Green building materials : a guide to product selection and specification
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Much has been written in the last 25 years about the philosophical and moral impetus to design and construct green or environmentally friendly buildings. Although more and more building owners are demanding that their design professionals take environmental concerns into account for new buildings, knowledge about the process of selecting and specifying green building materials has remained sketchy. In this book, the reader will find not only a discussion of why one should use green building materials and what green building materials are but a guide to their selection and specification as well. The reader will also find information about the construction process and how to guard against the substitution of non-green building materials. The information contained in the appendices and glossary serve to round out the package, providing the reader with valuable reference material, sample specifications, and a kit of tools to use on green building projects.
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