Green Building Fundamentals: Practical Guide to Understanding and Applying Fundamental Sustainable Construction Practices and the LEED System
This book helps readers understand the fundamental concepts of sustainable design and green building practices, which will soon become common ... Show synopsis This book helps readers understand the fundamental concepts of sustainable design and green building practices, which will soon become common practice on every project. It is also intended as a practical study guide for the LEED Green Associate exam, with a step-by-step study guide and an assessment (a practice exam with 80 questions and a focused discussion for each example). This book includes a discussion on why this topic is important to understand, practice, and teach along with practical examples of methods that are being used to increase a project's environmental performance and additional study resources/references. Some features include: Covers cost implications of green building practices, including initial investments, long-term cost benefits, and current market trends. Provides a practical guide to understanding fundamental sustainable design and green building practices. Includes a Focused Study Guide that helps readers prepare for the LEED-Green Associate exam. Plus! A companion student website, "MyGreenTradesKit," is now available!Click here for a brief demonstration of this outstanding resource.