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Category: Architectural Structure & Design|
The author of the book: Ross Spiegel
Edition: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Date of issue: 03 Mar 2006
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 35.16 MB
City - Country: New York, United States
Full description of the book Green Building Materials : A Guide to Product Selection and Specification:This excellent hands on guide to designing environmentally friendly buildings those made from materials that preserve the earth's natural legacy for future generations is written by two nationally known experts on the subject. You'll find practical information on green product selection, product specification, and construction processes. You'll also learn just what green building materials are, where you can find them, and how you can use them effectively. This edition includes updated information on LEED requirements and how to integrate them into the specifications process and new sections on commissioning and on construction waste management. Other features PDF are guidelines on how to evaluate the "greenness" of building materials, helpful sample forms to aid in selecting and specifying materials, and a brief history of relevant environmental legislation.
About the author Ross SpiegelRoss Spiegel, RA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, is Senior Specification Writer with the Connecticut based architectural/engineering firm Fletcher-Thompson, Inc of Shelton, CT. He has been a member of the Construction Specifications Institute since 1978, where he has served in numerous positions on the chapter, region and Institute levels. In 1994, Ross was appointed as CSI's liaison to the U.S. Green Building Council, a position he continues to serve in today. Ross served on the U.S. Green Building Council's Board of Directors and is currently chairing the Steering Committee for the Council's International Green Building Conference & Expo. Dru Meadows, AIA, CSI, CCS, is cofounder of the GreenTeam, Inc., a strategic environmental consulting firm that specializes in building industry issues. The firm's clients primarily include Fortune 500 corporations and governmental agencies. She is a board member of the Oklahoma State University-Environmental Institute and chair for ASTM International's Committee on Sustainability in Building.
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