Lecture 9 - EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES 80 Professor Berry...

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EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES 80 Professor Berry 2/22/10 Lecture 9 ASUC Lecture Notes Online is the only authorized note-taking service at UC Berkeley. Do not share, copy or illegally distribute (electronically or otherwise) these notes. Our student-run program depends on your individual subscription for its continued existence. These notes are copyrighted by the University of California and are for your personal use only. D O N O T C O P Y Sharing or copying these notes is illegal and could end note taking for this course. ANNOUNCEMENTS This week we have two guest lectures. One lecture will be on green buildings. We have gone over a lot of stuff regarding energy and energy use, which leads us into green buildings. Alternative forms of energy are used in green buildings. With that, I want to introduce Rebecca Anderson who is an employee on campus. Remember at the end of the course you have to write a paper about sustainability. This hasn’t been completely formatted yet. LECTURE Guest Speaker: Rebecca Anderson Good afternoon. My name is Rebecca, and my specialties are air and water. I make sure that the campus doesn’t pollute. In my free time I look at green buildings and how to a sustainable building. The US Green Building Council (USGBC) runs a LEED Green Building Rating System, which controls building regulations. What is green building ? It is a building that is energy efficient, has an environmental design, is less toxic, uses solar energy and so on. Almost any building can be a green building. You don’t have to have all of the building features to be considered a green building. A lot of old buildings are being converted to green buildings. Even buildings on campus can be a green. For example, Dwinelle can be a green building. You can take an existing structure, retrofit it and change it to make it greener. There are different levels of green. Green can be seen in a high performing office building. Why are green buildings important? Normal office buildings use over 40% of the energy in the United States. Buildings contribute over 35% of carbon dioxide emissions. Water use is 15% and solid waste contributes to over 30% of wastes in America. Green buildings cut this. With a green building, you can change the energy use from 40 to 30%. Carbon dioxide levels go down to 25% and the solid waste goes down to less than 10%. The USGBC is the big driver for making this
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