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Copy of Green Building Practices

An informational presentation on green building practices with a focus on the Green Schools movement.

Abdullah Alghanim

on 6 September 2012

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Waste & Recycling Management Water Efficiency Sustainability in
Commercial Buildings 30 (according to EPA) Introduction Indoor environment quality Our building generate an average increase of 7.5% in building value, a 6.6% improvement in return on investment, and lower vacancy rates than other existing buildings. Energy Saving Principles Evaluation 25 %
by 2020 Airflow problems
in Commercial Buildings Benefits Direct economic benefits.
Reduce operation cost.
Higher rent.
Greater occupancy.
Higher resale value Waste Management Water Consumption Indoor Quality environment Energy Consumption Outline Introduction Energy Saving Waste Management Indoor Environment Water Efficiency Conclusion Conclusion studies shows
up to 80 % reduction in potable water
up to 90% reduction in sewage discharge

innovative water efficiency measures
Rainfall capture
use treated , reuse I n commercial and institutional
settings, indoor/domestic activities
can account for the larg e s t
amount of water use. In office buildings,
for example, estimates for
re s t room and kitchen water use
range from 41% to 80% of total water
use (Denver Water; Department of
Water Resources, State of California,
p. 40). Table 3-1 shows the perc e n tage
of water that is typically used in
re s t rooms, kitchens, and laundries at
selected commercial and institutional
f a c i l i t i e s . Also, do not forget that re d u cing
water use often leads to additional
cost savings in energ y, maintenance,
and consumable chemicals.
When looking for ways to
save money T h e re are three primary appro a c h e s
to saving water indoors:
1. hardware solutions, such as
replacing a high-flow fixture
with a water- e fficient version
2. operational solutions, such as
finding alternatives to using
water for cleaning tasks, instituting
a regular leak inspection and
repair program, and optimizing
the water efficiency of appliances
3. personnel solutions, such as
educating employees to conserve
water and to report leaks. Primary approaches Hardware solutions
Operational solutions
Optimizing water efficiency
Personal Solutions 80 % Reduction in
potable water use 90 % Reduction
in sewage discharge Treat & Reuse
Gray water Waterless
solutions Storm water
harvesting Innovations 'Air Barrier Properties and Building Envelope Science' 2007, Adhesives & Sealants Industry, 14, 3, pp. 17-18, Business Source Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 1 September 2012.Withers Jr., C, & Cummings, J 2006, 'Unbalanced Return Air in Commercial Buildings', ASHRAE Transactions, 112, 1, pp. 656-664, Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 1 September 2012. Presentation
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