Green Building: Project Planning and Cost Estimating

Green Building: Project Planning and Cost Estimating

  • $ 25.00

Since the widely read first edition of this book, green building has gone from a growing trend to a major force in design and construction. The chapters, case studies, resources, and cost data in this book give you the whole picture on green building, including the latest on: 
  • Green building approaches, materials, systems, and standards
  • Energy efficiencies – with energy modeling tools
  • Health, comfort, and productivity-goals and techniques
  • Evaluating the cost versus value of green products over their life cycle
  • Specifying green building projects – complete with a list of often-specified products/materials and a sample spec
  • Low-cost green strategies and special economic incentives and funding
  • Assembling the green project team and commissioning the building
  • Deconstruction: a new chapter on this key element of sustainable building


This 2nd edition has been completely updated with the latest in green building technologies, design concepts, standards, and costs. It includes RSMeans' Green Building Project Planning Cost Data CD-ROM at no additional cost. The CD contains: 

  • More than 300 new assemblies (from high-efficiency HVAC and lighting, to living roofs, fuel cells, gray water systems, and much more) 
  • Over 7,000 unit price line items for green materials and products
  • Key word index
  • "Virtual notes" to highlight individual lines
  • Extensive estimating reference tables
  • Localized costs for your geographic area

By Contributing Authors & R.S. Means
R.S. Means, 2002
Paperback, 520 pages
10.92 x 8.44 x 1.26 inches

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