|aUnderstanding green building materials /|cTraci Rose Rider, Stacy Glass, & Jessica McNaughton ; edited by Karen Levine.
|aNew York :|bW.W. Norton & Co.,|cc2011.
|a189 p. :|bill. ;|c16 x 23 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 169-171) and index.
|aMachine generated contents note: ch. 1 Green Building Rating Systems -- ch. 2 Overarching Considerations -- ch. 3 Labels and Certifications -- ch. 4 Life Cycle Assessment -- ch. 5 Structural Materials -- ch. 6 Wall Systems -- Framing, Insulation, Wallboard, and SIPs -- ch. 7 Flooring -- ch. 8 Countertops -- ch. 9 Millwork -- Casework, Wall Paneling, and Trim -- ch. 10 Furniture -- ch. 11 Finishes -- ch. 12 Future Trends.
|aArchitects, 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? --
|aA 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.