Green Building Guidelines: Meeting the Demand for Low-Energy, Resource-Efficient Homes
Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
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Today’s home buyers are looking for sustainable homes and home builders who can design them. Are you one of them?
SBIC’s Green Building Guidelines: Meeting the Demand for Low-Energy, Resource-Efficient Homes, Fourth Edition, is a primer for home builders designing more healthful, comfortable, and cost-effective homes. The principles outlined in the Guidelines help you integrate 1) sustainable site planning; 2) environmentally sound building materials and equipment; 3) energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies; 4) efficient water use, both indoors and out; 5) indoor environmental quality; 6) construction waste management practices; and 7) optimum home operations and maintenance.
The fourth edition of the Guidelines has been updated and reorganized. Two new sections, "The Whole Building Approach" and "The Building Envelope," have been added. The text has been reorganized to acquaint the reader with basic concepts and provide resources where more detailed information can be located. Each section contains "Interactions," or references to other sections of the book describing design strategies, systems, components, or materials that interact in important ways with the topic of the section.