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Green Building Assessment Chapter 3 Brother Burr
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Green Building Assessment Before 1998: no specific criteria existed to evaluate and compare the merits of green building design ” ( Kibert 55)
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Exercise: Green Building Assessment Which house is more sustainable? Can you know from the picture? Not really.
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Exercise: Which is Greener? 1. Builder A builds House A and calls it a green building because of the solar panels . 2. Builder B builds House B and calls it a green building because of energy efficiency. 3. You have no way to verify the energy efficiency of House B, but you know that solar panels will save energy, so you decide that House A would be the greenest choice. House A House B
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Exercise: Which is Greener? 1. Builder A builds House A and calls it a green building because of the solar panels . 2. Builder B builds House B and calls it a green building because of energy efficiency. 3. You have no way to verify the energy efficiency of House B, but you know that solar panels will save energy, so you decide that House A would be the greenest choice. In reality, House A consumes more electricity, has worse insulation, and uses VOC paints. House B has better daylighting, has lower utility bills, and has higher indoor air quality. House A House B
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Exercise: Which is Greener? 1. Builder A builds House A and calls it a green building because of the solar panels . 2. Builder B builds House B and calls it a green building because of energy efficiency. 3. You have no way to verify the energy efficiency of House B, but you know that solar panels will save energy, so you decide that House A would be the greenest choice. Truth: House A consumes more electricity, has worse insulation, and uses VOC paints. House B has better daylighting, has lower utility bills, and has higher indoor air quality. House A House B VOC levels Insulation type Energy efficiency Air quality It would be almost impossible for a homebuyer to know this before buying the house.
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The Solution :Green Building Assessment In 1998, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) created a building assessment system called, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) An attempt to direct design and construction in the right way toward better buildings.
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