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Introduction & Overview – Chapter 1 Brother Burr
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High-Performance Buildings Definition: A building with energy, economic, and environmental performance that is substantially better than standard practice.
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LDS Church unveils „green' meetinghouse 158 solar energy panels on the roof restrooms reduce water usage tank-less water generate it on demand Sophisticated thermostats computer module for times of peak power demand 18 high-efficiency furnaces building is encased in 4 inches of foam insulation "We're working very hard to try and find ways to conserve the precious resources, help with clean air and use those kind of practices that are environmentally responsible … We want to be responsible members of the community as well, and I'm talking about the community of man -- mankind throughout the world, "said Bishop H. David Burton, the Church's presiding bishop.
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Rationale for High-Performance Buildings 1. Provide an ethical and practical response to environmental issues. 2. Green buildings virtually always make economic sense on a life-cycle cost basis, though they may be more expensive on a first-cost basis. 3. Acknowledges the potential effect of the building on the health of its occupants.
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Better Human Solutions A video about a sustainable building in Melbourne.
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Defining Sustainable Construction Sustainable Green High Performance
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