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    • CommentAuthorMarkjh1987
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2012 edited
     
    research a 'green building in the uk
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    sustainable initiatives used in the building

    low emboided energy materials used

    the impact the building has had on the local environment

    in your opinion has the 'green building' worked? could it be used as a benchmark for a similar building?


    if you guys can help that will be apprechiated..
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2012
     
    Happy to help, tell us more or add a link to your survey?
    • CommentAuthorMarkjh1987
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2012
     
    well mate. i have just to find out these this . what materials are used in the green building , what ever you know i can only learn and use that as this is a new subject me
    • CommentAuthorDarylP
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2012
     
    ... try Google ? :cool:
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    alternatively have a read through the Green Building Forum posts, but careful you might not be able to decide on a your type of build afterwards, best of luck chippyclaus.
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      CommentAuthorSteamyTea
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2012
     
    Posted By: Markjh1987in your opinion has the 'green building' worked? could it be used as a benchmark for a similar building?
    Nothing particulary 'green' about Tony's House, but it has very low energy use (though changing the light bulbs may help a bit more :wink:)

    A lot of this 'Green, Eco, Sustainable, Natural' terminology is very misleading. Much depends on definition. And the Brundtland definition is just idealistic wishful thinking.

    Thing to remember is that it is about a house, not about society in general. So it comes down to valuing nature and swapping natural capital (a bit of land) for man made capital (the building). So you can get two extreme examples that would both pass or fail the 'sustainability' test if you so wished.
    • CommentAuthorMarkjh1987
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2012
     
    thanks guys
    • CommentAuthormartint
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2012
     
    you need to define 'green' - for example, does this mean built from locally sourced, sustainable materials, such as the 'Grand Design' woodland house http://www.ben-law.co.uk/ ; or built with brick and concrete but to passivhaus standards, (low energy input needed) http://www.passivhaustrust.org.uk/; or low embedded CO2 materials http://www.bsria.co.uk/news/embedded-carbon/ ; or a more old-fashioned green approach, such as http://www.cat.org.uk/ ; or ... the list goes on
    You can see that some definitions of 'green' would exclude most other possible definitions.
    Do your own research, and choose a definition where you are likely to get more information from easily available resources.
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