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Green Building: Project Planning and Cost Estimating, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-87629-261-7
480 pages
November 2010
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A unique cost reference, updated and expanded, for architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, and managers

Green building is no longer a trend. Since the publication of the widely read first edition of this book, green building has become a major advancement in design and construction. Building codes and standards have adopted much stricter energy efficiencies. Businesses, institutions, and communities have discovered huge savings, along with health and marketing advantages, in sustainable building. Private facilities, as well as public buildings for Federal, state, and local governments are increasingly required to design and build sustainably in both new construction and renovation.

This Third Edition has been updated with the latest in green building tech-nologies, design concepts, standards, and costs. The chapters, case studies, and resources give you practical guidance on green building, including the latest on:

  • Green building approaches, materials, rating systems, standards, and guidelines

  • Energy efficiencies, implementing energy modeling tools

  • Designing and specifying, as well as commissioning, green building projects

  • Often-specified products and materials, as well as a sample spec

  • Goals and techniques for health, comfort, and productivity

  • Evaluating the cost versus value of green products over their life cycle

  • Low-cost green strategies, and special economic incentives and funding

  • Building deconstruction and cost considerations

With a new chapter on greening of commercial real estate, this reference is a one-stop resource for the latest in green building approaches and implementation.

The contributors, all prominent leaders in green building, include:

  • Mark Kalin, FAIA, FCSI, author of the original GreenSpec

  • Andy Walker, Ph.D., PE, senior engineer with NREL

  • Joseph Macaluso, AACE, certified cost consultant

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Acknowledgments.

About the Contributors.

Foreword.

Introduction.

Part 1: Green Building Concepts.

Chapter 1: Green Building Approaches.

Resource Effi ciency.

Demolition/Construction Practices.

Recycling.

Environmental Sensitivity.

Water/Landscape.

Sewage Treatment.

Designing for People: Health & Productivity.

Green Building Hurdles.

Conclusion.

Chapter 2: Introduction to Green Building Materials & Systems.

Green Material Alternatives by CSI Division.

Alternative Materials.

Conclusion.

Chapter 3: Building Deconstruction.

What Exactly is Deconstruction?

Who Performs Deconstruction?

The Deconstruction Process.

Economic Benefits.

Cost Considerations.

Conclusion.

Chapter 4: Efficient Use of Energy & Other Resources.

Understanding Occupants’ Needs & Expectations.

The Building Envelope & Systems Interactions.

Energy Efficiency Strategies.

Electrical Power Generation.

Renewable Energy & Distributed Generation Technologies.

Water Conservation.

Conclusion.

Chapter 5: Solar Energy Systems.

Background: Energy, Economics, Environment, Health & Security.

Energy Use in Different Types of Buildings.

The Solar Resource.

Passive Solar Heating.

Cooling Load Avoidance.

Photovoltaics.

Solar Water Heating.

Solar Ventilation Air Heating.

Conclusion.

Chapter 6: Wind Power.

Applications & Concerns: An Overview.

Other Considerations.

Basic Criteria for Using a Wind System.

Small Wind System Components.

Evaluating the Local Wind Resource.

Estimating the Cost of Wind Systems.

Obstacles & Incentives.

Building Permit Issues.

Connecting Wind Systems to Utility Grids.

Conclusion.

Chapter 7: Health, Comfort & Productivity.

Indoor Air Quality.

Thermal Comfort.

Quality of Light.

Water Quality.

Noise Management.

Furniture & Furnishings.

Flooring & Wall Finishes.

Carpeting, Rugs & Mattresses.

Conclusion.

Part 2: Designing, Specifying & Commissioning the Green Building.

Chapter 8: The Green Design Process & Associated Costs.

Technology & Information Sharing.

Team Building & Goal Setting.

Cost of a LEED® Rating.

The Design Team.

The Building Program.

Design Team Selection Criteria.

Design Team Statement of Work.

Costs of Energy Modeling.

Schematic/Preliminary Design.

Design Development.

Construction Documents.

Bid Solicitation & Contract Award.

Construction.

Operations & Maintenance.

Measurement & Verification.

Establishing a Green Team in an Existing Facility.

Conclusion.

Chapter 9: Rating Systems, Standards & Guidelines.

Whole Building Multiple Attribute Ratings.

Whole Building Single Attribute Ratings.

Building Product Labels.

Measurement & Management Standards.

Conclusion.

Chapter 10: Budgeting & Financing Construction.

Initial Costs.

Future Costs.

Low-Cost Green Strategies.

Cost Estimating Overview.

Financial Analysis Introduction.

Financing Options.

Incentive Programs.

Conclusion.

Chapter 11: Specifying Green Products & Materials.

Building Product Manufacturers & Green Products.

What Are Green Products?

Who Selects Green Building Products?

When Are Green Products Selected?

A Green Product Checklist.

Greening Your Firm.

Conclusion.

Chapter 12: Commissioning the Green Building.

The Programming Phase.

The Design Phase.

The Construction Phase.

The Acceptance Phase.

The Post-Acceptance Phase.

Conclusion.

Part 3: Analyzing Economic & Environmental Impacts.

Chapter 13: Economic Analysis & Green Buildings.

Economic Efficiency.

Discounting.

Study Period.

Uncertainty & Risk.

Measures of Economic Evaluation.

Supplementary Measures of Economic Evaluation.

Basic Steps in LCC Analysis.

Selection Criteria for Supplementary Measures.

Computer-Supported LCC Analysis.

Conclusion.

Chapter 14: Evaluating Products Over Their Life Cycle.

Measuring Environmental Performance.

Measuring Economic vs Environmental Performance.

Overall Performance: Economic & Environmental.

Conclusion.

Chapter 15: Evaluation, Analysis & Data Tools.

Building Information Modeling.

Whole Building Energy Evaluation.

Energy-10.

EnergyPlus.

SPARK.

HOT3000.

Green Footstep.

Building Systems Evaluation.

Codes & Standards Compliance Evaluation.

Life Cycle Analysis.

Case Studies & Databases.

Creating Project Cost Databases.

Conclusion.

Chapter 16: The Greening of Commercial Real Estate.

The Role of Government.

Owner/Investor Interests.

Tenant Expectations.

Factors Limiting the Adoption of Green.

Green Investment Instruments.

Conclusion.

Part 4: Case Studies.

Appendix.

Appendix A: HVAC Equipment Efficiency Tables.

Appendix B: Additional Information on Standards & Guidelines.

Resources.

Glossary.

Index.

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November 15, 2010
GREEN BUILDING: PROJECT PLANNING AND COST ESTIMATING, 3E

Hoboken, NJ, November 15, 2010, John Wiley & Sons Inc., - The first co-branded reference publication with RSMeans and Wiley, titled, Green Building: Project Planning & Cost Estimating, 3rd edition, has released and is publishing on November 17th!  The Third Edition has been updated with the latest in green building technologies, design concepts, standards, and costs.  The elements, case studies, and resources give practical guidance to contractors and building owners on green building, to include:

  • Green building approaches, materials, rating systems, standards, and guidelines
  • Energy efficiencies, implementing energy modeling tools
  • Designing and specifying, as well as commissioning, green building projects  often-specified products and materials, as well as a sample spec
  • Goals and techniques for health, comfort, and productivity
  • Evaluating the cost versus value of green products over their life cycle
  • Low-cost green strategies and special economic incentives and funding
  • Building deconstruction and cost considerations

With a new chapter on commercial real estate, this reference is a one-stop resource for the latest in green building approaches and implementation.  

“The release of this reference publication is a valuable addition to the green conversation,” said Andrea Sillah, Product Manager, RSMeans Books. “We are pleased to have teamed up with Wiley for the first of many exciting publications.”  

“We’re excited by the opportunities to collaborate with RSMeans in a comprehensive publishing partnership, and Green Building provides a terrific kickoff to our new relationship.  This is the kind of essential reference that we are committed to providing to the industry” said Amanda L. Miller, Vice President and Publisher, Wiley.

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About RSMeans
RSMeans, a division of Reed Construction Data, is North America’s leading source of construction cost information.  The company offers print, CD and online cost data; reference books and seminars; and consulting services—tools to help owners, developers, architects, engineers, and contractors estimate and control construction costs. Visit www.rsmeans.com.

GREEN BUILDING

PROJECT PLANNING AND COST ESTIMATING, 3E

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Publication date: November 17, 2010

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