Sustainable Construction by Charles J. Kibert
Green Building Design and Delivery

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Focusing on green building as it applies to larger commercial, institutional buildings, Sustainable Construction provides a complete introduction to the design and construction of high--performance green buildings. By providing a thorough grounding on the subject, this insightful guide encourages you to realize the ecological and economic benefits of green building. Author Charles Kibert uses the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) suite of standards to explain the best practices in building procurement and delivery systems. Providing a detailed overview of the entire process of green building, he covers the theory, history, state of the industry, and best practices in green building. Whether you're an industry professional, building owner, or real estate developer, you'll gain the knowledge you need to test any of the myriad decisions that have to be made in design and construction ---- from materials selection to considering the use of natural systems for wastewater processing.

About Charles J. Kibert

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CHARLES J. KIBERT, PhD, PE, is a professor at and Director of the Powell Center for Construction and Environment, and immediate past director of M. E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction, University of Florida, Gainesville. He also teaches continuing education courses on sustainable construction to industry professionals. He is cofounder and Chairman of Cross Creek Initiative, a nonprofit industry-university joint venture seeking to implement sustainability principles in construction. He is vice chair of the Curriculum and Accreditation Committee of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and is working both with the USGBC to develop a system of modules as well as education providers to support industry professionals.
Published March 1, 2005 by Wiley. 448 pages
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