Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction 1st Edition
Abe Kruger | Carl Seville
ISBN-13: 9781111135959 | ISBN-10: 1111135959
© 2013 | Published |  608  Pages

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GREEN BUILDING: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION provides a current, comprehensive guide to this exciting, emerging field. From core concepts to innovative applications of cutting-edge technology and the latest industry trends, this text offers an in-depth introduction to the construction of "green" homes. Unlike many texts that adopt a product-oriented approach, this book emphasizes the crucial planning, processes, and execution methods necessary for effective, environmentally sound construction. This text demonstrates that Earth-friendly products and energy-efficient materials take planning in order to make a building truly green. This visionary text helps students and professionals develop the knowledge and skills to "think green" from start to finish, empowering and inspiring them to build truly sustainable homes.



  • Introduction to Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction.
    1. Green Building: An Overview.
    2. The House as a System.
    3. Planning for Green from the Start.
    4. Insulation and Air Sealing.
    5. Foundations.
    6. Floors and Walls.
    7. Roofs and Attics.
    8. Fenestration.
    9. Exterior Wall Finishes.
    10. Outdoor Living Spaces.
    11. Landscaping.
    12. Interior Finishes.
    13. HVAC.
    14. Electrical.
    15. Plumbing.
    16. Renewable Energy.

    • Includes extensive examples of the way green building principles are applied in the construction of actual homes, as well as profiles and interviews featuring active industry professionals.
    • Offers a practical guide to the application of green building principles by following a natural construction sequence beginning with initial planning and proceeds to cover structural considerations, mechanical systems, and exterior and interior finishes.
    • An extensive collection of vivid illustrations and images helps bring key concepts to life, enabling readers to master even difficult material more Icons highlighting core principles are located at the beginning of each chapter to serve as a reminder of what the principles are and present an efficient way to note the green practices covered in a particular chapter.
    • "According to my knowledge, this book is the most comprehensive treatment on the subject of green building in residential construction. It achieves an excellent balance between principles and real-world practice. The "best practice" approach (i.e. integrating of green principles with existing design/construction practices) as well as the attention to construction issues are excellent. The book is not only valuable for college faculty and students in architecture, engineering, landscape, interior design and construction, but also as a reference for industry practitioners (owners/buyers, architects, engineers, contractors, and building department officials etc.)"Lingguang Song, Ph.D, Department of Construction Management, University of Houston

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    • Abe Kruger is a certified Building Performance Institute (BPI) building analyst and Home Energy Rating System (HERS) trainer and rater, as well as an active member of the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) National Technical Committee. He has conducted energy-efficiency and conservation training for builders, renovators, home inspectors, contractors, and homeowners around the country. Mr. Kruger provides green building training and presentations at regional and national conferences, including RESNET, Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI), Green Prints, and Green Build, and he is accredited to perform EarthCraft House, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes, and ENERGY STAR certifications. Mr. Kruger also assists with designing, implementing, and evaluating utility-run energy-efficiency programs. In 2009, Mr. Kruger founded Kruger Sustainability Group (KSG) to provide green building training, consulting, and curriculum development for colleges, companies, and nonprofit organizations.

      Carl Seville has honed his expertise in sustainable construction through over 30 years as a remodeling contractor, educator, and consultant in the residential construction industry. His groundbreaking work has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Excellence Award for Green Homes from Residential Design Build Magazine (2008), the Energy Value Housing Award (2009), two Green Remodeling Advocate of the Year Awards (2005, 2007), two National Green Building Awards (2004, 2006), the Southface Energy Institute Award of Excellence for Environmental Stewardship (2003), and the EarthCraft House Leadership award (2006). Mr. Seville is a Building Performance Institute (BPI) building analyst, a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) certified trainer, and a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rater, and he holds the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) AP Homes and Green Rater designations.