LEED Practices, Certification, and Accreditation Handbook

LEED Practices, Certification, and Accreditation Handbook

by Sam Kubba

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Overview

Adopted in the United States and a number of other countries, LEED certification is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability. Achieving LEED personal certification or project certification is the best way to demonstrate that the project is truly "green." Written by an architect with over 30 years of international experience, this book provides architects, designers, building owners, and construction engineers with an easy to understand guide to the nuts and bolts of LEED project and personal certification.

Written in plain and easy to understand language, this ?hands on? book is designed to assist readers with all aspects of LEED certification. The handbook follows the rigorous third-party commissioning process, beginning with basic LEED concepts, and then carefully explains LEED documentation and technical requirements along with its standards, professional accreditation, and codes. The handbook provides readers with design strategies for sustainable site selection, and design process for high performance building and commissioning. Other important topics include green materials and products selection as well as strategies for ensuring Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), water efficiency and sanitary waste disposal. This handbook also offers readers a multitude of forms with expert guidance for their completion.

Clear and authoritative in scope, LEED Practices and Accreditation Handbook provides architects, builders/owners, construction managers, and engineers with a reference that will help them to offer their clients, peers, and the public at large compelling proof that they have achieved their projects environmental goals and that the building is performing as designed.

Instruction for completing LEED checklist and forms
Detailed explanation of the third-party commissioning process
Explains LEED documentation&technical requirements
Topics include green materials and products selection

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780080958590
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 09/23/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 528
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Sam Kubba is the principal partner of The Consultants' Collaborative, a firm noted for its work in sustainable architecture, interior design and project management. Dr. Kubba has extensive experience in all types and all aspects of architecture, interior design and construction. These include hospitality, corporate facilities, retail, renovations, restaurants and high-rise commercial structures.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Forward
Introduction The Green Movement Today and Its Impact on The Construction Industry
Chapter 1 Defining Green?&?Sustainability?
Chapter 2 Basic LEED Concepts
Chapter 3 LEED Documentation&Technical Requirements
Chapter 4 LEED? Standards, Professional Accreditation and Codes
Chapter 5 Design Strategies&the Green Design Process
Chapter 6 Green Materials and Products
Chapter 7 Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
Chapter 8 Water Efficiency&Sanitary Waste
Chapter 9 Impact of Energy&Atmosphere
Chapter 10 Economics of Green Design
Glossary: Terms, Definitions&Acronymes
Appendex
Resources of Green Materials and Products
References
Index

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