Sustainable Building Technical Manual: Green Building Practices for Design, Construction, and Operations is intended to meet the building industry’s need for a comprehensive manual of sustainable building practices. Its goal is to provide clear, easily applied guidelines and useful practices that can be readily introduced into new construction, renovation, and building operations. The manual is designed to synthesize the large volume of available information on green buildings and direct the reader to more detailed resources for further review and reference.
The manual focuses on commercial-size building projects in both the public and private sectors. Building professionals who will find this manual a useful resource include landscape architects, planners, architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, property managers, building owners and developers, product manufacturers, utility companies, building tenants, maintenance staff, and code officials.
This section of the Sustainable Building Technical Manual reviews pre-design environmental issues such as design team selection, environmental
guidelines, and “whole-building” design integration—the first and essential
steps in creating and implementing a successful green building project.
This excerpt from the Sustainable Building Technical Manual is one of the reference materials used to write questions for the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP exams. Candidates may find this resource helpful as they study for their exam.