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Development of a database methodology for compliance with regionally available materials standards of LEED™ Green Building Rating System


2005 2005

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Abstract (summary)

Green building design is increasingly being considered by designers and builders across the United States. One strategy of green or sustainable design can be to use local or regionally manufactured and extracted materials for construction. The benefits of use of local materials are minimizing environmental and economic costs of transportation and supporting the local economy. This research developed a methodology for creating a database of regionally available materials which is applicable to universities and other large institutional owners and is targeted towards compliance with the "Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design" Green Building Rating System (LEED®). LEED is a sustainable design based system which entails certification processes for "green" buildings. LEED addresses regionally manufactured and extracted materials as well as numerous other sustainable practices. This methodology for development of a database is centered on compliance with the regionally available materials standards of LEED.

The researcher conducted interviews with LEED Accredited Professionals and construction managers, developed a building case study, created a sample database and created a framework outlining the process of developing a database. Additionally, the researcher outlined the process of complying with the regionally available materials standards of LEED and identified high-impact materials for typical institutional buildings.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Civil engineering;
Environmental science
Classification
0543: Civil engineering
0768: Environmental science
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Applied sciences
Title
Development of a database methodology for compliance with regionally available materials standards of LEED™ Green Building Rating System
Author
Das, Sadiq
Number of pages
212
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0128
Source
MAI 44/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542329098, 0542329093
Advisor
Mrozowski, Timothy
University/institution
Michigan State University
University location
United States -- Michigan
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1428914
ProQuest document ID
305427459
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305427459
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