How to Design and Build a Green Office Building

How to Design and Build a Green Office Building

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In this book, you will learn how to protect the building occupants' health, improve employee productivity, use resources more efficiently, reduce your impact on the environment, select a site for a new building, protect and maintain the current landscape, use recycled content and natural lighting, install high-efficiency lighting systems, select heating and cooling systems and materials, and use dimensional planning and material efficiency strategies. You will also learn everything you need to know about water savings, energy efficiency, environmentally friendly building materials, indoor environmental quality, building shape and orientation, alternative energy sources, dual plumbing, green building guidelines, gray water systems, water-conserving fixtures, the costs and financial benefits of building green, foundations, floors, and roofing.A Complete Guide to Making Your New Or Existing Building Environmentally Healthy Jackie Bondanza ... Traditional sources of power and electricity use fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas, which are nonrenewable resources and ... Renewable green sources of energy that do not deplete natural resources include hydroelectric power, geothermal power, solar ... whereas the mountainous terrain of Washington provides many sites where hydroelectric power can be generated. eanbsp;...

Title:How to Design and Build a Green Office Building
Author:Jackie Bondanza
Publisher:Atlantic Publishing Company - 2011


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