Green building is the fastest-growing trend to hit since the Internet, bringing with it an enormous range of new products, systems and technologies. "Green Building A to Z" is an informative, technically accurate and highly visual guide to green building, for both decision-makers and interested citizens. It begins with an introduction to the importance of green buildings and a brief history of the green building movement, outlines the benefits and costs of green buildings, and shows how you can influence the spread of green buildings. The book touches on key issues, such as enhancing water conservation, reducing energy use and creating a conservation economy. The book examines all aspects of green buildings from: Architecture 2030 to Locally sourced materials to Natural ventilation to Solar energy to Zero-net energy buildings. More than just a reference, this book emphasises the importance of green buildings and green developments for a sustainable future. It will be an invaluable resource for businesspeople, homeowners, product manufacturers, developers, building industry professionals and government officials.About the Author:
Jerry Yudelson has trained 3,000 people in the US Green Building Council's LEED system, and chaired the steering committee for the world's largest green building conference for three years. The founder of a major green building consulting firm and Sustainability Director at Interface Engineering for four years, he is the author of three books on green building.
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Descripción New Society Publishers, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0865715726
Descripción New Society Publishers, 2007. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Green Building A to Z is an important addition to the growing literature on green building. It provides an easy point of entry to learn about green buildings and green building technology, without presuming any technical or business training by the reader." "From companies, colleges, developers and governments wanting to go green, to building industry professionals thinking about new green buildings or major renovations, Green Building A to Z is a must-read for any emerging green building enthusiast."--BOOK JACKET. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0865715726
Descripción New Society Publishers, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0865715726
Descripción New Society Publishers, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110865715726