Green Building: A Professional's Guide to Concepts, Codes, and Innovation - Includes IgCC Provisions

  • 5h 26m
  • Allan Bilka, Anthony C. Floyd
  • Cengage Course PTR
  • 2012

The cutting-edge green building projects of today are quickly becoming standard practice for tomorrow. In order for industry professionals to keep up with this trend, they'll need to have a solid grasp on green building, and the technologies, market forces, and governmental policies that drive it. Green Building: A Professional's Guide to Concepts, Codes, and Innovation is designed for those seeking a better understanding of current design and building performance issues. Coverage includes straightforward explanations of how buildings and ecosystems can work together, as well as the sustainability concerns inspiring current regulations. Relevant codes and standards are discussed in-depth, with particular attention to the International Green Construction Code. Knowledge is essential for environmentally-appropriate and efficient building solutions. Readers of this book will have a better understanding of where the building industry is headed and how to become compliant with green practices and regulations.

About the Authors

Anthony Floyd is a registered architect and Senior Green Building Consultant for the City of Scottsdale. During the 1980s, Anthony served as a building inspector, plans examiner and later as the building official for the City of Scottsdale from 1988 -1995. In 1995-96, he participated in a 9-month International Honors Program (IHP) focusing on sustainability, development, and global ecology in the countries of England, India, Philippines, New Zealand, and Mexico. After returning to Scottsdale, Anthony helped to establish Arizona’s first Green Building Program in 1998. He maintains the city’s regionally based green building program criteria, conduct public outreach and is facilitating the transition to the city’s adopted International Green Construction Code (IgCC). He served on the drafting committee for both the IgCC and the National Green Building Standard and chairs the site sustainability working group on the ASHRAE 189.1 Standards committee for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings. Anthony has a civil engineering and architecture degree from Penn State University and a Master’s degree in public administration from Arizona State University. He is frequently called upon to lecture on regenerative building design principles and has taught classes on green building rating systems and building codes at Arizona State University.

Allan Bilka is a registered architect, serving as Senior Staff Architect with the International Code Council (ICC). His primary responsibilities at ICC are related to green and sustainable building, where he serves as Secretariat in the development of the International Green Building Code and ICC Staff Liaison in the development of the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard. Allan is also involved in the development of training and certification materials to support the IgCC, serves as an instructor and speaker on sustainable topics, and has written various articles, workbooks and white papers related to green and sustainable building, primarily on ICC’s behalf. Prior to coming to ICC, he practiced architecture for 15 years in the Northwest Indiana and Chicago, Illinois areas, designed and built his home using many green and sustainable concepts in 1984, and studied architectural design at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, from 1970 to 1972. It was at Ball State that he was introduced to environmental studies and “alternative” building concepts and strategies, including many which are now considered fundamental to green and sustainable building.

In this Book

  • An Introduction to Green Building
  • The Evolution of An Ancient Idea
  • The Green Building Landscape and the Road Ahead
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Site Development
  • Water Efficiency
  • Sustainability and Material Resources
  • Energy Efficiency and Atmospheric Quality
  • Indoor Environmental Quality, Health, and Well-Being
  • Building Commissioning, Operation, and Maintenance
  • A Look Into the Future