1. What is sustainable building? Why is it important?
Sustainable building is building to help preserve the environment and public
health. This is important so that later generations of humanity can live in less
Chapter 2 Notes
Foundations and Site work
o Dead Load- combined weight of all permanent components
of the building. In its own structural frame, floors, roofs, and
walls, major permanent and electrical equipment, and t
Chapter 3 Notes
o Tree trunk protective layer, composed of dead hollow
o Thick layer of living wood cells inside the cambium.
o Dead sapwood
o Small zone of weak wood cells that were the
Intro to Construction
thoBuildings account for 30 to 40 percent of the worlds energy
consumption and carbon dioxide gas emissions.
Sustainability- building to meet the needs of the present
generation without compromising the ability of future
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protective layer (A:
dead, B: living)
Cambium layer (C):
Source of new cells
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appears in the
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