Sustainable Facilities

Sustainable Facilities

Green Design, Construction, and Operations

Book - 2008
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Green methods of construction are scrutinized in this book, which uses 20 existing facilities to illustrate current LEED standards in sustainable buildings. Moskow, an architect who specializes in such construction projects, shows how sustainable facilities such as the Woods Hole Research Center, California EPA Headquarters Building and ForestTech Centre were planned, financed and built. Specific sustainable materials and green building practices are also discussed in depth. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
A working tool for all building professionals interested in green architecture and construction, Sustainable Facilities presents and in-depth look at 20 facilities that were designed for environmental organizations and were constructed and now operate using green building methods and materials.
Featuring contributions by leading architects in green building, this resource examines each building - from planning through operations - covering new construction, energy-efficient design, operational cost savings, historic preservation, renovation and expansion, land conservation, and LEED ratings.

McGraw Hill

Let a Team of Leading Architects Take You through 20 Large-Scale, Sustainable Facilities Designed with Green Methods and Materials!

A vital working tool for all building professionals interested in green architecture and construction, Sustainable Facilities presents an in-depth look at 20 facilities that were designed for environmental organizations and were constructed and now operate using green building methods and materials.

Featuring contributions by leading architects in green building, this expert resource examines each building_from planning through operations-- covering new construction, energy-efficient design, operational cost savings, historic preservation, renovation and expansion, land conservation, and LEED ratings.

Packed with 200 black & white and full-color illustrations, Sustainable Facilities takes readers through the Woods Hole Research Center… Chesapeake Bay Foundation Environmental Center…Conservation Law Foundation Headquarters… Marion Art and Environmental Center… …Thoreau Center for Sustainability… California EPA Headquarters Building…Forestech Centre…Institute for Forestry and Nature Research…and many other facilities. This skills-building reference features:

  • Discussions of 20 facilities_from planning to operations
  • Contributions by leading architects in green building
  • Answers to FAQs about sustainable methods and materials
  • Guidance on the advantages and obstacles involved with green projects
  • Methods for weighing up-front costs against operating costs for facilities

Essential for architects, engineers, and contractors, Sustainable Facilities presents state-of-the-art guidance on all the materials, methods, and costs needed for success in green design and building.

A groundbreaking resource in the literature of green architecture and construction, Sustainable Facilities offers building professionals everywhere a compelling, in-depth look at 20 facilities that were designed for environmental organizations and were constructed and now operate using green building methods and materials.

Written by award-winning architect Keith Moskow, together with a team of leading architects in green building, the book focuses on the unique challenges of each building—from planning through operations-- covering new construction, energy-efficient design, operational cost savings, historic preservation, renovation and expansion, land conservation, and LEED ratings.

Sustainable Facilities also explores the advantages and obstacles building teams face on green projects, and explains how to weigh up-front costs against operating costs for facilities.

In addition, this cutting-edge reference provides answers to many frequently asked questions about sustainable methods and materials such as:

  • How did the design process differ from that of a conventional building?
  • Has the building performed up to expectations?
  • Were the initial building costs higher than conventional costs?
  • What effect has the building had on its users?
  • Has the building changed people's perceptions of sustainability?

Filled with 200 outstanding black & white and full-color illustrations, Sustainable Facilities examines a wide range of noted green buildings in the U.S., Europe, and Australia, including:

  • Woods Hole Research Center (Falmouth, MA)
  • Conservation Law Foundation Headquarters (Boston, MA)
  • Appalachian Mountain Club's Highland Lodge (Crawford Notch, NH)
  • Doyle Conservation Center, (Leominster, MA)
  • Bay Education Center (Providence, RI)
  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Philip Merrill Environmental Center (Annapolis, MD)
  • PEEC Visitor Activity Center (Dingmans Ferry, PA)
  • Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center (Gwinnett County, GA)
  • World Birding Center (Rio Grande, TX)
  • Kresge Foundation Building (Troy, MI)
  • National Outdoor Leadership School Headquarters (Lander, WY)


Publisher: New York, N. Y. : McGraw-Hill, 2008
ISBN: 9780071494748
007149474X
Characteristics: xv, 208 p. : ill. (some col.), map, plans ; 23 x 29 cm

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