Green Building: Project
Planning & Cost Estimating
Information On Green Building Technologies, Design Concepts,
Standards and Costs
By RSMeans and leading
practitioners of Green Building
Contributing Authors: Arthur Adler, James E. Armstrong, Seiglinde K.
Fuller, Mark Kalin, Alexis Karolides, Joseph Macaluso & Howard Andy
This new 2nd edition has been
completely updated with the latest in green building technologies,
design concepts, standards, and costs.
Includes Means’ Green
Building CostWorks CD at no additional cost.
A Unique Cost Reference for
Architects, Engineers, Contractors, & Building Owners/Managers… Now
updated & expanded. Includes CostWorks Green Cost Data on CD-ROM.
Since the widely read first
edition of this book, green building has gone from a growing trend
to a major force in design and construction. This 2nd edition has
been completely updated with the latest in green building
technologies, design concepts, standards, and costs. It includes
Means' Green Building CostWorks CD at no additional cost.
The CD contains more than 300
new assemblies (from high-efficiency HVAC and lighting, to living
roofs, fuel cells, gray water systems, and much more) and over 7,000
unit price line items for green materials and products. CostWorks
also offers tools like a key word index, "virtual notes" to
highlight individual lines, extensive estimating reference tables,
and localized costs for your geographic area.
The chapters, case studies,
resources, cost data, and more, give you the whole picture on green
building, including the latest on:
Green building approaches,
materials, systems, and standards.
energy modeling tools.
Health, comfort, and
productivity-goals and techniques.
Evaluating the cost versus
value of green products over their life cycle.
Specifying green building
projects-complete with a list of often-specified
products/materials and a sample spec.
strategies-and special economic incentives and funding.
Assembling the green
project team and commissioning the building.
With a new chapter on
deconstruction-a key element of sustainable building.
Among the Contributors:
Mark Kalin, FAIA, FCSI, author
of the original GreenSpec; Alexis Karolides, principal and team
leader for the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), Seiglinde K. Fuller,
Ph.D, leader of the NIST/DOE collaborative n economic analysis for
energy and water conservation; Andy Walker, Ph.D, PE, senior
engineer with NREL; and Joseph Macaluso, AACE, certified cost
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452 Pages, Soft-cover
Published: December 2006
Paperback, 452 pages
Green Building: Project Planning and Cost Estimating