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The Green Home: A Decision Making Guide for Owners and Builders, 1st Edition

  • Lynn Underwood
  • ISBN-10: 1428377093
  • ISBN-13: 9781428377097
  • 304 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2010 Published
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Overview

About the Product

What does a "green" home look like? What are its characteristics, and how can you ensure that you meet the highest green standards within a given budget? The answers to these questions and more are found in The Green Home, a book dedicated to teaching builders and homeowners alike about environmentally-friendly residential construction. This highly practical resource explores the very latest construction techniques, materials, processes, and green practices that will reduce the environmental impact of the building itself. Coverage ranges from air sealing measures and energy efficient practices to water conservation and the usage of natural materials, with a special focus on complying with zoning ordinances and building codes. With thorough explanations of the many benefits of green building, this is the perfect "nuts and bolts" guide to environmentally-sound homes. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

Features

  • written by an experienced code official who tactfully integrates the International Code Council (ICC) Codes and the National Green Building Standard (NAHB) with green home building

  • checklists for both air sealing measures and ensuring building code compliance provide practical worksheets that readers can apply to real-world scenarios

  • detailed color photographs illustrate key concepts and help readers to visualize various green building components

  • valuable appendices delineate several “how to” references, offering additional resources that will supplement the information provided in the book

  • provides more explanation of the benefits of green building than any other book on the market

  • features latest in methods and materials

About the Author

Lynn Underwood

Lynn Underwood is a building code official for the city of Norfolk, Virginia. He has worked in the building safety profession and in building code development for 31 years. A Master Code Professional and Certified Building Official, he is fully certified in all aspects of construction by the International Code Council and sits on four national code development committees. Over the past 13 years, he has participated in developing significant changes in the codes and regularly testifies at ICC code hearings for or against proposed code changes. He is currently serving a three year term on the Board of Directors with the International Code Council. A past-president of the Virginia Building and Code Official’s Association, Lynn has written five books on construction and inspection. He participated in the rewriting of the Building Department Administration book published by the ICC. In addition, he was a contributing author for Healthy and Safe Homes, published by the American Public Health Association in 2010. He also writes regularly for several national magazines, including Building Safety Journal and Fine Homebuilding. A graduate engineer, Lynn is a former home builder and a Class A licensed contractor in Virginia. He teaches construction and building code classes at the Virginia Building Code Academy (Advanced Instructor), Eastern Shore Community College, and Tidewater Community College, and has developed extensive educational and training curricula for construction and inspection programs.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

DEWALT® Building Code Reference: Based on the 2006 International Residential Code  (ISBN-10: 0977718395 | ISBN-13: 9780977718399)

The ultimate code reference for construction is here. Using the 2006 International Residential Code® as its foundation, the DEWALT Building Code Reference provides users with 80 pages of illustrated code requirements, violations, and installation concerns. From wall and floor framing to roof framing to foundations and footings, all the information you need to be successful in the industry is contained in this compact, easy-to-use reference guide. Perfect for use on any jobsite and up-to-date with industry standards, this is a must-have for anyone in the construction field.

National Electrical Code® 2008  (ISBN-10: 0877657904 | ISBN-13: 9780877657903)

The world’s most widely adopted safety code, the National Electrical Code® (NEC) is now advancing electrical safety requirements with the 2008 edition in an effort to maximize public safety, emergency preparation, and electrical worker protection. With regulations for electrical wiring and equipment in virtually all types of buildings, this new edition responds to industry needs with expanded requirements based on research, new technologies, and recent events. A must-have for anyone involved in electrical design, installation, inspection, and safety, this edition has been updated for enhanced usability in the field, making it ideal for handling on-the-job electrical situations safely and effectively. Delmar, a part of Cengage Learning is pleased to make this authoritative reference from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) available directly from us, for the convenience of our customers who work in and around the electrical trades. It may be used independently, or as a companion to any electrical book, including Delmar's best-selling wiring series, as well as our guides to using the NEC®.

Property Inspector's Guide to Codes, Forms, and Complaints, 2006 Edition  (ISBN-10: 1418016098 | ISBN-13: 9781418016098)

Inspectors now have a partner in enforcing the property maintenance code! This valuable resource demonstrates how to prepare the documents required to pursue property maintenance code violators so that inspectors can perform inspections, file charges in the absence of compliance, obtain administrative search warrants, and condemn property "by the book." Comprehensive coverage clearly shows the inspector how to enforce the International Property Maintenance Code regulations with sample forms for every document that the code requires and sample complaints for every possible violation. This information will enable inspectors to do their jobs properly by helping them ensure that they follow the required steps in enforcement.

Significant Changes to the NEC® 2008 Edition  (ISBN-10: 1418067474 | ISBN-13: 9781418067472)

The National Electrical Code® is the most widely recognized and accepted electrical standard in the world. Every three years the NEC® is updated to reflect the newest installation practices utilized by the electrical industry, bringing about hundreds of changes to the code. Significant Changes to the NEC® – 2008 Edition aims to identify and analyze those changes in a way that cuts through the maze of jargon to hone in on key updates that will affect electrical installations. For maximum comprehension, the book is arranged to follow the general layout of the NEC®. Each change is also accompanied by an illustration, as well as background information and a discussion of the significance of the change. As the most comprehensive code change book on the market, this resource will prove invaluable to electricians, electrical contractors, electrical inspectors, electrical engineers, and anyone who needs to understand the most important updates in the NEC® 2008.

Student Supplements

DEWALT® Building Code Reference: Based on the 2006 International Residential Code  (ISBN-10: 0977718395 | ISBN-13: 9780977718399)

The ultimate code reference for construction is here. Using the 2006 International Residential Code® as its foundation, the DEWALT Building Code Reference provides users with 80 pages of illustrated code requirements, violations, and installation concerns. From wall and floor framing to roof framing to foundations and footings, all the information you need to be successful in the industry is contained in this compact, easy-to-use reference guide. Perfect for use on any jobsite and up-to-date with industry standards, this is a must-have for anyone in the construction field.

National Electrical Code® 2008  (ISBN-10: 0877657904 | ISBN-13: 9780877657903)

The world’s most widely adopted safety code, the National Electrical Code® (NEC) is now advancing electrical safety requirements with the 2008 edition in an effort to maximize public safety, emergency preparation, and electrical worker protection. With regulations for electrical wiring and equipment in virtually all types of buildings, this new edition responds to industry needs with expanded requirements based on research, new technologies, and recent events. A must-have for anyone involved in electrical design, installation, inspection, and safety, this edition has been updated for enhanced usability in the field, making it ideal for handling on-the-job electrical situations safely and effectively. Delmar, a part of Cengage Learning is pleased to make this authoritative reference from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) available directly from us, for the convenience of our customers who work in and around the electrical trades. It may be used independently, or as a companion to any electrical book, including Delmar's best-selling wiring series, as well as our guides to using the NEC®. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

Property Inspector's Guide to Codes, Forms, and Complaints, 2006 Edition  (ISBN-10: 1418016098 | ISBN-13: 9781418016098)

Inspectors now have a partner in enforcing the property maintenance code! This valuable resource demonstrates how to prepare the documents required to pursue property maintenance code violators so that inspectors can perform inspections, file charges in the absence of compliance, obtain administrative search warrants, and condemn property "by the book." Comprehensive coverage clearly shows the inspector how to enforce the International Property Maintenance Code regulations with sample forms for every document that the code requires and sample complaints for every possible violation. This information will enable inspectors to do their jobs properly by helping them ensure that they follow the required steps in enforcement. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

Significant Changes to the NEC® 2008 Edition  (ISBN-10: 1418067474 | ISBN-13: 9781418067472)

The National Electrical Code® is the most widely recognized and accepted electrical standard in the world. Every three years the NEC® is updated to reflect the newest installation practices utilized by the electrical industry, bringing about hundreds of changes to the code. Significant Changes to the NEC® – 2008 Edition aims to identify and analyze those changes in a way that cuts through the maze of jargon to hone in on key updates that will affect electrical installations. For maximum comprehension, the book is arranged to follow the general layout of the NEC®. Each change is also accompanied by an illustration, as well as background information and a discussion of the significance of the change. As the most comprehensive code change book on the market, this resource will prove invaluable to electricians, electrical contractors, electrical inspectors, electrical engineers, and anyone who needs to understand the most important updates in the NEC® 2008.