Three new books focused on the green building industry have been released from Delmar. The new titles are part of Delmar’s Green Destination series, and cover all aspects of green building from gaining a certification to codes, concepts, technologies and alternative sources of clean energy.

“The new, cutting-edge technologies for today’s green building projects are rapidly becoming standard practice for tomorrow,” said Greg Clayton, vice president of Delmar. “In order for industry professionals to keep up with this trend, they’ll need to have a solid grasp on green building and the technologies, market forces and governmental policies that drive it. We understand this need for current, environmentally-friendly green building information, and are actively working to produce more materials to support all aspects of this industry. These three new titles will help professionals to be informed and knowledgeable of current topics in certifications, alternative energy sources and all other aspects of green building and compliance.”

Alternative Energy: Sources & Systems provides overviews of mainstream technologies and future concepts, including solar, wind and geothermal energy production. The book includes detailed illustrations and photographs to provide a visual reference for concepts.

The Contractor’s Guide to LEED Certified Construction focuses on specific construction-related LEED requirements. The book explains Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards, applies concepts to real-world construction situations, offers advice on methods and materials, and explains land and water conservation principles.

Green Building: A Professional's Guide to Concepts, Codes and Innovation is designed to provide a greater understanding of current design and building performance issues, according to Delmar. The book was published in partnership with the International Code Council and covers International Green Construction Code provisions. The title also aims to help builders to be both green and code compliant. Content includes explanations of how buildings and ecosystems can work together, the sustainability concerns inspiring current regulations and relevant codes and standards. The book also looks to give readers a better understanding of where the building industry is heading and how to stay compliant with current green practices and regulations.

These new titles will be available in print through Delmar or as an e-book through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. For more information on these three new titles, visit www.thegreendestination.com.