Green building materials: determining the true definition of green

Repository

Green building materials: determining the true definition of green

Show full record

Title: Green building materials: determining the true definition of green
Author: Fithian, Cody; Sheets, Andrea
Abstract: As of fall 2009, there are over fifty regional and national green labeling programs throughout the United States. Each of these have similar yet quite different versions of rating systems and qualifying characteristics that they look for in a green building. This paper looks at four of the most prominent programs-- LEED, EnergyStar, Green Globe, and Green Seal--and discusses the methods and limitations of each; it also looks at some building materials that are occasionally marketed as eco-friendly, and analyzes how they measure up for overall "greenness".
Description: Student paper for Sustainable Design Seminar/Studio, Fall 2009. Instructors: Werner Lang and Wilfred Wang.
Department: Architecture, School of
Subject: LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Energy Star Green Globe Green Seal green products green marketing Architecture and energy conservation Sustainable buildings--Design and construction--Standards Buildings--Environmental engineering Buildings--Energy conservation Green labeling programs Green products--Labeling Building materials Eco-labeling
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/13325
Date: 2009-10

Files in this work

Description: Student paper
Size: 2.761Mb
Format: application/pdf

This work appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full record


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account

Statistics

Information