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Author Rider, Traci Rose.

Title Understanding green building materials / Traci Rose Rider, Stacy Glass, & Jessica McNaughton ; edited by Karen Levine.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 KTC Book Collection  720.47 R45un 2011    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 189 p. : ill. ; 16 x 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-171) and index.
Contents Green Building Rating Systems -- Overarching Considerations -- Labels and Certifications -- Life Cycle Assessment -- Structural Materials -- Wall Systems -- Framing, Insulation, Wallboard, and SIPs -- Flooring -- Countertops -- Millwork -- Casework, Wall Paneling, and Trim -- Furniture -- Finishes -- Future Trends.
Summary 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. --Book Jacket.
Subject Building materials -- Environmental aspects.
Green products.
Added Author Glass, Stacy (Stacy N.), 1970-
McNaughton, Jessica.
ISBN 9780393733174 (pbk.)
0393733173 (pbk.)

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