9780071489935

Engineering Guide to LEED--New Construction : Sustainable Construction for Engineers

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-03-05
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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Summary

The Engineering Guide to LEED-New Construction provides a solid understanding of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED-New Construction rating system, explaining step-by-step how to apply it to real-world construction projects.

Author Biography

Liv Haselbach is currently a faculty member in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of South Carolina. She is a licensed engineer and U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional with 30 years of experience in the field. The author of numerous articles for industry journals, Dr. Haselbach was the founding owner of a civil/environmental engineering firm specializing in land development and regulatory compliance.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
An Introduction to Sustainable Developmentp. 1
Introduction the USGBC LEED-NC Rating Systemp. 8
Guidancesp. 8
How LEED-NC Is Set Upp. 9
LEED-NC Documentsp. 10
Credit Formatsp. 10
Registration, Certification, Membership, and Accreditationp. 11
Project Checklist and Templatesp. 12
What to Do If Things Are Not Clear for Your Projectp. 13
New and Future Developmentsp. 18
Organizationsp. 18
Standard 189p. 18
Computer-Aided Designp. 19
The Carbon Commitmentp. 19
Miscellaneous USGBC Initiativesp. 20
Referencesp. 20
LEED Sustainable Sitesp. 25
Land Area Definitionsp. 28
Sustainable Sites Prerequisitesp. 30
SS Prerequisite 1: Construction Activity Pollution Preventionp. 30
SS Credit 1: Site Selectionp. 32
SS Credit 2: Development Density and Community Connectivityp. 34
SS Credit 3: Brownfield Redevelopmentp. 39
SS Credit Subcategory 4: Alternative Transportationp. 40
Alternative Transportation-Public Transportation Accessp. 41
Alternative Transportation-Bicycle Storage and Changing Roomsp. 44
Alternative Transportation-Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles (LEFEVs) [and also Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs)]p. 47
Alternative Transportation-Parking Capacityp. 49
SS Credit Subcategory 5: Site Developmentp. 52
Site Development-Protect or Restore Habitatp. 52
Site Development-Maximize Open Spacep. 56
SS Credit Subcategory 6: Stormwater Managementp. 60
Stormwater Management-Quantity Controlp. 60
Stormwater Management-Quality Controlp. 65
SS Credit Subcategory 7: Heat Island Effectp. 68
Heat Island Effect-Non-Roofp. 68
Heat Island Effect-Roofp. 73
SS Credit 8: Light Pollution Reductionp. 77
Discussion and Overviewp. 84
Referencesp. 85
Exercisesp. 87
LEED Water Efficiencyp. 91
WE Credit Subcategory 2: Water Efficient Landscapingp. 93
Water Efficient Landscaping-Reduce by 50%p. 93
Water Efficient Landscaping-No Potable Water Use or No Irrigationp. 93
WE Credit 2: Innovative Wastewater Technologiesp. 100
WE Credit Subcategory 3: Water Use Reductionp. 107
Water Use Reduction-20% Reductionp. 107
Water Use Reduction-30% Reductionp. 107
Discussion and Overviewp. 115
Referencesp. 115
Exercisesp. 116
LEED Energy and Atmospherep. 119
Energy and Atmosphere Prerequisitesp. 123
Fundamental Commissioning of the Building Energy Systemsp. 123
Minimum Energy Performancep. 126
Fundamental Refrigerant Managementp. 129
EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performancep. 130
EA Credit 2: On-Site Renewable Energyp. 140
EA Credit 3: Enhanced Commissioningp. 144
USGBC Rating Systemp. 144
EA Credit 4: Enhanced Refrigerant Managementp. 146
EA Credit 5: Measurement and Verificationp. 152
EA Credit 6: Green Powerp. 154
Discussion and Overviewp. 156
Referencesp. 160
Exercisesp. 161
LEED Materials and Resourcesp. 165
Material and Resources Credit Calculation Summariesp. 169
Materials and Resources Prerequisitesp. 174
Storage and Collection of Recyclablesp. 174
MR Credit Subcategory 1: Building Reusep. 176
Building Reuse-Maintain 75% of Existing Walls, Floors and Roofp. 176
Building Reuse-Maintain 95% of Existing Walls, Floors and Roofp. 176
Building Reuse-Maintain 50% of Interior Non-Structural Elementsp. 178
MR Credit Subcategory 2: Construction Waste Managementp. 179
Construction Waste Management-Divert 50% From Disposalp. 179
Construction Waste Management-Divert 75% From Disposalp. 179
MR Credit Subcategory 3: Materials Reusep. 185
Materials Reuse-5%p. 185
Materials Reuse-10%p. 185
MR Credit Subcategory 4: Recycled Contentp. 188
Recycled Content-10% (post-consumer + 1/2 pre-consumer)p. 188
Recycled Conten-20% (post-consumer + 1/2 pre-consumer)p. 188
MR Credit Subcategory 5: Regional Materialsp. 192
Regional Materials-10% Extracted, Processed and Manufactured Regionallyp. 192
Regional Material-20% Extracted, Processed and Manufactured Regionallyp. 192
MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materialsp. 196
MR Credit 7: Certified Woodp. 198
Discussion and Overviewp. 200
Referencesp. 201
Exercisesp. 201
LEED Indoor Environmental Qualityp. 211
Indoor Environmental Quality Prerequisitesp. 215
Minimum IAQ Performancep. 215
Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Controlp. 218
EQ Credit 1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoringp. 219
EQ Credit 2: Increased Ventilationp. 223
EQ Credit Subcategory 3: Construction IAQ Management Planp. 226
Construction IAQ Management Plan-During Constructionp. 226
Construction IAQ Management Plan-Before Occupancyp. 229
EQ Credit Subcategory 4: Low-Emitting Materialsp. 234
Low-Emitting Materials-Adhesives and Sealantsp. 235
Low-Emitting Materials-Paints and Coatingsp. 235
Low-Emitting Materials-Carpet Systemsp. 237
Low-Emitting Materials-Composite Wood and Agrifiber Productsp. 238
EQ Credit 5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Controlp. 241
EQ Credit Subcategory 6: Controllability of Systemsp. 242
Controllability of Systems-Lightingp. 242
Controllability of Systems: Thermal Comfortp. 244
EQ Credit Subcategory 7: Thermal Comfortp. 246
Thermal Comfort-Designp. 246
Thermal Comfort-Verificationp. 247
EQ Credit Subcategory 8: Daylighting and Viewsp. 248
Daylighting and Views-Daylight 75% of Spacesp. 249
Daylight and Views-Views for 90% of Spacesp. 254
Discussion and Overviewp. 257
Air Pollution Calculation Conversions and Concentrationsp. 258
Referencesp. 260
Exercisesp. 262
LEED Innovation and Design Processp. 265
ID Credit Subcategory 1: Innovation in Designp. 266
ID Credits 1.1-1.4: Innovation in Designp. 266
ID Credit 2: LEED Accredited Professionalp. 269
Discussion and Overviewp. 270
Referencesp. 271
Exercisesp. 272
A Systematic View of Greenp. 273
Green Building from the Project Viewpointp. 273
How to Get Startedp. 273
How to Keep Trackp. 274
Project Methods and Schedulingp. 277
Miscellaneousp. 283
Summary of Relevant Codes and Creditsp. 287
Summary of Relevant Codesp. 287
Summary of the Creditsp. 287
Additional Tools and Educationp. 292
Energy Star, BEES, and Morep. 292
Incorporation into CSI Formatsp. 295
Educationp. 296
Referencesp. 297
Exercisesp. 298
Department of Defense (DoD) Sustainable Construction and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)p. 301
Government Mandatesp. 301
Department of Defense Facilitiesp. 303
U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineersp. 303
Naval Facilities Engineering Commandp. 304
Air Force Center for Environmental Excellencep. 305
LEED Application Guide for Lodgingp. 306
Sustainable Sitesp. 307
Water Efficiencyp. 307
Energy and Atmospherep. 308
Materials and Resourcesp. 308
Indoor Environmental Qualityp. 308
Innovation and Design Processp. 309
Importance of Indoor Air Qualityp. 309
Source Controlp. 310
Ventilationp. 311
Air Cleaningp. 311
Future Combined Technologiesp. 312
Summaryp. 313
Referencesp. 313
Exercisesp. 315
Low-Impact Development and Stormwater Issuesp. 317
Nonpoint Source Pollution, BMPs, and LIDp. 318
Why BMPs Were Developed: Stormwater Impacts of Urbanizationp. 321
BMP Terminologyp. 322
ESCp. 325
LIDp. 327
Modeling BMPsp. 333
Overall Mass Balancesp. 333
Pervious Concretep. 336
Referencesp. 338
Exercisesp. 342
Notationp. 345
Definitionsp. 365
Unitsp. 381
Indexp. 383
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