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Kitchen and Bath Sustainable Design. Conservation, Materials, Practices. NKBA Professional Resource Library

  • ID: 3984115
  • Book
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The one–stop handbook for "greening" the kitchen and bath

Kitchens and baths together use an average of 300 gallons of water per day for a family of four. Outside of general temperature control, kitchen appliances use the bulk of a household′s energy. Kitchen & Bath Sustainable Design is the National Kitchen and Bath Association′s complete guide to "greening" these important rooms, covering every consideration for both remodels and new construction. This full–color guide contains everything designers need to bring space, budget, and sustainability together to create beautiful, functional, and efficient rooms.

Case studies of award–winning projects demonstrate how attention to energy efficiency, water use, materials selection, and more reduce a project′s environmental impact, and expert guidance toward greening one′s practice helps designers "walk the walk" and better serve clients. With this handy guide, design professionals will be able to:

  • Communicate sustainability concepts more clearly to stakeholders
  • Translate technical "green" criteria into practical design
  • Learn where standards and codes intersect with sustainability
  • Conduct a full analysis to quantify the "greenness" of a design
  • Get up to date on the latest technology, materials, and practices

A complete technical and practical guide, Kitchen & Bath Sustainable Design brings designers up to date on the latest guidelines, technology, and best practices.

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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

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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.

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