Going Green Construction Get Started With Helping The Earth And Using Green Construction!

Going Green Construction Get Started With Helping The Earth And Using Green Construction!

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by Lou Diamond
     
 

Green construction practices aim to cut back the environmental affect of buildings, so the very first rule is: the greenest construction is the construction that doesn't get constructed.
New construction almost always degrades a construction site, so not construction is preferred to green construction. The 2nd rule is: every construction ought to be as little as…  See more details below

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Green construction practices aim to cut back the environmental affect of buildings, so the very first rule is: the greenest construction is the construction that doesn't get constructed.
New construction almost always degrades a construction site, so not construction is preferred to green construction. The 2nd rule is: every construction ought to be as little as possible. The 3rd rule is: do not contribute to sprawl (the tendency is for metropolises to spread out in a disordered fashion). Regardless how much grass you put on your roof, regardless how energy-efficient windows, etc., you utilize, if you contribute to sprawl, you've defeated your purpose. Urban infill sites are preferred to suburban "greenfield" sites.

Construction accounts for a big amount of land. According to the National Resources Inventory, just about 107 million acres of land in the U.S. is developed. Another study was released that a publication that calculated that existing buildings are responsible for more than forty percent of the world’s entire primary energy consumption and for twenty-four percent of global CO2 emissions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148331667
Publisher:
Lou Diamond
Publication date:
07/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
599 KB

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