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1 Importance of Staying Green Ben Finch Adam Lans Michael Lynes Alexandre Kinney Jacob Russo

2 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

3 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

4 Advantages of Green Recycled materials reduce space at landfills - Zerowasteamerica.org –Most waste is unused excess –A lot of materials are reusable 2x4’s, Drywall, Brick, Glass, ect. –Minimal use=minimal waste –BETTER PLANNING –$$$ Buyback option for unused parts –$2000 saved per house -Bossink Provides artistic possibilities –Different options for recylced parts

5 Advantage when done Voluntarily -Forsyth Green policies can improve businesses image with the public. Green practices can add marketing value to a product.

6 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.

7 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.

8 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 $$$

9 Sources Consulted Whitemyer, David. “The Road to Green” green. IIDA (Accessed 21 Feb. 2010)http://www.iida.org/content.cfm/the-road-to- green 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 (Accessed 21 Feb. 2010) Forsyth, Timothy. “Environmental responsibility and business regulation: The case of sustainable tourism.” The Geographical Journal. London: Nov Vol. 163 Part 3. pg. 270, 11 pgs. (Accessed 22 Feb. 2010)

10 References for Images Microsoft Clip Art Ergonomics (Accessed 21 Feb, 2010) LandFill 9photo_ db_landfill-compactor-bucket.jpg (Accessed 21 Feb. 2010) 9photo_ db_landfill-compactor-bucket.jpg


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