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Sustainable Building Initiative
Our Solutions 
Our work incorporates strategic solutions focused on sustainable buildings: 
Designing 
Building 
Retrofitt...
Earthship Biotecture
Outline 
1.Water Management 
2.Energy Management 
3.Waste Management 
4.Food Production 
5.Efficient Design 
6.Action Plan
1-Water Management
Water Consumption 
Green Hotelier, 2013 
1.Guest Rooms 
2.Active Temperature Management 
3.F&B + Kitchens 
4.Laundry 
MONI...
•Dual flush low capacity cisterns 
•Motion Sensors & Dry Urinals 
•Low flow high pressure fittings 
•Aerators 
Efficiency ...
Water efficient fittings 
Fittings 
Good Rating 
Very Good Rating 
Excellent Rating 
Shower Taps, Mixers & Shower Heads 
(...
2-Energy
Energy Consumption 
Temperature control is the main source of energy consumption followed by lighting 
39% 
24% 
37% 
Hote...
Cooling 
When Buying 
Efficiency First 
When Using 
-Policy -use only what you need only when you need it. 
-Communicate y...
Cooling –Efficiency First 
Multi-Split System 
Connectsupto9indoorunittoasingleoutdoorunit 
Inverter Technology (Daikin)
Lighting –Reduce 
Timers for aesthetic purpose lights 
Sensors –motion & light 
Consider –purpose, distance & location. 
L...
Lighting -Efficiency First 
Incandescent Bulbs 
Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) 
Light Emitting 
Diodes (LED) 
Cost 
Low ...
3-Waste Management
Composting 
Image by: Powertime 
1-Reduces landfill waste and incineration 
2-Reduces dependence and cost 
3-Great quality...
Composting options
4-Food Production
Food Production 
1-Growing food is like printing money 
2-Reduces emissions 
3-Reduces Garbage 
4-Reduces Dependence 
5-Gu...
5 -Design
Design 
More passive –less active 
Photo: IEN Consultants 
Cooltek Home, Malaysia
Design -Orientation 
Image: IEN Consultants
Materials 
Photos by: IEN Consultants
Materials 
Cincopatasalgato Architecture Firm. 
Photo by: Dream Home DSGN
6-Design your Plan
1.Monitor –energy, water, waste audit. 
2.Compare (with peers and Best Practices). 
3.Look out for incentives for Efficien...
Retrofitting Design 
Efficient accessories 
Conservation Policy 
Monitoring 
Complexity Investment
Appendix 
Earthship Biotecture
Earthship
Comfortin any climate
•Thermal mass 
•Insulation 
•Convection 
•Orientation
Windship Philippines
Clean Energy
Water from the Sky
Water Organizing Module
Water Recycling & Self Contained Sewage
Organic Food Production
Materials
Functionality 
& Aesthetics
Wild Asia Sdn Bhd 634446-W 
Upper Penthouse, 
Wisma RKT, 
No 2 Jalan Raja Abdullah, 
50300 Kuala Lumpur 
Malaysia 
e: eart...
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving
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Sustainability is important for all tourism businesses, rural and urban. There has never been a better time to act for the benefit of your business and the “bottom line”. In this clinic session, Ruben will speak about some basic systems and ways that businesses can adopt to reduce negative impacts on the environment, reduce utility bills and ultimately benefit the business on the long run. The presentation will focus on proven steps that businesses can take in order to reduce their environmental impact in an affordable and effective way.

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Sustainable Practices – Small Ways That Lead to Big Improvements & Cost Saving

  1. 1. Sustainable Building Initiative
  2. 2. Our Solutions Our work incorporates strategic solutions focused on sustainable buildings: Designing Building Retrofitting Consulting Capacity Building
  3. 3. Earthship Biotecture
  4. 4. Outline 1.Water Management 2.Energy Management 3.Waste Management 4.Food Production 5.Efficient Design 6.Action Plan
  5. 5. 1-Water Management
  6. 6. Water Consumption Green Hotelier, 2013 1.Guest Rooms 2.Active Temperature Management 3.F&B + Kitchens 4.Laundry MONITORING Understand your consumption.
  7. 7. •Dual flush low capacity cisterns •Motion Sensors & Dry Urinals •Low flow high pressure fittings •Aerators Efficiency First
  8. 8. Water efficient fittings Fittings Good Rating Very Good Rating Excellent Rating Shower Taps, Mixers & Shower Heads (L/min) >7 to 9 >5 to 7 5 or less Basin Taps & Mixers (L/min) > 4 to 6 > 2 to 4 2 or less Sink/Bib Taps (L/min) > 6 to 8 > 4 to 6 4 or less Flushing Cisterns – Dual flush type (L/flush) > 4.0 to 4.5 (full flush) > 2.5 to 3 (low flush) >3.5 to 4 (full flush) >2.5 to 3 (low flush) 3.5 or less (full flush) 2.5 or less (low flush) Urinals (L/flush) > 1.0 to 1.5 >0.5 to 1 0.5 or less Or waterless urinals Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS), National Water Agency Singapore.
  9. 9. 2-Energy
  10. 10. Energy Consumption Temperature control is the main source of energy consumption followed by lighting 39% 24% 37% Hotel Average Energy Consumption (Singapore) Central ACPlant AHU/FCU Others Source: Energy & Buildings, Elsevier Journal Source: Hawaii Energy Program Typical Electricity use for Hotels (tropical weather)
  11. 11. Cooling When Buying Efficiency First When Using -Policy -use only what you need only when you need it. -Communicate your compromise and offer alternatives. Singapore Malaysia EU
  12. 12. Cooling –Efficiency First Multi-Split System Connectsupto9indoorunittoasingleoutdoorunit Inverter Technology (Daikin)
  13. 13. Lighting –Reduce Timers for aesthetic purpose lights Sensors –motion & light Consider –purpose, distance & location. Low Energy Efficiency Rating appliances Image by: Powertime
  14. 14. Lighting -Efficiency First Incandescent Bulbs Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) Light Emitting Diodes (LED) Cost Low $1.5 Slightly Expensive >$3 More Expensive >$9 Lifespan (hours) 1200 8,000 50,000 Watts estimated to produce 1000 lumens 90 20 10 Efficiency 10% light 90% heat 3 -4 times less energy than incandescent 2 to 3 times more efficient than CFL. 10 times more efficient than incandescent Remarks Unnecessary heat affects room tepmperature Must be handled with care since it contains mercury Least amount of heat release, durable
  15. 15. 3-Waste Management
  16. 16. Composting Image by: Powertime 1-Reduces landfill waste and incineration 2-Reduces dependence and cost 3-Great quality fertilizer 4-Its simple 5-Makes money
  17. 17. Composting options
  18. 18. 4-Food Production
  19. 19. Food Production 1-Growing food is like printing money 2-Reduces emissions 3-Reduces Garbage 4-Reduces Dependence 5-Guarantees quality 6-Gives you a USP 7-Uses all that compost
  20. 20. 5 -Design
  21. 21. Design More passive –less active Photo: IEN Consultants Cooltek Home, Malaysia
  22. 22. Design -Orientation Image: IEN Consultants
  23. 23. Materials Photos by: IEN Consultants
  24. 24. Materials Cincopatasalgato Architecture Firm. Photo by: Dream Home DSGN
  25. 25. 6-Design your Plan
  26. 26. 1.Monitor –energy, water, waste audit. 2.Compare (with peers and Best Practices). 3.Look out for incentives for Efficient Building schemes. 4.Set a measurable and ambitious but realistic target. 5.Communicate your commitment with guests and staff. 6.Train staff and listen to them. 7.Test new measure vs. quality, health, safety. 8.Follow up. The Plan
  27. 27. Retrofitting Design Efficient accessories Conservation Policy Monitoring Complexity Investment
  28. 28. Appendix Earthship Biotecture
  29. 29. Earthship
  30. 30. Comfortin any climate
  31. 31. •Thermal mass •Insulation •Convection •Orientation
  32. 32. Windship Philippines
  33. 33. Clean Energy
  34. 34. Water from the Sky
  35. 35. Water Organizing Module
  36. 36. Water Recycling & Self Contained Sewage
  37. 37. Organic Food Production
  38. 38. Materials
  39. 39. Functionality & Aesthetics
  40. 40. Wild Asia Sdn Bhd 634446-W Upper Penthouse, Wisma RKT, No 2 Jalan Raja Abdullah, 50300 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia e: earthship@wildasia.org w: wildasia.org/sbi f: earthshipasia

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