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Guide to Green Building Rating Systems
A rating system provides a metric to evaluate and set priorities. The Guide to Green Building Rating Systems informs the rating system selection process.
Meeting the requirements of a rating system provides a metric to evaluate and set priorities. Guide to Green Building Rating Systems informs readers about the rating system selection process. Comparing essential issues such as cost, ease of use, and building performance, this book offers solid guidance to help readers find the rating system that best fits their needs. This easy-to-follow reference includes:
• An overview of the major national rating systems, including LEED, Green Globes, the National Green Building Standard, and ENERGY STAR
• An in-depth look at each rating system, including its evolution, objectives, point structure, levels of certification, benefits, and shortcomings
• How the ratings systems work for different types of buildings—commercial, multi-family residential, and single-family residential construction
• Illustrated case studies from different climate regions with project descriptions, cost data, and lessons learned by design teams, constructors, and owners
• An overview of local, regional, and international rating systems
Guide to Green Building Rating Systems demystifies complex material making this book an essential reference for building professionals engaged in or wishing to pursue sustainable building practices.
Publication date: 2010
Author: Linda Reeder, AIA
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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