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ENST 490

Ginny Crothers Anna Eusebio Janki Ghodasara Michael Houser Brian VanderJeugdt

Ginny Crother

on 2 December 2009

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Transcript of ENST 490

Giving Green:
Temporary Sustainable Living
for the Homeless Sustainable building materials:
Locally salvaged lumber
Recycled concrete flooring
Ultratouch cotton insulation
Reflective dual-insulated windows
Tin roofing
No VOC, low odor paints
Low VOC stains, adhesives, caulks, etc.
Appliances chosen are to be Energy Star if available
All other choices will be energy efficient for the class of appliance CFLs:
Relatively new anion bulb
Slightly controversial over its claims to “clean” air
Reduces positive ions in the air
Still highly energy efficient

"Vitamins in the air" Solar Panels:
BP SX3125J Panel -- $680 per unit
Used to provide energy for hot water heater
8 to 10 to be on roof overhang
Similar to Morrison Dorm utilization
Solar Energy Usage:
Direct Circulation System
Geothermal System:
Uses constant temperature of earth to provide heat
Hot water system loops off geothermal system as backup
The prevalence of families becoming homeless has increased by 17% since 2005 Key Green Aspects:
Dense living
Manual Excavation
Minimal Disturbance
North/South Facing
Eco-friendly building materials
Energy efficient design
Space-saving design
Green Roof
Natural lighting
Organic Garden
Reclaimed water system
Solar panels
Energy Star appliances
LEED certification
Efficient heating and insulation
Material Considerations:
Environmental impact
Renewable resources
Recycled content
Low embodied energy
Environmental certification
Price Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Considerations:
VOC levels
Air filtration
Air sealing (Caulking, sealants, adhesives)
Ventilation for air movement
Radon prevention SafeHome Allergen Filter Plus
95% average allergen removal  
MERV 11(out of 16)
Used in hospitals
Unaffected by humidity
Currently inexpensive ($5/filter) 
Meets American Lung Association's Health Home & Western NC Green Building Council's Healthy Home Program guidelines YOLO Colorhouse Paints
Zero VOCs
Mold and mildew resistant 
Low-odor, durable, high-hiding
Indoor/outdoor use
Labels >> 100% PCR paper, soy ink
Containers >> PCR plastics 
Wash water used in paints
Painted reusable poster-sized swatches
Less waste
Company purchases wind power
Green Seal approved
Joined EPA SmartWay Transportation Alliance Transportation and Day-to-Day Travel:
Options -- 
Nearby bus stop, many available routes
Bike/walking paths
Bike racks, indoor option
Bike rentals
Zipcar rentals

*Parking not a large issue because residents will not have cars Water Conservation:
Rainwater collection systems
Reclaimed water for toilet use
Low-flow showerheads and faucets Bricor B100Max 1 gpm showerhead with flow cut off Water Reusability:
Hot water recirculated
Hot water tank and lines are insulated
Cisterns used for watering of green roof and garden Indoor Air Quality & Materials Water Energy & Appliances Transportation
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