This book “Simply GREEN – A quick guide to energy and environmental assessment certifications of buildings” presents an overview of all main global and some national environmental and energy assessment systems.In words of Professor Emeritus Brian Edwards: “In this publication I am struck by the way a complex field is reduced to simple language and straightforward principles and facts. Too often building certification is mired by excessive technical description and construction jargon. In the spirit of knowledge sharing and technological exchange, Swegon Air Academy has served Europe’s construction industry well by funding this simple GREEN guide to environmental and energy certification.”
This book discusses six environmental and three purely energy-based certification systems along with fourth briefly discussed certification systems: the British BREEAM Assessment Method, the US LEED Rating System, the German DGNB Certification System, the Australian Green Star Rating System, the Swedish Miljöbyggnad system and the French HQE system; the European Green Building Programme, the Swiss Minergie Building Standard and the German Passive House (Passivhaus) Standard; the Japanese CASBEE assessment system, the Indian IGBC rating system, the US ENERGY STAR program and the French Effinergie system.
Read more about the book here and download also some free chapters (link here).