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Designing sustainable buildings for sustainable cities


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Michael Mobbs - or Mr Sustainable House - is an architect and lawyer who can see the future and he doesn't like what he sees. Michael believes we must change the way cities are run, from the ground up. His ideas will surprise you. NOTE: The presentation and data therein is for information only and can only be reproduced with permission of the author.

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Designing sustainable buildings for sustainable cities

  1. 1. Living with higher temperatures Michael Mobbs Sustainability Coach Living with higher temperatures
  2. 2. How much of what do we need to live
  3. 3. Kyoto carbon trading ignores and helps make cities hotter In the 2002 European heat wave when 34,000 people died in four months London was 9 degrees hotter than the surrounding countryside
  4. 4. Dark Tar & Dark Roofs Increase City Temperatures by up to 10 degrees
  5. 5. Urban heating is doubling the impact of climate change at Observatory Hill, Sydney - up 1 degree with only .5 degree from climate change
  6. 6. Productive trees and pale roads cool cities, not Kyoto
  7. 7. 2 2 Potable water usage 50 l/ p / day <ul><ul><ul><li>4 people </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5m landscape </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>150m site </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. A ‘normal’ kitchen
  9. 9. A 19 century terrace
  10. 10. Rain Tank for City Offices that don’t need Desal or Dam water <ul><li>200 person office block, </li></ul><ul><li>Double Bay </li></ul><ul><li>All water from rainwater </li></ul><ul><li>All sewage re-used on site to </li></ul><ul><li>flush toilets and irrigate </li></ul><ul><li>productive gardens </li></ul><ul><li>No mains water or sewerage </li></ul>
  11. 11. Garrigal strata offices - black-topped chimneys, balconies, on site sewage and rainwater
  12. 12. 376-382 New South Head Rd, Double Bay - Goldman Lane - 2005-2007
  13. 13. ESD Part section ESD part section
  14. 14. 376-382 New South Head Rd, Double Bay - Level 1 Interior - 2005-2007 ESD section + interior ESD Part Section
  15. 15. Stair Section Stair Section - thermal ventilation chimney
  16. 16. Water Treatment Diagram Water Treatment Diagram • Treated Grey water system • Collection of rainwater for potable use within the building • No connection to mains water and sewer • Selection of 5A/5 Star water saving devices • No cooling tower • Separate metering of each tenancy for hot/cold water WATER
  17. 17. INNOVATIONS • No onsite car parking • Use of rainwater and reuse of grey water in a small urban multi-tenanted commercial building. • Disconnection from mains water and sewerage INNOVATIONS
  18. 18. Michael Mobbs Sustainability Coach Lime tree, Myrtle Street Paddock
  19. 19. Michael Mobbs Sustainability Coach Compost bin, Peace Park Paddock
  20. 21. Watering street trees with rainwater
  21. 22. A productive fence <ul><li>A productive fence </li></ul>
  22. 23. Coffee grounds Coffee grounds at café guilia
  23. 24. <ul><li>Coffee grounds going on orange trees </li></ul>
  24. 25. What we want