Green Models for Site Development
Green Models for Site Development

Green Models for Site Development

New edition

HOUSE & HOME

98 Pages, 5 x 7

Formats: ebook: PDF

ebook: PDF, $13.99 (CA $13.99) (US $13.99)

Publication Date: January 2011

ISBN 9780867186956

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Overview

This handy field guide will help you capitalize on existing desirable land features when planning and designing projects under the National Green Building Standard™. Through five comprehensive case studies you’ll see how other builders and developers earned the highest green ratings and home buyer approval by preserving on-site natural beauty, limiting the development footprint, and reducing outdoor maintenance. Whether you are building on an urban infill lot, developing a rural site, or reclaiming a suburban greyfield, this book will help you construct communities that reflect a green lifestyle. Learn how to Design properties to ensure they are at least as green as the homes that will be built on them Achieve maximum points for each lot/land development practice required by the NGBS Reduce traffic, noise, and heat islands Decrease pollution and recycle land development waste Limit clearing and grading Create landscaping that conserves water Protect and preserve trees as a desirable amenity Apply green development techniques to a storm water management strategy Minimize environmental disruption from utility lines Green Models for Site Development includes the actual scoring sheets from the National Green Building Standard™ Commentary that details the intent of each land and lot development practice, and educational resources to help you master the art of green land development.

Author Biography

The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 700 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.