Module5-SustainableConstruction

Module5-SustainableConstruction - Module 9 The Built...

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    Module 9 The Built Environment BCN 1582 International Sustainable Development
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    Where we are and going…. Part I: Introduction and Foundation Part II: International Sustainability Part III: The Built Environment  Part IV: Applications to Other Sectors
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    II. The Built Environment Module 9– Built Environment (26 Oct) Module 10 – Energy (2 Nov) Module 11 – Water (9 Nov) Module 12 – Materials (16 Nov) Test: 18 Nov
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    And later…. IV Other sectors Week of 23 Nov (Tues) Week of 30 Nov (Tues) Week of 7 Dec (Tues) Final Test: TBA
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    Reminder: State of the World This week: SOW Chapter 8 Next week: RBE Chapter 6, NC Chapter 6 Third week: RBE Chapter 8, NC Chapter  7 Fourth week: RBE Chapter 10
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    Today’s Built Environment A complex web of systems and building  structures serving human wants and needs  through greater thru-puts of resources Keys to understanding the role of the  Construction Industry within Sustainable  Development: Fundamental understanding of basic sustainability  concepts Fundamental understanding of how buildings use  resources and discharge wastes throughout their  life-cycle
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    How Buildings Work Purpose:  Provide the human support functions   necessary for us to live and work in a  comfortable, healthy and productive  environment Buildings are fundamentally an extension  of human metabolic processes
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    How Buildings Work Basic human processes supported by all  buildings include:  Metabolism of water, energy and materials  (plumbing, HVAC, electrical) Waste removal and recycling (plumbing) Thermal comfort (HVAC) Respiration (HVAC) Sight (lighting) Physical protection (structure, envelope) Performing task (equipment)
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    Providing Water Buildings and settlements  must always be near an  adequate source of clean  water Pure surface or groundwater  source produced from the  distillation or filtration of  atmospheric water vapor Piped to storage reservoirs  for treatment and distribution Use gravity as much as  possible 
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    Piping, pumps, storage, etc. involved in  moving  drinking  quality water from the  water plant to the user are called  domestic   or  potable  distribution systems Providing Water Part of the distribution  system from the water plant  to the meter is called the  supply-side Part of the distribution  system from the meter to the  building and the plumbing  inside the building is called  the  demand-side
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    Potable systems: Eliminate harmful  chemical and biological  contaminates during  treatment and provide 
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course BCN 1582 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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