Greening Existing Buildings

by: Jerry Yudelson


Abstract: A practical reference for building owners, developers, and facility managers This new GreenSource book explains how to transform existing buildings into more energy-efficient green buildings on conventional budgets. You can follow the process, step-by-step, through each phase of project design, construction, and operations.Greening Existing Buildings features proven technologies and design methods, and shows you how to select and work with design and construction professionals in a cost-effective, mutually supportive way. The book highlights ten best practices for greening existing buildings, and includes 20 U.S. and international case studies of successful implementations. The hard costs associated with efficiency upgrades and materials choices are also discussed.
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Title: Greening Existing Buildings

Publisher: : New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, San Juan, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

ISBN: 9780071638326

Authors:

Jerry Yudelson P.E., M.S., M.B.A, LEED AP, is Principal, Yudelson Associates, a leading green building consulting firm. He has been a leading speaker at green building and real estate conferences in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Germany, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates, and has authored several books on sustainability.

Description: A practical reference for building owners, developers, and facility managers This new GreenSource book explains how to transform existing buildings into more energy-efficient green buildings on conventional budgets. You can follow the process, step-by-step, through each phase of project design, construction, and operations.Greening Existing Buildings features proven technologies and design methods, and shows you how to select and work with design and construction professionals in a cost-effective, mutually supportive way. The book highlights ten best practices for greening existing buildings, and includes 20 U.S. and international case studies of successful implementations. The hard costs associated with efficiency upgrades and materials choices are also discussed.