building Materials : Guide to Product Selection and Specification - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0471700890

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ISBN13: 978-0471700890
ISBN10: 0471700894
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Edition: 2ND 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2006
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Green Building Materials : Guide to Product Selection and Specification - 2ND 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471700890

Ross Spiegel and Dru Meadows

ISBN13: 978-0471700890
ISBN10: 0471700894
Cover type:
Edition: 2ND 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

This excellent hands-on guide to designing environmentally friendly buildings -- those made from materials that preserve the earth's natural legacy for future generations -- is written by two nationally known experts on the subject. You'll find practical information on green product selection, product specification, and construction processes. You'll also learn just what green building materials are, where you can find them, and how you can use them effectively. This edition includes updated information on LEED requirements and how to integrate them into the specifications process and new sections on commissioning and on construction waste management. Other features are guidelines on how to evaluate the "greenness" of building materials, helpful sample forms to aid in selecting and specifying materials, and a brief history of relevant environmental legislation. Order your copy today!

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition.
Acknowledgments to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
1. Introduction.
2. Why Use Green Building Materials?
3. What Are Green Building Materials?
4. How Does The Product Selection Process Work?
5. How Does The Product Specification Process Work?
6. How Does The Construction Process Work?
7. Green Building Materials and Green Building Programs.
8. Conclusion.
Appendix A: Sources of Further Information.
Appendix B: Summary of Environmental Issues in CSI MasterFormatTM Organization.
Appendix C: Sample Sections and Forms.
Appendix D: Sample Contracts.
Glossary.
Index.

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