GREEN BUILDINGS

Ramiro Aznar Ballarin November 2009 University of Reading

GREEN BUILDINGS
INDEX
I. Introduction II. Definition of Green Building III. Why Build Green? IV. LEED V. Examples VI. References

Ramiro Aznar Ballarin November 2009 University of Reading

GREEN BUILDINGS
I. Introduction
Sustanaible Development & Climate Change Mitigation

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Landscape Management & Biodiversity Conservation

Urban Sustainability
Green Buildings

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IIa. Definition of Green Building

Ramiro Aznar Ballarin November 2009 University of Reading

Green Building is the practice of creating structures and using process that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s lifecycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction.

GREEN BUILDINGS, ORGANIZATIONAL SUCCESS, AND OCCUPANT PRODUCTIVITY

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IIb. Definition of Green Building
+ Comfort + -

Environment -

Health +

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IIIa. Why Build Green?
i. Building green saves money

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ii. Green buildings consume less energy and fewer resources iii. Green building occupants are more productive iv. Green building occupants are healthier

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IIIb. Why Build Green?
Benefits of Green Building
Environmental Benefits
Enhance and protect ecosystems and biodiversity Improve air and water quality Reduce solid waste

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Economic Benefits
Reduce operating costs

Health and Commnunity Benefits
Improve air, thermal, and acoustic environments Enhance occupant comfort and health Minimize strain on local infrastructure Contribute to overall quality of life

Enhance asset value and profits Improve employee productivity and satisfaction Optimize life-cycle economic performance

Conserve natural resources

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IV. LEED

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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

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V. Examples
i. Comcast Center (Philadelphia, US) ii. PPL Center (Allentown, US)

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Comcast Center (Philadelphia, US)

PPL Center (Allentown, US)

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VI. References

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James & James, 1999. A GREEN VITRUVIUS. Principles and practice of sustanaible architectural design. ACE, ERG, SAFA & SOFTECH, London. 152 pp. Heerwagen, 2000. Green Buildings, Organizational Success, and Occupant Productivity. Building Research and Information 28(5): 353-367. Environmental Protection Agency (US): www.epa.gov/greenbuilding/ US Green Building Council: www.usgbc.org Philadelphia Business Journal: http://philadelphia.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/ Energy Priorities Magazine: http://energypriorities.com/

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Ramiro Aznar Ballarin November 2009 University of Reading

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