Table of Contents
Introduction to Green BuildingConstruction Waste ReductionRecycled Content MaterialsReusable, Recyclable,& Biodegradable MaterialsDeconstruction
Grading & PavingResource Efcient Landscapes
Earthen Building MaterialsStraw Bale ConstructionConcreteConcrete FormworkPervious ConcreteInsulated Structural SystemsInsulating Concrete Forms (ICFs)Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)Advanced Framing TechniquesLumber & Engineered WoodFSC Certied Wood
Decks & FencingRecycled Plastic LumberRoongMetal RoongRecycled-Content RoongGreen (“Living”) RoofsSidingReclaimed Wood SidingFiber Cement SidingInsulationWindows
Gypsum Wall BoardHomasoteTileBambooReclaimed HardwoodCarpetLinoleumCorkEarthen FlooringPaintNatural WallcoveringVinylMaintenance & Cleaning ProductsAdhesives, Stains & Sealants
Equipment and Plumbing
Appliances & Ofce EquipmentWater-Efcient FixturesSolar PhotovoltaicsPassive Solar Design
Green Building ChecklistIllustrated Building Section of Materials
a-This booklet, which offers a broad introduction to green building mc-terials and waste reduction methods, was funded through waste reduf tion grants from the County and City of Santa Cruz DepartmentsdPublic Works. A basic overview of environmental considerations aalan outline of environmentally friendly alternatives to conventionn.
techniques are included, as well as resources for further investigatios-For additional information, and to see samples of many of the sur tainable building materials and methods found in the guide, visit onarea planning departments and browse the informational kiosksdisplay there.f This project was made possible through generous contributionsr-funding, time and materials from many organizations, most impodtantly the County of Santa Cruz Departments of Public Works an-
Planning, City of Santa Cruz Departments of Public Works and Plasning & Community Development, and Ecology Action. Many thaniato Ana Maria Rebelo, Dick Stubendorff, Mary Arman, and VirginJohnson.stThank you, reader, for your attention. We hope to inspire your intereeand collaboration to support green building in our region, conser -our environment, strengthen our economy, and create a healthy comunity.
Green Building: A Guide to Sustainable BuildingMaterials and Methods in Santa Cruz County
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