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Recycling Construction & Demolition Waste: A LEED-Based Toolkit

Green Facilities: Industrial and Commercial LEED Certification
By Greg Winkler
This book is a valuable strategy and planning resource for saving money and energy by implementing sustainable production and business operations. The book is essential for facility managers, plant engineers, production managers, architects, engineers, business owners, and anyone responsible for controlling industrial/commercial facility costs or designing new industrial facilities. It provides practical coverage of industrial greening; indoor health and thermal comfort; utilities; operations; building features; equipment; exterior; resources, and much more. (McGraw-Hill; April 2011; Hardcover: $80)

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Recycling Construction & Demolition Waste: A LEED-Based Toolkit

Large-Scale Solar Power System Design
By Peter Gevorkian
This book is essential for consulting engineers, technology specialists, construction contractors, and project managers who wish to develop the skills necessary to address complex technical and management issues associated with large-scale, grid-connected solar power systems. Design methodologies outline all aspects of solar and electrical design and construction documentation in detail, making the information readily applicable to ground-mount, roof-mount, building-integrated, and carport-type solar power projects. (McGraw-Hill; May 2011; Hardcover: $125)

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Recycling Construction & Demolition Waste: A LEED-Based Toolkit

Recycling Construction & Demolition Waste: A LEED-Based Toolkit
By Greg Winkler
This GreenSource title provides the strategies and tools necessary to develop and implement a successful and comprehensive jobsite waste management plan. The author offers comprehensive information on how to recycle as much as 95 percent of new C&D waste, reuse existing materials, and comply with U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED waste management guidelines. Included are compliance documents and info on other programs that promote sustainable construction, such as the International Code Council's ICC-ES program, the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) Green Building Program, the Green Building Initiative Green Globes Program, BREEAM, and more. (McGraw-Hill; August 2010; Hardcover: $69.95)

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LEED-New Construction Project Management

LEED-New Construction Project Management
By Vijaya Yellamraju
This book explains how to integrate LEED-New Construction (NC) rating system requirements into the building design and construction processes. It provides LEED project managers with tools to implement a LEED project more efficiently and effectively, and also elaborates on roles and responsibilities of team members. It especially aids first-time LEED users in understanding the specifics of the process, saving time that they may have to spend creating their own project management systems. In addition, building owners, developers, and managers will find the book to be a valuable resource in understanding what it takes to get a building LEED-certified. Three in-depth case studies covering new commercial building construction, major renovations, and a portfolio of buildings highlight the strategies presented in the book. Practical tools that can be directly applied to the project for implementation are included throughout, as are illustrations, spreadsheets, diagrams, tables, charts, and examples. Project managers using other rating systems may be able to leverage information as applicable to their projects. (McGraw-Hill; October 2010; Hardcover: $75)

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Greening Existing Buildings

Greening Existing Buildings
By Jerry Yudelson
In this book the author explains how to transform existing buildings into more energy-efficient green buildings on conventional budgets.  Readers can follow the process, step-by-step, through each phase of project design, construction, and operations.  The book features proven technologies and design methods, and shows how to select and work with design and construction professionals in a cost-effective, mutually supportive way.  It highlights ten best practices for greening existing buildings, and includes 20 U.S. and international case studies of successful implementations.  The hard costs associated with efficiency upgrades and materials choices are also discussed. (McGraw-Hill; November 2009; Hardcover: $79.95)

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Green Architecture: Advanced Technologies and Materials

Green Architecture: Advanced Technologies and Materials
By Osman Attmann
This book includes information on green technologies and materials needed to design and construct energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and sustainable buildings.  The book surveys and illustrates new developments, innovative techniques, and advanced technologies that will help restore the balance between the user and the natural environment.  It aids architects in understanding the engineering side of the design process.  U.S. and international case studies are included. (McGraw-Hill; November 2009; Hardcover: $79.95)

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Inside the Civano Project: A Case Study of Large Scale Sustainable Neighborhood Development

Inside the Civano Project: A Case Study of Large Scale Sustainable Neighborhood Development
By Al Nichols and Jason Laros
A complete look at Civano, the nation's largest sustainable mixed-use community located in the southeast part of Tucson, Arizona.  The book covers the planning, funding, building, and management of this development which integrates residential communities with shopping, workplace, school, and civic facilities, as well as parks and natural open spaces.  It discusses the zoning and building code guidelines, sustainable building materials, energy standards, and water conservation technologies that make Civano ahead of its time. (McGraw-Hill; September 2009; Hardcover: $69.95)

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The Engineering Guide to LEED—New Construction: Sustainable Construction for Engineers, Second Edition

The Engineering Guide to LEED—New Construction: Sustainable Construction for Engineers, Second Edition
By Liv Haselbach
Fully revised for version 3.0 of the LEED-New Construction rating system (LEED-2009), this GreenSource book helps engineers acquire the skills needed to apply LEED-NC to sustainable construction projects. It offers practical discussions of the main concepts of sustainability and presents detailed equations and exercises that can be used to perform the calculations outlined in LEED-New Construction. The book presents current, authoritative information on sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy, atmosphere, materials, resources, indoor air quality, innovations in design, and a systematic view of green. Detailed equations and exercises in the book can be used to perform the calculations outlined in LEED-NC. Valuable information on real-world applications of LEED-NC in military, low-impact development (LID), and other sectors is included. The book also features tables comparing the previous (version 2.2) and new (2009) versions of LEED-New Construction. (McGraw-Hill; August 2010; Hardcover: $99.95)

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Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design

Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design
By Peter Gevorkian
A design reference for architects and engineers that provides pragmatic, hands-on design and installation guidelines for alternative energy technologies now used, and those that will be used in the future.  For each technology, the book presents: history of the technology; physics of the technology; technology characterization; design considerations; design methodology; construction materials; system deployment; typical installations; pros and cons and impact on the environment; and economic analysis. (McGraw-Hill; September 2009; Hardcover: $99.95)

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Green Roof Construction and Maintenance

Green Roof Construction and Maintenance
By Kelly Luckett
An industry expert in green roof design and installation, presents all of the information necessary to skillfully design, construct, and maintain green roofs.  He explains how to design a green roof, plan for irrigation and drainage, select and place soil and plants, and maintain the entire setup.  The book also discusses return on investment, LEED design specifications, and the myriad short- and long-term environmental benefits of green roofs.  Filled with step-by-step illustrations and full-color photographs, this is a valuable, hands-on guide to a rapidly emerging trend in the sustainability movement. (McGraw-Hill; July 2009; Hardcover: $59.95)

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Solar Power in Building Design: The Engineer’s Complete Design Resource

Solar Power in Building Design: The Engineer’s Complete Design Resource
By Peter Gevorkian
A complete guide to designing, implementing, and auditing energy-efficient, cost-effective solar power systems for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.  From basic theory through project planning, cost estimating, and manufacturing methods, and filled with case studies and illustrations, this vital resource offers everything needed for solar power design success. (McGraw-Hill; October 2007; Hardcover: $99.95)

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Emerald Architecture: Case Studies in Green Building

Emerald Architecture: Case Studies in Green Building
By GreenSource magazine
A lavishly illustrated collection of 24 in-depth case studies on sustainable structures and facilities. Packed with architectural design data, specifications, and 200 design-inspiring photos and illustrations, it showcases a wide variety of projects, such as schools, offices, labs, libraries, government and residential buildings, and an educational camp. It’s a vital tool for anyone who wants to capitalize on the latest advances in sustainable design and construction. (McGraw-Hill; May 2008; Hardcover: $59.95)

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In Green Building Through Integrated Design

In Green Building Through Integrated Design
By Jerry Yudelson
Yudelson, one of the foremost experts in the field, delivers a step-by-step process for planning, designing, constructing, and operating high-performance green buildings – covering the entire process of building a certified green building. This heavily-illustrated book features interviews with key players to illuminate the integrated design process, including relevant issues, difficult challenges, and problem-solving techniques. (McGraw-Hill; October 2008; Hardcover: $65.00)

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The Green Building Bottom Line: The Real Cost of Sustainable Building

The Green Building Bottom Line: The Real Cost of Sustainable Building
By Martin Melaver and Phyllis Mueller
This book chronicles building projects designed to meet LEED codes, from planning to completion, to provide actual costs and personal experiences of the building professionals involved. Case studies range from the renovation of a National Historic Register property to the country’s first all retail LEED core and shell project. (McGraw-Hill; November 2008; Hardcover: $69.95)

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