04_-_Chapter_06_-_Sustainable_Sites___Landscaping

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Sustainable Sites and Landscaping – Chapter 6 Bro. Burr Roof of the LDS Conference Center
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Aims of a BYU Education Aims of a BYU Education, http://unicomm.byu.edu/president/aim2.aspx Aims of a BYU Education, http://unicomm.byu.edu/president/aims.aspx
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Sustainable Sites and Landscaping – Chapter 6 Bro. Burr Roof of the LDS Conference Center
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Sustainable Sites
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Why Sites Need to Be Sustainable The following are examples of why both the building AND the site should be sustainable.
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Building users have to drive long distances to get there. Sustainable Sites The sustainability of the greenest building is compromised if:
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Sustainable Sites The building has potential to contaminate water sources. The sustainability of the greenest building is compromised if:
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It was built on prime farmland instead of on land already affected by human activities. Sustainable Sites The sustainability of the greenest building is compromised if:
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Land Use Issues – Loss of Prime Farmland Every minute of every day, America loses 2 acres of farmland. “Wasteful land use is the problem, not growth itself.” – Kibert, pg 136 From 1982-1997, U.S. population grew by 17%, but urbanized land grew by 47%.
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Land Use Issues – Loss of Prime Farmland Every minute of every day, America loses 2 acres of farmland. “Wasteful land use is the problem, not growth itself.” – Kibert, pg 136 From 1982-1997, U.S. population grew by 17%, but urbanized land grew by 47%. Goal : Build on pre-developed land
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1. Defining Greenfields, brownfields, grayfields, and blackfields. 2.
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