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Green Building Illustrated


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Table of Contents

Preface vii 1 Introduction 1 2 First Principles 13 3 Codes, Standards, and Guidelines 25 4 Community and Site 35 5 Building Shape 57 6 Near-Building Features 73 7 Outer Envelope 83 8 Unconditioned Spaces 113 9 Inner Envelope 125 10 Thermal Zoning and Compartmentalization 137 11 Lighting and Other Electric Loads 145 12 Hot and Cold Water 159 13 Indoor Environmental Quality 167 14 Heating and Cooling 187 15 Renewable Energy 205 16 Materials 211 17 Schedules, Sequences, and Affordability 227 18 Quality in Green Design and Construction 233 19 Conclusion 253 LEED Green Building Rating System 259 Glossary 261 Bibliography 265 Index 269

About the Author

FRANCIS D.K. CHING , an architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington, recently retired after more than 35 years of teaching. He is the bestselling author of Building Construction Illustrated, among other books on architecture and design, all published by Wiley. His works have been translated into more than 16 languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentations. IAN M. SHAPIRO is the founder and co-owner of Taitem Engineering in Ithaca, New York, an award-winning consulting firm he founded in 1989. He has been a visiting lecturer at Cornell University, Tompkins-Cortland Community College, and Syracuse University. He has worked on several LEED building design projects, has led a variety of energy conservation research projects, and is a frequent contributor to ASHRAE Journal and Home Energy magazine.

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