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Greening Existing Buildings

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Title: Greening Existing Buildings
Author: Jerry Yudelson
ISBN: 0071638326 / 9780071638326
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 310
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Year: 2010
Availability: In Stock
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Upgrade the Energy and Environmental Performance of Existing Buildings.This GreenSource guide explains how to transform existing buildings into more energy-efficient, resource-conserving green buildings. The book provides a clear process that guides you, step-by-step, through each phase of moving building operations and maintenance toward the goal of a green-certified building.Greening Existing Buildings features proven technologies and operating methods, and shows building owners and facility managers how to green buildings in a cost-effective way. This practical and insightful resource highlights the ten best practices for greening existing buildings, and includes more than 25 case studies of successful implementations and 35 insightful interviews with industry experts and building owners and managers.


Chapter 1 : The Sustainability Revolution
Chapter 2 : The Challenge of Greening Existing Buildings
Chapter 3 : Markets for Greening Existing Buildings
Chapter 4 : Understanding Green Buildings and Rating
Chapter 5 : The Business Case for Greening Existing Buildings
Chapter 6 : Costs of Greening Existing Buildings
Chapter 7 : Meeting the Energy Retrofit Challenge
Chapter 8 : Greening Site Management and Reducing Water Use
Chapter 9 : Greening the Inside of the Building
Chapter 10 : LEED Certification Challenges and Approaches
Chapter 11 : Lessons Learned—Ten Best Practices for Greening Existing Buildings
Chapter 12 : Greening the Future
Chapter 13 : Case Studies


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