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The green building revolution

Yudelson, Jerry

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  • Creator Jerry Yudelson ; foreword by S. Richard Fedrizzi
  • Format Books
  • Publication Washington : Island Press, [2008] ©2008
  • Physical Details
    • xxiii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 9781597261784, 1597261785, 9781597261791, 1597261793
  • OCLC ocn145431840

Summary

  • "The Green Building Revolution introduces readers to the basics of green building and to the projects and people that are advancing this movement. It shows readers why and how to start thinking about designing, building, and operating high-performance, environmentally aware (primarily LEED-certified) buildings on conventional budgets."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-233) and index.

Contents

  • Foreword / S. Richard Fedrizzi -- 1. Green Buildings Today -- The Origins of the Revolution -- The Present Market for Green Buildings -- The Policy Case for Green Buildings -- Government Leadership and Private Initiative -- Drivers for Green Buildings -- 2. What Is a Green Building? -- The LEED Rating Systems -- LEED for New Construction -- LEED for Core and Shell Buildings -- LEED for Commercial Interiors -- LEED for Existing Buildings -- Typical Green Building Measures -- Other Green Building Rating Systems -- 3. The Business Case for Green Buildings -- Incentives and Barriers to Green Development -- Overcoming Barriers to Green Buildings -- Benefits That Build a Business Case -- Economic Benefits -- Productivity Benefits -- Risk-Management Benefits -- Health Benefits -- Public Relations and Marketing Benefits -- Recruitment and Retention Benefits -- Financing Green Projects -- 4. The Costs of Green Buildings -- Cost Drivers for Green Buildings -- The 2003 Cost Study for the State of California -- High Performance on a Budget -- The Davis Langdon Cost Studies -- The 2004 GSACost study -- Integrated Design Reduces Costs -- 5. The Future of Green Buildings -- Green Building Growth Rates by Market Sector -- Green Building Market Drivers -- More Commercial and Institutional Green Projects -- Tax Incentives -- Higher Oil and Natural Gas Prices -- Movement Back into the Cities -- More Green Homes on the Market -- Local Government Incentives -- Growing Awareness of Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Global Warming -- Pressure on Companies to Conduct Sustainable Operations -- The Competitive Advantage of Green Homes -- The Larger Picture -- Barriers to Green Buildings and Green Development -- Triggers for Green Building -- Beyond LEED -- 6. The International Green Building Revolution -- Global Green Building Status -- The World Green Building Council -- Canada -- China -- India -- Australia -- Spain -- 7. The Revolution in Commercial Development -- Commercial Market Size -- Which Sector Builds the Most Green Buildings? -- The Business Casefor Green Commercial Development -- The Business Case for Brown Development -- LEED for Core and Shell Helps Developers -- 8. The Revolution Comes to Corporate Real Estate -- Industrial Buildings -- Socially Responsible Property Investing -- The Revolution in Government and Nonprofit Buildings -- The Government Buildings Market -- Green Building Drivers -- Integrated Design for Public Projects -- LEED Use by Government Agencies -- Exemplary Government and Nonprofit Projects -- 9. The Revolution in Education -- Green Buildings in Higher Education -- Greening Secondary Education -- Benefits of Green Schools -- The Green Schools Report -- 10. The Revolution in Housing -- Energy Star Homes -- Homebuilders' Association Guidelines -- LEED for Homes -- Multifamily Homes -- Affordable Green Housing -- Modular Green Homes -- The Green Home Revolution -- 11. The Revolution in Neighborhood Design and Mixed-Use Development -- The New World of Mixed-Use Development -- Examples of Green Mixed-Use Projects -- LEED for Neighborhood Development -- Green Retail and Hospitality Design -- 12. The Revolution in Health Care -- Green Guide for Health Care -- Early Green Health Care Facilities -- The Business Case for Green Buildings in Health Care -- Accelerating the Revolution in Health Care Design -- Barriers to Green Buildings in Health Care -- 13. The Revolution in Workplace Design -- What Is a Healthy and Productive Workplace? -- Green Workplace Design -- LEED for Commercial Interiors -- 14. The Revolution in Property Management -- LEED for Existing Buildings -- Successful LEED-EB Projects -- Barriers and Incentives to Greener Building Operations -- 15. The Revolution in Building Design and Construction Practice -- The Challenge of Integrated Design -- The "Slow Building" Revolution -- The Business of Sustainable Design -- Revolutionizing a Design Firm -- Revolutionizing Sustainability: Restorative Design -- 16. Join the Revolution! -- What You Can Do at Home -- What You Can Doat Work -- Greening YourLocal Government -- Investing in the Revolution -- App. 1. Resources for Revolutionaries -- Conferences -- Books -- Periodicals -- Web Sites -- App. 2. Green Building Rating Systems -- LEED for New Construction -- LEED for Commercial Interiors -- LEED for Existing Buildings -- LEED for Core and Shell Buildings -- LEED for Homes Pilot -- LEED for Neighborhood Development Pilot -- Green Guide for Health Care