01LectIntro_GB_2008_handout - Environmental Impact of...

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Arch 140 – Lecture 1 – Intro – Sp08 1 Introduction to Sustainability & Climate-Responsive Architecture Lecture #1 Tuesday, January 22, 2008 • 65.2% of total U.S. electricity consumption • 36% of total U.S. primary energy use • 30% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions • 40% of raw materials use globally (3 billion tons annually) • 40% of landfill material in the U.S. (136 million tons annually) • 12% of potable water in the U.S. Environmental Impact of Buildings Design and construction practices that significantly reduce or eliminate the negative impact of buildings on the environment and occupants in five broad areas: • Sustainable site planning • Safeguarding water and water efficiency • Energy efficiency and renewable energy • Conservation of materials and resources • Indoor environmental quality What is “Green” Design? Environmental benefits • Reduce the impacts of natural resource consumption Economic benefits • Improve the bottom line
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2010 for the course ARCH 140 taught by Professor Benton during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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01LectIntro_GB_2008_handout - Environmental Impact of...

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