Understanding Green Building Materials

Understanding Green Building Materials

Book - 2011
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Norton Pub
From eco-friendly sheetrock to sustainable paint finishes, the green building movement is gaining momentum. But with new products, manufacturers, and standards being introduced routinely, how are architects or designers to know what's best for their projects? This book summarizes what is available and the considerations for selecting sustainable materials.
A companion to Understanding Green Building Guidelines, this primer explains green building products—what they are and how to choose them.

Book News
This small guide to understanding environmentally friendly building materials provides detailed explanations of green alternatives for most construction processes and highlights the environmental and sustainability issues related to common building products. Arranged by function the work covers structural materials, wall systems, flooring, counter tops, millwork, furniture and finishes and also provides information on labels and certification as well as general principles of green design and construction. The volume includes several illustrations and sidebars as well as a helpful glossary of construction and green building acronyms. Rider, Glass and McNaughton are active in the green design and sustainable products industry. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell Publishing
Architects, Designers, And Contractors are increasingly familiar with the policies, procedures, and guidelines for achieving sustainable, or "green" building standards. But what about the green building materials themselves? What are they, what are the options, and how shuld you decide what to specify?

A maze of new products, manufacturers, and standards are routinely introduced, leaving professionals to wonder what's best for their projects. This handy primer---the perfect companion to Traci Rider's Understanding Green Building Guidelines--summarizes the materials available, compares their advantages and disadvantages, explains how to use them and explores the considerations for choosing among them. From eco-friendly sheetrock to sustainable paint finishes, it lays out the basics of green building products, helping architecture and design professionals make sense of the fast-paced building movement.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393733174
Characteristics: 189 p. : ill. ; 16 x 23 cm


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