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    Green Building Guide

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    ® IGBC Green Homes ® IGBC Green Homes Rating System Ver 1.0 Abridged Reference Guide April 2009 Confederation of Indian Industry CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre ® IGBC Green Homes ® IGBC Green Homes Rating System Ver 1.0 Abridged Reference Guide April 2009 Confederation of Indian Industry CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre Copyright Copyright © 2008 by the Indian Green Building Council. All rights reserved. The Indian Green Building Council

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    Introduction of Green Building Materials INTRODUCTION Materials are the stuff of economic life in our industrial world. They include the resource inputs and the product outputs of industrial production. How we handle them is a major determinant of real economic efficiency‚ and also has a major impact on our health and the health of the natural environment The built-environment is also a strategic realm of social‚ economic and environmental change. Various writers have stated that spatial redesign

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    Green Building

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    Regional Green Building Case Study Project:  A post‐occupancy study of LEED projects in Illinois    Year 1 Final Report  Fall 2009                              A collaboration between            With the generous support of   Acknowledgements  Several organizations and individuals contributed to the success of this project.  Please accept our gratitude for  helping to make this project possible:    Project Supporter  Grand Victoria Foundation    Project Partners  U.S. Green Building Council‐Chicago Chapter 

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    Green Buildings

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    Green Buildings Index 1) Introduction 1 2) Green Building Concepts 4 2.1) Materials 6 2.2) Lighting 8 2.3) Water Resources Management 12 2.4) Ventilation and Cooling 14 3)Elements of green building 16 4) Basic‚ no cost‚ green building strategies 21 5) Green Buildings Summarized 21 6) Conclusion 22 7) Case study 23 8) References 25 1) Introduction:

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    WHY GREEN BUILDINGS ARE IMPORTANT TODAY ? I Introduction Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from siting to design‚ construction‚ operation‚ maintenance‚ renovation‚ and demolition. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy‚ utility‚ durability‚ and

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    Green Buildings

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    Green buildings have greater payoffs than the cost to construct them making them a good investment over using standard building sites and materials. Many components play into the construction and design of a green building including location and building materials (just to name a few). Green buildings‚ whether they are homes‚ offices‚ or schools‚ are built to reduce pollution‚ conserve energy used‚ and to more efficiently use renewable resources. Several practices that are now used by those “going

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    Green Building

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    Table of Contents Introduction……………………………………………….1 I. Improving Energy Efficiency…………………………1 II. Environmental Benefits of Building Green………..9 III. Social Benefits………………………………………..12 IV. LEED Certification…………………………………...12 Conclusion……………………………………………….15 Work Cited……………………………………………….16 Figure 1…………………………………………………... 3 Figure 2…………………………………………………....5 Figure 3…………………………………………………....5 Figure 4…………………………………………………....6 Figure 5…………………………………………………....7 Figure 6…………………………………………………

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    environment and to human’s health. Usually the conventional building used a lot of amount of power and produced large amount of carbon dioxides annually. Therefore‚ conventional building is one of the sources of global warming. Green building concept is an effort made to reduce the impacts of conventional building. Green building is a space and energy efficient home which can offer coziness and healthy living environment to its peoples. The green building used the sustainable resources. It is considered as

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    Green Buildings

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    DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY‚ ZARIA BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY BLDG 501 ASSIGNMENT BY MOHAMMED O. MUBARAK U05BD1041 2010 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY 2010 Q1-CONCEPT OF GREEN BUILDING/ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY BUILDINGS G reen Building is a holistic approach to programming planning‚ designing‚ and constructing (or renovating) buildings and sites. Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes

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    Sustainable building" is the design and construction of buildings using methods and materials that are resource efficient and that will not compromise the health of the environment or the associated health and well-being of the building’s occupants‚ construction workers‚ the general public‚ or future generations. Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient

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    Green Buildings

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    Green Buildings Can Save Us Green buildings‚ or energy-efficient buildings‚ are perceived to be the kind of modern buildings that can save energy by implementing advanced technologies in these days. Looking at many good examples on the internet or television about these energy-efficient buildings‚ I feel that if we have the technology‚ why wouldn’t we do something to save us from the increasing shortage of energy? It is easy and if we change all our old style utilities‚ we can live more comfortably

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    Green Building Technology

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    Green Building Technology: Functions‚ Impacts‚ and Future Prospects Word Count (excluding references and footnotes): 2941 words Table of Contents 1. Introduction ……………………………………………………………..Pg.2 2. Functions in Resource Conservation…………………………………...Pg.3 2.1 Background ……………………………………………………………..Pg.3 2.2 Heat Control……………………………………………………………..Pg.4 2.3 Emission Control………………………………………………………...Pg.5 3. Impacts…………………………………………………………………...Pg.7 3.1 Social Impacts…………………………………………………………

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    BENEFITS OF GREEN BUILDINGS OVER CONVENTIONAL BUILDINGS ECONOMIC BENEFITS: Green buildings save money because they conserve resources and enhance efficiency by: * Using natural insulation such as roof gardens * Using technology such as solar panels‚ fuel cells‚ and photovoltaics * Conserving water and reducing runoff using solar water heating‚ contour landscaping‚ and water-conserving or water-recycling appliances * Maximizing energy conservation and efficiency by optimizing

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    Table of Contents 1. Introduction 9 2. Purpose 9 3. Methodology 9 4. What is Green Building? 10 5. Objectives of Green Building 11 6. Why Build Green? 11 7. How do buildings affect climate change? 12 8. Benefits of Green Building 12 9. Elements of Green Buildings 13 9.1. Siting and structure design efficiency 13 9.2. Energy efficiency 14 9.3. Water efficiency 14 9.4. Materials efficiency 14 9.5. Indoor environmental quality enhancement 15 9.6. Operations and maintenance optimization

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    A comparison of building rating systems: Leed‚ Green Star‚ BREEAM. A proposal to integrate Biomimicry into Green Star Rating 1.Introduction In the last two decades the western society has gained a greater commitment towards sustainable infrastructure due to the acknowledgment that the sector should not continue to operate “business as usual” in a fashion of neoclassical economics that promotes profit making and the intensive use of natural reserves without internalizing ecological damage.

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    Sustainable Buildings

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    field of study. After searching through several journals I came across one titled: Sustainable Buildings‚ Applying Prevention Through Design. A. The journal article was published by Professional Safety. Jun2013‚ Vol. 58 Issue 6‚ p76-80. 5p. B. This article was contributed to by three authors: Mohammed Albattah‚ a graduate student from the University of Colorado at Boulder who is a LEED Green Associate‚ Marielle Roucheray‚ a former graduate research assistant within the Department of Civil

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    Green Restaurant

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    Introduction For restaurant operators‚ healthy dining has been a big focus for many years. Now “going green” and socially responsible marketing are key points of emphasis for restaurateurs and consumers alike. In a recent study published in USA Today‚ more than 30 percent of respondents said they “would be willing to sacrifice a percentage of their salary in order to work for an environmentally friendly company” (Brooks‚ 2009). Organic and sustainable product sales have more than doubled since 2000

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    Green Building Benefits

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    (Enviromental Business Inc.) DATE: November 17‚ 2006 SUBJECT: Green Building Benefits INTRODUCTION There is a problem with the buildings created today because they are not environmentally-friendly. The solution to this problem is green buildings. Green building is the term used to describe the selection of environmentally-friendly building materials‚ as well as an environmentally-conscious building design. There are many kinds of available building materials on the market today that are less-toxic‚ create

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    The Benefits of Green Design Some people may not understand the benefits of green design or as some refer to it as “going green”. There are several benefits of green design. I believe that the important and main benefits are‚ but not limited to‚ health‚ financial‚ and environment friendly and better quality products. Many may think solar panels when they hear the terms Green Design but it doesn’t stop there. Green design involves many environmental friendly products and structures. Not only will

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    will be exploring some design approaches on environmentally friendly buildings and to define what is mean by the term “sustainable architecture”? Green architecture is a sustainable method of green building design: it is design and construction with the environment in mind. Green architects generally work with the key concepts of creating an energy efficient‚ environmentally friendly house. The environmentally friendly building materials and construction methods will be introducing in this assignment

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