RSMeans and Wiley to Launch Green Building Publication at Greenbuild 2010

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First Co-Branded Reference Publication with Wiley

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The release of this reference publication is a valuable addition to the green conversation

RSMeans, North America’s leading supplier of construction cost information and a division of Reed Construction Data, will introduce its first co-branded reference publication, Green Building: Project Planning & Cost Estimating, 3rd edition, with partner John Wiley & Sons, Inc., an industry-leading publisher, at the 2010 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo (booth # 1511) in Chicago on November 16-18.

The Third Edition has been updated with the latest in green building technologies, design concepts, standards, and costs. The elements, case studies, and resources give practical guidance to contractors and building owners on green building, to include:

  • Green building approaches, materials, rating systems, standards, and guidelines
  • Energy efficiencies, implementing energy modeling tools
  • Designing and specifying, as well as commissioning, green building projects
  • Often-specified products and materials, as well as a sample spec
  • Goals and techniques for health, comfort, and productivity
  • Evaluating the cost versus value of green products over their life cycle
  • Low-cost green strategies and special economic incentives and funding
  • Building deconstruction and cost considerations

With a new chapter on commercial real estate, this reference is a one-stop resource for the latest in green building approaches and implementation.

“The release of this reference publication is a valuable addition to the green conversation,” said Andrea Sillah, Product Manager, RSMeans Books. “We are pleased to have teamed up with Wiley for the first of many exciting publications.”

“We’re excited by the opportunities to collaborate with RSMeans in a comprehensive publishing partnership, and Green Building provides a terrific kickoff to our new relationship. This is the kind of essential reference that we are committed to providing to the industry” said Amanda L. Miller, Vice President and Publisher, Wiley.

RSMeans will also team up with the U.S. Department of Energy as sponsor for Solar Decathlon 2011, in greater pursuit of green initiative and evolution. The event challenges 20 collegiate teams to demonstrate inventive clean-energy solutions by building solar-powered houses that feature cost-effective, energy construction and incorporate energy-saving appliances and renewable energy systems. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is held every two years as one of the most ambitious and inspiring events in the country.

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About RSMeans
RSMeans, a division of Reed Construction Data, is North America’s leading source of construction cost information. The company offers print, CD and online cost data; reference books and seminars; and consulting services—tools to help owners, developers, architects, engineers, and contractors estimate and control construction costs. Visit

About John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 400 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace.

Wiley’s core businesses publish scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and Web sites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's Web site can be accessed at The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.


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