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Introduction to
Sustainable Design
Introduction to Sustainable Design
December 1998
Sustainable Design \u2022 1
Sustainable Architecture Module:
Written by
Jong-Jin Kim, Assistant Professor of Architecture,
and Brenda Rigdon, Project Intern
College of Architecture and Urban Planning
The University of Michigan
Published by

National Pollution Prevention Center for Higher Education,
430 E. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1115
734.764.1412 \u2022 fax: 734.647.5841 \u2022 nppc@umich.edu
website: www.umich.edu/~nppcpub/

This compendium was made possible in part by a grant from the 3M
Corporation. These materials may be freely copied for educational purposes.
2 \u2022 Sustainable Design
December 1998
Introduction to Sustainable Design
Introduction to Sustainable Design
December 1998
Sustainable Design \u2022 3
Contents
List of Figures............................................................................. 5
Fundamentals

Changing our Definitions of Growth and Progress.................5 Resource Consumption and Environmental Pollution............5 Sustainability in Architecture.................................................. 6

Principles of Sustainable Design

Principle 1: Economy of Resources....................................... 9 Principle 2: Life Cycle Design.............................................. 11 Principle 3: Humane Design................................................ 14 Summary.............................................................................. 15

Methods for Achieving Sustainable Design

Economy of Resources........................................................ 16
Energy Conservation.................................................. 16
Water Conservation.................................................... 20
Materials Conservation.............................................. 21
Life Cycle Design................................................................. 22
Pre-Building Phase..................................................... 22
Building Phase............................................................ 24
Post-Building Phase................................................... 25
Humane Design.................................................................... 27
Preservation fo Natural Conditions............................ 27
Urban Design and Site Planning................................ 27
Design for Human Comfort........................................ 28

Sustainable Design Bibliography......................... 29
Sustainable Design Annotated Bibliography......33

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