Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction

Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction

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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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Figure 12.24 Concrete is a very versatile material and may be used for countertops, sinks, vanities, tabletops, and other applications. ... Generally made to order, they are susceptible to scratches and dents, which can become part of the character of the ... When stainless steel is bonded to a substrate, it should have no added UF and use low-VOC adhesives. ... materially affect the overall learning experience Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any timeanbsp;...

Title:Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction
Author:Abe Kruger, Carl Seville
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2012-01-03


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