Coverart for item
The Resource Greening our built world : costs, benefits, and strategies, Greg Kats, principal author ; Jon Braman & Michael James

Greening our built world : costs, benefits, and strategies, Greg Kats, principal author ; Jon Braman & Michael James

Label
Greening our built world : costs, benefits, and strategies
Title
Greening our built world
Title remainder
costs, benefits, and strategies
Statement of responsibility
Greg Kats, principal author ; Jon Braman & Michael James
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Green" buildings--buildings that use fewer resources to build and to sustain--are commonly thought to be too expensive to attract builders and buyers. But are they? The answer to this question has enormous consequences, since residential and commercial buildings together account for nearly 50% of American energy consumption, including at least 75% of electricity usage, according to recent government statistics. This eye-opening book reports the results of a large-scale study based on extensive financial and technical analyses of more than 150 green buildings in the U.S. and ten other countries. It provides detailed findings on the costs and financial benefits of building green. According to the study, green buildings cost roughly 2% more to build than conventional buildings, far less than previously assumed, and provide a wide range of financial, health and social benefits. In addition, green buildings reduce energy use by an average of 33%, resulting in significant cost savings. Greening Our Built World also evaluates the cost effectiveness of "green community development" and presents the results of the first-ever survey of green buildings constructed by faith-based organizations. Throughout the book, leading practitioners in green design, including architects, developers, and property owners, share their own experiences in building green. A compelling combination of rock-solid facts and specific examples, this book proves that green design is both cost-effective and earth-friendly
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kats, Gregory
Dewey number
720/.47
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2542.36
LC item number
.K38 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Braman, Jon
  • James, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sustainable architecture
  • Sustainable design
  • Green technology
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • Green technology
  • Bauökologie
  • USA
Label
Greening our built world : costs, benefits, and strategies, Greg Kats, principal author ; Jon Braman & Michael James
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-249) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Costs and benefits of green building. Methodology -- The cost of building green -- Energy-use reductions -- Advanced energy-use reductions -- Water-related savings -- Green affordable housing: Enterprise's Green Communities Initiative -- Health and productivity benefits of green buildings -- Green health care: assessing costs and benefits -- Employment benefits of green buildings -- Property value impacts of building green -- Net financial impacts of green buildings for owners and occupants -- pt. II. Costs and benefits of green community design. What is a green community? -- Setting the stage for sustainable urbanism -- Financial impacts of green community design -- Transportation and health impacts of green community design -- Property value and market impacts -- The market rediscovers walkable urbanism -- Social impacts of green communities -- Cost savings in ecologically designed conservation developments -- International green building -- Financial impact of green communities -- pt. 3. Communities of faith building green -- Faith groups in the green vanguard -- Methodology and findings -- Motivation -- Impact of green building in faith communities -- Financial stewardship -- Conclusion -- pt. 4. Green design, climate change, and the economy: potential impacts in the United States. Energy consumption -- Renewable energy -- Carbon dioxide emissions -- Financial impact -- Conclusion. Perspective: Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park -- Perspective: Water-saving strategies: Oregon Health Sciences University Center for Health and Healing -- Perspective: Birth of the Green Branch Bank -- Perspective: Green building as corporate social responsibility -- Perspective: Investing in brownfields -- Perspective: Measuring consumer demand for green homes -- Perspective: Monitoring performance at the LEED Platinum Center for Neighborhood Technology -- Perspective: Green buildings in China -- Perspective: A greener economic recovery -- Appendix A: Data-collection methodology -- Appendix B: Source list -- Appendix C: Green building data set -- Appendix D: Comparison of data set to LEED-new construction buildings -- Appendix E: Baselines used in cost and benefits estimates -- Appendix F: Issues in researching the cost of green building -- Appendix G: Cost of energy-efficiency and renewable-energy measures -- Appendix H: Energy-use baselines and standards -- Appendix I: Verifying the energy performance of LEED buildings -- Appendix J: Assumptions used for calculations of water savings -- Appendix K: Green building survey instrument -- Appendix L: Global assumptions for part IV
Control code
759397377
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 258 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610910798
Lccn
2009026848
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759397377
Label
Greening our built world : costs, benefits, and strategies, Greg Kats, principal author ; Jon Braman & Michael James
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-249) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Costs and benefits of green building. Methodology -- The cost of building green -- Energy-use reductions -- Advanced energy-use reductions -- Water-related savings -- Green affordable housing: Enterprise's Green Communities Initiative -- Health and productivity benefits of green buildings -- Green health care: assessing costs and benefits -- Employment benefits of green buildings -- Property value impacts of building green -- Net financial impacts of green buildings for owners and occupants -- pt. II. Costs and benefits of green community design. What is a green community? -- Setting the stage for sustainable urbanism -- Financial impacts of green community design -- Transportation and health impacts of green community design -- Property value and market impacts -- The market rediscovers walkable urbanism -- Social impacts of green communities -- Cost savings in ecologically designed conservation developments -- International green building -- Financial impact of green communities -- pt. 3. Communities of faith building green -- Faith groups in the green vanguard -- Methodology and findings -- Motivation -- Impact of green building in faith communities -- Financial stewardship -- Conclusion -- pt. 4. Green design, climate change, and the economy: potential impacts in the United States. Energy consumption -- Renewable energy -- Carbon dioxide emissions -- Financial impact -- Conclusion. Perspective: Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park -- Perspective: Water-saving strategies: Oregon Health Sciences University Center for Health and Healing -- Perspective: Birth of the Green Branch Bank -- Perspective: Green building as corporate social responsibility -- Perspective: Investing in brownfields -- Perspective: Measuring consumer demand for green homes -- Perspective: Monitoring performance at the LEED Platinum Center for Neighborhood Technology -- Perspective: Green buildings in China -- Perspective: A greener economic recovery -- Appendix A: Data-collection methodology -- Appendix B: Source list -- Appendix C: Green building data set -- Appendix D: Comparison of data set to LEED-new construction buildings -- Appendix E: Baselines used in cost and benefits estimates -- Appendix F: Issues in researching the cost of green building -- Appendix G: Cost of energy-efficiency and renewable-energy measures -- Appendix H: Energy-use baselines and standards -- Appendix I: Verifying the energy performance of LEED buildings -- Appendix J: Assumptions used for calculations of water savings -- Appendix K: Green building survey instrument -- Appendix L: Global assumptions for part IV
Control code
759397377
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 258 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610910798
Lccn
2009026848
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759397377

Library Locations

    • Curtis Laws Wilson LibraryBorrow it
      400 West 14th Street, Rolla, MO, 65409, US
      37.955220 -91.772210
Processing Feedback ...