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The integrative design guide to green building : redefining the practice of sustainability / 7group (John Boecker, Scot Horst, Tom Keiter, Andrew Lau, Marcus Sheffer, and Brian Toevs) and Bill Reed
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2009
book jacket
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Subject(s) Sustainable buildings -- Design and construction
Sustainable architecture
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System
Physical Description xiv, 398 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents 1. Many minds : From master builder to the twenty-first century: where we are and how we got here : The master builder ; The Siena Duomo -- The age of specialization -- Stop and reflect: our current process : Siloed optimization ; The abyss between design and construction professionals ; Doing less damage by adding technologies -- The call before us -- 2. Building as an organism : A shift in thinking: no part or system in isolation -- Buildings as organisms : Tunneling through the cost barrier ; Lessons learned from high-performance windows -- Project teams as organism : Fostering an interdisciplinary process: "a deer in the headlights" ; A team of colearners and the learning wheel ; The composite master builder -- 3. Reframing sustainability : What is sustainability? -- The trajectory of sustainability in practice : The technical story of Willow School ; A more compelling and vital story of place ; Re-membering our role in nature ; Reciprocal relationships within the larger system -- The role of the mental model: from products to a new mind-set -- Nested subsystems -- Solving for pattern -- 4. Aligning values, purpose, and process : Introduction to the discovery phase -- The four Es -- Questioning assumptions -- Creating alignment : Aligning the team ; Aligning with the client -- Fostering an iterative process -- Integrating intentions with purpose : The four key subsystems ; Aligning dollars and resources ; The "touchstone" exercise ; Aligning with values ; Redefining success -- 5. The discovery phase : This is not a cookbook -- Here's where we are -- Stop and reflect : What's working? ; What's not working? ; How can we do (and think about) this differently? -- Integrative process overview -- Three-part structure : Part A. Discovery ; Part B. Design and construction ; Part C. Occupancy, operations, and performance feedback -- Part A. Discovery : Stage A1. Research and analysis: preparation ; Stage A2. Workshop no.1: Alignment of purpose and goal-setting ; Stage A3. Research and analysis: evaluating possible strategies ; Stage A4. Workshop no.2: Conceptual design exploration ; Stage A5. Research and analysis: Testing conceptual design ideas
6. Schematic design : Entering part B: Design and construction -- Here's where we are -- Stop and reflect : What's working? ; What's not working? ; How can we do (and think about) this differently? -- Part B. Design and construction : Stage B1. Workshop no. 3: Schematic design kickoff: bringing it all together (without committing to building form ; Stage B2. Research and analysis: Schematic design: Bringing it all together (and now committing to building form) -- 7. Design development and documentation : Here's where we are -- Stop and reflect : What's working? ; What's not working? ; How can we do (and think about) this differently? ; Stage B.3. Workshop no. 4: Design development kickoff: it is brought together: does it work? ; Stage B4. Research and analysis: Design development: optimization ; Stage B5. Workshop no. 5: Construction documents kickoff: performance verification and quality control ; Stage B6. Construction documents: no more designing -- 8. Construction, operations, and feedback : The evolving commissioning process -- Learning from feedback -- Here's where we are -- Stop and reflect : What's working? ; What's not working? ; How can we do (and think about) this differently? ; Stage B7. Bidding and construction: aligning with the builder: becoming a team -- Part C. Occupancy, operations, and performance feedback : Stage C1. Occupancy: feedback from all systems -- Epilogue : Evolving the field : A transformational process -- Shifting the paradigm -- The fifth system
Review "The integrative design process offers a new path to making better green building decisions and addressing complex issues that threaten living systems. In The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building: Redefining the Practice of Sustainability, 7group's principals and integrative design pioneer Bill Reed introduce design and construction professionals to the concepts of whole building design and whole systems. With integrative thinking that reframes what sustainability means, they provide a how-to guide for architects, designers, engineers, developers, builders, and other professionals on incorporating integrative design into every phase of a project. This book, both practical and thoughtful, will help you deliver your vision of a sustainable environment."--BOOK JACKET
Series Wiley book on sustainable design
Alternate Author Reed, Bill, 1953-
7group (Organization)

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