Sustainable Building Systems and Construction for Designers

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-12-18
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books

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Sustainable Building Systems and Construction for Designers, Second Edition, continues to be the best resource for viewing building construction and its systems through the lens of sustainability. As a practicing architect and an interior designer, author Lisa M. Tucker covers all systems including structural, mechanical, electrical and lighting, plumbing, and interior building systems as they relate to sustainability and interior design. The technical knowledge and vocabulary presented in the text allows interior designers, architects, engineers, and contractors to communicate effectively with each other while collaborating on projects. This new edition -- produced in an easier-to-use format - contains the latest information on LEED, ADA, Net Zero construction, and sustainable construction practices.

Author Biography

Lisa M. Tucker is a practicing interior designer and Associate Professor of Interior Design in the School of Architecture and Design at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), United States. In 2012, she assumed the position of IDEC President.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Holistic Approach to Building Design and Construction
Chapter 2 Site Considerations and Foundations
Chapter 3 Structural Systems
Chapter 4 Mechanical Systems
Chapter 5 Electrical Systems and Lighting
Chapter 6 Plumbing Systems
Chapter 7 Walls
Chapter 8 Floors
Chapter 9 Roofs/Ceilings
Chapter 10 Indoor Environmental Quality: Acoustics and Indoor Air
Chapter 11 Interior Building Systems
Chapter 12 Regulations
Chapter 13 Case Studies

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