Understanding green building materials / Traci Rose Rider, Stacy Glass, & Jessica McNaughton ; edited by Karen Levine
- Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Green Building Rating Systems -- ch. 2 Overarching Considerations -- ch. 3 Labels and Certifications -- ch. 4 Life Cycle Assessment -- ch. 5 Structural Materials -- ch. 6 Wall Systems---Framing, Insulation, Wallboard, and SIPs -- ch. 7 Flooring -- ch. 8 Countertops -- ch. 9 Millwork---Casework, Wall Paneling, and Trim -- ch. 10 Furniture -- ch. 11 Finishes -- ch. 12 Future Trends.
- Architects, Designers, And Contractors are increasingly familiar with the policies, procedures, and guidelines for achieving sustainable, or "green" building standards. But what about the green building materials themselves? What are they, what are the options, and how shuld you decide what to specify? -- and A maze of new products, manufacturers, and standards are routinely introduced, leaving professionals to wonder what's best for their projects. This handy primer---the perfect companion to Traci Rider's Understanding Green Building Guidelines--summarizes the materials available, compares their advantages and disadvantages, explains how to use them and explores the considerations for choosing among them. From eco-friendly sheetrock to sustainable paint finishes, it lays out the basics of green building products, helping architecture and design professionals make sense of the fast-paced building movement. --Book Jacket.
- 9780393733174 (pbk.) and 0393733173 (pbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-171) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Engineering copy: Purchased with funds from the J. Harvey Fahnestock Endowment for Scientific, Engineering and Rare Books; 2011.
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