|aSustainable construction : |bgreen building design and delivery / |cCharles J. Kibert.
|aGreen building design and delivery
|aHoboken, NJ : |bJohn Wiley & Sons, |cc2013.
|axvi, 543 p. : |bill., charts ; |c29 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aIntroduction and overview -- Background -- Ecological design -- Green building assessment -- The US Green Building Council LEED building rating system -- The Green Globes building assessment system -- The green building design process -- The sustainable site and landscape -- Energy and carbon footprint reduction -- Built environment hydrologic cycle -- Closing materials loops -- Indoor environmental quality -- Construction operations and commissioning -- Green building economics -- The cutting edge of sustainable construction.
|aUsing the latest version of U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and other tools, Charles Kibert, in a clear and accessible writing style, addresses issues so that the reader can think critically and independently as part of the cutting edge in green building. New coverage includes of Carbon Neutral Design and Carbon Accounting. This book is a must for the builder/owner and manager looking to take advantage of the opportunities in this rapidly evolving field.
|aSustainable buildings|zUnited States|xDesign and construction.
Charles J. Kibert, PhD, PE, is a professor in the M. E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and founded the university's Powell Center for Construction and Environment as well as Task Group 16 (Sustainable Construction) and Task Group 39 (Deconstruction) for CIB. He is cofounder and chairman of the Cross Creek Initiative, a nonprofit industry/university joint venture that seeks to implement sustainability principles in construction. He has been cochair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Curriculum and Accreditation Committee and a board member of the Green Building Initiative.