ASHRAE GreenGuide: Design, Construction, and Operation of Sustainable Buildings, Fifth Edition

  • 8h 29m
  • 2018

Whether you are an HVAC&R system designer, architect, building owner, building manager/operator, or contractor charged with designing a green building, ASHRAE GreenGuide aims to help you answer your biggest question - "What do I do now?"

Using an integrated, building systems perspective, it gives you the need-to-know information on what to do, where to turn, what to suggest, and how to interact with other members of the design team in a productive way. Information is provided on each stage of the building process, from planning to operation and maintenance of a facility, with emphasis on teamwork and close coordination among interested parties.

This fifth edition of ASHRAE GreenGuide is an easy-to-use reference with information on almost any subject that should be considered in green-building design. The GreenTips found throughout this edition highlight techniques, processes, measures, or special systems in a concise, often bulleted, format. Also, information is provided in dual units - Inch-Pound (I-P) and International System (SI) - so that the content is easily applicable worldwide. References and resources mentioned are listed at the end of each chapter for easy access.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction and Background
  • Green Rating Systems, Standards, and other Guidance
  • Project Strategies and Early Design
  • Commissioning
  • Architectural Design and Planning Impacts
  • Conceptual Engineering Design—Load Determination
  • Sustainable Sites
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Energy Conversion and Distribution Systems
  • Energy Sources
  • Lighting Systems
  • Water Efficiency
  • Smart Building Systems
  • Completing Design and Documentation for Construction
  • Construction
  • Operation, Maintenance, and Performance Evaluation
  • Residential Applications
  • Building-Type GreenTips
  • Existing Buildings
  • Emerging Trends and Epilogue
  • References and Resources
  • Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms