This material is suitable for courses that cover the fundamental concepts of sustainable design and green building and courses that cover LEED-NC. This material also supplements materials used for commercial construction means and methods.
This book helps students understand the fundamental concepts of sustainable design and green building practices, which will soon become common practice on every project. It is also intended as a practical guide for becoming a LEED Accredited Professional, with a step-by-step study guide and a study assessment (a practice exam with a focused discussion for each example, including references to the USGBC's LEED-NC Reference Guide.) This book includes a discussion on why this topic is important to understand, practice, and teach. This book includes practical examples of methods that are being used to increase a project's environmental performance, including additional study resources and references.