Sample Green Specifications Sample green specifications are available to help facilitate the development and application of environmental specifications. Projects seeking to achieve Code Level 5 and 6 tend to have their element specifications designed to surpass the current Building Regulations requirement by a considerable margin. Certification is often used to substantiate the environmental attributes of specific products such as the percentage of recycled content or processes such as a sustainable harvesting operation for forests. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. It allows users to balance the environmental and economic performance of building products. The total score of each product evaluation will indicate the product with the highest environmental attributes. Each division contains a number of sections.
Bookseller: , Texas, United States Wiley. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. The use of green building materials and products represents one important strategy in the design of a building. It also includes a detailed conclusion that summarizes both the history and future of green building materials. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Specification Guidelines Once a green material has been evaluated and selected for a project, it is important to include clear and binding specification language in the construction documents.
You'll find practical information on green product selection, product specification, and construction processes. However, with the resources and step-by-step procedures detailed in this 4-hour interactive online course, you''ll have a better understanding of where you can find answers to your questions about green materials, which materials are right for you, and how the construction process actually works. Numerous links to other related green building websites. Guiding Principles for Sustainable Materials Several organizations and private companies have defined principles based on the concept of sustainability to be used as long-term guidelines in the development of new or reformulated products. You'll find practical information on green product selection, product specification, and construction processes.
As a result material embodied impact as assessed by the Green Guide to Specification is crucial to many government construction works. Example: mineral slag wool, a by-product of the steel blast furnace process, used for mineral fiber acoustical ceiling panels. Hardback with Glossy Illustrated Boards. Where this impact is substantially increased there is obviously a trade off between embodied impact and operational impact which needs to be reflected within the Code assessment. The integration of green building materials for the construction. These standards define the specific green criteria for various material types.
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Green product standards can range from government regulations and guidelines e. Green specifications also can be used to benchmark the efficacy of other environmental specifications. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. What is fair-faced blockwork within the context of load bearing party walls? I cannot find a specification that matches my query.
Materials that can be recycled in this fashion include steel and other metals, as well as glass and some types of plastics e. The models do not typically include sustainability goals, or other suggested criteria to improve the environmental performance of a given material type. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Other useful appendices include a very thorough list of sources for related information, and a comprehensive glossary. With the current generic Green Guide element specifications being generated based on the Building Regulations requirements, we believe that for these levels, many designs have significantly different construction details in order to accommodate the required amount of insulation and that this is likely to have an effect on the embodied impact of the building.
Binding is tight and square. One example is Environmental Building News' 12 step method to help users focus on important environmental considerations, and to prioritize certain environmental factors. About this Item: Wiley, 1999. They ensure that work is performed in a manner consistent with the environmental goals of the project. For designers and specifiers, these changes are providing greater opportunities to improve the environmental performance of many building products.
For example, there is no point in writing a product specification that cannot be achieved by any building product manufacturer. The specifications must be grounded in real world conditions for building materials and products. Evaluation and assessment is relatively simple when comparing similar types of building materials using the environmental criteria. Standard building specifications are written documents that go with the drawings and describe the materials as well as the installation methods. A Personal Account can also be used on campus and offers certain benefits and advanced features. Tools and Resources A wealth of information has been developed and continues to be developed pertaining to green building materials. In general, well-managed forests conserve biological diversity, water resources, soils, and the overall ecosystem of the forest.
Other green flooring options include manufactured or engineered wood floors. This excellent hands-on guide to designing environmentally friendly buildings -- those made from materials that preserve the earth's natural legacy for future generations -- is written by two nationally known experts on the subject. Relying on its highly skilled staff, the Library encourages innovation, capitalizes on appropriate technologies, forges effective partnerships and aggressively promotes excellence. You'll also learn just what green building materials are, where you can find them, and how you can use them effectively. Although rather simple in principle, this approach has been difficult and expensive in actual practice although that appears to be changing.