Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction

1st Edition

LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes

Authors: Sam Kubba
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123851284
eBook ISBN: 9780123851291
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 26th June 2012
Page Count: 832
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Packed with conceptual sketches and photos, real world case studies and green construction details, Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction provides a wealth of practical guidelines and essential insights that will facilitate the design of green buildings. Written in an easy to understand style, the Handbook draws on over 35 years of personal experience across the world, offering vital information and penetrating insights into two major building rating systems such as LEED and BREEAM both used extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Key Features

  • Develop a project schedule that allows for systems testing and commissioning
  • Create contract plans and specifications to ensure building performance
  • A step-by-step approach for integrating technologies into the different stages of design and execution


Owners/Developers, Architects, Landscape Architects, Contractors, and Construction Managers/Engineers

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