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  • The Engineering Guide to LEED-New Construction This publication provides a solid understanding of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED-NC rating system, explaining step-by-step how to apply it to real-world construction projects.
  • Public Works 2016 Costbook (23rd Ed) This extensive resource is the first place to turn, whether you're preparing a preliminary estimate, evaluating a contractor's bid, or submitting a formal budget proposal.
  • Solar Strategies for Public Works This program will explore different financing, procurement, and management strategies for making solar power work for small communities. It will alos focus on the design of solar photovoltaic installations on existing roofs and new roofs.
  • A New Vision for Public Works Management This program provides an overview of the APWA Center for Sustainability, Framework for Vibrant & Healthy Communities, and the Center Leadership created to assist public works professionals in taking an integrated, whole systems approach to public works management.
  • ADA: Project Civic Access, It May Be Headed Your Way Disability Act (ADA). This program will help you understand what to expect if your municipality is selected for a review. Representatives from the Department of Justice will provide an overview of the program and explain the goals of Project Civic Access.
  • Understanding Your Agency's Carbon Footprint This program presents an overview of the tools available to calculate carbon footprint, an explanation of trading carbon credits, and discussion of pending governmental regulations regarding emission of greenhouse gases.
  • Greening Existing Buildings This guide explains how to transform existing buildings into more energy-efficient, resource-conserving green buildings. The book provides a clear process that guides you, step-by-step, through each phase of moving building operations and maintenance toward the goal of a green-certified building.