SBIC Publishes Building Guidelines

May 17, 2002
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WASHINGTON, DC — The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) has released Green Building Guidelines, the second generation of its residential design guidelines.

According to SBIC, the book was written by builders for builders and includes illustrations, case studies, and rules of thumb. The guidelines aim to provide information for those interested in producing energy- and resource-efficient homes.

The six chapters in the book cover such topics as community and site planning, energy, efficient water use, indoor environmental quality, materials, and operations and maintenance. More specific topics include energy-saving sites and orientation, resource-efficient and green building materials, construction waste management, energy- efficiency strategies for the envelope, hvac equipment, and more.

SBIC will also be working to bring the guidelines in the book to workshop courses across the country. For more information on the workshop or on the Green Building Guidelines, call 202-628-7400 or go to (website).

Publication date: 05/20/2002

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