National Green Building Standard™
by: NAHB
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About This Book:
The National Green Building standard™, recently approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). A collaborative effort between the ICC and NAHB, the Standard provides the “green” practices that can be incorporated into new homes, including high-rise multifamily buildings, home remodeling and additions, hotels and motels, and the site upon which the green homes are located.

The green practices include:

  • lot design, preparation and development
  • resource, energy, and water efficiency
  • indoor environmental quality
  • operation, maintenance, and building owner education

The four threshold levels, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Emerald provide builders with a means to achieve basic, entry-level green building, or achieve the highest level of sustainable “green” building that incorporates energy savings of 60 percent or higher. The Standard can be used by any builder for their individual projects, or be the basis for a local community or state green building program.

**The Standard is the first residential green building rating system to have undergone the full consensus process and to be submitted to the American National Standards Institute for approval.**



Jobsite Safety Handbook, Third Edition, English-Spanish
by: NAHB Labor, Safety, & Health Services

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About This Book:
Just Released!
The third edition of this popular handbook covers the key safety issues residential builders and trade contractors need to focus on to reduce accidents and injuries. This updated companion to federal regulations will help you prevent the most common hazards on your construction jobsites.

With clear illustrations and photographs, the handbook includes new and updated information on topics such as

  • Fall protection for roofing work and around openings
  • Hearing and respiratory protection
  • Working in confined spaces
  • First aid
  • Hazardous materials
  • Housekeeping and general site safety
  • Employer duties, including training and protective equipment

Use this guide to protect your workers and keep your jobsites safe. It¹s a MUST for your company safety program.

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Green Building Strategies: From Plan to Profit
by: Jeannie Leggett Sikora

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About This Book:
A concise guide to current best practices for designing, constructing, testing, and ensuring longevity for new high-performance homes, Green Building Strategies explains in plain language what¹s happening in the rapidly evolving field of building science.

Green Building Strategies has condensed current information about green building from credible sources in a format you can easily digest. With this book you¹ll learn how to

  • Comply with new energy code requirements
  • Understand green building standards
  • Sort out product manufacturers¹ claims
  • Answer buyers¹ questions about high performance homes
  • Build high-performance energy-efficient green homes to satisfy buyers and stay ahead of your competitors

Green Building Strategies takes you step-by-step from design through site development and construction, quality assurance, marketing, and customer service. It provides the information you need to systematically create green projects with a price tag both you and your buyers can accept.

This comprehensive resource includes URLs for essential online green building resources, illustrations, and a glossary.


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