Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction
- AUTHORS: Abe Kruger; Carl Seville
- ISBN-13: 9781111135959
- Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
- 608 Pages Hardcover
- 1st Edition
- ©2013 Published
- Prices are valid only in the respective region
GREEN BUILDING: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION provides a current, comprehensive guide to this exciting, emerging field. From core concepts to innovative applications of cutting-edge technology and the latest industry trends, this text offers an in-depth introduction to the construction of "green" homes. Unlike many texts that adopt a product-oriented approach, this book emphasizes the crucial planning, processes, and execution methods necessary for effective, environmentally sound construction. This text demonstrates that Earth-friendly products and energy-efficient materials take planning in order to make a building truly green. This visionary text helps students and professionals develop the knowledge and skills to "think green" from start to finish, empowering and inspiring them to build truly sustainable homes.
Introduction to Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction.
1. Green Building: An Overview.
2. The House as a System.
3. Planning for Green from the Start.
4. Insulation and Air Sealing.
6. Floors and Walls.
7. Roofs and Attics.
9. Exterior Wall Finishes.
10. Outdoor Living Spaces.
12. Interior Finishes.
16. Renewable Energy.