Materials: A Guide to Product Selection and Specification
Guide to Designing Environmentally Friendly Buildings with Green
By Ross Spiegel, Dru
Product Selection, Product Specifications and Construction Processes
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
Other features 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.
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From Green Building Materials (PDF)
About The Authors:
Ross 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
Table of Contents:
Preface to the Second Edition.
Acknowledgments to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
2. Why Use Green Building Materials?
3. What Are Green Building Materials?
4. How Does The Product Selection Process Work?
5. How Does The Product Specification Process Work?
6. How Does The Construction Process Work?
7. Green Building Materials and Green Building Programs.
Appendix A: Sources of Further Information.
Appendix B: Summary of Environmental Issues in CSI MasterFormatTM Organization.
Appendix C: Sample Sections and Forms.
Appendix D: Sample Contracts.
Index Read The Index (PDF)
Soft-cover, 368 pages