In 2000, Seattle, Washington, became the first U.S. city to officially adopt the U.S. Green Building Councilas LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) aSilvera standards for its own major construction projects. In the midst of a municipal building boom, it set new targets for building and remodeling to LEED guidelines. Its first LEED certified project, the Seattle Justice Center, was completed in 2002. The city is now home to one of the highest concentrations of LEED buildings in the world. Building an Emerald City is the story of how Seattle transformed itself into a leader in sustainable agreena building, written by one of the principal figures in that transformation. It is both a personal accountafilled with the experiences and insights of an insideraand a guide for anyone who wants to bring about similar changes in any city. It includes abest practicea models from municipalities across the nation, supplemented by the contributions of aguest authorsa who offer stories and tips from their own experiences in other cities. Intended as a aroadmapa for policy makers, public officials and representatives, large-scale builders and land developers, and green advocates of every stripe, Building an Emerald City is that rare bookaone that is both inspirational and practical.This includes green building language in the Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Qualifications (RFQ) language, bidding qualifications, and consultant selection interview questions. ... Ask probing questions regarding what would define a successful green project for them. ... For building projects where energy efficiency will be a focus, selecting a mechanical engineer to collaborate with will anbsp;...
|Title||:||Building an Emerald City|
|Publisher||:||Island Press - 2012-06-22|