Aimed at real estate industry professionals, developers, and investors, this guidebook fully explains the best practices and methods for retrofitting an existing office building to be green--increasing the efficiency of resource use while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment. Covering numerous eco-friendly systems, this reference demonstrates how green features are definitely worth the investments they require. Case study examples of projects that have incorporated these aspects as well as how they were constructed are included.
Leanne Tobias is founder and principal of Malachite LLC. She is a nationally recognised speaker and author on sustainable real estate accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland.