The trend toward green, environmentally-conscious buildings is gaining momentum, making it more important than ever for anyone in the construction industry to have a solid grasp on how critical construction codes fit into green design. 2009 I-CODES AND GREEN BUILDING is the ideal resource for providing this information. The book is designed to offer an overview of current green building practices and their relationship to the 2009 International Codes. At its core are the six strategic areas of green design: sustainable sites, material resources, water conservation, indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency, and innovation. Readers will walk away with an understanding of the longstanding role of building codes in sustainable buildings, as well as the specific "green" features of the International Codes.
- Facilitates comprehension with clear, straightforward explanations.
- Ensures students get the most up-to-date, accurate information available because it is authored by the International Code Council, a membership organization that develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings.
- Emphasizes the real-world applications of the regulations discussed, offering effective green strategies that can be implemented immediately.