LEED Practices, Certification, and Accreditation Handbook

LEED Practices, Certification, and Accreditation Handbook

1st Edition - September 23, 2009

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  • Authors: Sam Kubba, Sam Kubba
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080958590

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Adopted in the United States and a number of other countries, LEED certification is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability. Achieving LEED personal certification or project certification is the best way to demonstrate that the project is truly "green." Written by an architect with over 30 years of international experience, this book provides architects, designers, building owners, and construction engineers with an easy to understand guide to the nuts and bolts of LEED project and personal certification. Written in plain and easy to understand language, this ?hands on? book is designed to assist readers with all aspects of LEED certification. The handbook follows the rigorous third-party commissioning process, beginning with basic LEED concepts, and then carefully explains LEED documentation and technical requirements along with its standards, professional accreditation, and codes. The handbook provides readers with design strategies for sustainable site selection, and design process for high performance building and commissioning. Other important topics include green materials and products selection as well as strategies for ensuring Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), water efficiency and sanitary waste disposal. This handbook also offers readers a multitude of forms with expert guidance for their completion.Clear and authoritative in scope, LEED Practices and Accreditation Handbook provides architects, builders/owners, construction managers, and engineers with a reference that will help them to offer their clients, peers, and the public at large compelling proof that they have achieved their projects environmental goals and that the building is performing as designed.

Key Features

Instruction for completing LEED checklist and forms
Detailed explanation of the third-party commissioning process
Explains LEED documentation & technical requirements
Topics include green materials and products selection

Readership

Owners/Developers, Architects, Landscape Architects, Contractors, and Structural Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
    Forward
    Introduction The Green Movement Today and Its Impact on The Construction Industry
    Chapter 1 Defining Green? & ?Sustainability?
    Chapter 2 Basic LEED Concepts
    Chapter 3 LEED Documentation & Technical Requirements
    Chapter 4 LEED? Standards, Professional Accreditation and Codes
    Chapter 5 Design Strategies & the Green Design Process
    Chapter 6 Green Materials and Products
    Chapter 7 Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
    Chapter 8 Water Efficiency & Sanitary Waste
    Chapter 9 Impact of Energy & Atmosphere
    Chapter 10 Economics of Green Design
    Glossary: Terms, Definitions & Acronymes
    Appendex
    Resources of Green Materials and Products
    References
    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 528
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2009
  • Published: September 23, 2009
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080958590

About the Authors

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

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

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