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Final Exam Review Sheet 10.30 Introduction to Green Building Why is green building important (list 2 reasons mentioned by Rebecca)? U.S.= 21.7% of world’s primary energy consumption; 42% from U.S. buildings; Thus 9% of worlds E.C. is from U.S. buildings ; U.S. buildings account for ~8% of world’s CO2 emissions. USGBC – not government-led, industry-led, consensus (major opinion) driven. What is LEED certification? Run by USGBC, LEED is an internationally recognized certification system that measures sustainable performance. In 5 years, certification expires, every 2 year rating gets harder. What is an example of a green building on campus? Tang Center; steam is the biggest source of energy emission What are some examples of sustainable behaviors, specifically efforts on campus? Energy (or CO2?) emission increase about 1.6% overall, but emission per ft^2 decreased by 0.4%. It shows that campus buildings have gotten more efficient. Alternative Transportation (bicycle, walk); Indoor Plumbing Fixture & Fitting Efficiency (Water Efficiency); Energy Efficiency Performance (Just reduce energy usage); Sustainable Purchasing (40% Electric-powered equipment and/or 40% Furniture; 25% Food —Rapidly Renewable Materials, Local and Salvaged Materials, Recycled Content, Sustainable Forestry); Solid Waste Management; Green Cleaning—High performance Cleaning Program: including 11.9 Sustainable Architecture What are a few principles in the William McDonough’s Hannover Principles of Sustainable Architecture? Co-existence of human and nature; Recognize human design interacts with the natural world; Respect relationship between human feelings and materials; Careful creation of products, processes, standards; Eliminate waste; Rely on natural energy flows, Recognize design is limited by nature. What are some natural factors to consider in sustainable architectural design? Climate (temperature, humidity, winds, precipitation), materials, E usage, What is biomimicry? 1. Nature as a model – how can we imitate or take inspiration from designs and processes 2. Nature as a measure – what works, what is appropriate, what lasts 3. Nature as a mentor – what we can learn from the natural world Zero Energy Building – 1/3 E usages
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11.13 Built Nature Do you think Golden Gate Park is ‘natural’? Justify your answer. Nope. It’s unnatural. The area was covered with sand dunes. It is “very” constructive. It required many resources to build. Describe the Back Bay Fens project by Frederick Law Olmsted. Successfully designed storm/sewage water treatment area with plants, eliminating the health and aesthetic problem created by the polluted bay waters. An ecologically healthy place that could also be enjoyed as a recreation area What are some ideas in ‘Environmentally Constructed Build Nature’ according to Louise Mozingo? Consider spontaneous and constructed nature part of the same system; more than one
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