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ENST 490

Ginny Crothers Anna Eusebio Janki Ghodasara Michael Houser Brian VanderJeugdt
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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:
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
Reusability/recyclability
Recycled content
Post-industrial
Post-consumer
Durability
Low embodied energy
Environmental certification
Local*
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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