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.
This text on sustainable building construction is updated with the newest information, codes, and regulations related to green and sustainable design.
Preface Acknowledgments 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 Resources Index