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Transcript of Eco-Architecture
1.) Title Slide
2.) Table of Contents
4.) Presentation of Thesis
5.) History of Eco-Architecture
6.) Opposing Evidence
7.) Denouncement of Opposing Argument
8.) Reducing Energy Cost and Consumption
9.) Waste Control and Recycling
10.) Potential Job Opportunities
11.) Job Shadowing Slide
12.) Personal Reflection
14.) Works Cited
Anamnesis (Nami) Small
Rebecca Mitchell - Block 3
English IV-Senior Thesis Project
Buildings are eco-systems, so why not make them eco-friendly?
Background on Eco-Architecture
Introduced mainly during the post-modern era (1970s)
Architects were influenced by social and environmental problems
Architects reduce demand of energy and lessen there impact on the environment
Three Mile Island Nuclear Meltdown
Eco Architecture and its implementations
I aspire to become an architect
I enjoy the many aspects of sustainable design/construction
Walt Disney Concert Hall
by Frank Gehry
OAPEC Oil Crisis
"Eco-Architecture is a valid and necessary form of sustainable living that contributes to the lives of organisms as well as the environment."
Reducing Energy Cost & Consumption
$37 billion spent on electricity
Majority goes to households
Solar Panels, Geo-Thermal water heating, and Wind Turbines
Lennox Solar Panel HVAC systems
Lacy, Bruce. "Waste Heads to Texas While WIPP Gets in Shape." Nuclear Power in the USA. World Nuclear Association, Mar. 2014. Web. 22 Mar. 2014.
radbury, Alexandra. "Green construction: an answer to the twin financial and climate crises." Harvard International Review 32.2 (2010): 28+. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 26 Mar. 2014.
Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). "Eco-Architecture Benefits the Environment." Eco-Architecture. Ed. Roman Espejo. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Green Building in North America: Opportunities and Challenges." Vol. 16. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 26 Mar. 2014.
"Preface to 'How Is Eco-Architecture Being Implemented?'." Eco-Architecture. Ed. Christina Fisanick. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2008. Opposing Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 26 Mar. 2014.
Waste Control and Recycling
Human beings contribute the most waste to the environment - 500 Billion pounds
Grey Water Systems
Low Volatile Organic Compound Insulation
EA is economically beneficial
over 2 million jobs with a GDP of $100 billion
And it is still growing
contributes to the job market
created over 2 million jobs with $200 billion in GDP (Alexandra Bradbury)
Job market continues to grow
I Job Shadowed Mr. Losse Knight
becoming an Architect
Reviewed commercial and residential planning
Auto-Cad vs Revit
Interviewed over Lunch
Looked through building codes
Conducted a Survey
Mr.Knight felt that my topic was valid
of Opposing Evidence
Sometimes easier to rebuild
Eco-Architecture takes sites into mind
Green building reduces environmental impact but is considered building none the less
Has the potential to ruin historical buildings
Developers should consider refurbishing rather than rebuilding
How humans impact environment
How Eco-Architecture can contribute
to reducing this impact
I do not feel the same:
-there are so many ways to
to prevent environmental degr-
-people just need to open
build with the environment in mind
recognize your impact and reduce it