Table of Contents




Introduction: The Green Movement—Myths, History, and Overview

Green Building: Myths and Realities

Green Building and the Green Movement: Its History

Green Building: An Overview

The U.S. Built Environment

Chapter 1. Green Concepts and Vocabulary

1.1 The green building movement today

1.2 Green basics—what makes a building green?

1.3 Going green: incentives, barriers, and benefits

1.4 Establishing measurable green criteria

1.5 Emerging directions

Chapter 2. Components of Sustainable Design and Construction

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Green building evaluation systems

2.3 USGBC’s LEED Certification and rating system

2.4 The green globes rating system

2.5 Green rating standards used worldwide

Chapter 3. Green Design and the Construction Process

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Green building principles and components

3.3 High-Performance design strategies

3.4 Design process for High-Performance buildings

3.5 Green project delivery systems

3.6 Traditional green design−Bid−Build project delivery

3.7 Green construction management

3.8 Green design−Build project delivery

Chapter 4. Green Project Cost Monitoring and Closeout

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Front-End analysis

4.3 Requisition format

4.4 Site visits and observations

4.5 Loan disbursements—draw application reviews

4.6 Preparing the progress status report

4.7 Final certification and project closeout

4.8 Quality control and quality assurance

Chapter 5. Building Information Modeling

5.1 Brief history and overview

5.2 Basic benefits, challenges, and Risks of using BIM

5.3 Integrated project delivery—sharing intelligent data for sustainabl


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About the author

Sam Kubba

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principle partner, The Consultants' Collaborative architecture firm, and Owner, Kubba Design