Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, today announced the availability of three new books focused on the green building industry. As part of the highly-regarded "Green Destination" series, the new titles cover all aspects of green building, from gaining a certification, to codes, concepts, technologies and alternative sources of clean energy.
"The new, cutting-edge technologies for today's green building projects are rapidly becoming standard practice for tomorrow," said Greg Clayton, vice president of Delmar, in a press release. "In order for industry professionals to keep up with this trend, they'll need to have a solid grasp on green building and the technologies, market forces and governmental policies that drive it. We understand this need for current, environmentally-friendly green building information, and are actively working to produce more materials to support all aspects of this industry. These three new titles will help professionals to be informed and knowledgeable of current topics in certifications, alternative energy sources and all other aspects of green building and compliance."
As builders work to meet the market need for clean and renewable energy sources, they must learn how to work with, install, maintain and use various forms of alternative energy systems and sources. Delmar has released "Alternative Energy: Sources & Systems," as a comprehensive source for builders, technicians, energy industry professionals or anyone wanting to learn more about these new sources of energy. The book provides thorough overviews of mainstream technologies and future concepts, including solar, wind and geothermal energy production, with detailed illustrations and photographs to provide a visual reference for complex concepts.
LEED is an internationally-recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED certification provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. Delmar recently developed the "Contractor's Guide to LEED Certified Construction" as a resource for contractors that focuses on specific construction-related LEED requirements. The book fully explains LEED standards, applies concepts to real-world construction situations, offers advice on methods and materials and explains land and water conservation principles in terms that contractors can relate to.
"Green Building: A Professional's Guide to Concepts, Codes and Innovation" is designed to provide a greater understanding of current design and building performance issues. Published in partnership with the International Code Council (ICC) and covering International Green Construction Code (IgCC) provisions, this title will help builders to be both green and code compliant. Content includes explanations of how buildings and ecosystems can work together, the sustainability concerns inspiring current regulations, and relevant codes and standards. "Green Building" aims to give readers a better understanding of where the building industry is heading and how to stay compliant with current green practices and regulations.
These new titles will be available in print through Delmar or as an ebook through the Kindle, from Amazon, or the NOOK from Barnes & Noble.
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