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Importance of Staying Green Ben Finch Adam Lans Michael Lynes
Importance of Staying Green
Ben Finch
Adam Lans
Michael Lynes
Alexandre Kinney
Jacob Russo
NOT JUST A FAD
• 70’s Green was called “ethical
consumerism”
• 80’s was all about “ergonomics”
• 90’s was all about A.D.A.
• Now it’s time again to be all about Green.
• But will it stay as a fad or be ingrained in
Architecture Design?
-Whitemeyer, David
A Sample of Human Waste
• 3091 Active Landfills in
U.S. –zerowastamerica.org
• 40% of a landfill=
construction waste. -Bittle
• 8000 lbs of waste per
2000sq.ft. home! -Bittle
• 13% (by weight) of
Concrete wasted -Bossink
• 29% of Stone Tablets
wasted -Bossink
Advantages of Green
• Recycled materials reduce space at landfillsZerowasteamerica.org
– Most waste is unused excess
– A lot of materials are reusable
• 2x4’s, Drywall, Brick, Glass, ect.
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Minimal use=minimal waste
BETTER PLANNING
$$$ Buyback option for unused parts
$2000 saved per house -Bossink
• Provides artistic possibilities
– Different options for recylced parts
Advantage when done Voluntarily
-Forsyth
• Green policies can improve businesses
image with the public.
• Green practices can add marketing value
to a product.
Mandatory?
-Forsyth
• Unless Federally mandated, it is subjected
to “whims” of the populace
• Not embraced during recessions
• Cheaper to not be green?
• If everyone has to do it, no price
advantages.
Conclusion
• The less waste, the more $$$
• Gains popularity as attention shifts to the
planet’s condition.
• Government incentives would entice
business whereas regulations might chain
them.
• Should be an urgent enough of an issue to
follow suit.
Shut up and Do it!
-Whitemyer
• Effort spent on preaching it should be spent on
doing it. –Whitemyer
• Start with Studio
– Recycle your materials
– Minimalize excess materials in planning
• Practice this in the real world.
– “Less is More”
– Great P.R.
– More Design Possibilities
• Save $$$
Sources Consulted
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Whitemyer, David. “The Road to Green” http://www.iida.org/content.cfm/the-road-togreen. IIDA (Accessed 21 Feb. 2010)
Bittle, Joel. “Home Construction’s Dirty Secret: 8,000 lbs of Waste Per 2,000 Square
Foot House” GreenbuildingElements.com (Accessed 21 Feb. 2010)
Bossink, B. A. G; H. J. H. Brouwers; and R. A. van Kessel “FINANCIAL
CONSEQUENCES OF CONSTRUCTION WASTE” University of Twente
http://web.dcp.ufl.edu (Accessed 21 Feb. 2010)
Forsyth, Timothy. “Environmental responsibility and business regulation: The case of
sustainable tourism.” The Geographical Journal. London: Nov 1997. Vol. 163 Part
3. pg. 270, 11 pgs. (Accessed 22 Feb. 2010)
References for Images
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Microsoft Clip Art
Ergonomics
http://learning.richmond.edu/twiki/pub/OLT/ComputerErgonomics/WorkstationGraphic
.gif (Accessed 21 Feb, 2010)
LandFill
http://static.squidoo.com/resize/squidoo_images/1/draft_lens1979493module1228491
9photo_1224879955db_landfill-compactor-bucket.jpg (Accessed 21 Feb. 2010)
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