A Guide to Sustainable Building Materials and Methods in Santa Cruz County
Funded through waste reduction grants from the City and County of Santa Cruz Departments of Public Works, and in cooperation with Ecology Action.
Green Building: A Guide to Sustainable Building Materials and Methods in Santa Cruz County
© 2004, Ecology Action of Santa Cruz Principal Authors: Barry Hooper & Karsten Mueller, Ecology Action Editor & Kiosk/Graphic Designer: Jenny Shelton, Shelton Design
Table of Contents
Introduction to Green Building Construction Waste Reduction Recycled Content Materials Reusable, Recyclable, & Biodegradable Materials Deconstruction 2 4 5 6 7
This booklet, which offers a broad introduction to green building materials and waste reduction methods, was funded through waste reduction grants from the County and City of Santa Cruz Departments of Public Works. A basic overview of environmental considerations and an outline of environmentally friendly alternatives to conventional techniques are included, as well as resources for further investigation. For additional information, and to see samples of many of the sustainable building materials and methods found in the guide, visit our area planning departments and browse the informational kiosks on display there. This project was made possible through generous contributions of funding, time and materials from many organizations, most importantly the County of Santa Cruz Departments of Public Works and Planning, City of Santa Cruz Departments of Public Works and Planning & Community Development, and Ecology Action. Many thanks to Ana Maria Rebelo, Dick Stubendorff, Mary Arman, and Virginia Johnson. Thank you, reader, for your attention. We hope to inspire your interest and collaboration to support green building in our region, conserve our environment, strengthen our economy, and create a healthy community.
Grading & Paving Resource Efficient Landscapes... [continues]
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