Land 2210 notes - Sustainable design recognizes:-the need...

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Earth as a living system: Biota – all living things within a given area Biosphere- region of Earth where life exists - also includes the system that sustain life All living things require energy POPULATION II Sustainable Design Three E’s: Ecology Economy Equity Sustainable design recognizes: - intrinsic value of nature - interdependence of humanity and nature - The limitations of design/value of nature as a model. Sustainable design encourages: - identify and preserve high quality habitats - re-connect people and nature - preserve and restore natural processes - No net loss of biodiversity Sustainable design recognizes: - the impact of design decisions on human well-being - the responsibility to create relevant designs - the responsibility of providing for all communities Sustainable design encourages: - protect public health, safety, and welfare. - Design communities around people, not automobiles - Encourage multi-use land development and greenspace conservation
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Unformatted text preview: Sustainable design recognizes:-the need to eliminate waste-the evaluation of the full life cycle of materials-the potential to rely on natural energy flows-the value of free ecosystem services. Sustainable design encourages:-reduce dependence on external resources-harness on-site resources-conducting life-cycle analyses -appropriate citing of buildings Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Brundtland Commission Sustainable design is the conception and realization of ecologically, economically and ethically sensitive and responsible expression as a part of the evolving matrix of nature. William McDonough Architects, The Hannover Principles, 1992 CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE US Globally and locally, temperatures are rising....
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2011 for the course HIST 2210 taught by Professor Macdonald during the Fall '11 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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