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Green building

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Green building

  1. 1. Green Building<br />By Cassie, Angeline, and Kayla<br />
  2. 2. Green building is the practice of creating and using healthier and more energy and resource-efficient buildings. <br />The purpose of green buildings is to reduce the overall impact of buildings on the environment and on human health. <br />Green building can be practice by an individual in their home or on a large scale by companies and organizations.<br />What is green building?<br />
  3. 3. Components<br />Energy Efficiency<br />Water Usage Reduction<br />Less Building Waste<br />
  4. 4. Ways to Green Improve a Home~Energy Efficiency~<br />Renewable resources (wind or solar)<br />Good insulation<br />high-efficiency air conditioners and furnaces<br />replacing traditional incandescent light bulbs with fluorescent ones<br />Energy Efficient Appliance (Energy Star Label)<br />
  5. 5. Ways to Green Improve a Home~Water Usage Reduction~<br />Take showers not baths<br />Higher efficiency toilets<br />Water Sense labeled appliances<br />Low flow sprinkler/irrigation systems<br />Water plants during the early morning<br />
  6. 6. Ways to Green Improve a Home~Less Building Waste~<br />Reduce, reuse, recycle<br />Each year, Americans throw out over 195 million tons of trash. 136 million tons of this is building waste. Almost 90% of these materials could have and should have been recycled!!!<br />Recycled content materials (e.g. decking)<br />
  7. 7. Green Building Organizations<br />
  8. 8. Our Design<br />
  9. 9. Hay Insulation<br />Florescent<br />Light Bulbs<br />Solar<br />panels<br />High Performance Windows w/proper <br />sealing<br />Rainwater<br />Collection<br />Tank<br />Revolving<br />Door<br />Efficient Heating and Cooling System<br />Wind Turbine<br />Non Toxic Paint<br />

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