Kitchen and Bath Sustainable Design: Conservation, Materials, Practices (NKBA Professional Resource Library)

Kitchen and Bath Sustainable Design: Conservation, Materials, Practices (NKBA Professional Resource Library)

By: Robin Fisher (author), Amanda Ferroggiaro (author), Amanda Davis (author), NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) (author)Hardback

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The leading industry association's handbook for going green in the kitchen and bath Kitchen & Bath Sustainable Design is the National Kitchen and Bath Association's complete guide to "greening" these important rooms. The first book to focus exclusively on kitchen and bath sustainability, this full color guide covers every consideration for both remodels and new construction, making it a handy reference for any kitchen and bath professional. Case studies of award-winning projects demonstrate how space, budget, and sustainability can come together to create beautiful, functional, efficient rooms, and illustrations throughout provide visual examples of the techniques discussed. The book includes information on greening one's practice for the client's benefit, plus an appendix of additional resources and instructional materials for classroom use. Outside of general heating and cooling, kitchen appliances use the bulk of a household's energy. Kitchens and baths together use an average of 300 gallons of water per day for a family of four, and both rooms are high-use areas that require good air quality. Kitchen & Bath Sustainable Design provides a handbook to designing these rooms for sustainability, without sacrificing comfort or livability. With comprehensive guidance on approaching these rooms sustainably, readers will: * Communicate better with builders, clients, and potential clients * Understand technical considerations, and the criteria that make a design "green" * Conduct a full design analysis, including life cycle costing and efficiency * Learn the ratings systems and standards in play in the green kitchen and bath The biggest elements of sustainable interior design energy efficiency, water use, and materials selection are all major players in the kitchen and bath. Clients are increasingly demanding attention to sustainability issues, and designers must be up to date on the latest guidelines, best practices, and technology. Kitchen & Bath Sustainable Design is the complete technical and practical guide to green design for the kitchen and bath professional.

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About Author

Amanda Davis, NCIDQ is Chair of the Interior Design Department at Portland Community College, and a practicing interior designer in Portland, Oregon. Robin Rigby Fisher, CMKBD, CAPS is an instructor at Portland Community College, and principal of Robin Rigby Fisher Design. Robin also lives in Portland, Oregon.


PREFACExiii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xv CHAPTER 1 UNDERSTANDING THE NEED FOR SUSTAINABLE DESIGN 1 Triple Bottom-Line Approach 4 Designing for Benefit 11 Summary 20 Review Questions 20 CHAPTER 2 WHAT DEFINES SUSTAINABILITY? 23 Embodied Energy 24 Renewable Resources 26 Affordable Comfort Perspective 35 Summary 39 Review Questions 40 CHAPTER 3 SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION 41 The Path You Take Beyond Code 42 Window Specification 50 Walls and Insulation 50 Heating and Cooling 60 Water Conservation and Distribution 62 Deconstruction 66 Space Planning 72 Summary 74 Review Questions 75 CHAPTER 4 INDOOR AIR QUALITY 77 Indoor Air Quality Why Should We Care? 77 Kitchen Ventilation 86 Bathroom Ventilation 88 Makeup Air 91 Summary 103 Review Questions 103 CHAPTER 5 MATERIALS, APPLIANCES, and FIXTURES 105 Getting Started 105 Embodied Energy 112 Life Cycle Assessment 113 Materials 118 Wall Finishes 121 Sealers 134 Fixtures and Fittings 141 Water Heating and Distribution 145 Living Room Appliances 150 Summary 151 Review Questions 151 CHAPTER 6 CREATING AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DESIGN PRACTICE 153 Why Create an Environmentally Sustainable Design Practice? 153 Today s Green Client 166 Incorporating Systems Thinking in Your Business 168 Summary 169 Review Questions 169 APPENDIX A 173 APPENDIX B 177 APPENDIX C 181 APPENDIX D 197 APPENDIX E 201 GLOSSARY 207 RESOURCES 213 INDEX 215

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/02/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781118627723
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781118627723
  • weight: 1046
  • ISBN10: 1118627725

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