Lecture1-2010 - Principles of Sustainable Construction...

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Unformatted text preview: Principles of Sustainable Construction Lecture 1 BCN6585 Some New Vocabulary • Sustainability • Sustainable Development • Sustainable Construction • Substitutability • Deep Ecology • Factor 4 and Factor 10 • Carrying Capacity • Ecological Footprint • Ecological Rucksack • Adaptive Management • Ecological Economics • Externalities • Internalization • Environmental Ethics • Ethics of Sustainability • Clean Production • Industrial and Construction Ecology • Industrial Metabolism • Eco-efficiency • MIPS • NZEB Even more… • LCA • LCC • Ecological Design • Green Construction • Green Building Materials • TND • NU • USGBC • Green Building Initiative • LEED, BREEAM, Green Globes • Peak Oil • Peak Water • Watergy • Emergy, Exergy, Entropy, Enthalpy • Rainwater Harvesting • Greywater, Reclaimed Water, Black water • Architecture 2030 Challenge The Theme • Natural capital and resources are being rapidly destroyed and depleted • Three lessons: – Factors that increase by a fixed %/year have fixed doubling times – The earth is essentially a closed system – Exponentially increasing mass of humanity can cause planetary-scale disruptions • The human race cannot sustain its growth and behavior • Result: Changed patterns or destruction Main Points • Our current resource consumption and destruction of natural systems is unsustainable . • Humankind can live sustainably if and only if it controls its population, lives within nature’s resources, and extensively protects natural systems. • “There is no inherent conflict between protecting the environment and a strong human economy because the environment is the support system for all human activity .” Anthony Cortese, Earth Day 1995 Human Impacts on Natural Systems • Depletion – Soil, non-renewable resources • Destruction – Biodiversity, renewable resources, waste assimilative capacity, ozone layer • Appropriation – Net Primary Production (NPP), fresh water • Modification – Agriculture, extractive industries, built environment • Pollution and Toxification – Water, air, land Worth of Ecosystem • Costanza et al 1997, “The value of the world’s ecosytem goods and services,” Nature , 387:253- 260. – Pollination, Raw Materials Production, Water Supply, Waste Recycling & Pollution Control, Recreation & Education, Climate and Atmosphere Regulation, Soil Formation and Erosion Control, Control of Pests & Diseases • Value of services: US$16 to $US54 trillion • World GNP: US$18 trillion Services Provided by Natural Systems • Air quality enhancement • Soils for food, wood, paper production • Ambient temperature enhancement • Dampening flood peaks • Filtering/recharging groundwater • Erosion control • Renewable energy • Pollination • Food and water for wildlife • Pest control • Recreation and tourism • Grazing for domesticated animals • Noise barriers and separation • Natural fires • Carbon, energy, water storage • Hazard reduction World Food Prices 2005-2007 Between 2005 and the summer of 2008, the price of wheat and...
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course BCN 6585 taught by Professor Kibert during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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