This reference book provides a solid background to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED--New Construction rating system, and includes step-by-step instructions on how to apply this scheme to real-world construction projects. The book discusses the main concepts of sustainability as they are related to the design and construction industries. It provides mathematical examples and exercises that can help engineers apply the calculations outlined in the LEED standards. It offers sources for finding sustainable materials and resources, information about low-impact development, design innovations, and engineering efficiencies that lead to water and energy savings.
This book can be found in HECSA Library:
The Engineering Guide to LEED--New Construction: Sustainable Construction for Engineers
TH 880 .H37 2008