Green Building Through Integrated Design

by Jerry Yudelson (Author)

Editorial Reviews

Three new books offer inspiration and practical advice for integrated,
high-performance design. . By B.J. Novitski

. . It has become increasingly clear that high-performance design depends on an
integrated design process.. This is because sustainable, high-performing
architecture is not achieved by tossing together a collection of green
technologies but by the interaction of many technologies and ideas across
disciplines and throughout the chronology of design/construction/operation. This
is easy to say, but far harder to implement;. Once inspired, a practitioner will
ask: How is this really accomplished? In reply, Tucson, Arizona;based engineer
Jerry Yudelson offers Green Building Through Integrated Design as a practice
manual, packed with actionable information and showing the design process from
many professional points of view. In lengthy quotes from architects, engineers,
and building owners, he gives firsthand accounts of innovative teamwork. In
this, the meatiest of the three books, the author specifies the characteristics
of high-performance buildings, explains LEED categories in detail, and offers
no-nonsense descriptions of collaboration at each design phase. Uniquely
qualified, with degrees in both engineering and business administration, and a
nationally recognized expert in green design, Yudelson describes the barriers
perceived by clients and presents a business case for building green. The book
includes an extraordinary, 400-item list of questions to consider at successive
design phases. Only a fraction of buildings initially registered in the LEED
database actually succeed in achieving certification. His advice can help firms
reverse this trend. Don;t look for glossy photos here; instead, you will find
eminently practical diagrams, data, and ideas.. (Architectural Record )

Product Description

Design and Construct High-Performance Buildings on Standard Budgets
. .
This comprehensive, well-illustrated guide covers the entire process of building
a certified green building. It offers expert insight into tackling various
projects, from concept and design, to unifying members of the team, to
constructing high-performance buildings on time and within budget. . .
Written by one of the building industry's foremost experts in this area, Green
Building Through Integrated Design includes case studies of a number of projects
in North America. The book features interviews with key players to illuminate
the integrated design process, including relevant issues, difficult challenges,
and problem-solving techniques. Green Building Through Integrated Design is the
most complete overview of green building project delivery methods available, and

is a thorough blueprint that every member of the project team will find invaluable.. .
Key questions to ask at each stage of the green building process.
Profiles of 30 projects in the U.S. and Canada .
Detailed interviews with numerous designers and builders .
Useful checklists, tables, and charts, and numerous project photos .
Key tips on how to iimplement the LEED design and certification process.
Information on how to use green building project management software
. . . .
Green Building Through Integrated Design covers:
Project costs .
Business case benefits.
Green technologies.
Rating and certification systems.
Integrated design process.
Certification process.
Case studies

Product Details

Hardcover: 261 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (September 24, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0071546014


Promoting Green Building Design, Construction and Operation, Sustainable Living,
Clean Technology, Renewable Energy Resources and Energy Independence