Green Building with Concrete: Sustainable Design and Construction


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Green Building with Concrete: Sustainable Design and Construction

Editor(s): Gajanan M. Sabnis, Consultant, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

ISBN: 9781439812969

Publication Date: September 26, 2011

Number of Pages: 333/p>

Binding(s): Hardback

Features

Focuses primarily on green building with concrete

Provides a full overview of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building and design standards, which are being adopted in several countries

Highlights research on economic analysis to demonstrate the economic benefits of concrete for a green building.

Examines various Life Cycle Assessment methodologies will, including BEES and ATHENA.

Includes illustrative case studies at the end of every chapter

Summary

Packed with case studies highlighting construction companies that regularly recycle between seventy percent and ninety-five percent of concrete from their waste streams, this book presents practical, up-to-date information about concrete's history in the green building movement, state of the art methodologies, and current best practices. Using the USGBC LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building assessment standard, the book covers site, energy, water, materials, indoor environmental quality, construction, and demolition waste protocols and provides information on tracking the LEED requirements to assure timely building certification. It also addresses non-LEED issues, such as flood and fire protection benefits.

Contents

Introduction. The Role of Cement and Concrete in Climate Change. The Principles of Sustainable Building Design. Thermal Mass. Pervious Concrete and Water Conservation. Concrete and Heat Island Effect. Concrete Waste Management.



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