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Contents

  1. Building Green

  2. Green Building

  3. Green Building

  4. Aspect of Green Building

  5. "Building green costs too much"

  6. "Building green costs too much"

  7. Some Cautions

  8. "Building green costs too much"

  9. General Design Strategies

  10. Integrate the planning

  11. Create smaller buildings

  12. Look for opportunities

  13. Optimize orientation

  14. Minimize

  15. Leave floor slabs exposed

  16. Eliminate dropped ceilings

  17. Avoid structural overdesign

  18. Provide open layout

  19. Optimize material

  20. Save water

  21. Siting, Land Use, and

  22. Select sites

  23. Manage stormwater responsibly

  24. Minimize paved area

  25. Avoid cut-and-fill

  26. Protect existing vegetation

  27. Use native plantings

  28. Use "xeriscaping" practices.

  29. Energy Systems

  30. Model the building

  31. Tune glazings to orientation

  32. Consider access floors

  33. Expand the comfort envelope

  34. Do not run ducts to exterior walls

  35. Consider a water heater

  36. Provide task lighting

  37. Minimize outdoor lighting

  38. Products and Materials

  39. Use structural materials

  40. Consider patios

  41. Avoid multiple-pane windows

  42. Avoid garbage disposals

  43. Downsize hot-water pipes

  44. Job Site

  45. Recycle construction waste

  46. Credits


Last updated:
March 06, 2005 (Sunday)

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